Member Newsletter of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health


Promoting health through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions




August 26, 2005

Volume VII Issue 17



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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New CCPH Initiative Sponsored by the WK Kellogg Foundation

Click here to learn more!  Applications are due October 10, 2005





The highly successful COMMUNITY HEALTH SCHOLARS and SCHOLARS IN HEALTH DISPARITIES programs have been planning exciting changes and new linkages. If you or one of your students is interested in a two-year postdoctoral experience highlighting research on health disparities, community-based participatory research or the application of disparities research to policy, our programs may provide the experience you seek.


The planned new program will offer two-year postdoctoral fellowships at 10 training sites, beginning in Fall 2006.  Seven fellowships will be in the Multidisciplinary Disparities track and six in the Community-Disparities track.

The first track highlights a multi-disciplinary approach to studying the social determinants of health disparities.  The other track highlights community-based participatory research,  and relationships between academe, community and public health practice.


The two programs have proposed to partner with each other and with allies in policy and practice organizations across the country to create a movement aimed at eliminating health disparities and securing equal access to the conditions and services essential for achieving healthy communities.  By combining the proven strengths of each program they intend to create a new, linked program to develop a cadre of leaders with: the competency to translate research to policies that address health disparities; the capacity to partner with communities in carrying out research and building policy advocacy; and the skills to inform and support policy makers who seek to reduce and eliminate health disparities. The vision of the proposed new Program embodies the conversion of the traditional "three-legged stool" (community; academe; practice) of Community-Based Public Health into a more powerful "four-legged stool," adding a strong policy leg.


The final decision on funding of this new program awaits action by several grantors.  These programs expect to be able to make a final announcement and provide application forms in October 2005.


The "Multidisciplinary Disparities" track will be based on the current Scholars in Health Disparities Program, and training will be provided at the following sites:

  • Columbia University-Mailman School of Public Health
  • Harvard School of Public Health
  • Morgan State University, Public Health Program
  • University of California, San Francisco, Center on Social Disparities in Health
  • University of Michigan, Institute of Social Research
  • Univ of Pittsburgh Grad. School of Public Health, Center for Minority Health
  • Univ of Texas Anderson Cancer Center Minority Health/Health Disparities Program


The "Community-Disparities" track will be based on the current Community Health Scholars Program, and training will be provided at the following sites:

  • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • University of Michigan School of Public Health
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health


Each fellowship will provide an annual salary of $55,000, an annual research fund, and other benefits.


To receive information on this exciting new opportunity, send your contact information to and they will get back to you by October, 2005.  For information prior to October, contact: Saundra Bailey, voice 734-647-3065, fax 734-936-0927 or email for the Community-Disparities track or Marie Briones-Jones, voice 202-387-2829, fax 202-387-2857 or email for the Multidisciplinary Disparities track.





On behalf of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) is soliciting the submission of electronic comments for consideration on changes and revisions proposed to the Healthy People 2010 objectives as a result of the Midcourse Review process. The Midcourse Review, conducted at the midpoint of the decade, is the process through which the Healthy People 2010 objectives are reviewed by HHS, the lead agencies for the Healthy People focus areas, and other experts, to assess the data trends during the first half of the decade, consider new science and available data, and make changes that ensure that Healthy People 2010 remains current, accurate, and relevant. The proposed revisions take the form of: establishing baselines and targets for formerly developmental objectives (i.e., objectives that had no baseline data or target when Healthy People 2010 was released in 2000); changes to the language of objectives and subobjectives; deletions of objectives and subobjectives; new subobjectives; and baseline and target revisions.

The public is invited to comment through the Internet Website on: objectives and subobjectives that are moving from developmental to measurable objective status; objectives and subobjectives with revisions to their overall language; the deletion of objectives and subobjectives; the addition of new subobjectives; the establishment of new baselines, targets, and target setting methods; and changes to data sources. Written comments received in response to this notice will be reviewed and considered by the lead agencies for the objectives to which they pertain.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted via the Internet website by the close of business Eastern Standard Time on September 15, 2005.

ADDRESSES: The proposed revisions to Healthy People 2010 objectives can be viewed and commented on at

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Email the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of Public Health and Science, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, at

BACKGROUND: HHS has led a nationwide process to formulate and monitor national disease prevention and health promotion objectives since 1979. The Healthy People initiative began in 1979 with Healthy People: The Surgeon General's Report on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, which presented general goals for reducing preventable death and injury in different age groups by 1990. These general goals were followed in 1980 by the publication of Promoting Health/Preventing Disease: Objectives for the Nation, which identified five overarching goals supported by a set 226 objectives organized in 15 strategic areas to be achieved by 1990. The five goals targeted mortality and morbidity for five distinct age groups. In 1990, HHS published Healthy People 2000, which established three overarching goals and contained 319 objectives in 22 priority areas. The Healthy People 2000 goals were 1) increase the span of healthy life, 2) reduce health disparities, and 3) provide access to preventive health services.

Building on the experiences of the first two decades of objectives, public hearings, and a public comment process that generated more than 11,000 public comments, in January 2000, HHS issued Healthy People 2010, the third generation of 10-year disease prevention and health promotion objectives for the Nation. Healthy People 2010 is a comprehensive set of national health objectives, based on science, for the first decade of the 21st century. It identifies two overarching goals (i.e., increase the quality and years of healthy life, and eliminate health disparities) that are supported by 467 objectives in 28 focus areas. For more information about Healthy People 2010 and its history, visit the Healthy People 2010 Internet website at

Through the Healthy People 2010 Midcourse Review, the lead agencies for the 28 Healthy People 2010 focus areas have proposed revisions to the Healthy People 2010 objectives that are now available for public review and comment. Public comment on the objectives will be considered by the appropriate lead agencies. ODPHP, within the Office of Public Health and Science, serves as the overall coordinator for the dissemination and processing of the public comments.

A new HHS report entitled Healthy People 2010 Midcourse Review, featuring the revisions and a status report on progress from 2000 to 2005 toward achieving the targets for the year 2010, is scheduled for publication in 2006.


CCPH has two publications available that help advance the Healthy People 2010 Objectives. Discounts on both publications are offered to CCPH members:


  • Advancing the Healthy People 2010 Objectives Through Community-Based Education: A Curriculum Planning Guide
  • A Toolkit for Faculty, Students and Community Leadership Committed to Achieving the Nation's Health Objectives Through Community-Campus Partnerships





The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy's (AACP) recently released "Engaging Communities: Academic Pharmacy Addressing Unmet Public Health Needs"-- Report of the 2004-05 Argus Commission.  The Argus Commission is comprised of the past five presidents of AACP.  The 2004-2005 Argus Commission was specifically charged to examine how colleges and schools of pharmacy, through efforts of students, faculty, and administrators, are or might be engaged in efforts to form partnerships with communities, broadly defined. This report offers definitions, examples, rationale, and recommendations related to the agenda of community engagement in pharmacy education.


The report cites the work of CCPH, the Commission on Community-Engaged Scholarship in the Health Professions, and the Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative.

In its' conclusions, the report offers a number of recommendations that are relevant to the efforts of CCPH members and initiatives. These include:

  • Recommendation 1: AACP should develop a template for documenting the engagement of member institutions and faculties with partners at the local, state/national, and international levels and maintain an inventory of such activities to be used in teaching, collaborative research and service, and advocacy programs.
  • Recommendation 2: Each school and college of pharmacy is encouraged to examine its mission and strategic objectives related to engaging communities in socially meaningful ways and to identify additional programs through which students and faculty can strengthen community engagement, especially in underserved communities.
  • Recommendation 5: Colleges and schools of pharmacy should work to create additional opportunities for faculty placement and student experiential learning in community health centers, public health clinics, and other safety net practice environments.
  • Recommendation 6:  The Council of Deans task force on metrics of scholarly activity should specifically examine and make recommendations related to recognition of interdisciplinary and collaborative research activities addressing community engagement and public health issues.
  • Recommendation 8: AACP should invite leaders in the effort to recognize and reward community engagement to present their work in a variety of formats and venues, and encourage member institutions to incorporate recommendations from the project into faculty evaluation activities.


To access the report, click here. For more information on community-engaged scholarship, click here.


For more information on the Commission on Community-Engaged Scholarship in the Health Professions, click here.


For more information on the Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative, click here.


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Sarena Seifer


One of CCPH’s policy priorities is to encourage funding initiatives that support authentic community-campus partnerships.   We have been diligently working, for example, to expand federal funding for community-based participatory research (CBPR) as a strategy for understanding and eliminating health disparities, and to facilitate peer review processes that honor the principles of CBPR.  


Through September 16, 2005, we all have an opportunity to weigh in on policies that can affect CBPR: the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking input and advice on various concepts associated with permitting more than one Principal Investigator to be associated with an NIH funded grant, contract, or cooperative agreement at


The NIH plans to adopt or create grant application forms that include sections for more than one PI. Each of the listed PIs will be designated by the grantee institution and will be expected to share responsibility for directing the project or activity supported by the grant. As with current policies, each PI will be responsible and accountable to the grantee institution and to the NIH for the proper conduct of the project or activity.  The information requested covers the following issues:

v      Allocation of funds to individual PIs;

v      The impact of multiple-PI projects on NIH departmental ranking tables; and

v      The use of linked awards when PIs are located at different institutions.


Many of the ideas presented and asked about in NIH's tentative plan are

critical for CBPR partnerships. They appear to open the door to the possibility of having a community-based PI and an institution-based PI, for example.  Further, the document asks explicit questions about how the funding should/could flow:

v      Do you think a consortial or subcontract arrangement between the primary and secondary institution permits the leadership team to effectively manage a project spanning the involved institutions?

v      Does a subcontract arrangement create inequities between PI(s) at the awardee institution and PI(s) at the subcontract institution(s)?


We encourage CCPH members and others who are interested in expanding support for CBPR to submit comments at


To stay on top of the latest funding announcements, proposed policies and other news about CBPR, join the CBPR listserv at and visit the CBPR resources page at



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



Congratulations to Christine Rutherford-Stuart,

CCPH 2004-05 Graduate Research Assistant!


Christine has recently graduated with a Master of Public Health from the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine. Her thesis was titled “A Qualitative Study of Occupational Stress Among HIV Test Counselors."

Christine is moving on from CCPH and we would like to thank her for the wonderful contributions she's made to our organization. We will certainly miss her but wish her good luck in her future endeavors.


Starting this fall, Christine will be a part of the ninth class of 25 participants in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Prevention Service (PHPS), a 3-year national training and service program for masters-level health professionals. The PHPS program focuses on public health program management and provides Prevention Specialists with experience in program planning, implementation, and evaluation through specialized hands-on training and mentorship at CDC and state and local health agencies. Learn more about the PHPS program at





Twelve community-based participatory research (CBPR) partnership teams convened for the Community-Based Participatory Research Skill-Building Institute for Partnership Teams held August 5-8, 2005. The institute was based on the training curriculum developed by the Community-Institutional Partnerships for Prevention Research Group to build the capacity of communities, public health agencies and academic institutions to engage in CBPR. Held at the beautiful Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat 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 CBPR partnerships. Each team left the institute with an action plan for developing and sustaining their CBPR partnership.  The institute was supported by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through a cooperative agreement with the Association of Schools of Public Health.


To learn more about the Group and the training curriculum, click here.


For more information on CBPR, click here.


To host a customized version of the CBPR institute, e-mail us at


To be notified when information is available about future CBPR institutes, e-mail us at



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Are you Getting the Most out of Your CCPH Membership?

A CCPH Member’s Guide: How to Get the Most Out of Your Membership was developed in consultation with a broad range of CCPH members, it contains tips, hints and suggestions for making the most of the vast array of resources and tools that CCPH membership offers.

The CCPH Member’s Guide is available online. Click here to view.


Not Yet A Member?

Join Today!


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



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



Join CCPH at these upcoming events!





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. CCPH executive director Sarena Seifer will be a panelist for two sessions focused on resources and strategies for funding.  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. CCPH will also be exhibiting, stop by and visit us a booth #1915.


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




CCPH 9th Conference

Walking the Talk: Achieving the Promise of Authentic Partnerships


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


Featured Keynote Speaker:

Angela Glover Blackwell

Founder & CEO of PolicyLink


  • Call for Proposals – Deadline: October 7, 2005 The Call for Proposals is available online at   


  • Exhibitor and Co-Sponsor Opportunities For more information, visit Please contact Linda Nelson, CCPH exhibit show manager, at (518) 374-8190 or with any questions.


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


Registration will be available fall 2005!


Additional Information


New Event Listings

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


September 11-14, 2005 · The 5th International Conference on the Capability Approach: Knowledge and Public Action · Paris, France


September 29, 2005 · National Institutes of Health Director's Pioneer Award Symposium · Bethesda, Maryland

October 10-12, 2005  · Communities Joined in Action's next Learning Institute Changing Health Outcomes · Columbus, Ohio


November 10-12, 2005  · Network for Academic Renewal Conference: The Civic Engagement Imperative: Student Learning and the Public Good · Providence, Rhode Island


January 9-11, 2006  · National Leadership Summit on Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health · Washington, DC


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One-Day Informational Workshops Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

These one-day informational workshops are intended to share new research and innovative practices for advancement of the frontline workforce in health and health care. Frontline Workforce Development: Promoting Partnerships and Emerging Practices in Health and Health Care will be held in three locations across the country. Registration is free. For more information about the workshops, click here.


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National Service Briefing (NSB) Seeking Articles About Amazing Youth Volunteers
The NSB (circulation - 33,000), a weekly E-Newsletter for the service and service-learning field, is seeking articles about your amazing youth volunteers. To submit Young Hero stories, please email 1-3 paragraphs to the Editor-in-Chief at Additional information

A New Global Institution, the Ellison Institute at Harvard University, Seeks Candidates for its Global Health Fellows Program
The mission of this groundbreaking new Institute is to improve population health and the efficiency of health-system resource use through the regular reporting of inputs, outputs, and impacts of the world’s health systems and major health funder. The Program is currently accepting applications for a two-year fellowship to work in Cambridge, MA. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning in November 2005. This fellowship has a flexible start date of January 1, 2006. Questions?


Professor Aidan Halligan Challenged and Captivated Guests at the Inaugural John Horder Lecture

Professor Halligan is the director of Clinical Governance for the NHS. The underlying reasons for failure in health care were conveyed through stories and images about power, vanity, professional isolation, poor communication, failures of communication and ineffective systems. Solutions were woven together as a myriad of ideas around leadership, teamwork and communication, which he argued are core elements of effective and patient centered organizations. Meeting the needs of people, teams and organizations in complex and fast moving systems requires engaging individuals at a personal as well as professional level and finding the right sort of leadership that brings together "judgment and self possession" rather than ego and self importance. The John Horder lecture has been established as an annual event supported by the Journal publishers Taylor and Francis to recognize the leadership and contribution that John has made to influencing change in policy and practice of interprofessional work and education in the UK and overseas. The Journal of Interprofessional Care promotes collaboration in education, practice and research worldwide. It publishes papers on collaboration within and between professions, within and between organizations, with service users, carers and communities.  CCPH executive director Sarena Seifer is a member of the journal's editorial board. Additional information


Report on People's Health Assembly

From July 17 to July 24, 2005 over 1,500 health activists from 80 different countries came together at the People's Health Assembly II (PHA2) in Cuenca, Ecuador. Social Medicine Portal Editor Lanny Smith was there and brings back his report on this meeting of  popular and civil society organizations, NGOs, social activists, health professionals, academics and researchers all sharing the vision of "Health for All, NOW." Additional information

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Associate Dean – College of Integrated Science and Technology - & Director – Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Service – James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA - The successful applicant would serve as Associate Dean in CISAT and as Director of IIHHS providing leadership in program planning, implementation, assessment and strategic growth. Doctorate in related field and appropriate experience in program planning, administration, curriculum development, assessment, and establishment of strategic alliances required. The appointment would include a faculty appointment in an appropriate academic unit.  


Community Research Associate and Community Liaison Associate - Southeast Community Research Center (SCRC) – Atlanta, GA

The positions are distinguished by the % of time devoted to research and community engagement. The SCRC is a nonprofit organization that builds democracy through collaborative, action, and participatory research techniques. They recently received a five-year grant from the Kellogg Foundation to support their work on Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and Health Disparities. Questions? Additional information


Research Associate – Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, NC – Deadline: Sept 1 - The RA will be responsible for coordinating the development of methods for identifying populations in need of federal assistance and coordinating a range of projects that focus on health professional supply and demand. The RA will participate in the management of these projects as well as participate in the acquisition and analysis of secondary data. Additional information


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


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


* Lance Armstrong Foundation Announces Request for Proposals for Fall 2005 Community Program - Deadline: Sept 9 - In fall 2005, the Lance Armstrong Foundation is expanding support of community-centered, cancer survivorship initiatives that serve the needs identified by the National Action Plan for Cancer Survivorship by offering grants in support of project planning and evaluation through its Community Program. Additional information


Healthy Tomorrows Partnership For Children ProgramDeadline: Sept 12 - Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-06-076 - The purpose of this federal Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration program is to stimulate innovative community-based programs that employ prevention strategies to promote access to health care for children and their families nationwide. HTPC funding supports direct service projects, not research projects. 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


* United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women Announces Tenth Grant Cycle - Deadline: Sept 15 - UNIFEM is accepting applications for the program's tenth grant cycle (2005) related to one of the following areas of work: implementation of existing laws, policies, and plans of action to address violence against women at global, regional, national, or local levels; and programs that address the linkages between violence against women and HIV/AIDS. Additional information


Aetna and the Aetna Foundation Announce the 2005/2006 Quality of Care Grants Program: End of Life Program – Deadline: Sept 15 – Aetna believes that all Americans should be empowered to make well-informed decisions about their health care, including care they receive at the end of their lives. Please visit the Foundation's Website for additional information including program schedule, funding categories, eligibility and electronic submission procedures.


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


* Arthritis In Focus: Funding Available for Community-Based Collaborative Research in SW Washington and Oregon – Deadline: Sept 30 - The aim of Arthritis In Focus is to improve the quality of life for people with arthritis who live in Oregon and southwest Washington by understanding and reducing the negative impact of arthritis and other rheumatic conditions. 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


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.


Aetna and the Aetna Foundation Announce the 2005/2006 Quality of Care Grants Program: Depression Program – Deadline: Oct 15 – Aetna believes (and substantial research has documented) that improving mental health can improve physical health and quality of life. Please visit the Foundation's Website for additional information including program schedule, funding categories, eligibility and electronic submission procedures.


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


* Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program Offers Support for Research and Education in Hemophilia - Deadline: Oct 31 (Letters of Intent) - Through grants provided to early career investigators, fellows in training, and other hemophilia care professionals, the program seeks to support the next steps for the next generation of care and treatment options for people with hemophilia worldwide. 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.


National Institutes of Health (NIH) Developing Centers for Innovation in Services and Intervention Research – Deadlines: Nov 1 - NIH has made a program announcement to establish support for groups of researchers to develop intervention and services research studies that will directly address the missions of the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and to prepare these research groups to develop advanced centers. It also supports two of the three central themes of the NIH Roadmap initiative: developing interdisciplinary research teams for the future, including public-private partnerships; and re-engineering the clinical research enterprise. Additional information


* GoGirlGo! Grant and Educational Program Offers Support for Girls Sports and Educational Program - Deadline:  Nov 30 -   The Program seeks to maximize the use of sport/physical activity as an educational intervention and social asset in order to enhance the wellness of girls as they navigate between childhood and early womanhood. Link to request for proposals.


* Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) in Human Cancer for Year 2006 – Deadline: Dec 1 (Letter of Intent) - Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-05-156 - Applicant institutions are to demonstrate their ability to conduct translational research in the prevention, etiology, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of lymphomas and breast, gastrointestinal (GI), brain, head and neck, and prostate cancers. Translational research, as defined by the Program, uses knowledge of human biology to develop and test the feasibility of cancer-relevant interventions in humans and/or determines the biological basis for observations made in individuals with cancer or in populations at risk for cancer. Additional information


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


Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD) – Deadline: Feb 1, 2006 - PAR-05-132 - The IMSD program seeks to facilitate and promote, at research institutions with significant number of mentors with NIH or other extramural research support, the entry into biomedical or behavioral research fields of undergraduate and graduate students from groups underrepresented in these fields. Additional information


National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) Mentored Research Scientist Development Award for Underrepresented or Disadvantaged Investigators (K01) – Deadline: Feb 1, 2006 - PAR-05-135 - The NINR Award is one approach to increasing diversity of nurse investigators by providing additional research career development opportunities with financial support. NINR also recognizes the lack of diversity of qualified nurse scientists in research settings. Additional information


Health Services Research on the Prevention and Treatment of Drug and Alcohol Abuse – Deadline: Feb 1, 2006 - PA-05-139 - This Program Announcement solicits health services research on the prevention and treatment of drug and alcohol abuse. Additional information


* Developing Centers for Innovation in Services and Intervention Research (DCISIR) - Deadline: Multiple dates through 2008 - The ultimate goal of this program announcement is to establish support for groups of researchers to develop intervention and services research studies that will directly address the missions of National Institute of Mental Health and National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and to prepare these research groups to develop advanced centers. Additional information


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 (*)


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-2006 Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI) Annual Conference – Deadline: Sept 9 - Proposals to present your organization's or community's successful practices and tools - in a compelling way that helps others advance their work - are welcome in four Topic Tracks: Maximizing Access to Care; Innovating for Community-based Chronic Disease Prevention; Transforming Systems for Health Improvement; and Achieving Results and Demonstrating Value. The conference will take place March 14-16, 2006 in Phoenix, AZ. Additional information


Harvard Macy Institute Programs in Professional Development - Deadline: Sept 10 - Program dates are January 8-18 and May 21-26, 2006 at Harvard Medical School, Boston. This is a professional development program for faculty who are training students in undergraduate, graduate, and continuing healthcare education and are interested in enhancing their skills as educators and facilitators of reform. Details


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


* Call for Abstracts for the National Leadership Summit on Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities – Deadline: Sept 19 – The Summit will take place on January 9-11, 2006 in Washington, DC and will bring together leaders from all levels of government, academia, public health, mental health, minority-serving institutions, and minority communities to advance key issues and opportunities for improving minority health and closing the health gap. Additional information


* International Policy Fellowships Program Seeks Applications for 2006-2007 Fellowships - Deadline: Sept 20 - These fellowships support analytical policy research in pursuance of open society goals such as the rule of law, democratic elections, diverse and vigorous civil societies, and respect for minorities. 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.


* Wales Foundation Fellowship Program for Civic Leadership in Action – Deadline: Sept 23 - The Thomas C. Wales Foundation Fellowship Program is designed to develop the next generation of community leaders. The Foundations recruits and evaluates Community-based organizations that provide valuable learning opportunities, as well as the supervision and mentorship with a senior staff member, and partner them with young people like you, who have the dedication and promise necessary to becoming Civic Leaders. Wales Fellows serve like interns for the Host Organizations and work a minimum of 180 hours. Additional information


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?


Call for papers, “Pedagogies of Praxis: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Course-Based Action Research”Deadline: Oct 1 - This co-edited volume by Nila Ginger Hofman (Assistant Professor of Anthropology, DePaul University) and Howard Rosing (Associate Director, Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning, DePaul University) will focus on documenting ways in which action research within the social sciences functions as an effective tool in undergraduate learning as well as a means to build partnerships between institutions of higher learning and community-based organizations that serve the public. Please contact Nila Ginger Hofman at


NIH Established Investigator Award in Cancer Prevention & Control – Deadline: Oct 1 - The objective of the NCI Established Investigator Award in Cancer Prevention and Control (K05) is to provide qualified researchers with protected time to devote to research and mentoring. The award is designed for established scientists who have already demonstrated a sustained, high level of research and mentoring productivity and who need K05 support to continue these activities. Additional information


* Physician Advocacy Fellowship - Deadline: Oct 7 - The Physician Advocacy Fellowship provides support to doctors who want to develop their policy and advocacy skills by partnering with an advocacy organization on project that they design jointly. The Fellowship supports 50% of a fellow’s time for 12 to 24 months, and is open to physicians nationwide. Additional information



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


* National Organization on Disability Invites Applications for Accessible America Award - Deadline: Oct 31 -   The purpose of the award competition is to recognize and promote replication of exemplary practices that communities use to facilitate the comprehensive involvement of citizens with disabilities in community life. Additional information


Call for Papers - 10th Biennial Symposium on Minorities, the Medically Underserved & Cancer: Committed to Eliminating Disparities - Deadline: Oct. 31 – The conference will take place April 19-23, 2006 in Washington, DC. 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


Foundation for Child Development Young Scholars Program – Deadline: Nov 1 – The program aims to stimulate basic and policy-relevant research focused on the early education, health, and well-being of immigrant children from birth to age 10, particularly those who are living in low-income families. Given the limited research on young immigrant children, proposals focused on children from birth to age eight are highly encouraged. Additional information


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


The CDC Experience - A One-Year Fellowship in Applied Epidemiology – Deadline: Dec 2 – Eight competitively selected medical students will come to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a 10-12 month fellowship in applied epidemiology, beginning in August (August start date begins in 2006--previously the fellowship started in September). The fellowship is for third or fourth year medical students sponsored by Pfizer Foundation and Pfizer Inc., through the CDC Foundation. Additional information


Call for Abstracts, International Society for Equity in Health - ISEqH Fourth International Conference – Deadline: March 1, 2006 – The conference theme is Creating Healthy Societies through Inclusion and Equity. Additional information


Call for Papers: Academic Exchange Quarterly Special Issue for Fall 2006 - Deadline: August 31, 2006 – The Fall 2006 issue will focus on the implementation of Problem Based Learning at all levels of the curriculum, including medical programs. Additional information


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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University-Community Partnerships:

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Edited by Tracy M. Soska and Alice K. Johnson Butterfield. Learn how and why social workers are essential to the development of effective university-community partnerships. Examine how your university can help solve the complex problems of your community.

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Faculty Priorities Reconsidered: Rewarding Multiple Forms of Scholarship

Edited by Kerry Ann O'Meara, R. Eugene Rice. No reform effort in American higher education in the last twenty years has been more important than the attempt to enlarge the dominant understanding of the scholarly work of faculty-what counts as scholarship. Faculty Priorities reconsidered assesses the impact of this widespread initiative to realign the priorities of the American professoriate with the essential missions of the nation's colleges and universities: to redefine faculty roles and restructure reward systems.  For more information on Community-Engaged Scholarship, visit

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Environmental Health: From Global to Local


Authored by Howard Frumkin. This title offers students a comprehensive introduction to environmental health.  It provides an overview of methods and paradigms used in this exciting field, ranging from ecology to epidemiology, from toxicology to environmental psychology, from genetics to ethics to religion. 


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