PARTNERSHIP MATTERS

Member Newsletter of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

 

Promoting health through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions

 

 

 

September 23, 2005

Volume VII Issue 19

 

 

Message From Our Executive Director

 

News From CCPH

 

Membership Matters

 

Upcoming Events

 

2006 Conference Update

 

Announcements

 

Employment Opportunities

 

Grants Alert!

 

Calls for Submissions

 

Publications

 

Archives

 

 

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

 

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Partnership Matters Newsletter

 

Submission Guidelines

 

We welcome announcements, comments and questions from you! Please forward them to the PM Editor at ccphpm@u.washington.edu.

 

Submission Guidelines:

 

• Please limit announcements and questions to not more than 100 words. As for articles and editorials, not more than 200 words;

 

• Provide the names of all authors, their current institutional affiliations and/or photos;

 

• Explain all abbreviations and unusual terms when first used.

 

 

 

NEW ONLINE RESOURCE FOR FACULTY WORKING

TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN COMMUNITIES

                                                        

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health is pleased to officially announce the Community-Engaged Scholarship Toolkit, an online resource aiming to provide health professional faculty with a set of tools to carefully plan and document their community-engaged scholarship and produce strong portfolios for promotion and tenure. The toolkit offers guidance, resources, and successful examples of portfolio materials from faculty that have been promoted based on their community-engaged scholarship. The toolkit is available at: www.communityengagedscholarship.info

 

Community engaged scholarship, in which faculty members connect their scholarship with community needs and concerns, has often been misunderstood in the faculty review, promotion and tenure process. A steady stream of calls from national organizations have been recommending the community engagement of health professional schools as an essential strategy for improving health professional education, achieving a diverse health workforce, increasing access to health care, and eliminating health disparities. The toolkit was developed in response to these urgent needs and recommendations. Supporting community-engaged faculty in the review, promotion and tenure process is an essential component of efforts to better reward and promote service-learning and community-based participatory research.

 

About the Toolkit: The toolkit includes the following components:

1)     A unit on planning for promotion and tenure that focuses on the role of mentors, developing a vision for one’s work with communities and strategies for documenting that work across the academic missions;

2)     A unit on creating a strong portfolio that provides guidance for preparing a portfolio for promotion and tenure review, including sections on the career statement, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, letters from external reviewers, letters from community and practice partners, and documentation of service or public health practice activities;

3)     Portfolio examples from community-engaged faculty members in a wide range of health professions and academic institutions; and

4)     References and resources that include citations, a glossary of terms, examples of schools that support community-engaged faculty, and a list of agencies that fund community-engaged scholarship.

 

Supported by grants from the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education in the US Department of Education, the Helene Fuld Health Trust HSBC, and the WK Kellogg Foundation, the online toolkit will be useful to faculty members preparing for review, graduate students and fellows planning for their academic careers, senior faculty in their roles as mentors and promotion & tenure committee members, and faculty development administrators preparing training materials or workshops.

 

Advance Praise for the Toolkit:

Barbara F. Brandt, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President for Education, University of Minnesota Academic Health Center:

"I review all of the dossiers that are put forward for promotion and tenure from faculty across the academic health center. I am recommending that faculty review the toolkit as they plan their careers and develop their portfolios. I have found it to be an invaluable faculty development resource - not only for community-engaged faculty, but for all faculty."

 

From David Hill, Ed.D., Associate Dean and Associate Professor, University of Colorado School of Pharmacy:
"Our school has been examining how we can better support community-engaged faculty members. From an administrator's perspective, I believe the information and resources in this toolkit will be quite useful in these efforts. We are referring to the toolkit as we work to refine our school's review, promotion and tenure guidelines and as we advise junior faculty."

 

From Juan Carlos Belliard, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Loma Linda University School of Public Health:
"Community engagement is central to my academic career and mission. I see the toolkit as a very valuable and practical tool to guide me in documenting my community-engaged scholarship as I seek promotion. The toolkit is also an important resource in promoting and validating engaged scholarship on my campus.  I am certain that other faculty will find it just as useful."

 

Learn More About the Toolkit at these Upcoming Presentations:

§         A webconference providing an introduction to the toolkit will be held on October 13, 2005 at 1:30-3:00 PM EST/10:30 AM-12:00 PM PST. To register for the call, click here.

§         Session 4096 on Tuesday December 13, 2005 at 1:30 pm at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. For more information, click here.

§         Pre-conference institute on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at the CCPH Conference in Minneapolis, MN. For more information, click here.

 

Feedback and Questions: Community-Campus Partnerships for Health welcomes comments on the Community-Engaged Scholarship Toolkit. Questions and comments may be directed to CCPH Program Director, Jen Kauper-Brown by e-mail, by phone: 206/543-7954, or by mail: UW Box 354809, Seattle, WA 98195-4809. 

 

Stay connected with CCPH and its work in supporting community-engaged scholarship through the Community-Engaged Scholarship electronic discussion group.

 

 

RURAL SCHOOLS AS ANCHOR INSTITUTIONS

 

CCPH Board Member Chuck Conner recently attended a consultative session hosted by the Annie E Casey Foundation (AECF) on the role of rural schools as anchor institutions. He had dual representation for CCPH and the West Virginia Rural Health Education Partnership whose focus is undergraduate health professions education in rural, underserved areas. Chuck shares his thoughts about the meeting below.

 

Since 1948, AECF has worked to build better futures for disadvantaged children and their families in the United States. The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today's vulnerable children and families.

 

In mid-July, the foundation hosted a consultative session, inviting 20 individuals from the north and south eastern areas of the country. The foundation has primarily focused its efforts in the urban areas but is looking to expand its base of interests to improving rural conditions for children and families. For those of us from rural areas, having another potential partner is very encouraging. The consultants ranged in expertise from school superintendents, the National 4-H, rural development offices, to rural economic development and community action agencies.

 

The group was provided with background information about the foundation and the direction that they have conceived for positively impacting the lives of vulnerable families and children in rural America. The core of the direction is to utilize rural schools as “Anchor Institutions”, meaning; 1.They are “anchored” by their physical presence; 2.They have significant, but often untapped, potential to benefit the community’s economic, civic, and social life; 3. Communities without engaged anchors may have a much more difficult time with development or redevelopment.

 

There are efforts in communities across the country but there are some perceived barriers that may impede development such as; 1. It will create unlikely or unfamiliar partnerships; 2. It challenges some assumptions and requires looking at the situation with new visions; and 3. We need to identify more visible “trailblazers” for others to model based on their communities needs.

 

Although we were brought in as consultants, we each left with a wealth of knowledge about what others are doing in utilizing community resources, especially rural schools. I encourage you to go to the Annie E. Casey website for additional information. They have many resources that will be of benefit to you as a CCPH member and to our goals of strengthening academic and community partnerships at all levels. The on-going development of the partnership between CCPH and the Annie E. Casey Foundation will bring us closer to serving those most in need.

 

For more information about CCPH’s project on the role of health institutions as anchors, click here.

 

 

COUNCIL ON GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION SELECTS TOPICS FOR FUTURE STUDY

National Service for Medical Professionals on the Agenda

 

The Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME), which last met more than one year ago, convened again last week. The council agreed upon two topics to be the subject of future reports: 1) whether a voluntary or mandatory

national service for medical professionals would be appropriate means for physicians to give back to society in return for the benefit of acquiring medical education, and 2) what policy changes can be made to graduate medical education funding in order to facilitate more flexible residency training. The group will meet again in April 2006.

 

For more information, visit http://www.cogme.gov/

 

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MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

 

Sarena Seifer

 

At its meeting today in Toronto, Ontario, the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health board of directors officially welcomes 4 new board members who bring a broad range of experience and expertise, a passion for community-campus partnerships and ties to multiple network: Chuck Conner, Larry Green, Susan Ann Gust and Carmen Patrick (see below for brief biographical information; click here for complete descriptions).  Renee Bayer, Community-Academic Liaison Coordinator at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health began her one-year term as board chair and Ella Greene-Moton, Program Coordinator Community Liaison at Flint Odyssey House, Inc. Health Awareness Center was installed as chair-elect.  Elmer Freeman, Executive Director

of the Center for Community Health Research and Service in Boston, was applauded for his exemplary year as chair. Congratulations to all!

 

The CCPH board reflects the diverse constituencies we serve, including community leaders, academic administrators, nonprofit agency leaders, faculty members and students. Board members are not chosen for nor are they expected to represent a particular category or constituency, but rather to bring a broad perspective to the board's deliberations. To learn more about the CCPH board, please visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/board.html

 

Chuck Conner has served as the Site Coordinator for the West Virginia Rural Health Education Partnerships for the past thirteen years. This program places health professions students in rural settings for clinical and community experiences. He has previously served on the CCPH Conference Development and Membership Development committees and as the Conference Photographer for several years. Chuck is also a Licensed Social Worker, Nationally Certified Addictions Counselor and Prevention Specialist. He has been providing education and treatment services for individuals and families experiencing difficulty with the use of alcohol and drugs for over twenty years. He is also co-chair of the West Virginia University (WVU) Prevention Research Center / Community Partnership Board and representative to the National Community Committee and co-chair of the steering committee for the WVU Rural Healthy Aging Network.  In the past year he has served as the Centennial President of the Ripley Rotary Club, developed and implemented international service projects in Nepal, and led a Rotary group study team to Germany.

 

Larry Green recently retired from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he oversaw a grant program for investigator-initiated, peer-reviewed, community-based participatory research projects.  Before going to CDC as a Distinguished Fellow/Visiting Scientist in 1999, Larry was Director of the Institute of Health Promotion Research in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Professor of Health Care and Epidemiology in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia where he also headed the Division of Preventive Medicine and Health Promotion. He has also served as the Kaiser Family Foundation's Vice President and Director of its national Health Promotion Program. Larry is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Director of Social and Behavioral Research Program of the Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California at San Francisco and a visiting professor at the University of Maryland and at UC Berkeley School of Public Health.

 

Susan Ann Gust is a community activist, mother, grandmother and small business owner of 29 years of a construction management company. Susan enjoys an active civic and professional life that merge her passion to make the world a better place by assisting in bringing people together of different cultural and class backgrounds to work collaboratively towards that goal. Her work in construction and economic justice led to her founding the ReUse Center in Minneapolis. The ReUse Center is the nation’s first, retail reusable building material store. Susan is also Co-coordinator of an initiative called GRASS Routes (Grassroots Activism, Sciences and Scholarship). This initiative on the University of Minnesota campus assists in the forming, mentoring and sustaining of community-university partnerships. She was a University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute Public Policy Fellow 2003-2004. Her civic work includes co-founding and serving on the Phillips Neighborhood Healthy Housing Collaborative and the board of Community University Health Care Center, a community clinic. She also is serving her 2nd term appointment as the Ward 6 representative to the City of Minneapolis’s Public Health Advisory Committee.

 

Carmen Patrick is an MD candidate at Emory University who has been mobilizing students around access to healthcare and gender and racial equality for eight years. Along those lines, Carmen serves on the boards of the Third Wave Foundation, where she works specifically for reproductive health and justice, and of Health Students Taking Action Together (HealthSTAT), a student-led, non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together health professions students from around Georgia to make positive change.  As past Chair of the Board of HealthSTAT, Carmen led the organization’s effort to strengthen its infrastructure, including board development, hiring its first full-time Executive Director, and developing its summer internship program. She also co-founded Context – The Journal of HealthSTAT in partnership with the Student Health Alliance, the first online journal to focus explicitly on health professional students’ service, advocacy, and research in communities.

 

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NEWS FROM CCPH

 

CCPH 9th Conference

 

 

 

Job Announcement:

CCPH seeking Program Director

 

To view the complete job announcement, visit www.ccph.info or click here.

 

Employment Opportunities

 

 

 

 

Call for Proposals!

Deadline: October 7

 

Click here for more information

 

CCPH welcomes

new staff member,

Christoph Hanssmann

 

Christoph is working with us as a graduate research assistant on projects and initiatives

 

 

related to community-engaged scholarship. He

Update on the Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative

 

Beginning in October 2004, the Collaborative, comprised of a diverse group of ten health professional schools, was funded by a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education to further their efforts seeking to recognize and reward community engagement as central to the role of faculty members at their own institutions and nationally. Each of the campus teams and community members have worked to foster change in their health professional schools and universities during the 2004-2005 academic year.

 

For an overview of the progress made by the Collaborative teams and challenges that have arisen, click here to access their interim report.

 

For more information on community-engaged scholarship, click here to access our recently updated webpage!

 

 

is a second year student in the MPH program at the <University> of <Washington>’s <<School> of <Public Health>> and Community Medicine in the Social and Behavioral Sciences track. He is interested in community-based participatory research, health policy, and increasing institutional capacity to provide clinically competent health care to underserved communities. Christoph graduated from <Wesleyan> <University> in <<Connecticut>> with a BA in Science in Society and Women’s Studies.  His work experiences have focused on community health access and empowerment. He held a position as a grassroots organizer for legislative health care reform, and has worked with a variety of community organizations in fundraising, program evaluation, and board development. He is currently collaborating with a <<Seattle>> community organization to evaluate the effectiveness of a transgender clinical competency training for health care providers. Upon completing his MPH, Christoph is interested in developing tools for clinical competence that foster dynamic communication and cooperation between providers and the communities they serve. He can be contacted at (206) 543-8010 or Ch6@u.washington.edu.

 

 

 

Call for Applications

Racial & Ethnic Health Disparities:

Schools and Graduate Programs of Public Health Respond as Engaged Institutions

Deadline: October 10, 2005

Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: Schools and Graduate Programs of Public Health Respond as Engaged Institutions, 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

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MEMBERSHIP MATTERS

 


 CCPH Members Receive Discount on
9th Conference Registration

Registration is now available for CCPH’s 9th Conference taking place May 31-June 3, 2006 in Minneapolis, MN. To take advantage of the discounted Conference fees for CCPH members, your CCPH membership must be current through June 3, 2006. If your membership expires prior

 

Not Yet A Member?

Join Today!

 

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

 

to this date, this year you can use the Conference registration form to renew your membership!

CCPH e-Member benefits do NOT include discounts on events, however this year CCPH e-Members will receive a one-year membership at the Premium Individual level with their registration fees!

If you are not sure of your membership status, please contact CCPH at (206) 543-8178 or info@ccph.info.

 

Conference registration webpage

 

 

 

 

 

FEATUREDMEMBER

ElizabethMiller

 

Elizabeth, a medicine/pediatrics physician and medical anthropologist, is Director of Adolescent Community Health at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Revere Health Center.

 

In that role, she directs the school based health center, teen programming (including an after-school youth center and a school-based dating violence program), and functions as the school physician for the city of Revere. At Harvard Medical School, she is the Associate Director of the Division of Service Learning and Faculty Chair of Community Service Programs, where she teaches and oversees student community service projects.

In her interview, Elizabeth says community comes first. She says, “This is not about us (at the medical school or at the hospital), but it’s about the privilege of working with people in communities we serve.” Because of her background in medical anthropology, Elizabeth has a unique perspective on the challenges of providing cross-cultural care and on the effects poverty has on the lives of the people she works with and cares for. CCPH is a critical resource and clearinghouse in her work in community health and community-campus partnerships. “Right now, my favorite part of CCPH is the CBPR listserv but I also LOVE reading the newsletter, and get lots of ideas and grant information from this.”

Read the full interview.

 

Read previous featured member interviews.

 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

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

CCPH’s CONFERENCE PAGE

 

Join CCPH at these upcoming events!

 

 

OCTOBER & NOVEMBER 2005

 

4      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.

 

4      October 13, 2005 ● Webconference on Community-Engaged Scholarship Toolkit ● 10:30 am PST / 1:30 pm EST

 

CCPH announces the release of the Community-Engaged Scholarship Toolkit, an online resource for faculty working to make a difference in communities. Click here for details. To register for the call, click here.

 

4      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, click here. Nominations for the 2006 Annual CCPH Award will be released in November 2005 and posted at http://www.ccph.info.

 

4      October 21, 2005 ● Urban Health Grand Rounds, Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs

Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York City

 

CCPH executive director Sarena Seifer is giving an invited presentation on community-campus partnerships.  For more information, contact Ann-Gel Palermo, 212-241-8886 or ann-gel.palermo@mssm.edu

 

4      November 2, 2005 ● Vanderbilt University ● Nashville, TN

 

CCPH executive director Sarena Seifer is giving two presentations: “Community-Engaged Teaching: What, So What and Now What?” and “Community-Based Participatory Research: Scientific Rigor + Community Participation = Better Research & Better Health.”  For more information, please contact Darcy Freedman at darcy.a.freedman@vanderbilt.edu

 

4      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 Annika at AnnikaLR@u.washington.edu.

 

 

 

DECEMBER 2005

 

4      December 10-14, 2005 CBPR Continuing Education Institute at APHA 133rd Annual Meeting  Philadelphia, PA

 

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.  Institute participants need not register for the whole conference.  For more information, click here. The CCPH Member Guide to the APHA Conference is your "cheat sheet" of sessions on community-campus partnerships, community-based participatory research, service-learning and related topics!  CCPH will also be exhibiting, stop by and visit us a booth #1717 (please note this is a NEW booth number). 

 

For more information and to register, visit http://www.apha.org/meetings/index.htm.

 

 

 

Announcements

 

Ř       Online Registration Now Open! Click here for more information!

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Keynote Speaker:

Angela Glover Blackwell

 

Ms. Blackwell is founder & chief executive officer of PolicyLink, a national nonprofit organization that is advancing a new generation of policies to achieve economic & social equity from the wisdom, voice, and experience of local constituencies.

 

Call for Proposals

Deadline: October 7, 2005

 

CCPH invites you to share your knowledge, experience and lessons learned with hundreds of colleagues who - like you - are passionate about the power of partnerships to transform communities and academe.

 

 

 

CFP is now online! Click here to view or visit

Exhibitor and Co-Sponsor Opportunities

Are Available!

 

For more information, visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/conf-exhibiting.html.

 

 

 

Please contact Annika Robbins, CCPH administrative director, at AnnikaLR@u.washington.edu

or (206) 616-3472 with any questions.

 

 

New Event Listings

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

 

September 26, 2005 · 3:00-4:00pm Eastern · The Report of the Strengthening America's Communities Advisory Committee

 

October 13-15, 2005 · 1:30-3:00pm Eastern ·Webconference: Learning about the New Community-Engaged Scholarship Toolkit

 

November 3-4, 2005 · Linking Adults to Community: A Symposium on Adult Education and Service Learning · Chicago, Illinois

 

November 3-4, 2005 · Global Health Histories · Bethesda, Maryland

 

November 6-9, 2005 · 12th Annual Canadian Conference on International Health on Your Money or Your Life: Health in the Global Economy · Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

 

December 1-3, 2005 · 4th International Conference on Community Indicators Marking the Evolution of the Movement · Burlington, Vermont

 

May 17-19, 2006 · The University and Civil Society: Autonomy & Responsibility · Bologna, Italy

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Report Provides Advice for Pediatricians to Help Families in the Aftermath of Natural

and Other Disasters - Psychosocial implications of disaster or terrorism on children: A guide for the pediatrician delineates specific responses, discusses risk factors for adverse reactions, and gives advice for pediatricians to ameliorate the effects of disaster on children and adolescents. The clinical report was produced by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and published in the September 2005 issue of Pediatrics.

Free online access to the full report Additional resources to help cope with natural and other disasters are available on the AAP website.

 

Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving - Through research, education, and training, the institute "promotes the mental health and well-being of individuals, families, and professional caregivers; teaches effective caregiving practices; builds public awareness of caregiving needs; and advances public and social policies that enhance caring communities." There are many resources for professional caregivers on the site, including publications available as PDF downloads. Additional information

 

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David J. Steele Appointed to the Journal “Patient Education and Counseling” - David J. Steele, PhD, Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Evaluation and Director, Office of Medical Education at the Florida State University College of Medicine was recently appointed Medical Education Editor (Americas) for the journal Patient Education and Counseling.  He is seeking manuscripts dealing with topics related to medical education and the training of health care professionals for their roles as patient educators and counselors.  He is also seeking colleagues who will be willing to serve as peer reviewers of manuscripts.  Please contact him at david.steele@med.fsu.edu if you have questions about potential submissions. Additional information

 

 

New Study Finds Urban Public Hospitals Provide Less In-Patient & Emergency Care - A new study from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that urban public hospitals provided less in-patient and emergency care in 2002 than in 1996, and that more public hospitals closed during that time period than did for-profit and nonprofit hospitals. The study, Hospital Care in the 100 Largest Cities and Their Suburbs, 1996-2002:

Implications for the Future of the Hospital Safety Net in Metropolitan America, was conducted by the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. It also found that high-poverty suburbs, particularly in the South, appear to be relatively underserved by hospitals, compared to low-poverty suburbs, which appear to have an abundance of hospital resources. "Public hospitals may become an endangered species," says the study’s lead author, Dennis Andrulis. "Not only are public hospitals disappearing from inner cities across the country, they are disappearing from the suburbs, as well." Download the report

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Program Director – Community-Campus Partnerships for Health – Seattle, WA

The CCPH Program Director will develop, manage, and conduct activities within a variety of field and disciplines that further the core mission of CCPH. This person is required to fully participate as a CCPH staff team member, including but not limited to upholding the mission and vision of the organization; abiding by policies and procedures set forth by the organization and the employing institutions; and conducting all work in a professional and ethical manner. The program director will administer projects and conduct original research relating to community-campus partnerships, community-engaged scholarship, and institutional and community policies and structures that build capacity and support for these partnerships. The program director is expected to stay abreast of current trends and issues in the fields of community-campus partnerships, community-engaged scholarship, health professions education, and training/technical assistance. Additional organizational support, supervisory duties, grant writing, research, outreach, and dissemination may be required. Specific duties and program areas will be determined by the CCPH Executive Director and are subject to change. View the complete job description

 

Chief Executive Officer – Baltimore City Healthy Start – Baltimore, MDClosing date: Oct. 10

Visionary leadership needed for non-profit maternal/child health human service agency with $9 million budget. More information on position description available on website under the Maternal and Child Health heading.

 

Minority Health Director - Vermont Department of HealthBurlington, VT

The State is seeking a seasoned leader to strengthen the capacity of the Department of Health and its partners in state government, the health care system and the community, to improve health conditions and reduce disparities in health outcomes in Vermont's minority populations, this includes those at special risk because of race or ethnicity, recent immigration, education or income or sexual orientation. To apply on line visit http://erecruit.per.state.vt.us   For more information contact Ellen Thompson at 802-863-7606.

 

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GRANTS ALERT!

 

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

 

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

 

* Funding for Healthy Start Initiative-Eliminating Racial/Ethnic Disparities – Deadline: Sept 30 - Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-06-103 – Grants will be awarded to address significant disparities in perinatal health indicators. Eliminating disparities in Perinatal Health focuses on disparities in Hispanics, American Indians, African Americans, Alaskan Natives, Asian Pacific Islanders, Immigrant Populations or differences occurring by education, income, disability, or living in rural, isolated areas by enhancing a community's service system. Additional information

 

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 information

 

* Merck Company Foundation's Program on Pharmaceutical Policy Issues (PPPI) - Deadline: Sept 30 - Merck works on policy issues as they relate to medicines, resulting in contributions to debates on such topics as access to medicines, health targets, evidence-based medicine, rationing, resource allocation, innovation, quality, and accountability. The Merck’s Program provides funding to help academic institutions worldwide develop centers of excellence in pharmaceutical and health policy. PPPI provides grants to selected institutions in support of outstanding faculty and scholars capable of providing education and training, conducting rigorous policy-related research, and disseminating topical information related to pharmaceuticals and health. 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 – Deadline: Oct 1 - The National Institute on Drug Abuse 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

 

* Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service 2006 Notice of Funding Opportunity – Deadline: Oct 6 - Funding Opportunity Number: CNCS-GRANTS-083105-001 - The purpose of the grants is to mobilize more Americans to observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday as a day of service in communities, to encourage people who do serve on this Holiday to make a long-term commitment to community service, and to bring people together around the common focus of service to others. Accordingly, multi-year grants will be awarded to bring year-long focus to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service efforts.  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

* Environmental Protection Agency Science to Achieve Results Fellowships for Graduate Environmental Study – Deadline: Oct 18 - Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-F2006-STAR-B2 - The U.S. EPA, as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is offering Graduate Fellowships for master's and doctoral level students in  environmental fields of study. 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

 

* Community-Based Field Research Grants for Behavioral Hygiene and Global Health - Deadline: Nov 15 - The International Health Section of American Public Health Association (APHA) in collaboration with the Colgate-Palmolive Company is offering a grants program to support young faculty and students in schools of public health to carry out community-based field research in behavioral hygiene. These competitive grants will be awarded for community-based research projects investigating the role of hygiene (especially hand washing with soap) in personal and community health and infection control, including investigations about the knowledge of proper hygiene habits, hygiene motivation and behavior change. For additional information, contact: Paul Freeman or Henry Perry, co-chairs of the Working Group on Community-Based Primary Health Care of APHA’s International Health Section.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

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

 

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:nslc@nylc.org for further information.

 

* Postdoctoral Fellowship with Community-University Father Involvement Research Alliance at the University of Guelph, ON, Canada – Deadline: Sept 30 - The FIRA CURA is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Selection of the successful applicant will be based on their academic ability, relevant interest and experience, referees' evaluations and a short interview. Additional 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? student.competition@ubc.ca

 

*Journal of Evolution and Technology Call for Papers – Deadline: Oct 1 – The journal is seeking papers for a special issue on Global Health and Sustainable Environment.  This issue will explore the way emerging technologies, especially human enhancement technologies, can contribute to pressing needs of the developing world. For more information, visit http://jetpress.org.  Authors are encouraged to discuss their ideas with the editor J. Hughes at james.hughes@trincoll.edu

 

* Environmental Leadership Program National Fellowship – Deadline: Oct 1 – The program is a non-profit organization that inspires visionary, action-oriented and diverse leadership to work for a just and sustainable future. Through its fellowship program ELP provides training, project support and a vibrant peer network to 20-25 talented and diverse individuals each year engaged in environmental and social change work. Additional information

 

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 nhofman@depaul.edu.

 

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

* 2006 Harris Wofford Awards – Deadline: Oct 12 – The awards annually honor exceptional individuals, institutions, and media figures who actively contribute to this nation's spirit of service. The Harris Wofford Awards honor former Senator Harris Wofford - one of our nation's greatest public servants -  and recognize extraordinary achievements in three categories: Youth (ages 5-25), Organization (nonprofit, corporate, foundation), and Media (organization or individual).  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

* Request for Proposals - William T. Grant Foundation – Deadline: Oct 17 – The grant will support intervention research on how to improve youth-serving organizations, such as schools and community-based organizations, and enhance research capacity focused on organizations that promote youth development. Studies will provide theoretically important findings on how these organizations operate and how to improve them. 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

 

* The First Community Indicators Awards Program - Deadline: Oct 25 - The Brookings Institution's Urban Markets Initiative is sponsoring the First Community Indicators Award Program to honor three community indicator projects that have demonstrated their ability to catalyze action and drive community change. CIC is using the awards program to highlight best practices and strengthen our knowledge of projects. 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. 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

 

* Call for Proposals – The University & Civil Society: Autonomy & Responsibility Conference – Deadline: Nov 15 - The first major international conference hosted by the University of Denver/University of Bologna International Center for Civic Engagement. This conference calls for global dialogue on the role of the university in serving the public good.  The conference will take place May 17-19, 2006 in Bologna, Italy. Additional information

 

* Call for Manuscripts on Service-Learning - Deadline: Nov 30 - Academic Exchange Quarterly's annual feature published every Spring issue. This special issue invites researchers and practitioners to submit articles and essays on service-learning in higher education with a special focus on the individual and institutional impacts of established service-learning programs. For more information, contact feature editor Judith Hope Munter, or visit http://www.higher-ed.org/AEQ/.

 

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? nchs@academyhealth.org

 

* 2006-2007 Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy- Deadline: Jan 3, 2006 - This fellowship is designed to prepare physicians, particularly minority physicians, for leadership roles in formulating and implementing public health policy and practice on a national, state, or community level. Fellows will complete academic work leading to a Master of Public Health degree at the Harvard School of Public Health, and, through additional program activities, gain experience in and understanding of major health issues facing minority, disadvantaged, and underserved populations. Additional information

 

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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PUBLICATIONS

 

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Closing the Gap: Solutions to Race-Based Health Disparities

This report from the Applied Research Center and Northwest Federation of Community Organizations, documents the persistent problems experienced by communities of color attempting to access health care services across the nation. With a review of the latest research on health disparities, in-depth field research and comprehensive case studies, Closing the Gap reinvigorates the debate over what may be the nation's greatest public health challenge—the persistent racial divide in access to comprehensive, quality health services.

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Qualitative Methods in Public Health: A Field Guide for Applied Research

 

A comprehensive resource that presents practical strategies and methods for using qualitative research and includes the basic logic and rationale for making qualitative research decisions. This important book outlines the complexities, advantages, and limitations of qualitative methods and offers information and step-by-step procedures for every phase of researchľfrom theory to study design, data collection, analysis, interpretation, writing, and dissemination. 

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The ABCs of Evaluation:

Timeless Techniques for Program and Project Managers, 2nd Edition

 

The second edition of the bestselling The ABCs of Evaluation offers a thoroughly revised and updated version of that classic book. Written for any program type or setting, The ABCs of Evaluation shows how to select participants for the evaluation and how to deal with multiple goals and objectives—including those of the organization, the staff, and the client. The authors describe different evaluation models, illustrate the circumstances under which each model can be used, and offer tips on identifying data sources and collecting the data itself. This new edition is filled with illustrative new cases and scenarios from various evaluation realms in social sciences, education, and human services. The book also contains information on how to negotiate the evaluation contract. Throughout the book, there are charts, graphs, models, and lists to help organize, extend, and facilitate the understanding of each evaluation concept.

 

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