Member Newsletter of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
Promoting health through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions
April 1, 2005
Volume VII ● Issue 7
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Second National Reports on Quality and Disparities Find Improvements in
Health Care Quality, Although Disparities Remain
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released its second annual reports on the quality of and disparities in health care in America. The 2004 National Healthcare Quality Report finds both evidence of improving quality and specific areas in which major improvements can be made. The 2004 National Healthcare Disparities Report indicates that there are pervasive disparities related to race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status in the American health care system. Both reports extend the baseline data on quality and disparities within the health care system that were provided in AHRQ's 2003 reports. The reports present measures of quality and disparities in four key areas of health care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness. Improvements have been made in specific measures related to health care delivery since the 2003 Quality Report. Read the press release and view the reports. Print copies of the reports can be obtained by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
National Public Health Week is April 4-10
The theme for this year's National Public Health Week (NPHW) will focus on empowering aging Americans to live longer, healthier lives. The American Public Health Association (APHA) believes that many individuals and their families, as well as communities and policymakers, are missing opportunities to take the preventive actions necessary to keep aging Americans strong and healthy throughout their later years. As a result, older Americans often endure chronic physical and mental illnesses that could be avoided or diminished if they were more proactively addressed. NPHW 2005 will be dedicated to empowering Americans to live stronger, longer. During the week, APHA and its partners will promote the three Ps for adding more healthy years to life: Preventing health problems by practicing healthy living, Protecting your health through early detection and screening, and developing a Plan to manage your health that will promote a high quality of life in later years.
Consider collaborating with your local public health agency is promoting National Public Health Week. A variety of materials are available on the web at http://www.nphw.org.
WHO Commission on Social Determinants of Health
Much of the profound inequity in peoples' health within and between countries is socially determined. It arises from the circumstances in which people live and work. The thee-year, high-level World Health Organization (WHO) Commission on Social Determinants of Health will leverage change in policy and institutional practice by turning existing knowledge on social determinants into actionable global, regional and national policy agendas.
To achieve this, the Commission will compile and make visible the relevant evidence on key social determinants and the policies and interventions that address them. It will support and promote the implementation of such policies and interventions by Member States, and by national, regional and global health actors, including WHO.
What will the Commission deliver? For more information, please visit http://www.who.int/social_determinants/en/
For details on these new listings and all previously listed upcoming events, visit
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Join CCPH at these upcoming events!
April 9-12 ● American Association of Community Colleges 85th Annual Convention, Boston, MA. CCPH board member Elmer Freeman will be the featured speaker for “Health Disparities and Community Colleges: How Can We Be Part of the Solution?” This session will offer a presentation on the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR), followed by an open forum on how community colleges could respond to this national health crisis. For more information about the convention, click here.
April 11-13 ● 8th Annual Continuums of Service Conference, Portland, OR. CCPH Partners Sherril Gelmon and Megan Mikkelsen will be facilitating a session entitled "Community-Engaged Scholarship: A Model for Institutional Self-Assessment.” Conference website
April 25-26 ● 3RD Annual Community Connections Colloquium, Charleston, SC. Through the CCPH Consultancy Network, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) will be hosting Sarena Seifer, CCPH executive director, and Barbara Brandt, member of the Commission on Community-Engaged Scholarship in the Health Professions. The Colloquium celebrates the work of community-campus partnerships involving MUSC faculty, staff and students, and will feature presentations, group discussion and an interactive poster session. For more information, contact Holly H. Wise.
To arrange a presentation, workshop or consultation through the CCPH Consultancy Network, contact CCPH.
New Event Listings
For details on these new listings and all previously listed upcoming events, visit CCPH’s CONFERENCE PAGE
May 7, 2005 ● 4th Annual Community-Based Solutions for Environmental and Economic Justice Conference, Seattle, WA
June 2-4, 2005 ● National Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Conference: Motivating for Change, Washington, D.C.
June 3-5, 2005 ● Building a Movement for Social Justice through Community Based Education Second Biennial Conference, Maryville, TN
June 4-10, 2005 ● Disparities in Health in America: Working Toward Social Justice 3rd Annual Summer Workshop, Houston, TX
July 25-29, 2005 ● Second Annual Campus Compact CSD Professional Development Retreat, Chicago, IL
*CORRECTION to DATES*
September 19-21 ● 2nd Conference on Community-Based Collaborative Research, Portland, OR
Women, Obesity, and Diabetes
The National Women's Health Information Center has an interesting Web page on obesity as it relates to women. Charts and graphs make the info easy to understand. Racial and ethnic differences are charted, showing the highest obesity rates for non-Hispanic black women. The center also maintains a similar page on women and diabetes, presenting the facts with the same clarity.
National Academies Releases Report on Fostering Independence in New Researchers
In the NIH-sponsored report, "Bridges to Independence: Fostering the Independence of New Investigators in Biomedical Research," the National Academies' National Research Council addressed concerns about the increasing age at which investigators receive their first research grant.
National Institutes of Health to Create Office of Portfolio Analysis and Strategic Initiatives
Stating the agency needs a new organization to "complement the existing process for determining scientific initiatives," NIH Director Elias Zerhouni, M.D., March 17 outlined for a congressional panel plans for an Office of Portfolio Analysis and Strategic Initiatives. Read the complete story. Questions? Ask Dave Moore
Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) Research Pinpoints U.S. Health Disparity
CHW has taken an innovative step toward improving the health of disadvantaged communities throughout the United States with the release of its Community Need Index, which pinpoints health disparity for every zip code in the nation.
Working-Class-Studies, a New Mailing List
The listserv develops a forum for diverse intellectual and political approaches to scholarship, teaching, and outreach. It also promotes partnerships linking scholarly work with activism. Additional information.
Giving by Foundations Has Declined for the Second Straight Year
The country’s largest philanthropic foundations gave $14.3-billion in 2003, a 10% decrease from 2002, according to “Foundation Giving Trends,” a report by the Foundation Center, a research organization for philanthropies. Education received 25% of the grant dollars, more than any other area. Support for most major subject areas declined, but voter education, disaster preparedness, national security, and arms control saw substantial increases.
New Grants Alert announced in this newsletter are noted with an asterisk (*)
Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements Targeting Ryan White Care Act Title IV Grantees - Deadline: April 2 This Cooperative Agreement is intended to assist in providing training and technical assistance to Ryan White CARE Act Title IV grantees and other programs with an interest in improving access to primary medical care, research and support services for HIV-infected infants, children, youth, and women and their affected families.
Grants Available to Increase Involvement of People with Disabilities in National and Community Service – Deadline: April 12 Grant funds are available from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to support partnerships that engage people with disabilities in national and community service. Application materials are available on the CNCS website under "Funding and Initiatives".
* Spiritual Capital Research Program – Deadline: April 15
The program seeks to build a network of scholars for a new field of study by integrating the concept of spiritual capital into the social sciences. Program information.
Mini-Grant from the National Association of Secondary School Principals – Deadline: April 16
Proposals invited from public middle level and high schools serving large numbers of low-income students and underrepresented minorities a $5,000 mini-grant to implement a special initiative aimed at strengthening ties between their schools and their students' neighborhoods and communities. For more information, click here.
* VHA Health Foundation 2005 Call for Proposals: Creating Better Health Through Innovation – Deadline: May 13
The Foundation will award grants to support promising initiatives at the local level that represent a novel and/or significantly better approach to solving a problem or need related to health and/or health care. Letter of intent due April 18. Additional information.
* Marshall Field's Annual Community Grant Process - Deadline: April 29
Marshall Field's is inviting local nonprofit organizations to submit grant proposals through its community giving program. Complete program information.
The American Nurses Foundation Research Grants Program – Deadline: May 2
Awards are given in all areas of nursing, including healthy patient outcomes, health care policy development, critical care, gerontology, women’s health, community and family intervention. The application materials are available here or in PDF form.
Office of Child Support Enforcement; Special Improvement Project (SIP) Grants – Deadline: May 3
This grant program is primarily to fund a number of special improvement projects, which further the national child support mission to ensure that all children receive financial and medical support from their parents and which strengthen the ability of the nation's child support programs to collect support on behalf of children and families. View the program announcement.
* Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program – Deadline: May 17
Funding Opportunity Number: SM-05-010. These cooperative agreements will support developing integrated home and community-based services and supports for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families by encouraging the development and expansion of effective and enduring systems of care. Additional information.
Community Participation in Research – Deadlines: May 17, 2005, 2006, 2007
A number of federal agencies, including NIH, CDC and AHRQ have collaborated in the release of program announcement PAR-05-026 on Community Participation in Research. The goal of this PAR is to support research on health promotion, disease prevention, and health disparities that is jointly conducted by communities and researchers. This PAR invites NIH research project grant (R01) and exploratory/developmental grant (R21) award mechanisms. Click here for details. To view the edited notes and audiofile from a technical assistance conference call for prospective applicants held on January 28, 2005, click here.
* Collaborative Multisite Research in Addiction (COMRAD) – Deadline: June 1, October 1
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) seeks to increase the collaboration of investigators at two or more sites in order to address critical issues in the epidemiology, services, and prevention of substance abuse and related disorders that require sample sizes greater than a single site can reasonably attain. Complete Announcement.
National Library of Medicine (NLM) Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health - Deadlines: June 1, Nov 1
The NLM Grants are awarded for the preparation of book-length manuscripts and other scholarly works of value to US health professionals, public health officials, biomedical researchers, and historians of the health sciences. For more information, click here.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Funding Announcement – Deadline: June 22
AHRQ has announced ongoing extramural grants for research, demonstration, dissemination, and evaluation projects. For more information, please click here. AHRQ has a database at through which you may access abstracts for active AHRQ grants in your state.
The Charles Frueauff Foundation 2005 Grants - Deadline: Sept 15
The Charles Frueauff Foundation focuses on at-risk youths in all its funding categories: education, health, and social services. Tutoring, sexual-health and job-training initiatives receive preference.
Cancer Education (R25E) Grants Program – Deadline: Multiple Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-05-065. Educational and research dissemination activities are essential components of the National Cancer Institute's efforts to reduce morbidity and mortality due to cancer. The PHS 398 application instructions are available in an interactive format. For further assistance contact GrantsInfo, Telephone (301) 435-0714. Link to Full Announcement
Social and Cultural Dimensions of Health – Deadline: Multiple
Funding Opportunity Number: PA-05-029. The ultimate goal of this National Institutes of Health program announcement is to encourage the development of health research that integrates knowledge from the biomedical and social sciences. The PHS 398 application instructions are available online in an interactive format. For further assistance contact GrantsInfo@nih.gov. Link to Full Announcement.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH): Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research – Deadline: Open Principal investigators holding specific types of NIH research grants (listed in the full announcement) are eligible for available funds for administrative supplements to improve the diversity of the research workforce by supporting and recruiting students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented. For details, click here.
* Common Counsel's Grantee Exchange Fund (GXF) – Deadline: Open
GXF provides discretionary small grants to build bridges between grassroots organizations throughout the United States to encourage social change organizations to seek technical assistance from one another, and to help build regional and national networks among organizations. Complete information.
New Calls for Submissions announced in this newsletter are noted with an asterisk (*)
* National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Individual Predoctoral Dental Scientist Fellowship – Deadline: April 5, August 5, December 5 Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-05-034. The purpose of the fellowship is to offer an integrated dental and graduate research training program that leads to attainment of both the D.D.S./D.M.D. and Ph.D. (or equivalent) degrees. Full Announcement. Interactive Format.
Call for Proposals for the Participatory Development (PD) Forum International Conference – Deadline: April 5
The conference will take place August 14 - 17, 2005 in Ottawa, Canada. The PD Forum is an international network of development practitioners, NGOs, action-researchers, private sector representatives and policy makers committed to promoting a philosophy of participation that advocates for people's capacity and right to define and control their own development, in order to achieve social justice and equality. PD Forum Website
* 2005 Foster G McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service - Deadline: April 8
The prize honors health delivery organizations (hospitals, health systems, integrated networks, or self-defined community partnerships) that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to community service. Additional information.
Call for Abstracts for the 2005 Linkages Award - Deadline: April 8
Through the award, the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice recognizes exemplary community-based collaborative activities between public health practice agencies and institutions of higher learning.
American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Announces Education for Specialty Residents - Deadline: April 8
The AGS, in keeping with its efforts to help develop leaders in the geriatrics aspects of their disciplines, is seeking proposals for the Geriatrics Education for Specialty Residents component of its Increasing Expertise in Geriatrics for Surgical and Related Medical Specialties project. AGS Web site.
* Call for Papers for the 2005 World Congress - Deadline: April 15
The congress will take place August 21-26, 2005 in Istanbul, Turkey. The International Forum for Social Sciences and Health welcomes applications on Health Challenges of the Third Millennium. IFSSH website Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Training, Internships, Exchanges, and Scholarships (TIES) – Deadline: April 15
A 2005 Special Request for Applications has been issued for the United States - Mexico TIES Initiative. It is anticipated that approximately ten awards will be made, for completion by September 2008. For details, click here. For further information see the USAID web site.
Call for Proposals for Presentations at the Humanitarianism Throughout the World: The Life, Ideas and Enduring Legacy of Dr. Albert Schweitzer Conference - Deadline: April 15
The Conference is scheduled for October 28-29, 2005 in Hamden, Connecticut at Quinnipiac University. Jane Goodall, the world’s foremost authority on chimpanzees and a United Nations ambassador for peace, will deliver the keynote address. Submissions on the topics of theology, environment, health, peace and humanitarian values are welcome, as are papers concerning the concept of “reverence for life,” the idea Dr. Schweitzer felt was his main contribution to the world. Send proposals or inquires to David Ives.
Articles on Social Exclusion, Gender and Conflict Needed for International Development Journal – Deadline: April 15
Women for Women International, a non-profit, humanitarian organization, seeks submissions for the autumn 2005 edition of its bi-annual academic journal, Critical Half, about economic, social, and political issues as they relate to women in international development and post-conflict societies. For more information, contact Corey Oser.
Abraham Horwitz Award for Leadership in Inter-American Health – Deadline: April 15
Nominees must be individuals whose professional achievement in any field of inter-American health stimulates excellence, and has impacted the health of populations across the borders of the Americas. Complete call for nominations. For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CUexpo2005 Call for Session Proposals – Deadline: April 29
The conference theme is Community-University Research Partnerships, Leaders in Urban Change and will take place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on September 15 - 18, 2005. The Call for Session Proposals and Application may be found on the website. Winnipeg Inner city Research Alliance
Lienhard Award – Deadline: April 30 The award, a medal and $25,000, recognizes individuals for outstanding achievement in improving health care services in the United States. More information on this award is available.
Health Professional Education Call for Abstracts – Deadline: April 30
Patient/client centered care has become an espoused rule for 21st century health care. Health Professional Education needs to reflect this partnership. The Where’s the Patient’s Voice in Health Professional Education? conference will be held November 3-5, 2005 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. For more information, click here.
* 2005 Primary Care Leadership Training Program – Deadline: May 6
The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston will host the program from July 25-29, 2005. The purpose of this weeklong, innovative institute is to educate students about important issues in primary care, develop leadership skills for future primary care physicians and dentists, and engage students in curricular reform and health policy issues. Additional information. Questions? Contact Angelia Bowman.
* Ecosystem Approaches to Human Health Training Awards 2005 – Deadline: May 16
The Awards encourage graduate-level students to examine the relationships between the environment, human health, and sustainable development from a holistic perspective through field research. Full Announcement.
Call for Abstracts for the 15th Annual Midwest Stream Farmworker Health Forum – Deadline: May 20 The forum will take place November 10-12, 2005 in South Padre Island, Texas. The Stream Forums represent a combined national effort to enhance the cultural competence of migrant health providers and others who work with the population, create networking and collaboration opportunities, and to identify additional resources, program models and effective training for the more efficient provision of health care services to farmworkers. National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc.
Entries Invited for Rap-It-Up/Black AIDS Short Subject Film Competition - Deadline: May 27 Black Entertainment Television (BET), the Black AIDS Institute, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, and the YWCA USA have launched the 2nd Annual Rap-It-Up/ Black AIDS Short Subject (RIU/BASS) Film Competition. The application package will be available for download at the Black AIDS Institute Website.
Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat Award in Mental Health – Deadline: May 30 This international award recognizes individuals, groups, or organizations for outstanding achievement in improving mental health and is accompanied by a medal and $20,000. More information on this award is available.
Call for Papers for Encyclopedia on Racial and Ethnic Social Justice – Deadline: June 30
Proposed entries requested for a two-volume encyclopedia on racial and ethnic social justice in the United States. Contact A. Aguirre Jr.
* Journal of Interprofessional Care (JIC) Call for Papers - A Competition for Students – Deadline: September 30
JIC invites teams of student authors from pre and post-licensure programs in any country to submit manuscripts to be considered for publication in a special supplement. CCPH's executive director Sarena D. Seifer serves on the Journal's North American editorial board. Journal's Notes for Contributors Questions? email@example.com
Calls for Submissions for Joint Conference – Deadline: Multiple, see below
The National Association of County and City Health Officials and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials have announced their 2005 Joint Conference July 12-15 in Boston, Massachusetts. Particular attention will be focused on the prevention of obesity and related chronic diseases. Call for Panels in Public Health Systems Research – Deadline: February 18. Abstract submissions – Deadline: March 4.
Call for Papers for COMM-ORG – Deadline: Ongoing
COMM-ORG is the On-Line Conference on Community Organizing and Development. Are you writing a paper, thesis, or dissertation on: community organizing, community development, community planning, community-based research, and/or a related area? COMM-ORG is looking for papers to post on the COMM-ORG Papers page. To submit a paper, contact the editor, Randy Stoecker. You can also find out more by clicking here.
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Linking Scholarship and Communities: Report of the Commission on Community-Engaged Scholarship in the Health Professions
The report from the Commission on Community-Engaged Scholarship in the Health Professions contains detailed recommendations for action by health professional schools and their national associations that can support community-engaged scholarship and cites promising practices that illustrate their implementation. The Commission is funded by the WK Kellogg Foundation.
View and print the report or access the CCPH Publication Order Form
Improving Access to Health Care: Building a Community-Based Program
This manual presents the highlights of the knowledge from Communities in Charge in a logical and practical format. With step-by-step instructions, the manual describes the tasks associated with: preparing for such a project, analyzing the environment and designing the program and developing business and implementation plans along with recommendations for carrying out each of these tasks. Throughout the manual, detailed examples from Communities in Charge participating communities and key findings from the initiative as a whole enhance the text.
Analyzing Urban Poverty: A Summary of Methods and Approaches
"....In recent years an extensive body of literature has emerged on the definition, measurement, and analysis of poverty. Much of this literature focuses on analyzing poverty at the national level, or spatial disaggregation by general categories of urban or rural areas, with adjustments made for regional price differentials.”