Member Newsletter of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health


Promoting health through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions




July 15, 2005

Volume VII Issue 14



Message From Our Executive Director


News From CCPH


Membership Matters


Upcoming Events


2006 Conference Update




Employment Opportunities


Grants Alert!


Calls for Submissions







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Without strong systems for gathering, using, and sharing information, federal, state and local public health offices cannot adequately detect disease outbreaks, notify the public of emerging health problems or promote sound health practices. Recognizing the importance of this issue, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) will administer a $3.68 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to develop tomorrow's public health leaders in the science of public health informatics.


Public health informatics is the practice of integrating state-of-the-art computer technology for managing knowledge and information to enhance the work of public health professionals and others. The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health will receive the money from RWJF. The National Library of Medicine, a part of the National Institutes of Health, will administer the grant program. NLM has a longstanding history of training the country's biomedical informatics researchers and professionals. The program funds educational training sites at four universities-Columbia University, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the University of Utah, and the University of Washington. Students at the sites will receive training in basic information science and public health principles, focused preparation in applying informatics to public health problems, and on-site experience with public health agencies. All four sites currently host informatics training programs supported by NLM, and the new public health program, which begins July 1, 2005, will build on this existing base of experience.


"The health of our communities is threatened if we cannot effectively analyze and share critical information among public health agencies, hospitals and community health providers," said Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A., president and chief executive officer of the RWJF. "This collaboration will help prepare new leaders to be the architects of sophisticated information systems that can help public health officials respond to emergencies and save lives."


Graduates of the program are expected to pursue a variety of career tracks. Some will enter directly into governmental public health agencies, while others will conduct research and train future generations of public health information professionals.


The grant will support program development at the selected training sites as well as stipends, tuition and other trainee expenses. "In this day and age, no public health agency can work in isolation," said Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D., director of the National Library of Medicine. "Through this program we will help put information sharing at the center of efforts to connect all public health agencies."


"Informatics can help us make a huge impact on public health through disease surveillance," said Charles Friedman, Ph.D., senior scholar and leader of this initiative in the NLM Division of Extramural Programs. "By integrating health data from a range of sources-including hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies-and applying sophisticated analysis tools, we'll be able to detect disease outbreaks early, potentially saving lives and preventing an enormous amount of suffering." The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving the health and health care of all Americans.


The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health was established by the United States Congress to support the mission of the National Institutes of Health-improving health through scientific discovery. The National Library of Medicine, the world's largest library of the health sciences, is a component of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.





The Seattle-based Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in partnership with the National Institutes of Health, has announced forty-three grants totaling $436.6 million through its Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative. he initiative was launched by the foundation in 2003 in an effort to apply innovations in science and technology to the greatest health problems of the developing world. Each of the projects funded through the initiative seeks to tackle one of fourteen major scientific challenges that, if solved, could lead to important advances in the prevention and treatment of diseases that kill millions of people in the world's poorest countries.


The projects to be funded will address a series of challenges, including the development of improved childhood vaccines that do not require refrigeration, needles, or multiple doses; developing new ways of preventing the transmission of diseases by insects; growing more nutritious staple crops as a way of combating malnutrition; discovering ways to prevent drug resistance; developing methods to treat latent and chronic infections such as tuberculosis; and more accurately diagnosing and tracking diseases throughout the developing world.


"It's shocking how little research is directed toward the diseases of the world's poorest countries," said Gates Foundation co-founder Bill Gates. "By harnessing the world's capacity for scientific innovation, I believe we can transform health in the developing world and save millions of lives." The initiative is supported by a $450 million commitment from the Gates Foundation, as well as $27.1 million from the London-based Wellcome Trust and $4.5 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in Ottawa.


For complete descriptions (19 pages, PDF) of the forty-three projects to be funded, see:


"Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative Selects 43 Groundbreaking Research Projects for More Than $436 Million in Funding." Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Press Release 6/27/05


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Sarena Seifer


The summer months often provide time for reflection and renewal.  CCPH sponsors service-learning and community-based participatory research institutes in the summer for this very reason.  We have found over the years that small group, experiential learning in a retreat setting is highly correlated with gains in knowledge, breakthrough thinking and subsequent action.  We also apply these lessons as an organization through a summer staff retreat.  In August, the CCPH staff will gather for to reflect on our accomplishments and challenges over the past year, to review critical information gathered from our stakeholders, and to map out our goals and activities for the year ahead.  I use the word

“stakeholders” deliberately, because we hold ourselves accountable not only to our members and customers, but to the broader community of people and organizations who are committed to or interested in advancing community-campus partnerships as a strategy to improve health – whether they are aware of or involved in CCPH or not. 


Foremost in our minds will be our mission - to promote health through partnerships between communities and higher education institutions – and the ends we are working to achieve, as articulated by the CCPH board of directors:


1. Communities and higher educational institutions engage in community-campus


§         Resources are available to build and maintain community-campus partnerships

§         Comprehensive knowledge is available about the nature and outcomes of community-campus partnerships

§         Institutional, organizational and governmental policies support community-campus partnerships

2. Health disparities are reduced in communities through community-campus partnerships

3. The health workforce, broadly defined, is more diverse and community responsive through community-campus partnerships


We are always eager for your feedback on CCPH and your ideas and suggestions for future directions.  Whenever CCPH board members and staff are “out and about” at community forums, board meetings and conferences, for example, we are constantly asking “How can CCPH support you in the work that you do?” and “How can CCPH best make a difference?”  Many of you have responded to our explicit requests for input – by completing the recent online survey about the CCPH website or the 6-month follow-up survey of CCPH conference participants, for example.   Some of you have taken the time to share your thoughts with us informally, through an email, phone call or in-person conversation.  Your candid feedback and ideas make a difference in ways large and small.  For example, the CCPH principles of partnership were developed through an iterative process involving stakeholder input over a two year period...our sustained work on changing the academic culture to better recognize and reward community-engaged scholarship stems from consistent concerns raised by faculty members who felt marginalized on their campuses and community members who have experienced the dire effects of a revolving door of faculty and students coming in and out of the community…Partnership Matters newsletter was redesigned based in part on responses to the recent reader survey…the Community-Based Participatory Research listserv was established in part because of increasing requests for information about CBPR…the “story sessions” at the CCPH conference were initiated in part due to feedback from community members about how to ensure that community voices are valued and heard…


We are delighted to hear from you at any time and we hope to hear from you soon.  Please feel free to email or phone me directly at or 206-616-4305. 


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




CBPR Continuing Education Institute Offered at This Year’s APHA Conference


The ASPH/CDC Community-Institutional Partnerships for Prevention Research Group, for which CCPH is the coordinating agency, is offering a Continuing Education Institute (CEI) on community-based participatory research (CBPR) at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 133rd Annual Meeting to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 5-9, 2005. This CEI is the first part of a two-part CEI on CBPR. 

The first CEI, entitled "Community-Based Participatory Research (Part I): Developing and Sustaining Partnerships for Community-based Participatory Research," will be presented by the ASPH/CDC Community-Institutional Partnerships for Prevention Research Group on Saturday afternoon, November 5th. The session includes a series of short presentations, case studies, and interactive exercises to trigger discussion and equip participants with strategies and tools for developing and sustaining CBPR partnerships. The session will guide participants in exploring issues relevant to their own partnerships such as ethical issues; operating norms, infrastructure, and processes for decision-making and resources allocation; tactics addressing concerns about expectations and accountability; and strategies for conflict resolution, appreciation and celebration. 


The second CEI, entitled "Community-Based Participatory Research (Part 2): Working with Communities to Interpret and Analyze Data and Get to Outcomes," is scheduled for Sunday morning, November 6th. 


For more information or to register, visit



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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 21, 2005 2:00p.m. Eastern *Free* Web Audioconference on Mental Illness & Employment





September 15-18, 2005  CUexpo2005: Community-University Research Partnerships, Leaders in Urban ChangeWinnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


CCPH partner Sarah Flicker of Wellesley Central Health Corporation will be representing CCPH at the conference. For more information on the project she is presenting, visit



September 16-21, 2005 National Association of Community Health Centers Annual Convention & Community Health  Institute Miami Beach, Florida


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 2nd Conference on Community Based Collaborative Research Portland, Oregon


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






October 2-4, 2005 National Outreach Scholarship Conference:  Transformation Through Engagement

Athens, Georgia


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.


October 19, 2005 ● Teleconference on Communities & Physicians Together: The 2005 CCPH Award Recipient ● 10 am PST / 1 pm EST. Communities & Physicians Together (CPT) is the recipient of the 2005 Community-Campus Partnerships for Health award. 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. Learn more about this award-winning partnership on this teleconference call. To register for the call, click here.


For more information about CPT and the Annual CCPH Award, visit


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






November 5-9, 2005 CBPR Continuing Education Institute at APHA 133rd Annual Meeting  New Orleans, Louisiana


The ASPH/CDC Community-Institutional Partnerships for Prevention Research Group, for which CCPH is the coordinating agency, is offering a Continuing Education Institute (CEI) on community-based participatory research (CBPR) This CEI is the first part of a two-part CEI on CBPR. For details, see News from CCPH.


For more information and to register for the CEI, visit


November 12-17, 2005 The Network: Towards Unity For Health’s 2005 International ConferenceHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam


CCPH members are invited to attend this year’s conference on Making Primary Health Care Work: Challenges for the Education and Practice of the Health Workforce. CCPH administrative director Annika Robbins will be attending and exhibiting. Are you planning to attend the conference? If so, please email let us know by emailing Annika at The deadline for the Call for Abstracts is August 1.




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 21, 2005 2:00p.m. Eastern *Free* Web Audioconference on Mental Illness & Employment


August 1-7, 2005 10th Annual Hawaii Facilitators’ Playshop ● Oahu, Hawaii


August 3-4, 2005 Access to Health Care Workshop and Post-Workshop Session ● Austin, Texas


August 28-31, 2005 The Adriondack Arc Summer-Inclusion Institute ● Blue Mountain Lake, New York


September 8-9, 2005 Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Disparities: Translating Research into Practice Winston-Salem, North Carolina


October 6-8, 2005 American Council on Education Educating All of One Nation Annual Conference: Realizing America's Promise: Embracing Diversity, Discovery, and Change ● Phoenix, Arizona


October 17-21, 2005 10th International Metropolis Conference: Our Diverse Cities: Migration, Diversity, Change ● Toronto, Ontario, Canada


November 10-13, 2005 Oral Health: A Vital Part of Overall Health ● Williamsburg, Virginia


April 1-2, 2006 Unite for Sight’s 3rd Annual International Health Conference: Empowering Communities to Bridge Health Divides ● New Haven, Connecticut


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ACHI Web Resources on Access and Coverage

The Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI) has just made available an extensive new repository of links to information and programs related to Access and Coverage. The broad categories include: Coverage and Affordability, Cultural and Linguistic Barriers, Health Literacy, Geography and Transportation and Oral Health Access comprising more than 50 individual entries. Details


Rural, Remote and Northern Women's Health Policy and Research Directions

This community kit is designed to improve the health of rural remote and northern women across Canada by making sure that women have a say in how health programs, plans and policies are developed. The kit provides summaries and background information about the national research project, as well as information for local communities to use in advocating for change.


Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists/CDC Applied Epidemiology Fellowship is Currently Seeking Doctoral Candidates to Fill Three Positions in Maternal and Child Health

The goal of the fellowship is to provide a high quality on-the-job training experience in applied epidemiology for recent graduates and to prepare fellows for long-term career placement at the state and local level. Based on their career aspirations and available positions, fellows are carefully matched to a state health agency for two years under the guidance of two experienced mentors. During their tenure, fellows will be expected to complete activities and achieve competencies related to epidemiologic methods, communication skills, public health practice, policy, and legal issues.  Additional information can be found on CSTE's website


KAIROS Releases Special Issue of Global Economic Justice Report on Ending Poverty In Canada KAIROS (Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives) special issue is entitled "Ending Poverty in Canada: From Political Advocacy to Social Transformation." The Report assesses the changing face of poverty in Canada, analyzes the cases of poverty, and calls for an approach to reducing and eliminating poverty that goes beyond government policy change and focuses on a rethinking of the values and priorities that underpin our lives. If you would like to receive a complimentary copy of this special issue, please send your mailing address to Michael Polanyi at You can subscribe to the Global Economic Justice Report for $20/year (4 issues) at


Unite For Sight International Service-Learning Opportunities

Unite For Sight has many new service-learning opportunities in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe for the Fall, Winter, and Spring. Some opportunities are still available for the Summer, too. Opportunities are available in rural villages, urban locations, and refugee camps (including in the tsunami region).  You can read about all of the opportunities at


Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training Courses

Bridging the Gap is a leading Medical Interpreter training program in the US today. The quality of health care often depends as much on the interpreter as the provider. BTG has been successful in helping interpreters and institutions implement professional standards for medical interpreting. For details on courses visit  


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Education Program Specialist - Division of Adolescent & School Health (DASH) Program Services and Development Branch, Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) – Atlanta, GA - Deadline: July 26Job Number: DE1-05-3497 or MP1-05-3497 - DASH education program specialists are the key connection to DASH partners, including national organizations, state and local education agencies, interest groups, and program efforts relating to the development and implementation of coordinated school health programs, including HIV education for school-and/or college-aged youth, parents, and school/college personnel, and other community leaders. Complete announcement. Questions? Contact Stephanie M. Yun at


Research Chair at the Full Professor Level - Élisabeth Bruyère Research Institute at the University of Ottawa – Deadline: August 1 - The Research Chair will be required to actively collaborate with other primary health care researchers and clinicians in the Institute, the Service de Santé (SCO) Health Service, and the Department of Family Medicine of the University on the design and implementation of research programs including projects of relevance to older adults. Questions? Contact Joanne Yelle-Weatherall at


Director of Education - University of Minnesota Academic Health Center and the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health - This position is 100% time at the rank of associate professor or professor in the tenure track and reports to the department head. This position will guide the design, implementation and evaluation of curriculum in six graduate medical education programs. Questions? Contact Nancy Baker at

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



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.


* Call for Applications: The National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer III - Deadline: July 22 - Community Networks Program (NBLIC III) announces the availability of funds for the Community Partners for Cancer Education Program, which was initially established to support community-driven cancer control initiatives specific to breast and cervical cancer early detection. The focus for this announcement will only include prostate and colorectal cancer early detection and prevention. The goal of this program is to expand community collaborations and cancer awareness/ education opportunities in minority communities to help eliminate health disparities.  Details


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


* American Honda Foundation Grants Program – Deadline: August 1 - American Honda Foundation Grants Program for organizations working in the areas of youth and scientific education. Maximum Award: $40,000 to $80,000. Eligibility: K-12. Additional information


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


* Call for Applications- CDC funding to Enhance Professional Education, Research Infrastructure, and Capacity Building in Minority Serving Institutions - Deadline: August 4 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has an estimated $900,000 in fiscal year 2005 funding to help organizations support professional development, education, research and training for racial and ethnic minorities in the health professions. Among other goals, the program will help organizations strengthen the educational and professional development of minority health professionals and educators. The agency expects to award three grants of about $300,000 each to minority health professions schools and nonprofit organizations representing historically black colleges and universities, tribal colleges and universities, and Hispanic-serving institutions. Details


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


* InformationLinks: Connecting Public Health with Health Information Exchanges - Deadline: Sept 7 - This program will provide grants to support the participation of state and local public health agencies in health information exchanges. The program will make funds available to public health agencies for activities in support of population-based public health services, as opposed to direct provision of health care (e.g., safety-net provider services). The program is designed as a one-time, short-term stimulus to catalyze and facilitate greater participation by public health agencies in health information exchanges. Details


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.


* Call for Proposals- HRSA Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program - Deadline: Sept 16 - Program encourages the development of new and innovative health care delivery systems in rural communities that lack essential health care services. The emphasis of the grant program is on service delivery through creative strategies requiring the grantee to form a consortium with at least two additional partners.  For example, through consortia of schools, churches, emergency medical service providers, local universities, private practitioners and the like, rural communities can create hospice care, bring health check-ups to children, and provide prenatal care to women in remote areas. Estimated $10 million in grants. Details


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


* Call for Proposals- HRSA Rural Health Network Development Program - Deadline: Sept 26 - Support development of rural health networks. Grant funds are used to support activities that strengthen the organizational capabilities of these networks whose purpose is to overcome the fragmentation and vulnerability of providers in rural areas. Estimated $1.44 million in grants. Details


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


* Mini-Grant Program for Service-Learning – Deadline Oct 14 - Constitutional Rights Foundation's Robinson Mini-Grant Program for service-learning projects designed to address serious community issues. Maximum Award: $500. Eligibility: K-12.


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


* Do Something BRICK Awards – Deadline: Nov 1 - The Awards honor 6 outstanding youth leaders who develop projects to improve their community.  Maximum Award: $5,000 scholarship and a $5,000 grant. Eligibility: Students age 18 and under. Additional information


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 (*)


* Lideres de Hoy Essay Contest – Deadline: July 29 - The essay contest is an Allstate and National Council of La Raza (NCLR) initiative to recognize and celebrate the work of Hispanic youth leaders making a difference in the Latino community. Applicants must answer the question:  "As a young leader, how have you been a catalyst for positive change and contributed to inspiring your community?" Additional information


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 Proposals for a Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Disparities: Translating Research Into Practice – Deadline: July 31 – Sponsored by the Maya Angelou Research Center on Minority Health. The conference will take place September 8-9, 2005 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 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.


* Excellence in Economic Development Awards 2005 – Deadline: August 12 - The Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Awards Ceremony will be held at EDA's "Symposium for 21st Century Economic Development" on September 22, 2005 at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia. View the brochure.


* Call for Abstracts for Unite For Sight’s 3rd Annual International Health Conference – Deadline: August 15 - The conference will take place April 1-2, 2006 in New Haven, Connecticut. The theme is Empowering Communities to Bridge Health Divides. Its purpose is to provide an international forum for the exchange of ideas about original health and medical research and international service. Details


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 22 – The 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:


* Healthy Vision Community Awards Program To Support Healthy People 2010 Vision Objectives - Deadline:  August 31 - The National Eye Institute announces the 2006 Healthy Vision Community Awards Program, providing funding for the implementation of health education activities that support the Healthy Vision 2010 objectives and the Healthy People 2010 goals to reduce health disparities and improve quality of life.  The focus of the 2006 awards is on diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, occupational eye injury, personal protective eyewear, and vision rehabilitation. Details


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


* Call for Proposals for Second Annual International Conference on Social Science Research – Deadline: Sept 15 - This interdisciplinary conference will draw together faculty members, research scientists, and professionals from the social sciences, and provide them with the opportunity to interact with colleagues from the same field and from other, related fields. Cross-disciplinary submissions are particularly encouraged as is participation by international scholars. 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, AustraliaDeadline: 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


* Do Something BRICK Awards – Deadline: Nov 1 - The Awards honor 6 outstanding youth leaders who develop projects to improve their community.  Maximum Award: $5,000 scholarship and a $5,000 grant. Eligibility: Students age 18 and under. Additional information


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


University Education for Community Change: A Vital Strategy for Progress on

Poverty, Race and Community Building


Grassroots community organizations face a major leadership crisis. It takes many skills and broad experience to be Executive Director of multi-issue community groups which are trying to bring about major positive changes in their low income communities or on broader policy issues related to poverty, race and justice. Universities can play a critical role in preparing young people to enter this field, or in providing midcareer education for people on the front lines as community organizers, social change activists, or leaders in the process of community change. This scan reviews the current status of university-based education on community organizing and social change, and recommends a series of steps to strengthen the role of universities in providing the combination of classroom teaching, field experience and reflection which community change leaders need.


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The Promise of Partnerships:

Tapping into the Campus as a Community Asset


This is a new publication from Campus Compact, is a hands-on resource that offers community partners practical guidance in establishing and sustaining effective partnerships with higher education. Developed with input from community organizations that have forged successful partnerships as well as from colleges and universities around the country, the toolkit focuses on creating relationships that build communities while contributing to the academic and civic education of students.  CCPH executive director Sarena Seifer participated in the Wingspread conference that generated ideas for the publication.  Topics addressed include working with college students and faculty, sharing resources, building capacity, and planning and assessing partnership activities. By Jim Scheibel, Erin M. Bowley, and Steven Jones.


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Minorities in Education: Facts and Figures 2005


The Association of American Medical Colleges has published a new data book, "Minorities in Medical Education: Facts and Figures 2005," that provides detailed racial and ethnic statistical information on medical education in the United States for the 2004 academic year. This edition contains data related to the pre-college area of the education pipeline leading to the M.D. degree, as well as data on medical school graduates and medical school faculty. The publication also includes statistics taken from the 2000 U.S. Census. This book, which can be downloaded for free on the AAMC Web site, will be of particular interest to individuals involved in efforts to increase diversity in academic medicine, including students, medical educators and administrators, and policy makers.



Minorities in Medical Education: Facts & Figures 2005


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