Member Newsletter of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
Promoting health through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions
September 9, 2005
Volume VII ● Issue 18
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HOW CCPH MEMBERS CAN HELP TO REBUILD COMMUNITIES
IN THE AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE KATRINA
A Special Report Prepared by Anne Moreau, CCPH Program Assistant
As the immediate threats to life and safety caused by Hurricane Katrina subside, recovery efforts shift away from rescuing survivors toward preventing further suffering and restoring normalcy to the lives of those affected. Knowing CCPH members will want to help in the rebuilding of those communities devastated by the Hurricane and its aftermath, we compiled a list of websites that offer guidance on how you can get involved. We’ve narrowed our list to those sites we thought would be of most benefit to our members, including those that emphasize community-campus partnerships, service-learning, and public health.
The US Department of Health and Human Services has established a website - https://volunteer.hhs.gov and toll-free number (1-866-KAT MEDI) to help identify health care professionals and relief personnel to assist in
Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
US DHHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - has established an Emergency Preparedness and Response Website - http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/. Pages offer resources on hurricane preparedness, clean-up and recovery, in addition to general and clinical fact sheets for managing injuries that result from severe weather. Several fact sheets are available in a variety of languages including English, Vietnamese, Spanish and Creole.
National Service-Learning Clearinghouse - http://www.servicelearning.org has collected resources and tools to help students and teachers develop a service-learning or community service project to assist with the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. Included are organizations to join; lesson plans on fundraising, hurricanes, floods, and the culture of the areas affected; and stories of what students are doing to help. An opportunity to submit ideas and stories regarding the relief effort is also included. Visit http://www.servicelearning.org/nslc/hurricane_katrina/index.php.
American Public Health Association - http://www.apha.org has a wealth of information for those who want to get involved in the recovery efforts, including links to websites of organizations that are coordinating volunteers, relevant chapters from “Public Health Management of Disasters, 2nd Edition” by Linda Landesman and information on how medical and public health professionals can volunteer.
Campus Compact- http://www.compact.org/ has a discussion board where people from colleges and universities can share information about student and campus disaster relief efforts, news about what schools are doing in response to the hurricane, and resources for donations.
Campusrelief.org - http://www.campusrelief.org/ was created by the American Council on Education and the National Association of College and University Business Officers as an information clearinghouse for both institutions and students as recovery from Katrina continues. The site includes a state-by-state list of campuses offering classroom spots to displaced students and a list of campuses affected by the storm.
USA FreedomCorps - http://www.usafreedomcorps.gov/ has information on how to donate or volunteer goods or services.
We close with a set of suggestions from CCPH member Lyvier Conss, Executive Director, Community College National Center for Community Engagement: "Faculty in every discipline can develop service-learning initiatives to help with the hurricane relief while at the same time address the social, medical, economic and moral impact this hurricane will have not only in the affected states but throughout the United States and the world. Some ideas on how to help with hurricane relief would be the following:
PRESIDENT’S CANCER PANEL MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS ABOUT COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH
With passage of the National Cancer Act of 1971 (P.L. 92-218), a promise was made to the American people to conduct the full spectrum of research and related activities necessary to prevent, control, and cure cancers. The President's Cancer Panel, established by the National Cancer Act, is charged to monitor and evaluate the National Cancer Program (NCP) and to report at least annually to the President of the United States on impediments to the fullest execution of the program.
The 2004-2005 Annual Report of the President's Cancer Panel, released in June 2005, makes a number of recommendations about community participation research, including CBPR:
Interested in the issues raised by this report? Join the Community-Based Participatory Research Listserv today at http://mailman1.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/cbpr
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September 15, 2005 · 12:00pm Eastern · Association for Community Health Improvement Audio-Conference: Improving Community Health and Working to Contain Costs: Experiences and Data from the It's Your Life Program
September 15, 22, & 28, 2005 · Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 1-day Informational Workshops – Frontline Workforce Development: Promoting Partnerships and Emerging Practices in Health and Health Care · 9/15-Adelphi, MD; 9/22-San Francisco, CA; 9/28-Kansas City, MO
October 13, 2005 · 12:00p.m. ET · Association for Community Health Improvement Audio-Conference: Project Dulce: Culturally Competent and Financially Sustainable Diabetes Care in Uninsured Populations
October 13-15, 2005 · American College of Sports Medicine/University of Illinois-Walking for Health: Measurement and Research Issues and Challenges · Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
February 8-11, 2006 · University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine-Soul Speak: Plain Talk about Health Literacy and the Physician-Patient Partnership · Jackson Hole, Wyoming
March 14-16, 2006 · CHA/VHA 2006 Community Benefit Conference: What You Need to Know · Phoenix, Arizona
Society for College University and Planning (SCUP) Seeks Individuals for Their 'Campus Edge' Advice & Review Panel - SCUP is looking to find 15-20 individuals who have strong expertise and interest in improving town/gown relations. Essentially, the Panel accepts occasional queries from SCUP, for example: "What's the most interesting thing you've read recently about town-gown issues?" Further, when SCUP prepares various kinds of town-gown related resources, panel members may be asked to function as readers, reviewers, or commentators. SCUP is very interested in people from a wide variety of campus perspectives. If you're interested in participating, please contact email@example.com and include SCEARP in the subject line.
Survey Suggests Some Medical Students Not Satisfied with Curricula
Some medical students do not think medical schools are adequately preparing them for the future, the American Medical Student Association reports. According to an AMSA survey of 322 students, more than a quarter said they were not provided education on health disparities, more than a third were not required to study medical ethics, and more than half were not offered courses in bioterrorism or disaster preparedness. Only 17% were very satisfied with the curricula, the organization said. "It is a constant challenge for medical schools to teach the traditional medical curriculum while also incorporating new, timely topics," said AMSA President Leana Wen. "However, it is absolutely necessary that medical schools recognize this challenge and strive to develop physicians who can effectively provide care in this modern health care environment." Additional information
Service Learning DVD
The University of Utah’s Bennion Center has produced an interactive resource guide for those involved in service-learning. The DVD contains a series of PowerPoint presentations that are written for multiple audiences: faculty, administrators, community partners, and students. For more information on the product and how to order, go to www.bennioncenter.org.
Canada on the Move: Innovation in Research, Evaluation, and Partnership
Through partnerships among CIHR, non-governmental organizations, and for-profit companies in the food, information technology, and health promotion sectors, Canada on the Move was launched in January 2004 as a web-based physical activity research platform. Canada on the Move, an initiative of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research—Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism, and Diabetes (CIHR-INMD), emerged as part of the Institute’s focus on supporting excellent and innovative research on obesity and healthy body weight. Additional information
Coordinator of Community Partnerships - Service Learning Institute at California State University - Monterey Bay, CA - Closing date: Sept 30
This position is responsible for the overall development, maintenance and tracking of community partnerships for CSUMB's service learning program. The Coordinator serves as the Service Learning Institute's (SLI) primary representative in the community, introducing community organizations to the work of the SLI, and to the processes for building service learning partnerships with CSUMB faculty and students. Additional information
Director of Health Equity Initiatives – San Francisco State University – San Francisco, CA – - Closing date: Oct 1 - The initiative's goal is to enhance the capacity of SFSU faculty, staff, and students to obtain extramural funds in order to address existing health disparities through research, community interventions, curricular offerings and training programs. The position involves ongoing communication and linkages with potential extramural funding sources, government (federal, state and local) and private agencies, and with those institutions and organizations that can be potential partners in seeking extramural funding to address health disparities. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant Director for Civic Engagement and Leadership (ADCEL) – Department of Campus Life and Student Activities at Georgia College & State University – Milledgeville, GA - The ADCEL will be responsible for coordinating a range of student and community initiatives in the areas of civic engagement, volunteerism and leadership. This person will be responsible for the development of new and innovative programs that serve the students and community. Additional information
Dean, School of Public Health – The University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus – San Juan, PR - The faculty of the Graduate School of Public Health and Biosocial Sciences of the University of Puerto Rico invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean. The School consists of five departments: Health Services Administration, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Human Development, Environmental Health, and Social Sciences. Its mission is to provide interdisciplinary programs of excellence in education, research, and public health services in order to promote and maintain physical, mental, and social health, preparing scientists and professionals for Puerto Rico and other countries. For additional information, contact Dr. Mario Rodríguez at email@example.com.
New Grants Alert announced in this newsletter are noted with an asterisk (*)
Healthy Tomorrows Partnership For Children Program – Deadline: 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
* Applications Invited for RadioShack StreetSentz Community Grant Program – Deadline: Sept 15 & Dec 15 – The grant program focuses on two areas: prevention of family violence/abuse and/or child abduction. 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
* 2006 Youth Visions for Stronger Neighborhoods Grants – Deadline: Sept 30 – Youth Visions grants are designed to give youth and community technology programs the opportunity to use multimedia tools and training to engage in community decision-making to strengthen their neighborhoods. Organizations that serve at-risk youth (ages 14-18), are engaged in community partnerships, and have experience providing video and other multimedia training are eligible. Additional information
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
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
* Pathways to Health Professions – Deadline: Oct 3 - The intent of the federal Pathways to Health Professions Program is to support the continuation and development of innovative, culturally competent approaches that encourage underrepresented minority (URM) and disadvantaged students in colleges and universities, community colleges, elementary, middle, and high schools to pursue a career in a health or allied health field. Additional information
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. http://www.crf-usa.org/network/crf_robin.html
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
* Call for Applications: Johnson & Johnson Community Health Care Program - Deadline: Oct 17 - This grant-funding opportunity is for non-profit, community-based, health care organizations. The program supports organizations whose primary goal is to improve access to quality health care for the medically underserved. Proposals from foundations, universities, and political advocacy groups will not be considered. Priority consideration is given to those organizations seeking support for projects that measurably improve care for the medically underserved — with emphasis on projects affecting women and children, including infants and adolescents. Additional information
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
* American Dental Association Foundation Seeks Proposals of Innovative Ideas to Foster a Stronger Dental Education System – Deadline: Nov 1 – Seeking innovative ideas to help strengthen America's dental education system. 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 http://www.academyhealth.org/nchs and http://www.academyhealth.org/fellowships/.
* National Institutes of Health Global Research Training in Population Health Funding Opportunity - Deadline: Jan 13, 2006 – This opportunity is to support advanced international research training in population health sciences. Additional information
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 GrantsInfo@nih.gov. 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.
CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS
New Calls for Submissions announced in this newsletter are noted with an asterisk (*)
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.
* Call for Nominations- Health Leadership Program Award - Deadline: Sept 22 - The Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leadership Program honors 10 people each year for creating or enhancing health programs serving underserved communities. If you know someone who finds creative ways, despite complex odds, to bring health services to their communities, they may be eligible for this award. Additional information
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 www.nylc.org/conference or call the Conference Hotline at (800) 366-6952, or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org 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? email@example.com
* Call for Applications: The 2005-06 Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)/Pfizer, Inc. Fellowship Program - Deadline: Oct 1 - The Program is available on a competitive basis to Hispanic graduate students at selected universities and in selected majors. The fellowship includes a $10,000 award for the academic year, and a paid Summer internship in New York. A renewal award of $10,000 for a second year is contingent upon successful completion of the summer internship. Additional information
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
* Call for Proposals – Community-Campus Partnerships for Health 9th Conference - Deadline: Oct. 7 – The conference will take place May 31-June 3, 2006 in Minneapolis, MN USA. The theme of this year’s Conference is “Walking the Talk: Achieving the Promise of Authentic Partnerships.” 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
* Call for Applications - Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities: Schools and Graduate Programs of Public Health Respond as Engaged Institutions - Deadline: Oct 10 - A new initiative made possible by a generous grant from the WK Kellogg Foundation, aims to pro-actively support schools and graduate programs of public health that are ready to take on the challenge of becoming engaged institutions focused on eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities. Over the next two years, Community-Campus Partnerships for Health will work collaboratively and intensively with 12 CEPH-accredited schools and graduate programs of public health to assess their capacity as engaged institutions; identify their strengths, limitations, opportunities and challenges; develop strategic priorities for action; and coach/mentor them in developing and implementing strategic action plans to become fully engaged institutions with a focus on eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities. Additional information. View PDF of the Call for Applications
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
* Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Announces 2005-06 Scholars in Health Policy Research Program - Deadline: Oct 21 - The Program is intended to help develop a new generation of creative thinkers in health policy research within the disciplines of economics, political science, and sociology. 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, Australia – Deadline: Oct. 31 - The Program Committee invites submissions for symposia and posters from all those with an interest in research on human development. This includes ISSBD members, non-members, researchers, practitioners, and students. http://issbd2006.com.au/
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
* American Psychiatric Foundation's Awards for Advancing Minority Mental Health Seeks Applicants - Deadline: Nov 1 -The program, now in its third year, provides four awards to honor psychiatrists, other mental health providers, mental health programs, and other community organizations that increase public awareness of mental health care, increase access to mental health services, and enhance the quality of care for underserved minorities, especially those who suffer from severe mental illness. Additional information
* Call for Applications- Lancet International Fellowships 2006 - Deadline: Nov 1 - The aim of these fellowships is to help doctors to work in a country very different from their own. The differences may lie in a country's delivery of health care, research or health priorities, or educational facilities. To be eligible, you must be a medical graduate but there are no age limits. Additional information
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 Applications: 2006 NCHS/AcademyHealth Fellowship - Deadline: Jan 9, 2006 - This program brings visiting scholars in health services research-related disciplines to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) to use NCHS data systems and collaborate on studies of interest to policymakers and the health services research community. Additional information Questions? email@example.com
* Applications Invited for Medical Student Summer Research Training in Aging Program – Deadline: Feb 7, 2006 - Students participate in an eight- to twelve-week structured research, clinical, and didactic program in geriatrics, appropriate to their level of training and interests. 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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