PARTNERSHIP MATTERS

Member Newsletter of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

 

Promoting health (broadly defined) through partnerships between

communities and higher educational institutions

 

 

May 30, 2008

Volume X Issue 11

 

News From CCPH

 

Message from Our Executive Director

 

Membership Matters

 

Members in Action

 

Upcoming Events

 

Announcements

 

Employment Opportunities

 

Grants Alert!

 

Awards, Fellowships & Scholarships

 

Calls for Papers & Presentations

 

Publications

 

Archives

 

 

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Cate Clegg

Annika L.R. Sgambelluri

 

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©2008 Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

 

 

Partnership Matters Newsletter

 

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SAVE THE DATE!

CCPH’s 11th Conference takes place April 29 – May 2, 2009 in Milwaukee, WI USA!

Plan now to attend!  The conference call for proposals will be out this summer!

Check the CCPH website often for updates – http://www.ccph.info

 

UNNATURAL CAUSES…IS INEQUALITY MAKING US SICK?

 

Communities across the country are using Unnatural Causes, a 7-part documentary series exploring racial and socioeconomic inequalities in health, as a tool for community education, organizing and advocacy.   Those attending CCPH’s 10th anniversary conference last year in Toronto got a “sneak preview” of the series.  The series website, http://www.unnaturalcauses.org/, has a wealth of resources including toolkits for discussion, policy and media advocacy at http://www.unnaturalcauses.org/download_toolkit.php.  Some materials are also in Spanish.

San Francisco State University and Community Health Works are offering an online Continuing Education (CE) activity corresponding with the series, with CE credits co-provided by the American Public Health Association. The CE activity can easily be done from a home or work computer.  The four-hour series can be viewed online and at your own pace.   The activity costs $50 per person (up to 4 CE credits can be earned for this price). Learn more at visit http://cel.sfsu.edu/unnaturalcauses or contact Project  Coordinator, Alycia Shada, at ashada@sfsu.edu or 415.272.0003.

 

NEW SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR APPOINTED AT CIHR

INSTITUTE OF POPULATION AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Dr. Pierre Chartrand, Acting President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), along with CIHR's Governing Council, has announced the appointment of Dr. Nancy Edwards as incoming Scientific Director of CIHR's Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH). This appointment is effective July 1, 2008.

"Dr. Edwards is a welcome addition to the CIHR leadership team," said Dr. Chartrand. "Her accomplishments in the field of public health research in Canada and internationally will build upon the solid foundation created by the Institute of Population and Public Health over the last seven years."

Nancy Edwards is a Professor in the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, and the Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Edwards is also Senior Scientist at the Institute of Population Health and Elisabeth Bruyčre Research Institute, and Academic Consultant for the City of Ottawa's Public Health Services. She was the inaugural Director of the Population Health PhD program at the University of Ottawa and currently holds a Chair in Nursing funded by the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Government of Ontario. Over the years, Dr. Edwards has been appointed to a variety of board positions in Canada and internationally.

"I am honoured and delighted to have this opportunity to serve the population and public health research community," said Dr. Edwards. "I look forward to working with the other Scientific Directors, the CIHR team, and all the Institute of Population and Public Health stakeholders and partners to drive forward the programs that will allow Canada to advance its research and innovation agenda for the benefit of Canadians. By working together, we can build upon the outstanding foundations set by Dr. John Frank, the Institute's inaugural Scientific Director."

Through her research in the fields of falls prevention, maternal and child health, tobacco control and HIV and AIDS, Dr. Nancy Edwards has contributed many insights to the design and evaluation of complex community health programs. Her work has spanned four continents. She is presently the lead investigator on a research project in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean to strengthen local health systems for HIV and AIDS. Dr. Edwards has contributed to over 115 peer-reviewed and 100 technical publications and presented nearly 300 conference papers. In 1997, she received the Tianjin Hai He award from the Tianjin Municipal Government in China for outstanding contributions by a foreign professor. In honor of her contributions to "long-term changes in policy and practice" the Mayor of the City of Ottawa proclaimed "Nancy Edwards" Day in 2006. In 2007, she received the University of Ottawa Research Excellence Award and became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. She is the recipient of the 2007-2008 University of Ottawa Distinguished Professor award.

"I would like to thank Dr. Frank for his extraordinary leadership and vision in establishing the Institute of Population and Public Health," added Dr. Chartrand. "Over the past seven years, Dr. Frank has brought a new energy to the population and public health research endeavour. John's sound scientific advice contributed to establishing the Public Health Agency of Canada, creating six national Collaborating Centres for Public Health. John did his work with rigour, enthusiasm, a collegial and inclusive approach, and a unique sense of humour."

"After seven years as inaugural Scientific Director for IPPH, I can say it has been the best job I ever had," said Dr. John Frank. "As I prepare to hand over the reins of the Institute to the next Scientific Director, I am proud to see that since 2001, the Institute has been able to take an active part in the substantial re-structuring of public health in Canada. As of July of this year, I will be taking on new challenges as the Director of a new Medical Research Council Unit on Public Health Research and Policy in Edinburgh."

CIHR is comprised of 13 Institutes, each led by a Scientific Director responsible for championing health research at the highest levels of international excellence, establishing and nurturing partnerships, as well as fostering effective communication and knowledge dissemination.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of Canada's agency for health research. CIHR's mission is to create new scientific knowledge and to catalyze its translation into improved health, more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian health-care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and support to more than 11,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada. www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca

 

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Sarena Seifer

 

MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

Greetings from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where I am attending the Community-Engaged Scholarship Faculty Development Charrette that concludes here today.   Mainly used in architecture, urban planning and community design projects, a charrette is an intensely focused multi-day session that uses a collaborative approach to create realistic and achievable designs.  In this case, teams from 20 colleges and universities across the United States – selected from among over 100 applications – have convened to design innovative, competency-based, campus-wide approaches to developing community-engaged faculty members. 

 

The charrette is a component of Faculty for the Engaged Campus (FEC) an initiative of CCPH in partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and the University of Minnesota (UMN).  FEC aims to strengthen community-engaged career paths in the academy by developing innovative competency-based models of faculty development, facilitating peer review and dissemination of products of community-engaged scholarship, and supporting community-engaged faculty through the promotion and tenure process.  The three-year effort is supported in part by a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) in the U.S. Department of Education. 

 

The goals of the charrette are to:

  • Provide a forum for discussion of professional development for those who seek community-engaged careers in the academy
  • Develop models for faculty development that can be piloted and shared
  • Establish network of institutions interested in continued discussion and advancement of faculty development in community-engaged scholarship

 

Leading the charrette planning team is Lynn Blanchard, Director of the Carolina Center for Public Service at UNC-CH and FEC Co-Director.  Team members include: Cathy Burack, Senior Fellow for Higher Education at the Center for Youth and Communities at the Heller School of Social Policy at Brandeis University in Waltham, MA; Elmer Freeman, Executive Director of the Center for Community Health, Education, Research and Service in Boston, MA; Susan Gust, community activist in Minneapolis, MN; Bobby Hackett, Vice President of the Corella & Bertram F. Bonner Foundation in Princeton, NJ; FEC Co-Director Cathy Jordan, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology and Executive Director of the Children, Youth and Family Consortium at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis; FEC Evaluator Sherril Gelmon, Professor of Public Health at the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University in Oregon; Lorilee Sandmann, Associate Professor in the Department of Lifelong Education, Administration and Policy, College of Education, University of Georgia in Athens, GA; and Lucille Webb, Founding Member and President of Strengthening the Black Family, Inc. in Raleigh, NC.

 

This is the second FIPSE grant awarded to CCPH to advance community-engaged scholarship.   The first, from 2004-2007, supported the Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative, a group of institutions that worked to align their promotion and tenure systems with community-engaged scholarship.  The Collaborative’s findings and lessons learned will be published later this year as a theme issue of Metropolitan Universities, the journal of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities.

 

A number of products from the FIPSE-funded Collaborative have been incorporated into the charrette:

 

  1. A modified version of a tool developed for the Collaborative, “Building Capacity for Community Engagement: Institutional Self-Assessment” was completed by each team as a pre-charrette homework assignment.  Teams also completed a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) Analysis in preparation for the charrette.

 

  1. Competencies for community-engaged scholarship that can guide the design of faculty development programs.  Charrette participants reviewed the competencies and considered how to prepare faculty members to achieve them.  For example, what content to cover, what teaching and learning strategies to use, what program components to include, and what roles community partners would play.

 

  1. The Community-Engaged Scholarship Review, Promotion & Tenure Package, a resource and guide for community-engaged scholars and Review, Promotion and Tenure (RPT) committees.  The package describes 8 characteristics of quality community-engaged scholarship, and includes a dossier that shows how a community-engaged scholar may present his or her work to RPT committees.  An “answer key” evaluates how well the dossier conveyed and documented each of the 8 characteristics and provides some recommendations for improvement. The dossier and answer key works well as part of a group exercise simulating an RPT committee process that is included in the package.

 

This morning, the teams present their action plans for feedback from their peers, using a structured “critical friends” process .  (For more information about the “critical friends” process, click here).  Upon their return home, teams will be eligible to apply for FIPSE grant funds through CCPH to implement and evaluate their faculty development designs. 

 

Faculty for the Engaged Campus is one of a growing number of national initiatives that is working to build an academic culture that embraces community-engaged scholarship as a core purpose.  Just this week, for example, Imagining America, a national consortium of colleges and universities committed to public scholarship in the arts, humanities, and design, released a report from its Tenure Team Initiative entitled "Scholarship In Public: Knowledge Creation and Tenure Policy In the Engaged University.” The report’s recommendations mirror those of the Kellogg Commission on Community-Engaged Scholarship in the Health Professions' 2005 report, "Linking Scholarship and Communities”.

 

As this article goes to print, leaders of these national initiatives are discussing ways to link our efforts for greater impact.   In the meantime, please let us know of any parallel efforts or innovations you’re aware of in faculty recruitment, promotion, tenure and development that we can share through the CCPH network.  Contact us at info@ccph.info or post information directly on the Community-Engaged Scholarship electronic discussion group at https://mailman1.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/comm-engagedscholarship

For more information about Faculty for the Engaged Campus, including a list of the institutions selected to participate in the charrette, visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/faculty-engaged.html

 

For more information about the Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative, visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/healthcollab.html

 

For additional resources on community-engaged scholarship (CES), visit these pages on the CCPH website:

Commission on CES in the Health Professions: http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/kellogg3.html

CES Toolkit: http://www.communityengagedscholarship.info

CES Resources: http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/scholarship.html

 

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NEWS FROM CCPH

 

Community Partner Educational Conference Call Series

 

CCPH and the Community Partner Workgroups are sponsoring an educational conference call series that cover key topics in community-based participatory research. All calls take place from 3:00-4:30 pm Eastern Time and are free of charge for those dialing in from Canada and the US. We especially encourage participation from community members and their academic/institutional partners, but all who are interested in these issues may join in. The first call, entitled “Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) as a Strategy for Social Change: Perspectives from a Community-Academic Partnership” took place on May 27.  Visit the CCPH past presentations page at http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/pastpresentations.html for call audiofiles and handouts.

 

To sign up for one or more calls, please visit: https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/ccphuw/54723

 

June 13, 2008: An Environmental Scan of Community Engagement in Health Research

  • What's the current climate for community engagement in research?
  • As health research funding agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, increase their emphasis on clinical and translational research and CBPR, the question arises: what do we mean by community engagement in research?
  • How are community leaders organizing at local and national levels to impact research priorities, funding and conduct?

 

Speakers: Elmer Freeman, Center for Community Health Education, Research, and Service, Boston, MA and member of the US National Institutes of Health’s Council of Public Representatives; additional speaker(s) to be announced.

 

Moderator: Syed Ahmed, Center for Healthy Communities at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, and member of the US National Institutes of Health’s Council of Public Representatives

 

June 24, 2008: Engaging in CBPR: Tips & Strategies for Community Leaders

  • How do community leaders concerned about the health of their communities get connected with researchers who share their interests?
  • Why would they even want to?
  • What resources are out there to help support community leaders to develop and sustain effective CBPR partnerships with researchers?
  • What infrastructure needs to be in place in community-based organizations to engage in research partnerships and conduct research?

 

Speakers: Ann-Gel Palermo, Harlem Community and Academic Partnership, New York, NY; Lola Sablan-Santos, Guam Communications Network, Long Beach, CA; Randy Jackson, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, Ottawa, ON, Canada

 

Moderator: CCPH Board Member and Community Partner/Activist Susan Gust, Minneapolis, MN

 

For more information: please visit the Community Partner Peer Mentoring and Advocacy website at http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/cps.html, or contact CCPH program director Kristine Wong at kristine@u.washington.edu

 

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The Sleeping Lady Retreat Center is an ideal site for reflective learning.

 

CCPH 11th Summer Service-Learning Institute

July 25-28, 2008

Cascade Mountains of Washington State
A few spaces are remaining!

Apply NOW, while there are still spaces available, to attend the CCPH 11th Summer Service-Learning Institute! The Institute is designed for both new and experienced service-learning (SL) practitioners (faculty, staff and community partners).  National SL experts – health professional faculty who have incorporated SL into their courses and community leaders who have developed SL partnerships with health professions schools – serve as presenters and mentors.

 

Download the application at: http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/servicelearning.html

 

View the agenda, presentations and handouts from the 10th institute held in July 2007 at http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/pastpresentations.html

 

 

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MEMBERSHIP MATTERS

 

Are You Enjoying ALL of the

Benefits CCPH Membership Offers?

 

Member Discounts on All CCPH Publications!

 

CCPH members receive discounts on all CCPH publications including the newest report, “Achieving the Promise of Authentic Community-Higher Education Partnerships: Community Partners Speak Out!”  Other titles include “Advancing the Healthy People 2010 Objectives through Community-Based Education: A Curriculum Planning Guide” and “Linking Scholarship & Communities.”

 

All publication titles and member discounts are listed on the CCPH Publication Order Form which can be downloaded at http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/guide.html#PubOrderForm Questions? Contact CCPH  staff member Cate Clegg at cleggc@u.washington.edu

 

 

Not Yet A Member? Join Today!

 

If you are interested in becoming a member of CCPH or need to renew your current membership, join today!

 

 

 

Having Trouble Accessing

CCPH Members-Only Website?

 

If you did not receive or misplaced your password for accessing member-only pages on the CCPH website, call (206) 543-8178 or email  cleggc@u.washington.edu

 

 

Showcase Your Work!  Be a CCPH Featured Member!

 

Let the world know about your partnership work! Email us at cleggc@u.washington.edu for details.

                    

Read about Current CCPH Featured Member Renee Veksler at http://www.ccph.info

 

To view past CCPH Featured Members, visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/pastfeaturedmembers.html

 

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MEMBERS IN ACTION

 

 

Congratulations to CCPH member Jason Patnosh, National Director of Community HealthCorps, for his leadership of the nation's largest AmeriCorps program based in health care settings.  Community HealthCorps has been renewed for a 14th year by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) has been the parent organization for the program since its inception. HealthCorps members serve in community health centers across 18 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico.  Over the last year NACHC and health centers have begun to work more with area health education centers in their regions for recruitment and training of HealthCorps members. For more information on the Community HealthCorps see: http://www.nachc.com/community-healthcorps.cfm. Community HealthCorps' National Director Jason Patnosh has been and active member of CCPH and can also be reached for more information about HealthCorps and/or NACHC's growing relationship with AHECs at jpatnosh@nachc.com.

 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

For details on these new listings and all previously listed upcoming events, visit

CCPH’s CONFERENCE PAGE

 

Join CCPH at these Upcoming Events!

 

 

 

JUNE 2008

 

4      June 13, 2008 3:00-4:30pm Eastern Time Community Partner Educational Conference Call Series ● An Environmental Scan of Community Engagement in Health Research

 

See News from CCPH for complete information on the Community Partner Education Conference Call Series and visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/cps.html#CallSeries

·         What's the current climate for community engagement in research?

·         As health research funding agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, increase their emphasis on clinical and translational research and CBPR, the question arises: what do we mean by community engagement in research?

·         How are community leaders organizing at local and national levels to impact research priorities, funding and conduct?

Speakers: Elmer Freeman, Center for Community Health Education, Research, and Service, Boston, MA and member of the US National Institutes of Health’s Council of Public Representatives; additional speaker(s) to be announced.

 

Moderator: Syed Ahmed, Center for Healthy Communities at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, and member of the US National Institutes of Health’s Council of Public Representatives

To sign up for one or more calls, please visit: https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/ccphuw/54723

4      June 24, 2008 3:00-4:30pm Eastern Time Community Partner Educational Conference Call Series ● Engaging in Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR): Tips & Strategies for Community Leaders

 

See News from CCPH for complete information on the Community Partner Education Conference Call Series and visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/cps.html#CallSeries

·         How do community leaders concerned about the health of their communities get connected with researchers who share their interests?

·         Why would they even want to?

·         What resources are out there to help support community leaders to develop and sustain effective CBPR partnerships with researchers?

·         What infrastructure needs to be in place in community-based organizations to engage in research partnerships and conduct research?

Speakers: Ann-Gel Palermo, Harlem Community and Academic Partnership, New York, NY; Lola Sablan-Santos, Guam Communications Network, Long Beach, CA; Randy Jackson, Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, Ottawa, ON, Canada

 

Moderator: CCPH Board Member and Community Partner/Activist Susan Gust, Minneapolis, MN

To sign up for one or more calls, please visit: https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/ccphuw/54723

 

 

JULY 2008

 

4      July 25-28, 2008 CCPH’s 11th Summer Service-Learning Institute  Cascade Mountains, WA

 

The Service-Learning Institute is designed for both new and experienced service-learning practitioners (faculty, staff and community partners). National experts in service-learning -- health professional faculty who have incorporated service-learning into their courses and community leaders who have developed service-learning partnerships with health professions schools – serve as Institute presenters and mentors.

 

Limited spots are available – please inquire TODAY if you are interested.  For more information, email CCPH senior consultant Rachel Vaughn at info@ccph.info or visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/servicelearning.html  

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2008

 

4      September 25, 2008 Regional Community Engagement Conference  New York City, NY

 

The National Institutes of Health's Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program is sponsoring regional conferences on community engagement.   CCPH executive director Sarena Seifer will be speaking at the conference held in NYC.

The goals of the conference include:

§         Facilitate partnerships between CTSAs and between CTSAs and community organizations and health institutions

§         Recognize community partnerships as an essential component of the translation of research to the community, and of community concerns to researchers

For more information about this particular regional conference, contact
Sheila J. Gutter at shg2010@med.cornell.edu

For more information about other regional conferences, contact Donna McCloskey at mccloskd@mail.nih.gov

Learn more about the CTSA program at http://www.ctsaweb.org/

 

 

 

APRIL – MAY 2009

 

4      Save the Date! April 29-May 2, 2009 CCPH’s 11th Conference  Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

The conference will be CCPH’s first since we announced that Cheryl Maurana, Senior Associate Dean for Public and Community Health at the Medical College of Wisconsin (WI) in Milwaukee will become CCPH 's next Executive Director and that MCW will become CCPH 's organizational home (see "what's new" at www.ccph.info)

 

Check the CCPH homepage at www.ccph.info for more information coming soon!

 

 

 

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New Event Listings

For details on these new listings and all previously listed upcoming events, visit CCPH’s CONFERENCE PAGE

 

June 3, 2008 · 14th Annual Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health  · 2:00-4:00pm Eastern Time  · http://www.minority.unc.edu/institute/2008/

 

June 12, 2008 · Summer Institute on Health Disparities: Promoting Health Equity  · St. Paul, MN  · http://www.epi.umn.edu/mch/events

 

June 17-20, 2008 · Planners Network Conference 2008: Planning in Challenging Climates  · Winnipeg, MB, Canada  · http://www.pnmb.org/

 

June 26-27, 2008 · Inaugural Founding Conference of the Academy for Health Equity  · Denver, CO  · http://www.academyforhealthequity.org

 

June 30-July 1, 2008 · Diabetes and Obesity Disparities in Healthcare Systems  · Bethesda, MD  · http://www3.niddk.nih.gov/fund/other/healthcaredisparities2008

 

September 7-10, 2008 · Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality 2008 Conference  · Bethesda, MD  · http://www.blsmeetings.net/2008ahrqannual/

 

September 21-24, 2008 · Sixth National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations  · Minneapolis, MN  · http://www.diversityrxconference.org/

 

October 26-29, 2008 · 15th Canadian Conference on International Health  · Ottawa, ON, Canada  · http://www.csih.org/en/ccih/index.asp

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Free NIH Teaching Tools Help Educators Meet State Science Education Standards – A popular series of curriculum supplements from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) aimed at promoting science education achievement is now aligned to individual state education standards in science, math, health and English language arts for kindergarten through the 12th grade. This cross-curricular alignment, unique to each state, shows educators how the NIH curriculum supplements will help them meet specific learning goals for students and spells out the usefulness of the series nationwide. This series is FREE to educators upon request at http://science.education.nih.gov/supplements.   For more information, contact David Vannier, 301-496-8741, email: vannierd@od.nih.gov

 

Nationwide Coalition to Work Toward Development of a National Certification for Healthcare Interpreters - The National Council for Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC), the American Translators Association (ATA), the California Healthcare Interpreting Association (CHIA), and the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) are pleased to announce the creation of a nationwide coalition that will work toward development of a national certification for healthcare interpreters. The four organizations comprise the Coordinating Committee of this Coalition, and have jointly released a Request for Applications for stakeholder organizations to apply to form this Coalition. The Coalition held its initial meeting in late May, with support for the meeting provided by The California Endowment. http://www.ncihc.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=61824&orgId=ncihc

 

Understanding Racial and Ethnic Disparities: A New Chartbook - Containing 75 charts and accompanying analysis, this unique resource presents emerging evidence linking many disparities to the overall performance of local health care systems. According to the research team, led by Holly Mead of George Washington University, U.S. minorities may disproportionately live in regions where the quality of care is suboptimal. http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/publications_show.htm?doc_id=672908

 

Learning and Teaching : The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences is a peer-reviewed journal that uses the social sciences to reflect critically on learning and teaching in the changing context of higher education. Designed for practitioners, researchers, and students, the journal draws on a variety of social science disciplines to provide insight into the issues facing educators and students today. These issues are viewed in the light of ongoing educational institution changes, national higher education policies, strategies of international agencies, and developments associated with the so-called international knowledge economy. Recent topics include curriculum innovation, students' academic writing, PhD research ethics, neo-liberalism and academic identity, and marketisation of higher education. http://www.journals.berghahnbooks.com/latiss

 

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 
Institutional Review Board (IRB) Coordinator – Large Hospital Organization, Southern 
Oregon
The IRB Coordinator performs a variety of functions for the Institutional Review Board (IRB), both
independently and under the direction of the IRB Chair. Relocation assistance available.
For more information,
email Scott Entinger at scotte@UHCsolutions.com
 
Senior Program Officer, International Policy & Advocacy – International Women’s Health 
Coalition (IWHC), New York, NY
The IWHC brings pioneering ideas to the forefront of negotiations on
women’s rights and health. The IWHC plays an active role at the United Nations, international conferences, with
governments and global health policymakers to defend women’s right to sexual and reproductive health information
and services. The Senior Program Officer will provide leadership to IWHC’s advocacy to influence global health policies,
programs and budgets to prioritize sexual and reproductive rights and health. http://www.iwhc.org/
 
Director, Student Leadership and Senior Transitions – University of Notre Dame, Center for 
Social Concerns, Notre Dame, IN
The director has two primary areas of responsibility: Leadership
development for student social responsibility and Senior transition programming. https://jobs.nd.edu

 

Research Program Coordinator – Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New
York, NY
The Research Program Coordinator will serve as the Field Director for the Community Health Advisory &
Information Network (CHAIN) Project, a nationally known, ongoing, longitudinal survey of individuals living with
HIV/AIDS in New York City and it's northern suburban counties. Email Angela Aidala for more information:
aaa1@columbia.edu

 

Medical Director – Multnomah County Health Department, Portland, OR The Medical Director
provides clinical leadership for the Health Department’s comprehensive approaches to delivering heath care services
for a diverse low-income patient population.
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/multnomah/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=111067

 

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GRANTS ALERT!

 

Listed below are  announcements only. To view all previously listed grant alerts, please visit

CCPH's FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES PAGE

 
 Funding to Examine Effects of Public Reporting and Pay-for-Performance on Health 
Care Quality
- Deadline: June 12, 2008 - The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation seeks to help communities
across the United States set and achieve ambitious goals to improve the quality of health care in ways that matter
to patients and families, including patients from racial and ethnic backgrounds who often experience lower quality care.
http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15013064/rwjf
 
 Housing Impact Grants Program - Deadline: June 15, 2008; September 15, 2008; December 15, 
2008 -
The Home Depot Housing Impact Grants program supports affordable housing projects built or preserved with
environmentally friendly, efficient, and durable materials that increase energy and water efficiency, improve indoor air
quality, and reduce maintenance costs.
http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15013058/homedepot
 
 Advocacy Grants Program - Deadline: June 16, 2008 - The Drug Policy Alliance has announced that 
it will distribute approximately $1.2 million in total funding through the 2008 Advocacy Grants Program: Promoting Policy
Change grants cycle. The program will make grants to organizations and projects that demonstrate a clear ability and
commitment to educating the public about the need for drug policy reform.

http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15013068/drugpolicy
 
 United Healthcare Children’s Foundation Grants - Deadline: Open - New grants are available to 
help children who need critical health care treatment, services, or equipment not covered or not fully covered by their
parents' health benefit plans.
http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15013057/uhccf
 

 

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AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS & SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Listed below are  announcements only. To view all previously listed announcements, please visit

CCPH's AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, & SCHOLARSHIPS PAGE

 

 Early Career Research Award - Deadline: June 13, 2008 – The International Association for Research 
on Service-Learning and Community Engagement Early Career Research Award recognizes outstanding early career
contributions to scholarly endeavors addressing service-learning and community engagement. For the purpose of this award,
“research” is broadly defined to include all paradigms of scholarly endeavor, with particular emphasis on empirically-based
research. http://www.researchslce.org/
 
 Community Development Awards - Deadline: July 16, 2008 – The National Association of Housing and 
Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) is a membership organization that advocates for the provision of adequate and affordable
housing and strong, viable communities for all Americans -- particularly those with low- and moderate-incomes. NAHRO is
currently seeking nominations for multiple awards.
http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15013059/nahro
 
 Australian-American Health Policy Fellowships Program - Deadline: August 15, 2008 – The program 
offers an opportunity for outstanding mid-career U.S. health policy researchers and practitioners to spend up to ten months
in Australia conducting original research and working with leading Australian health policy experts on issues relevant to both
countries.
http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15013063/commonwealthfund
 
 Child Nutrition Lifetime Achievement Award - Deadline: November 15, 2008 - The Global Child Nutrition 
Foundation has opened the nomination process for the 2009 Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award for Child Nutrition. This
prestigious award is presented each March to an individual who has contributed in an exemplary way through their lifetime
achievements toward helping the world's poorest children receive adequate nutrition, thrive, and reach their full potential.

http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/15013056/schoolnutrition

 

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CALLS FOR PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS

 

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CCPH's CALLS FOR PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS PAGE

 Call for Abstracts: Data Users Conference 2008 – Deadline: May 31, 2008- The conference takes place October 26-29, 2008 in Ottawa, ON, Canada. The theme of this year’s conference, “Checking In: Health for All or Health for Some?,” promises to provide an opportunity to reflect the thirty years that have passed since the World Health Organization endorsed the vision of Alma Ata, "Health for All", and to collectively question whether and how Health for All remains our vision today. http://www.cihiconferences.ca/datausers2008/welcome_e.html

 

 Call for Proposals: Planners Network 2008 Conference – Deadline: May 31, 2008- The conference takes place July 17-20, 2008 in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. In addition to many sessions on community development, housing, and arts & activism, the 2008 Planners Network conference will have a strong focus on aboriginal issues: http://www.pnmb.org/

 

 Call for Papers: Journal of Interprofessional Care (JIC) Special European Issue – Deadline: June 1, 2008 - The JIC invites offers of papers and reports for inclusion in a special European issue scheduled for publication early in 2009. Offers especially welcome are those referring to pan-European or cross-national activities or studies, and from countries where the inception of interprofessional learning and working is recent.  http://www.cihiconferences.ca/datausers2008/welcome_e.html

 

 Call for Papers: Epidemiologic Reviews Theme Issue – Deadline: September 15, 2008 - Epidemiologic Reviews, a sister publication of the American Journal of Epidemiology,is devoted to publishing comprehensive and critical reviews on specific themes once a year. The 2009 issue, to be published in the summer of 2009, will address the topic of health disparities. http://www.epirev.oxfordjournals.org

 

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PUBLICATIONS

 

CCPH Members receive discounts on publications by Wiley/Jossey-Bass Publishers, Johns Hopkins University Press, West Virginia University Press, Fieldstone Alliance, and Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

 

 

Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research, and Practice

Edited by Karen Glanz, Barbara K. Rimer, K. Viswanath


This book provides a comprehensive, highly accessible, and in-depth analysis of health behavior theories that are most relevant to health education. This essential resource includes the most current information on theory, research, and practice at individual, interpersonal, and community and group levels. This edition includes substantial new content on current and emerging theories of health communication, e-health, culturally diverse communities, health promotion, the impact of stress, the importance of networks and community, social marketing, and evaluation. This book will be available August 29, 2008.

 

CCPH members receive a 15% discount when ordering this publication and all Jossey-Bass publications through the CCPH website!

 

Ordering information: http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/books.html

 

 

Community Economic Development Handbook: Strategies and Tools to Revitalize Your Neighborhood

By Mihailo Temali


The step-by-step guide to turning any neighborhood around! In this concrete, practical, jargon-free handbook, author Mihailo (Mike) Temali describes a proven way to make any community a better place to live.If you don't already have a community economic development (CED) organization in place, Temali tells you how to set one up. Then he defines four pivot points that are crucial to neighborhood economies.

 

CCPH members receive a 15% discount when ordering this publication and all Fieldstone Alliance publications through the CCPH website!

 

Ordering information: http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/books.html

 

 

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