Member Newsletter of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health


Promoting health through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions



July 1, 2005

Volume VII Issue 13



Message From Our Program Director


News From CCPH


Membership Matters


Upcoming Events


2006 Conference Update




Employment Opportunities


Grants Alert!


Calls for Submissions







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The FY 2006 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bill (H.R. 3010) passed the House on Friday June 24 by a vote of 250-151. The House adopted the funding levels recommended by the House Appropriations Committee June 16, including a 0.5 percent increase for the National Institutes of Health and the elimination of all Title VII health professions funding except for Centers of Excellence ($12 million, a 64% cut from last year) and Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students ($35 million, a 25.5% cut from last year).  Level funding is retained for Title VIII nursing education programs.  The Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee is tentatively scheduled to mark up its version of the FY 2006 funding bill July 12.  For updates, visit the Health Professions and Nursing Education Coalition at or Washington Highlights at




Healthy Campus 2010 establishes national college health objectives and serves as a basis for developing plans to improve student health.  Healthy Campus: Making It Happen, was developed by the American College Health Association as a companion document to Healthy People 2010, the nationwide health promotion and disease agenda, and similarly, was developed through a broad consultation process built on the best scientific knowledge.  For more information, visit


Healthy Campus 2010 PowerPoint presentations and handouts from the American College Health Association’s recent annual meeting are available on the web at


§       Education: The Key to a Healthy Campus

§       Healthy Campus 2010: How Three Campuses are Making It Happen

§       Helping Policy Makers Discover the Health and Productivity Academic Performance Connection


Community-Campus Partnerships for Health has two publications designed to help incorporate the Healthy People 2010 objectives into the curriculum of health professional schools. Advancing the Healthy People 2010 Objectives Through Community-Based Education: A Curriculum Planning Guide is an essential resource for curriculum planning at all levels of health professional education that features background readings, case studies, worksheets, handouts, resources and reflection questions.  A Toolkit for Faculty, Students and Community Leadership Committed to Achieving the Nation's Health Objectives Through Community-Campus Partnerships contains a Healthy People 2010 Assessment Tool to better understand your strengths and areas of improvement, Declaration and Commitment Forms to formally announce your personal and/or organizational pledges, and a Resource Listing of key publications, web sites and organizations. 



Excerpted from an article by Katherine S. Mangan in the Chronicle of Higher Education


Most of the nation’s accredited medical schools have adopted policies intended to prevent conflicts of interest in studies involving human subjects, according to a report released by the Association of American Medical Colleges. A survey conducted by the association between May 2003 and February 2004 sought to determine whether accredited medical schools had strengthened their conflict-of-interest policies in accordance with guidelines issued by the association three years ago. Eighty-two percent of the nation’s 125 accredited medical schools responded. Of those, 95 percent had such policies in place.


Of the schools surveyed, 95 percent define “a significant financial interest” that could cloud a researcher’s objectivity as $10,000 – the federal government’s threshold – or a lower amount. Among the safeguards the schools have adopted:

·         Eight-five percent require that research be monitored for potential conflicts.

·         Three quarters require researchers to notify human subjects if the researchers have a significant financial interest in the study.

·         About the same number have established standing conflict-of-interest committees.


The report’s authors said they found areas in which conflict policies need strengthening. Forty percent of the schools do not require researchers to disclose significant financial interests when orally presenting their research results. And 79 percent of the conflict-of-interest committees don’t include outside representatives.


The full text of the medical-college association’s report, “Financial Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Research,” is available on the group’s Web site.

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Jen Kauper-Brown

CCPH Program Director

In early March 2005, hundreds of committed health care professionals from hospitals and other health organizations gathered in Tampa, FL, for the national "Community Health Solutions" conference, which was co-hosted by the Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI) and Communities Joined in Action (CJA).


CCPH Board Member Monte Roulier served as the Overall Conference Facilitator and helped participants to weave together key themes throughout the meeting. A diverse group of attendees, representing both hospitals and health systems, as well as local public health departments and community coalitions, participated in sessions aimed at defining

the future of hospitals' and health systems' engagement with their communities and building common understanding of practical partnerships between health care providers and those they serve.


CCPH Partners Debra Wesley-Freeman of Sinai Community Institute in Chicago and George Kleb of the Bon Secours Foundation of Maryland in Baltimore and I facilitated a workshop entitled "Health Institutions as Economic and Community Anchors: Case Studies and Practical Strategies." The workshop explored how health institutions, defined as hospitals, health systems, health professional schools and academic health centers, serve as instruments of community and economic development and the variety of anchor roles these institutions play. For more information on this project, click here.


One of the highlights of the meeting was the comments and charge given to the group by keynote speaker Bill Grace from the Center for Ethical Leadership. He encouraged the audience to embrace ‘Transformational Leadership’, to change the status quo for the common good, instead of being stuck in ‘Transactional Leadership’, maintaining the status quo to benefit a chosen few. 


From the conference it was clear that hospitals and health systems, academic health centers and health professional schools, community organizations and public health departments share in common a core part of their respective missions. As stated by CCPH member Michael Bilton, who is also the ACHI Executive Director, “Each has a commitment to improving health and reducing disparities. Each works collaboratively with the others not for the sake of partnering, but to achieve real results they cannot achieve on their own.”


We are continuing to identify interesting examples of health institutions that are serving as community and economic anchors, especially where institutions have targeted their own substantial investment, purchasing, and employment to directly improve economic conditions in their local communities.  To learn more and suggest examples, click here.


For more information about ACHI and CJA, visit and


To view the CCPH presentation given at the conference, visit



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CCPH Announces 9th Conference Call for Proposals. Click here for more information!




Participants in CCPH's 8th Summer Service-Learning Institute

Twenty-seven novice and experienced service-learning practitioners convened for CCPH's 8th Summer Service-Learning Institute, June 17-20, 2005. Held at the beautiful Sleeping Lady Resort and Conference Center at the base of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State, participants worked together in intensive interactive workshops and small group mentoring sessions to deepen their understanding of service-learning. Each participant left the institute with an action plan for developing and sustaining service-learning courses and programs.

A hallmark of the institute is the diversity of the participants. This year's institute drew particpants from across the US and Canada and from a wide range of professions, including dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physician assistant, pre-health professions, public health andsocial work.

To read a peer-reviewed paper on the institute's proven success in fostering curricular change, click here

For more information on service-learning, click here

To host a customized version of the service-learning institute, email us

To be notified when information is available about future CCPH service-learning institutes, email us





Communities & Physicians Together


CCPH congratulates Communities & Physicians Together (CPT) as the 2005 CCPH Award recipient! CPT is a partnership that draws upon the assets of communities and physicians-in-training to improve child health and support families in raising healthy children. Employing the principles of asset-based community development, CPT teaches pediatric residents how to identify community assets and resources, build partnerships with community collaboratives, and leverage these partnerships to enhance the capacity to improve child health in each community.


Communities & Physicians Together will share more information about their winning partnership on a teleconference call on October 19, 2005 at 10am PST/1pm EST. To register for the call, click here.


For more information about the winning partnership and the Annual CCPH Award, visit


Nominations for the 2006 Annual CCPH Award will be released in November 2005 and posted at




CCPH Members are Invited to Attend

The Network:

Towards Unity For Health’s

2005 International Conference


Please let us know if you plan to be there!


In 2004 CCPH and The Network: TUFH co-sponsored an International Conference in Atlanta, GA USA. The collaboration on the conference was a success. In 2005, The Network:TUFH will be hosting their conference with the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on November 12-17, 2005. CCPH administrative director Annika Robbins will be attending and exhibiting.


Are you planning to attend the conference? If so, please email


Submit an abstract by August 1, 2005.



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Denise is the Program Assistant and Coordinator of the National Health Service Corps’ Student/Resident Experiences and Rotations in Community Health Program at the Tennessee Primary Care Association (TPCA).


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Join Today!


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


TPCA supports and unites health centers, healthcare providers, health professions schools, and others to improve access to health care for the medically underserved in Tennessee.


In her interview, as Denise reflects on her work with TPCA and her involvement with CCPH, she also discusses the big picture: CCPH provides a big-picture viewpoint that allows me to expand both my networking opportunities and my frame of reference . . . Quality health care should be a right for every citizen. The fact that we can spend billions of dollars on one aircraft carrier and refuse to provide universal health care to our citizens signifies an indifference to the needs of others and a lack of concern for our fellow humans. Is this the kind of world we want to live in and pass on to our children? Let’s get our priorities straight.”


Read the full interview.


Read previous featured member interviews.



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



Join CCPH at these upcoming events!



JULY 2005


July 13-15, 2005 ● Blacksburg, Virginia


2nd Annual University-Community Partnership Conference Building Strategic Partnerships: Challenges and Opportunities


CCPH board member Diane Downing will be representing CCPH at the conference.  CCPH will also be exhibiting.






September 15-18, 2005  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


CUexpo2005: Community-University Research Partnerships, Leaders in Urban Change


CCPH partner Sarah Flicker of Wellesley Central Health Corporation will be representing CCPH at the conference.



September 16-21, 2005 Miami Beach, Florida


National Association of Community Health Centers Annual Convention & Community Health  Institute


CCPH board chair emeritus, Elmer Freeman, who is also the executive director of the Center for Community Health Education Research and Service (CCHERS), is leading a workshop on the "nuts and bolts" of how and why community health centers can partner with academic institutions. The workshop centers around CCHERS as a "live case example" of CHC-academic partnerships and resources available through CCPH to promote and support these partnerships.



September 19-21, 2005 Portland, Oregon


2nd Conference on Community Based Collaborative Research


CCPH is a conference cosponsor and represented on the conference planning committee. For additional information, click here.





October 2-4, 2005  Athens, Georgia


National Outreach Scholarship Conference:  Transformation Through Engagement


CCPH executive director Sarena Seifer is giving an invited presentation entitled "Linking Scholarship and Communities: Findings and Recommendations of

the Commission on Community-Engaged Scholarship in the Health Professions."


The session will take place on October 3 from 1:45-3:15 pm.


CCPH 9th Conference

Walking the Talk: Achieving the Promise of Authentic Partnerships


May 31-June 3, 2006 ● Minneapolis, MN USA


Call for Proposals

Now Available!


Deadline: October 7, 2005


Through the Call for Proposals we invite you to share your knowledge, experience and lessons learned with

hundreds of colleagues who – like you – are passionate about the power of partnerships to transform

communities and academe.   


The Call for Proposals is available online at   


Questions? Please contact Annika Robbins at or (206) 616-3472.


Interested in cosponsoring or exhibiting? Please contact CCPH at


Registration will be available summer 2005!


Additional Information


New Event Listings

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


July 5, 2005 Journal of Interprofessional Care John Horder Annual Lecture Series presents Aidan Halligan ● London, England


July 22-23, 2005 Center for Pediatric Bioethics' First Annual Conference ● Seattle, WA


July 25-29, 2005 The 2nd Annual Public Health Summer Institute Zion, IL


August 18-19, 2005 The Second Annual National Urban Service-Learning Institute Chicago, Illinois


September 18-21, 2005 Annual Grantee Meeting of the Environmental Justice and Community-Based

Participatory Research and Tribal Research Programs  Talkeetna, AK


October 24-25, 2005 3rd National Prevention Summit: Innovations in Community Prevention ● Washington, DC


October 26-28, 2005 4th International Conference on Urban Health ● Toronto, Ontario, Canada


November 30, 2005 The Fourth Annual National Health Communication Conference: Practical Solutions to the Problems of Low Health Literacy Washington, DC  


March 22-25, 2006 17th Annual National Service-Learning Conference: We the People Philadelphia, PA


July 2-6, 2006 19th Biennial Meeting of he International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development

(ISSBD) Melbourne, Australia


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100 Best Communities for Young People: Steve Goldsmith Chat

As the 100 Best Communities for Young People competition continues to generate registrants from across the country, America's Promise talked with Steve Goldsmith, Chairman of the Corporation's Board, about the

importance of applying for the "100 Best" honor. Click here to read his comments.


Estimating the Contributions of Lifestyle-Related Factors to Preventable Death: A Workshop Summary - This Institute of Medicine report is a summary of a workshop held in December 2004, which included presentations that addressed methodological issues when estimating the public health burden of lifestyle factors; estimating "attributable risk" in practice; alternative ways of measuring the health burden; and public policy issues. More information is available at:


Kaiser Family Foundation Selects 16 as 2005 Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation has named 16 college students and recent graduates as the 2005 participants in the Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program at Howard University in Washington D.C.  The program provides talented African American, Latino, Native American, and Asian/Pacific Islander college students the opportunity to work in congressional offices with major health policy responsibilities.  The program is directed by the Foundation in partnership with Howard University.


WHY’s Online Food Security Learning Center

Are you looking for information on community food security, rural poverty, family farms, domestic hunger and federal food programs, migrant and seasonal farmworkers, and more? Then check out World Hunger Year (WHY)’s Food Security Learning Center. The site provides articles, program profiles, links and resources, policy information, and ways to get active. Quesitons? Contact Maureen Kelly.


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Program Coordinator – University of California San Francisco Center for Health and Community Job Opportunity - Job Number:  14730BR – The program coordinator will assist with the full range of program planning and administrative functions essential to the Center's operation. Full job description. Questions? Contact Dina Dudum at (415) 476-7283.


Service Learning Program Coordinator - Education and Training Programs at Florida State

Job Number: #57844 - Position will work under the supervision of the Director of Service Learning, Center for Civic Education and Service, FSU to assist in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of all service learning services, projects, and activities. Position will promote service learning and establish partnerships with faculty, community-based agencies, and students.  Position will supervise FSU students who perform as Service Learning Program Assistants. Apply online through FSU Human Resources.


Dean, School of Nursing – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

The Dean is the chief academic and administrative officer of the School of Nursing and reports to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean is expected to maintain high academic standards and a preeminent national standing for the School. The Dean must be a proponent of the University's research mission, advance the School's initiatives within the University, and effectively articulate the School's contributions and perspectives in local, regional, national, and international arenas of nursing, health care, and policy. The Dean will lead the School in promoting a research environment conducive to multidisciplinary endeavors, in advancing innovative educational programs, and in facilitating practice initiatives and health care policy. The Dean must play a pivotal leadership role in fundraising for the School of Nursing. For more information, contact Antonia Villarruel at

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New Grants Alert announced in this newsletter are noted with an asterisk (*)


Center for Disease Control and Prevention Grant: Epidemiologic HIV/AIDS Research Among African American and Hispanic Women at Risk for HIV Infection in the Southern United States and Puerto Rico – Deadline: July 1 (LOI)/July 18 (Full Proposal) - The purposes of this project are to support research on the epidemiologic, socio-cultural, structural, psychological, and behavioral factors that promote HIV infection in African American and Hispanic women; and to increase understanding of the factors related to the prevalence of HIV infection, and incidence of recent infection, in these populations. This announcement addresses the "Healthy People 2010" focus areas of HIV and the goals of CDC's HIV prevention strategic plan through 2005. Additional information


Grants to Tribes, Tribal Organizations, and Migrant Programs for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Programs – Deadline: July 5 – The funds must support more effective and comprehensive child abuse prevention activities and family support services, including an emphasis on strengthening marriages and reaching out to include fathers, that will enhance the lives and ensure the safety and well-being of migrant and Native American children and their families. Additional information


Call for Applications – ETA to Award Grants to Help Colleges Train Workers for High-Growth Jobs – Deadline: July 6The federal Employment and Training Administration will be awarding $125 million in grants to community colleges who partner with employers and others to train more people for high-growth fields, such as health care. The Community-Based Job Training Grants will be used to build the capacity of community colleges to train workers to develop the skills needed to succeed in high-growth occupations and fields where demand for qualified workers is outstripping supply. The funds will support both capacity building and training activities. Details


* Health Promotion and Diabetes Prevention Projects for American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Communities: Adaptations of Practical Community Environmental Indicators – Deadline: July 8 - The purpose of the program is to strengthen local capacity of AI/AN communities in implementing limited, practical community environmental interventions for health promotion and diabetes prevention. View the full announcement.  


American Dental Association Foundation (ADAF) Issues Request for Proposals – Deadline: July 8 – ADAF’s RFP is to help to improve children's oral health under its Samuel Harris Fund for Children's Dental Health. The ADAF, charitable arm of the American Dental Association, established the Harris Fund as a permanent endowment dedicated to the prevention of childhood tooth decay. It awards competitive grants whose oral health promotion programs seek to improve and maintain children's oral health through community education programs. Additional information


Projects that Improve Child Well-Being by Fostering Healthy Marriages within Native Communities Grant – Deadline: July 8 - The primary objectives of these projects are pre-marital education, marriage education and relationship skills for youth, adults, and couples. Project components may include but are not limited to: healthy relationship skills, communication skills, conflict resolution, foster parenting, marital counseling, abstinence education, and fatherhood accountability. Additional information


Call for Applications from ENACCT – Deadline: July 11 - The Education Network to Advance Cancer Clinical Trials (ENACCT) announces the launch of its Pilot Education Program (PEP), a new funding opportunity for cancer clinical trials education efforts. With funding from the Lance Armstrong Foundation, ENACCT will award a total of $450,000 to 3 community based Partnerships to develop unique approaches to foster awareness about cancer treatment clinical trials; enhance their acceptability; and improve access to them. The Partnerships will receive ongoing technical assistance, evaluation and training services provided by ENACCT staff. The preliminary application, as well as promotional material about the grant program can be found at


Technical Assistance and Capacity Development Demonstration Grant Program for HIV/AIDS-Related Services in Minority Communities – Deadline: July 13 - The Grant Program seeks to develop and improve effective and durable service delivery capacity for HIV prevention and treatment among organizations closely interfaced with targeted minority populations impacted by HIV/AIDS. Federal Register Notice


* Epidemiologic HIV/AIDS Research Among African American and Hispanic Women at Risk for HIV Infection in the Southern United States and Puerto Rico – Deadline: July 18 - The purpose of the project is to support research on the epidemiologic, socio-cultural, structural, psychological, and behavioral factors that promote HIV infection in African American and Hispanic women; and to increase understanding of the factors related to the prevalence of HIV infection, and incidence of recent infection, in these populations. View the full announcement


* Grants for Public TV Community Leadership Summits on Health – Deadline: July 19 - The Community Leadership Summit Grants are designed to help PBS stations better understand and serve their community by convening day-long Community Summits. Grants will be solely for summits focusing on the topic of health. The Summit is a vehicle for listening and exchanging ideas that might lead to new collaborative initiatives. It is a one-day meeting structured to give voice to concerns about your community. Guidelines and Application.


Service-Learning and Home Safety Initiative – Deadline: July 22 - Grants from State Farm Insurance & State Farm Companies Foundation reward programs that engage students in service learning -- school and/or community service activities that apply academic curricula and education standards -- to raise public awareness about building codes and home disaster preparation, mitigation, response, and recovery.  Additional information


* Emergency Response & Crisis Management Grant Program – Deadline: July 29 - The grant program supports efforts by LEAs to improve & strengthen their school emergency response & crisis management plans, including training school personnel & students in emergency response procedures; communicating emergency plans & procedures with parents; & coordinating with local law enforcement, public safety, public health, & mental health agencies. Additional information is available online


* Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention Models on College Campuses – Deadline: August 1 – The program seek to support projects addressing high- risk drinking & drug use which can become practical models for replication & adaptation in other college communities.  The goals of this program are to identify models of effective campus-based alcohol & other drug prevention programs & disseminate information about these programs to other colleges & universities where similar efforts may be adopted. Additional information is available online


Demonstration Projects That Improve Child Well-Being by Fostering Healthy Marriages within Underserved Communities – Deadline: August 8 - Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2005-ACF-ACYF-CA-0089 - This US Department of Health and Human Services funding announcement seeks proposals that improve child well-being by removing barriers to and strengthening family formation and healthy marriage in underserved communities. Additional information


Arts in Healthcare Funds - Deadline: August 22 - 2005 Johnson & Johnson (J&J)/Society for the Arts in Healthcare Partnership to Promote Arts and Healing Grant. This grant program seeks to promote the use of the arts to enhance the healthcare experience for patients, their families, and caregivers. Proposals are being sought from healthcare organizations and/or arts agencies working in partnership to produce innovative projects to serve patients, their families, and caregivers in healthcare settings and to promote healing and preventative health.  Additional Information


Call for Proposals: Substance Abuse Policy Research Program – Round X – Deadline: August 23 - The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s program is designed to encourage experts in public health, law, political science, medicine, sociology, criminal justice, economics, psychology and other behavioral and policy sciences to address issues related to substance abuse. Additional information


Women Helping Others (WHO) Foundation Grants – Deadline: Sept 13 – WHO supports grass-roots charities serving the overlooked needs of women and children. Specific projects and programs addressing health, education and social service needs are the priority of the WHO Foundation. The Foundation recognizes the value of new programs created to respond to changing needs and will consider funding projects of an original or pioneering nature within an existing organization. Additional information


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.


International Research Collaboration Behavioral, Social Sciences – Deadline: Sept 21 - Funder's Fund ID:  PAR-05-073 - An important role of the Fogarty International Research Collaboration (FIC)is to foster discovery and reduce global health disparities through the support of international cooperation across the continuum of basic, clinical and applied biomedical, and health sciences. Additional information


Captain Planet Foundation – Deadline: Sept 30, and Dec 31 - The Captain Planet Foundation funds hands-on environmental projects to encourage youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities. Additional information


Toshiba America Foundation Grants – Deadline: Oct 1 - The grants seek to support projects designed by classroom teachers to improve K-12 science and mathematics education. Additional information


Collaborative Multisite Research in Addiction (COMRAD) – Deadline: Oct 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


* Building Human Capital, Disparities and Public Health - Deadline: Oct 15 - The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has posted a Call for Proposals related to build the nation's capacity for research, leadership and action to address the broad range of factors that affect health. The program is founded on the principle that progress in the field of population health depends upon collaboration and exchange among the social, behavioral and health sciences. The program is intended to produce leaders who will change the questions asked, the methods employed to analyze problems and the range of solutions offered to reduce population health disparities and improve the health of all Americans.  Details


National Library of Medicine (NLM) Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health - Deadlines: 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.


* Call for Applications: 2006 National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) / AcademyHealth Fellowship – Deadline: Jan 9, 2006 -  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's NCHS and AcademyHealth are seeking applicants for their 2006 Fellowship. This program brings visiting scholars in health services research-related disciplines to NCHS to collaborate on studies of interest to policymakers and the health services research community using NCHS data systems. Additional information can be found at and


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 Link to Full Announcement.


Allen Foundation Grants for Nutrition Education– Deadline: Open – The Foundation supports educational nutrition programs, with priority given to training programs for children and young adults to improve their health and development. Maximum Award: Past grants have ranged from $2,000 to $1 million. Eligibility: Schools and school districts should partner with local nonprofits to form nutrition education programs. Additional information


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.


Community Participation in Research – Deadlines: May 17, 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. 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.


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New Calls for Submissions announced in this newsletter are noted with an asterisk (*)


Presidential Freedom Scholarships – Deadline: July 1 - The Presidential Freedom Scholarships are designed to promote student service and civic engagement and honor outstanding service to the community. Additional information


National Governors Association (NGA) Request for Applications: Improving Outcomes for Young Adults with Disabilities Policy Academy – Deadline: July 1 - The NGA Center for Best Practices invites states to apply for its upcoming policy academy on improving outcomes for young adults with disabilities, aged 14 to 30.  This academy will provide teams of leaders from six states a special opportunity to identify weaknesses in their state's current policies and practices and to develop and begin implementing realistic strategies for improvement.  Contact: Lindsey Woolsey.


Call for Proposals for Community Based Collaborative Research Conference – Deadline: July 1 – The conference will take place September 19-21, 2005 in Portland, OR and is sponsored by the Northwest Health Foundation, co-sponsors include Community-Campus Partnerships for Health. Call for Proposals


* Call for Abstracts: 3rd National Prevention Summit: Innovations in Community Prevention – Deadline: July 15 – The Summit will take place October 24-25, 2005 in Washington, D.C. It will focus on chronic disease prevention and health promotion and will feature innovative prevention programs that are making a difference in communities across the country.  To register or submit an abstract online, visit


Call for Abstracts for 4th International Conference on Urban Health – Deadline: July 29 – The conference will take place October 26-28, 2005 in Toronto, ON, Canada. This year’s conference theme is Achieving Social Justice in Urban Communities.  Proposals are specifically sought on topics related to community-based participatory research. Information on submitting an abstract.


Has Your Research Made a Difference? AcademyHealth Requests Nominations for HSR Impact Award - Deadline: July 29 – The Award recognizes outstanding research that has been successfully translated into

health policy, management, or clinical practice and, as a result, had a positive impact on health and health care. Additional information


Call for Nominations- SOPHE Open Society Award - Deadline: July 31 - The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) will inaugurate the Open Society Award at their 56th Annual Meeting on November 5th in New Orleans, LA. This new award seeks to recognize an individual or group who embodies and promotes an Open Society, through research, practice, and/or teaching.  Award recipients will receive a $250 cash prize and one year SOPHE membership (for non-member recipients). Additional information


2005-2006 CDC/SOPHE Fellowships in Injury and Violence Prevention - Deadline: July 31 - One year fellowships. Fellows will work at their own institutions on research or practice-based projects that consider unintentional injury prevention or violence prevention from the perspectives of health education or behavioral science.  Additional information


* Scholarships for Post-Graduate Public Health Program - Deadline: August 1 - The Hispanic Dental Association Foundation and the Colgate-Palmolive Company present a scholarship program to Hispanic students enrolled in Post-Graduate Public Health Program. Scholarships will be awarded to support Hispanic students who seek to advance their scientific and applied clinical knowledge in the area of public health to further their commitment to aiding and supporting the Hispanic community. For more information: Additional information


* Call for Applications: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Tobacco Policy Change Round Two - Deadline: August 1 - A national initiative that provides resources and technical assistance for local, regional and nationally-based organizations and tribal groups interested in implementing effective tobacco prevention and cessation policy initiatives. Details


* Call for Papers – Reflections Spring 2006 Special Issue – Deadline: August 1 - Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy will have a special issue on Re-writing the Community Writing Course in Spring 2006. It will be guest edited by H. Brooke Hessler and Amy Rupiper Taggart. Please send inquiries to Amy Rupiper Taggart

or Brooke Hessler.


The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2005 Physician Faculty Scholars Program – Deadline: August 1 - To strengthen the leadership and academic productivity of junior medical school faculty who are dedicated to improving health and health care. Funding: Up to $300,000 over three years. For more information, click here.


Fulbright Scholar Program for Faculty and Professionals Public Health Awards – Deadline: August 1 - Research, lecturing, and lecturing-research awards are being offered in public health for academic year 2006-2007.  Specific "Public Health" awards are available in Canada, China, Hungary, India, and Ukraine. Public health is also among the requested specializations for awards in the social sciences or sciences, public administration, and mountain studies in other countries, and in the multi-country regional research programs in Africa and the Middle East/South Asia. Visit the CIES for more information. Request an application.


The Clarence H. Moore Award for Voluntary Service – Deadline: August 15 - To recognize the benefits that the voluntary/non-governmental sector contributes to the public health mission and to improving the lives of the peoples of the Americas, the Pan American Health and Education Foundation established the Clarence H. Moore Award. This award calls attention to the achievements of NGOs operating in Latin America and the Caribbean in public health, and celebrates these achievements. Additional information


* Call for Papers – 26th Annual Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Conference on Health and Families – Deadline: August 22The conference will take place March 1-4, 2006 in Austin, TX. The conference theme is “The Call for Leadership: Improving Health Through Partnerships.” The SFTM conference will provide a form where those involved in teaching, providing, or conducting research in family and contextually centered care join to present and discuss their best thinking and practice.


* Call for Papers: Mental Health - Deadline: August 26 - Preventing Chronic Disease, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's peer-reviewed electronic journal established to provide a forum for public health researchers and practitioners to share study results and practical experience, is accepting manuscripts for their March 2006 issue on mental health. For more information:


Community Colleges Invited to Apply for MetLife Foundation Community College Excellence Award - Deadline: August 31 - The Award celebrates and highlights the accomplishments of colleges that are helping less-advantaged youth and adults succeed and advance in college and careers. The award recognizes community colleges whose policies and practices provide pathways to opportunity for large numbers of individuals. Visit the Jobs for the Future for details.


Call for Applications-Ethics of Prevention and Public Health Fellowship - Deadline: Sept 1 - In July 2002, the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program established specialty training in the ethics of prevention and public health. The CPFP has for years provided a multidisciplinary training environment for postdoctoral biomedical and social scientists, clinicians, and public health professionals. Training in the ethics of prevention and public health represents a new initiative within this well-established and highly regarded program. In addition to its unique features, the structure of this training is identical to that of the parent program, including eligibility, stipends, benefits, application procedures, and evaluations. Additional Information


Call for Nominations for the Fifth Annual Delta Omega Award for Innovative Public Health Curriculum – Deadline: Sept 2 – As part of its efforts to promote excellence in public health education, research and practice, Delta Omega created this award to highlight public health courses that are integrative, practice-oriented, and multi-disciplinary. Additional information


Award Available for Best Medical Student Paper in Preventive Medicine – Deadline: Sept 20 - The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is offering an award for the best paper on preventive medicine written by a medical student. The winning paper will be published in the American Journal of preventive Medicine. The author will receive a $1000 prize and will be honored at the ACPM's annual meeting. All prevention-related topics will be considered. Additional information, contact: Erica Frank.


* Call for Proposals for the 17th Annual National Service-Learning Conference: We the People – Deadline: Sept 26

The conference will take place March 22-25, 2006 Philadelphia, P.A. Come present to the largest gathering of youths and practitioners from the service-learning field including educators in K-12 and higher education, youth leaders, trainers, policy-makers, grantees, researchers, funders and many others. Download an application at or call the Conference Hotline at (800) 366-6952, or email for further information.


Journal of Interprofessional Care (JIC) Call for Papers - A Competition for Students – Deadline: Sept 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?


* Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars Program - Deadline: Oct 15 - This program is designed to build the nation's capacity for research, leadership and action to address the broad range of factors that affect health. The program is founded on the principle that progress in the field of population health depends upon collaboration and exchange among the social, behavioral and health sciences. The program is intended to produce leaders who will change the questions asked, the methods employed to analyze problems and the range of solutions offered to reduce population health disparities and improve the health of all Americans.  More details and how to apply 


Making a Difference Award – Deadline: Oct 15 - This Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association  Award recognizes excellence in a science program developed and implemented by middle level science teachers, grades 6-8. Entries must show innovative and effective teaching strategies combined with a science program that has influenced students to explore and investigate science and its application to global problems. Additional information


* Call for Papers - 19th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development

(ISSBD) in Melbourne, Australia – Deadline: Oct. 31 - The Program Committee invites submissions for symposia and posters from all those with an interest in research on human development. This includes ISSBD members, non-members, researchers, practitioners, and students.


Call for Papers: The International Journal of Public Sector Management Special Issue on Knowledge Management and Mobilization: Emergence, Experiments, Incentives, Infrastructure and Strategies - Deadline: Oct 31 - Issues of importance, addressed at an international, national, regional or provincial, or local level. Guest editor: CCPH Member Peter Levesque, Knowledge Exchange Specialist, Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Canada. Details


Call for Papers: Action Research Special Issue: Insider Action Research - Deadline: Nov 1 - Seeking contributions from people who have undertaken action research in their own organizational systems (organization, association, community, family). Seeking contributions from across organizational sectors including business, education, healthcare, nursing, social work, voluntary, aid and development, arts, public service, community development, and from any position on a hierarchical ladder. Details


Call for Papers: Academic Exchange Extra, a Monthly Peer-Reviewed On-Line Forum - Deadline: Ongoing Submissions are invited from undergraduates, graduates, and educators. AEE presents ideas, research methods, and pedagogical theories leading to effective instruction and learning regardless of level, subject or context. They also seek cogent essays, poetry and fiction. Contact Elizabeth Haller with questions. Details


Call for Papers for the National Civic Review - Deadline: Ongoing – The journal publishes essays and reports written by civic activists, community practitioners, theorists, and scholars in the fields of public administration, community building, political reform, government, and social problem solving. Additional information  


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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CCPH Members receive discounts on publications by Jossey-Bass as well as all CCPH publications


The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning

is offering the following SUMMER SPECIALS

on their publications through July 31


The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning is a national, peer-reviewed publication for faculty and administrators focused on research, pedagogy, and issues relevant to academic service-learning in higher education.


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New Book: Minority Populations and Health:

An Introduction to Health Disparities in the U.S.


This textbook offers a complete foundation in the core issues and theoretical frameworks for the development of policy and interventions to address race disparities in health-related outcomes. The book covers U.S. health and social policy, the role of race and ethnicity in health research, socioeconomic status and other social factors contributing to mortality, longevity and life expectancy, quantitative and demographic analysis and access, and utilization of health services.  Author Thomas A. LaVeist, PhD is Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of the Center for Health Disparities Solutions at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 


CCPH members are eligible to receive a 15% discount on this publication. 

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Cultural Competency in Medical Education: A Guidebook for Schools


This guidebook shares lessons learned from seven medical schools across the United States about incorporating the cultural competency curriculum, PRIME (Promoting, Reinforcing, and Improving Medical Education), into medical education. It focuses its chapters on each part of the curriculum whose topics include Making Cultural Competence Institutional, Training Faculty for Cultural Teaching, Incorporating Cultural Competency into the Curriculum, and Evaluation Tips on the Cultural Competency Initiatives. The guidebook contains figures, resources, and references.


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Council on Graduate Medical Education Seventeenth Report. Minorities in Medicine: An Ethnic and Cultural Challenge for Physician Training: An Update (April 2005)


This report assesses the progress made since the Council on Graduate Medical Education published a report on minorities in medicine in 1998. It recommends ways to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in medicine and strengthen cultural competency. The report provides demographic and health disparity information for minority populations in the United States and includes tables, a bibliography, and an appendix of educational pipeline programs and collaborations.


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