Member Newsletter of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health


Promoting health through partnerships between

communities and higher educational institutions



November 4, 2005

Volume VII ● Issue 22



Message From Our Executive Director


News From CCPH


Membership Matters


Members in Action


Upcoming Events


2006 Conference Update




Employment Opportunities


Grants Alert!


Calls for Submissions







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The Health Professionals for Diversity (HPD) Coalition publishes HPD Digest, a monthly electronic newsletter with information and resources for health professionals concerned about the lack of diversity in the health care workforce. HPD Digest highlights issues, events, publications, and other newsworthy items pertinent to diversity in the health professions. Please feel free to circulate this e-newsletter to your colleagues. If you have any stories that you would like to contribute to HPD Digest, email to


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CCPH Member Appointed as Chair


At the October 2005 meeting of the American Optometric Association (AOA), the Board of Trustees approved the formation of a new committee within the formal structure - the Community Health Center Committee.  Roger Wilson, CCPH member and Vice President for Professional Services and Strategy Assessment at the New England Eye Institute will be chairing this prestigious national committee.  Dr Wilson has over 20 years of experience working with community health centers and was on staff at the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center for many years, serving as Associate Director of the Eye Care Service.


"With the formation of this new AOA committee, and working in conjunction with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), we hope to build capacity for eye and vision services within health centers nationally, says Dr Wilson.  We also intend to create a viable and new career path for graduates interested in community health.


With the College's strong curriculum in community and public health and New England Eye Institute's affiliations with 12 health centers in greater Boston, our students are well positioned to successfully compete for job openings at health centers.  Having the opportunity to train at multi-disciplinary health centers distinguishes our programs and our graduates from any others in the nation."


Dr Wilson also states that "the creation of this committee may be particularly timely for new graduates who seek employment at health centers.  The National Health Service Corps (NHSC), a program within the Department of Health and Human Services, has a loan repayment program on its books for health professionals who practice in federally recognized underserved areas.  Many health centers located in rural and urban settings across the United States qualify as underserved areas.  In the past optometry has not been recognized within the NHSC.  However, this year both the House of Representatives and the Senate have identical appropriations committee language supporting the inclusion of optometry in NHSC.  If passed, optometrists who work at health centers with an underserved designation will be eligible for up to $50,000 of tax free loan repayment, providing that they work at a center for at least two years.  That is great news for optometrists seeking employment at a community health center."


The objectives of the Community Health Center Committee are:


  • Assure that the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that American Optometric Association (AOA) signed with National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) is fully implemented, including new career path for optometrists, loan repayment through National Health Service Corps, and the development of eye services in the national health center system.


  • To make recommendations to the AOA Federal Relations Committee about actions that need to be taken with federal agencies relating to optometry in health centers and to make recommendations for legislative advocacy related to optometry at health centers.


  • Make recommendations to other AOA committees about optometry at health centers.


  • Advise and support the Membership Committee of AOA in recruiting optometrists who work at health centers to become active members of AOA.


  • Advise and support the Faculty Relations Committee of AOA in recruiting optometrists who work at health centers to seek faculty appointments at the schools and colleges of optometry and create teaching and residency programs at health centers.


  • Facilitate the involvement of community health center based ODs in local and state advocacy activities and coordinate such activities with AOA state advocacy efforts.


To learn more about the committee, contact Roger at



Decades of poor planning choices have concentrated public housing at the core of cities around the United States, leaving tenants unable to access jobs that have moved to the suburbs and deepening the divide between haves and have-nots, a new study from the Brookings Institution ( finds.
Katrina's Window: Confronting Concentrated Poverty Across America focuses on areas in which 40 percent of residents live below the poverty line in disadvantaged neighborhoods where crime and a lack of decent housing, stable job opportunities, and supportive schools have eroded the quality of life. The report found that Fresno, California, has the highest concentration of residents living in extremely poor communities, with New Orleans placing second. "It's not that people who live in impoverished areas don't want to work, or don't want access to better lives, or don't want their children to go to good schools," said Tate Hill, business development coordinator for the Fresno West Coalition for Economic Development, "they just can't access [them]."
Alan Berube, the study's primary author, noted that high-density poverty tends to ensnare successive generations in places where adults are poorly educated and children lack the financial resources, role models, and academic footing that could help them get into college. "For a significant number of families in distressed inner-city neighborhoods, the first step has to be removing the barriers associated with their living environment," said Berube.
To read or download the complete report (13 pages, PDF), visit:
While tuition at public and private universities grew quicker than the overall rate of inflation in 2005-06, the rate of increase slowed after two years of explosive growth, a an annual survey from the Washington, D.C.-based College Board ( finds.
According to the survey, which offered no reasons for the continuing increases in tuition and other costs associated with a college education, total expenses now average $15,566 for an undergraduate student attending a public university in his own state, and are nearly $32,000 at private universities. Among the fastest-growing costs the survey identified were school employee health benefits, professional salaries, and utilities. For public universities, state budget deficits have also reduced appropriations for higher education, leading to increases in tuition costs.
College Board president Gaston Caperton said the survey illuminated issues related to access and affordability in higher education, "especially for the growing population of students from low-income families who are aspiring to go to college....In the coming years, our country cannot afford to have segments of our population left out of higher education."
The news came as a relief to higher education leaders who have faced growing public criticism over tuition increases that have been far higher than the rate of inflation in the rest of the economy. "I'm delighted to hear that there's some moderation in the rate of growth, and I hope we can sustain that," said David Ward, president of the American Council on Education, the nation's largest association of universities and colleges. But, Ward added, "there's a deep and growing pubic anxiety about affordability, and we in higher education must be sensitive to it."
 To read or download a complete copy of the report (28 pages, PDF), visit:



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Sarena Seifer

What do we mean by “community?”  From the inception of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH), we have continued to revisit this critical question.  At its last meeting, the CCPH board of directors clarified our meaning when we talk about community:


What we mean by “community” is dynamic and inclusive; there is no “one” definition of community.  Community need not be defined solely by geography.  It can refer to a group

that self-identifies by age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, illness or health condition.  It can refer to a common interest or cause, a sense of identification or shared emotional connection, shared values or norms, mutual influence, common interest, or commitment to meeting a shared need. 


Defining “community” in a community-campus partnership is more about the process of asking and answering key questions than about a strict definition of who “is” community or “represents” community: “Are those most affected by the issue being addressed at the table?  Are those who have a stake in the issue being addressed at the table?  Are community members at the table?  Do they play decision making roles?” 


The purpose of the partnership drives the definition, therefore each effort must ask for the definition of community.


How do you define “community?” How do you operationalize this definition in your community-campus partnership?   Please send your responses to me directly at and we will compile and share them in a future issue of Partnership Matters.  Please be sure to indicate whether it’s okay to include your contact information in the posted summary. 


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CCPH Celebrates Accomplishments of

Departing Program Director Jen Kauper-Brown


For the past two years, CCPH program director Jen Kauper-Brown has been instrumental to our work in community-based participatory research and community-engaged scholarship. After an extended international trip, she will be moving to Chicago, Illinois, in June 2006. Her last day at CCPH will be November 7, 2005. Jen is

one of those rare people who is detail-oriented, focused and productive, and at the same time can stand back and ask important and insightful questions, think about things strategically and address the critical issues at hand. She is an absolute delight to work with, and we will miss her tremendously. Please join us in congratulating Jen on her accomplishments at CCPH and wishing her the best in her future endeavors (which we hope will include CCPH one way or another!).


Audiofile & Slides of the

Teleconference with CCPH’s 4th Annual CCPH Award Winner Communities & Physicians Together Now Online!


During the October 19 teleconference featuring Communities & Physicians Together information was



CCPH 9th Conference


shared on how this award-winning partnership draws upon the assets of communities and physicians-in-training to improve child health and support families in raising healthy children. Learn more at



Registration Open!


Click here for more information


The materials are available at





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Are You Enjoying ALL of the Benefits CCPH Offers?


Through our website, CCPH provides resources on topics of importance to those working in the field of community-campus partnerships. For instance, if you are interested in Art & Health, International Service Opportunities, Cultural Competency, Funding, or Interdisciplinary Collaboration, you’ll find links for these topics (and more!) on our Web Links page:



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Join Today!


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


Membership in CCPH helps support these benefits. Join or renew today to ensure that these resources are always available at your fingertips! To learn more, visit



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Photo of Dean Richard Oliver, School of Health Professions



CCPH member Richard E. Oliver, Dean of the School of Health Professions at the University of Missouri at Columbia has been appointed to serve on the Accreditation Council for the Occupational Therapy Education Standards Committee in 2005-2006.  Congratulations, Richard!



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



Join CCPH at these upcoming events!





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


4     November 13, 2005 Fifth Annual International Advances in Service-Learning Research ConferenceEast Lansing, MI


CCPH senior consultant Sherril Gelmon will be presenting a session entitled "Institutional Change to Support Community-Engaged Scholarship: Testing New Methods" on Sunday, November 13, from 1:45 - 3:15 PM. This presentation will focus on the assessment methods used by the Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative and how they can be used by other institutions. 


 For more information on the Collaborative visit


For more information and to register, visit





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 with the Community Health Scholars Program.  Stop by and visit us at booth #1717 (please note this is a NEW booth number). 


For more information and to register, visit



JULY 2006


4      July 21-24, 2006 CCPH’s 9th Summer Service-Learning Institute  Cascade Mountains, WA


This Service-Learning Institute will take place in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. Applications for the Institute will be available soon-Stay tuned!


To learn more about our Service-Learning Institutes please visit



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Ř       Register for a Pre-Conference Institute - Space is limited! Click here for details! Pre-conference institutes—on Wednesday, May 31, 2006—provide participants with in-depth knowledge and skills.






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.


Register Today!

Click here for details!


Join 500 colleagues who – like you – are passionate about the power of partnerships as a strategy for social justice. The program features pre-conference institutes, skill-building workshops, story sessions, community site visits, posters, exhibits and much more!


Exhibitor and Co-Sponsor Opportunities

Are Still Available!


For more information, visit




Please contact Annika Robbins, CCPH administrative director, at

or (206) 616-3472 with any questions.



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New Event Listings

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


November 30, 2005  · Health Literacy Conference · Washington, DC


December 1, 2005 · World AIDS Day


December 7, 2005 · 2:00pm Eastern · Accreditation of Public Health Agencies: Lessons from Three States Audioconference


December 7-9, 2005 · Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Conference · Miami, Florida


January 11, 2006 · 2:00pm Eastern · The Guide to Community Preventive Services: Developing an Evidence Base for Public Health Audioconference


March 2-4, 2006 · Work, Stress & Health 2006: Making a Difference in the Workplace · Miami, Florida


March 6-9, 2006 · National Immunization Conference · Atlanta, Georgia


March 16-18, 2006 · International Conference on Women and Infectious Diseases · Atlanta, Georgia


April 1-2, 2006 · Unite for Sight International Health Conference · New Haven, Connecticut


April 17-20, 2006 · International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health · Atlanta, Georgia


May 8-11, 2006 · National STD Prevention Conference · Jacksonville, Florida


May 16-19, 2006 · CDC Diabetes and Obesity Conference · Denver, Colorado


July 26-29, 2006 · National Association of Local Boards of Health 14th Annual Conference · San Antonio, Texas


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November Observances:


4      American Diabetes Month: The month brings awareness about the need for more research to help find a cure for diabetes and to improve the health and lives of those living with diabetes or at risk for diabetes. American Diabetes Association -; CDC -


4      Great American Smokeout: Every year, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout® by smoking less or quitting for the day on the third Thursday of November. The event challenges people to stop using tobacco and raises awareness of the many effective ways to quite for good. This year's event will be held on November 17, 2005. American Cancer Society -; CDC -


4      National Epilepsy Awareness Month: It continues the message of respect and fosters acceptance and understanding of persons with epilepsy; and works to prevent, control and cure epilepsy. The Epilepsy Foundation -; CDC –


4      Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Lung Cancer Awareness Month (LCAM) is a national campaign dedicated to increasing attention to lung cancer issues.  Those involved in LCAM bring much-needed support and attention to a disease that each year kills more people than breast, prostate, colon and pancreas cancers combined. Lung Cancer Alliance -; CDC -


4      Prematurity Awareness Month: Every day 1 in 8 babies born in the U.S. arrives too soon. Premature birth can happen to any pregnant woman, and no one knows why. It is a serious, common and costly problem. Prematurity Awareness Day is November 15. March of Dimes -; CDC -



Federal Funding for Service-Learning Programs Announced - The Corporation for National and Community Service announces the anticipated availability--subject to Congressional appropriation-- of approximately $40 million of Learn and Serve America funds to implement and support School-Based, Community-Based, and Higher Education service-learning programs in FY 2006.


Senate Passes HHS Funding Bill, Adds Funding for Pandemic Flu - The Senate Oct. 27 approved its version of the FY 2006 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill (H.R. 3010), after accepting an amendment to add approximately $8 billion in emergency funding to help respond to a potential avian flu outbreak. The bill, which provides $141.7 billion in discretionary funds for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education as well as related agencies, is the last of the FY 2006 spending bills to come to the Senate floor. The Senate bill includes $29.415 billion for NIH and $298.7 million for Title VII health professions programs. The bill now moves to the conference committee to be reconciled with the bill passed by the House June 24. The complete story is at:


Association of American Medical Colleges Adopts Ethics Guidelines for Conducting and Reporting of Clinical Trials - The AAMC has adopted a set of principles to preserve integrity in the conducting and reporting of clinical trials. The new principles are the product of a working conference convened by the AAMC and charged with drafting a set of guidelines to direct the ethical and operational aspects of data access, analysis, and reporting of clinical research studies. The principles prevent academic institutions from accepting restrictions by trial sponsors that would exclude members of academic research teams from full intellectual participation in those trials and thereby prevent those investigators from being held responsible and accountable for the results. The principles are intended to be applied to all clinical trials conducted in academic medical institutions, regardless of the funding source. The AAMC is encouraging widespread adoption of the "Principles for Protecting Integrity in the Conduct and Reporting of Clinical Trials" by its member medical schools, teaching hospitals, and academic societies, and by the entire medical community.


National Cancer Institute Awards $25 million to ‘Patient Navigator’ Research Programs - The NCI has awarded $25 million in grants to develop patient navigator research programs to test and evaluate interventions designed to improve access to timely and appropriate cancer care and treatment following a cancer diagnosis. The programs will focus on cancer patients from racial/ethnic minority groups, patients with low socioeconomic status, and patients from medically underserved areas. Community advisory panels will provide input from community leaders, community-based participatory researchers, and clinicians. In addition to the new grants, NCI funds patient navigator pilot projects that reach American Indian, Hispanic/Latino, African American and rural underserved populations. For more information:


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Program Director – Education Network to Advance Cancer Clinical Trials, Silver Spring, MD – Application Deadline: Nov 30 - The mission of ENACCT is to identify, implement and validate innovative approaches to cancer clinical trials education, outreach, and recruitment to improve outcomes for all. Along with the Executive Director, this person will provide primary management and implementation of ENACCT's Pilot Education Project ( The incumbent will work cooperatively with 3-5 community-based partnerships in the implementation of innovative cancer clinical trial education programs. For more information, contact the Search Committee at


Senior Policy Analyst – Kaiser Family Foundation, Washington DC – Application Deadline: Nov 30 - The Kaiser Family Foundation, one of the nation’s largest private foundations devoted to providing research and information on health policy in the United States, is seeking a senior policy analyst to work on health policy issues related to reducing racial/ethnic disparities in health care access and quality. The analyst will work in a team environment on a variety of analytic projects, including crosscutting projects in the areas of HIV, women’s health, Medicaid and Medicare. The analyst also will have primary responsibility for directing the Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program. For more information, contact  


Program Officer, State Innovations Program – The Commonwealth Fund, New York, NY The mission of The Commonwealth Fund is to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society’s most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, and elderly adults. For more information, contact


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


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foundation and CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health Mini-Grants – Deadline: Nov 14 (letter of intent) - This program offers mini-grants to support physical activity or nutrition-related activities that are part of action plans developed using CDC School Health Index: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide (SHI).


Cluster Leadership of the US Health Resources and Services Administration Health Disparities Collaborative – Deadline: Nov 15 - Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-06-061 - The purpose of this federal funding opportunity is to provide cluster-level leadership for Health Disparities Collaboratives (HDC) training and technical assistance to health centers and to other community-based providers partnering with health centers in the HDC.


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.


Advanced Research Cooperation in Environmental Health Research GrantDeadline: Nov 16 - The purpose of this initiative is to form a cooperative program that will augment and strengthen the research infrastructure and research capabilities of faculty, students, and fellows at minority institutions by supporting the development of new, and/or the enhancement of ongoing, basic science and translational research that focuses on topics deemed to be of high priority and significance because of their critical importance to environmental health.


* National Institutes of Health - Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Grant – Deadline: Nov 23 - The NIEHS in partnership with EPA invites applications for Research Center grants that will conduct multidisciplinary basic and clinical research using a community-based participatory approach to examine the effects of environmental exposures on children's health and to translate the research findings to public policy, to address community needs, and to information for the health care community and general public.


Environmental Education Grants Program – Deadline: Nov 23Grants to support environmental education projects that promote environmental stewardship and help develop aware and responsible students, teachers, and citizens.


Youth Garden Grants Program – Deadline: Nov 30 - 150 child-centered, outdoor garden programs will receive Home Depot gift cards. Program emphasis is on education, plant-to-food connections, environmental awareness, entrepreneurship, or social aspects of gardening. Maximum Award: $500 gift cards for the purchase of gardening materials and supplies. Eligibility: Schools, youth groups, community centers, camps, clubs, treatment facilities, and intergenerational groups throughout the United States.


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 #: 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


Children, Youth, and Families at Risk Sustainable Community Projects Grant – Deadline: Dec 1 – This grant is intended for the development and delivery of educational programs that equip limited resource families and youth who are at-risk for not meeting basic human needs with the skills they need to lead positive, productive, contributing lives. Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service Office of Extramural Programs


Children, Youth, and Families at-Risk, New Communities Project Program – Deadline: Dec 1 - Grants to improve the quality and quantity of comprehensive community-based programs for children, youth, and families at-risk within the Cooperative Extension System.


* Healthy Behaviors in Women – Deadline: Dec 2 - HRSA-06-063 - The goal of this US Department of Health and Human Services program is to develop and demonstrate creative and innovative approaches that are effective in reducing the prevalence of overweight/obesity in women by increasing the number of women who adopt positive, healthy, lifestyles.  The interventions implemented must be substantive in nature, incorporate nutrition, physical activity and health/wellness components, while also positively impacting knowledge, attitudes and behaviors.  These approaches should target women in communities who have limited access to preventive health services, and when appropriate, linked to other relevant services to comprehensively address their health needs.  Proposals must include women who are members of racial ethnic minority populations who are disproportionately affected by overweight/obesity.


Maternal and Child Health Pipeline Training ProgramDeadline: Dec 2 - Funding Opportunity #: HRSA-06-077-To promote the development of a culturally diverse and representative health care workforce by recruiting, training, and retaining students from under-represented minorities into maternal and child health professions.


* Translating Proven Interventions for Underserved and Emergent High Risk Populations – Deadline: Dec 5 - CDC-RFA-AA017 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Procurement and Grants Office has published a new funding opportunity entitled, Translating Proven Interventions for Underserved and Emergent High-Risk Populations (REP 7).  $440,000 will be available in FY2006 to fund two awards to organizations able to translate effective HIV prevention interventions, and create curricula and guidance materials for HIV prevention providers who want to adopt interventions that have already been effectively implemented.  


*Evaluation of the Relative Effectiveness of Four Public Health Strategies for Providing HIV Testing to High-Risk African American Women with Undiagnosed HIV InfectionDeadline: Dec 5 - CDC-RFA-AA016 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Procurement and Grants Office has published a new funding opportunity entitled, Evaluation of the Relative Effectiveness of Four Public Health Strategies for Providing HIV Testing to High-Risk African American Women with Undiagnosed HIV Infection.  $800,000 will be available in FY2006 to fund four awards to organizations able to evaluate multiple strategies for reaching and providing HIV counseling, testing, and referral services to African American women at high risk for HIV.  


*American Medical Association Foundation Invites Applications for Seed Grant Research Program - Deadline: Dec 15 - To address the difficulty physician scientists are experiencing in finding the resources to participate in applied and clinical research, the American Medical Association Foundation has established the Seed Grant Research Program for medical students and residents to provide grants to help them conduct small projects.


Captain Planet Foundation – Deadline: 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


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


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


* American Association of University Women Educational Foundation Offers Community Action Grants - Deadline: Jan 15, 2006 - One of the world's largest sources of funding exclusively for graduate women, the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented.


* National Institutes of Health - National Library of Medicine Knowledge Management and Applied Informatics Grants – Deadline: Feb 1, 2006; June 1, 2006 – PA-92-093-Grants are offered to help organizations use information technology to optimize the utility of clinical and research information.


* Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Women – Deadline: Feb 1, 2006; June 1, 2006 - The purpose of this initiative is to stimulate research aimed at reducing health disparities among racial/ethnic minority and underserved women. More specifically, this initiative seeks applications for: (1) research related to health promotion or risk reduction among minority and underserved women age 21 and older; and, (2) intervention studies that show promise for improving the health profile of minority and underserved women. Investigators responding to this announcement should focus on enhancing the body of knowledge of a variety of factors (e.g., social, economic, demographic, community, societal, personal, cultural) influencing the health promoting and health compromising behaviors of racial and ethnic minority women and underserved women and their subpopulations.


Youth Nutrition & Fitness Grant Program – Deadline: Feb 1, 2006 - General Mills Foundation Champions Youth Nutrition and Fitness grant program to encourage communities in the United States to improve the eating and physical activity patterns of young people, ages 2-20. Grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations and agencies working with communities that demonstrate the greatest need and likelihood of sustainable impact on young people’s nutrition and activity levels through innovative programs.


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


Higher Challenge Grants Program – Deadline: Feb 2, 2006 - Grants to stimulate and enable colleges and universities to provide the quality of education necessary to produce baccalaurate or higher degree level graduates capable of strengthening the Nation's food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce.


* Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation Offers Support for Research and Educational Projects - Deadline: October 15 and April 15, annually - The Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation was established to support charitable and educational projects.  This support includes funding for creative projects and research that promotes excellence in journalism and instills and encourages high ethical standards in journalism.


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.


* Gold Foundation offers Grants for Hurricane Assistance Service ProjectsDeadline: Rolling through 2006 - The Arnold P. Gold Foundation has formed a Katrina Assistance Fund "to support the wellspring of compassion, creativity and inclination to serve that exists in the medical education community." The Foundation is now requesting proposals for grants of up to $5,000 for service projects in any location where there is a substantial need for assistance to victims of Hurricane Katrina. Such projects may include direct medical aid to evacuees or non-medical assistance to both victims and those adversely affected by this disaster.


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


Cancer Education (R25E) Grants Program – Deadline: Multiple - Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-05-065 - Educational and research dissemination activities are essential components of the National Cancer Institute's efforts to reduce morbidity and mortality due to cancer. The PHS 398 application instructions are available in an interactive format. For further assistance contact GrantsInfo, Telephone (301) 435-0714.  Link to Full Announcement


Social and Cultural Dimensions of Health – Deadline: Multiple - Funding Opportunity Number: PA-05-029 - The ultimate goal of this National Institutes of Health program announcement is to encourage the development of health research that integrates knowledge from the biomedical and social sciences. The PHS 398 application instructions are available online in an interactive format. For further assistance contact Link to Full Announcement.


* Reproductive and Child Health Grants – Deadline: Open - Reproductive health care is the primary health need of women, yet limited resources in developing countries combined with women's economic and social position often deprive women of access to the care they need and want. Increasing access to voluntary family planning services, providing emergency obstetrical care to enable women to safely carry and deliver babies, providing a trained midwife at delivery, and preventing cervical cancer are examples of the kinds of work supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Grant making is guided by the principle that in order to achieve lasting, large-scale change, philanthropic efforts must incorporate strategies to encourage effective public investment and to leverage private sector market potential. Priority is given to investments that serve as a catalyst to quicken the pace of progress, and to efforts whose net effect is to augment, not supplant, government funding streams.


* Green Foundation Seeks Grant ProposalsDeadline: Open - Established in 1994, the Green Foundation is a private, non-operating foundation that awards grants for both operating and program support. The foundation's mission is to uncover new opportunities, encourage growth, and ultimately effect positive change within those institutions that best reflect the foundation's core focus areas and the communities they serve.


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


Call for Nominations: Gleitsman Foundation – Deadline: Nov 4 – The Gleitsman Foundation is seeking nominations for its $100,000 Citizen Activist Award for 2006. For more information, and the nomination form, visit:


* Call for Applications: Planning Committee for 2006 National Meeting on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence – Deadline: Nov 14 - The U.S. Department of Education is seeking applications from those who have some experience as a participant at prior National Meetings.


The 2006 National Meeting, the 20th Annual edition, will take place in the Washington, DC, area October 19-22.

New Leaders for New Schools – Deadline: Nov 15 - New Leaders for New Schools is a national organization promoting high levels of academic achievement for every child by attracting, preparing, and supporting the next generation of outstanding leaders for our nation’s urban public schools. New Leaders is currently accepting applications for candidates who meet their 10 selection criteria and want to lead change for children in low-income communities by becoming urban public school principals. Eligibility: applicants must have a record of success in leading adults, an expertise in K-12 teaching and learning, a relentless drive to lead an excellent urban school, and an unyielding belief in the potential of every child to achieve academically at high levels.


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


* Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowships ProgramDeadline: Nov 18 - The program provides the nation’s most comprehensive experience at the nexus of health science, policy, and politics in Washington, D.C. This program is designed to develop the capacity of outstanding mid-career health professionals in academic and community-based settings to: assume leadership roles in health policy and management, gain an understanding of the health policy process, and contribute to the formulation of new policies and programs.


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


* Looking for Everyday Heroes in Medicine – Deadline: Dec 1 - The American Medical Association Foundation (AMA Foundation) is pleased to accept nominations for the 2006 AMA Foundation Excellence in Medicine Awards.  Each year, the AMA Foundation, in association with the Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative, honors a select group of physicians, residents, fellows and medical students who represent the highest standards of volunteerism, public service and leadership.


* Journal of the American Medical Association Seeks Articles on Women’s HealthDeadline: Dec 1 - Studies already published and many currently under way can provide important information to improve the health of women. To assist and enhance this initiative, the editors of JAMA will devote a theme issue in March 2006 to articles pertaining to women’s health.


Call for Papers for Special JET Issue on Human Rights and Human Enhancement - Deadline: Dec 1 - How will emerging technologies challenge the paradigm of human rights? Do we need a new post-human rights model to understand the challenge of our emerging transhuman polity? Does the idea of equal rights for humans, posthumans and machines make any sense? How can we preserve political equality for both humans and posthumans? For the Human Rights issue JET wants submissions from thinkers willing to point out and analyze unrecognized challenges, or lay out proactive, preventative plans for neutralizing threats to freedom before they become real. Contact: JET editor J. Hughes at


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

* The CDC Experience: A Fellowship in Applied Epidemiology – Deadline: Dec 5 - The CDC Experience is a one-year fellowship in applied epidemiology for medical students designed to increase the pool of physicians with a population health perspective.  Eight competitively selected fellows spend 10-12 months at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offices in Atlanta, GA, where they carry out epidemiologic analyses in areas of public health that interest them. This challenging and intellectually stimulating environment provides multiple opportunities to enhance skills in research and analytic thinking, written and oral scientific presentations, and preventive medicine and public health.  Graduates of The CDC Experience will have an appreciation of the role of epidemiology in medicine and health, and be able to apply their knowledge and skills to enhance their clinical acumen and to work within the larger health system.  CDC Experience graduates have the potential to become future physician-leaders and substantially contribute to the quality of the health care system. . Questions may be addressed to Cathy McCarroll, Program Coordinator at:  

* Call for Presentations – National Association of Local Boards of Health 14th Annual Conference - Deadline: Dec 9 – The Conference will be held July 26-29, 2005 in San Antonio, Texas. The goal of NALBOH’s annual conference is to provide current public health information and training to board of health members from across the United States.


* Supporting Networks of HIV Care Accepting Applications for Technical Assistance - Deadline: Dec 15 - Agencies are eligible to apply for assistance through this project if they are: Committed to providing primary health care or related support services to people of color; Physically located in or near a community whose residents are predominantly racial or ethnic minorities that are living with or at risk for HIV infection; Able to demonstrate a financial need for the requested assistance; and In need of TA to expand, implement or improve HIV primary care and support services to people of color or support building networks and linkages for care.


Call for Presentations – How Class Works, 2006 – Deadline: Dec 15 - A Conference at SUNY Stony Brook June 8-10, 2006. The Center for Study of Working Class Life is pleased to announce the How Class Works 2006 Conference, to be held at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, June 8 - 10, 2006. Proposals for papers, presentations, and sessions are welcome until December 15, 2005. For more information, visit


Nominations for 2006 Civic Change Award – Deadline: Dec 31 - The Civic Change Award, established in 1995, honors individuals and organizations that by word and deed enrich the nation's civic life.


Migrant Clinicians Network Announces a Call for Applications – Deadline: Dec 31 - Migrant Clinicians Network seeks applications for the 2006 New Provider Practicum in Migrant Health. The Practicum provides a four-month working and learning experience in a Migrant Health Center for new health care professionals. The purpose of the Practicum is to increase the understanding of migrant health care issues for the participants as they consider careers working with underserved populations. A stipend of approximately $15,000 is paid for this experience. Applications are available at Contact: Candace Kugel at 814-238-6566 or


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


* Call for Applications: Community Health Scholars Program and Scholars in Health Disparities ProgramDeadline: Jan 4, 2006 - The Kellogg Health Scholars Program is a joint program that combines the highly successful Community Health Scholars Program and Scholars in Health Disparities Program. This exciting, new program offers two-year postdoctoral fellowships at 10 training sites, beginning in the fall of 2006. Seven fellowships will be in the Multidisciplinary Diversities and six fellowships in the Community-Disparities track. The first track highlights a multi-disciplinary approach to studying the social determinants of health disparities. The other track highlights community-based participatory research, and relationships between academe, community and public health practice.


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?


* Call for Applications: Oak Human Rights FellowshipDeadline: Jan 13, 2006 - The Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights at Colby College is soliciting nominations and applications for the Oak Human Rights Fellowship for the Fall of 2006. The Oak Fellowship provides an opportunity for prominent practitioners in international human rights to take a sabbatical leave from their work and spend a semester (September - December 2006) as a scholar-in-residence at Colby College.


Call for Abstracts: 11th World Congress on Public Health and the 8th Brazilian Congress on Collective Health – Deadline: Jan 20, 2006 – The conference will take place Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 21-25, 2006.


* Cultural Competence Leadership Fellowships Seek to Enhance Health Care for Minorities – Deadline: Feb 1, 2006 - The Fellowship is dedicated to helping leaders enhance their abilities to improve the quality and safety of care for racial and ethnic minorities, understand the impact culture can have on health attitudes and behaviors, and maximize cultural diversity within their institutions.


* Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Dissertation Fellowships - Deadline: Feb 1, 2006 Fellowships to address violence, aggression, and dominance. The Foundation is seeking proposals for dissertation fellowships that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence, aggression, and dominance. The Foundation is particularly interested in violence, aggression, and dominance in relation to social change, socialization of children, and family relationships.


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 Applications: Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program - Deadline: March 1, 2006, June 1 - This Fellowship Program of the National Academies is designed to engage graduate and postdoctoral students in science and technology policy and to familiarize them with the interactions among science, technology, and government.  As a result, students in the fields of science, engineering, medicine, veterinary medicine, business, and law develop essential skills different from those attained in academia, which will help them make the transition from being a graduate student to a professional.


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


* Enterprise Foundation to Award Rose Architectural Fellowships in 2006 – Deadline: March 27, 2006 - The program's focus is on improving the quality of life through design that promotes human interaction. The fellowship is designed to foster productive partnerships between architects and community development organizations, and to encourage architects to become lifelong leaders in public service and community development.


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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Education for Health: Change in Learning & Practice is Now Available

(Volume 18 Number 3/November 2005)


This is a special issue in collaboration with the Journal of Rural and Remote Health. It’s now available online at


Articles include:


·         Combined research and clinical learning make rural summer studentship program a successful model


·         The impact of medical students on rural general practitioner preceptors


·         Educational and health services innovation to improve care for rural Hispanic Communities in the US


·         The rural physician associate program: New directions in education for competency


·         Evaluation of a required statewide interdisciplinary rural health education program: Student attitudes, career intents and perceived


·         Advances in rural medical education in three countries: Canada, the United States and Australia


·         Student-developed problem-based learning cases: Preparing for rural healthcare practice




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