PARTNERSHIP MATTERS

Member Newsletter of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

 

Promoting health through partnerships between

communities and higher educational institutions

 

 

 

December 16, 2005

Volume VII ● Issue 24

 

 

Message from Our Administrative Director

 

News From CCPH

 

Membership Matters

 

Members in Action

 

Upcoming Events

 

2006 Conference Update

 

Announcements

 

Employment Opportunities

 

Grants Alert!

 

Calls for Submissions

 

Publications

 

New/Renewing Members

 

Archives

 

 

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

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Partnership Matters newsletter is a member benefit of Community- Campus Partnerships for Health

 

Find out more about membership benefits  and how you can join CCPH today!

 

 

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Newsletter Editor

Annika Robbins

ccphpm@u.washington.edu

 

 

©2005 Community Campus Partnerships for Health

 

 

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.

 

*Would you like to print and read the PM? It’s now available for download as a PDF, visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/PM2005.html

 

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR NEW PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL FOCUSED ON CBPR


The Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute in conjunction with the WK Kellogg Foundation announce the launch of a national peer-reviewed journal dedicated to community health partnerships.  Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action addresses topics focusing on the growing field of community-based participatory research (CBPR) while promoting further collaboration and elevating the visibility and stature of CBPR as a means toward eliminating health disparities.

The mission of the Journal is to facilitate dissemination of programs that use community partnerships to improve public health, to promote progress in the methods of research and education involving community health partnerships, and to stimulate action that will improve the health of people in communities. Communities, as defined by the Journal, may be based on geography, shared interests, or social networks. The Journal is dedicated to supporting the work of community health partnerships that involve ongoing collaboration between community representatives and academic or governmental partners.

Articles will include:

·         Original research (methods sections must provide details on how community partners were involved in the project; community partners of accepted articles will be interviewed by a member of the editorial team for a question and answer interview that will be published along with the article)

·         Works in progress and lessons learned

·         Community perspectives

·         Policy and practice perspectives

·         Theory and methods

·         Education and training

·         Practical tools

·         Systematic reviews

·         Invited editorials

 

The first issue is expected in Spring/Summer 2006. For more information, including how to subscribe and how to submit papers, visit the Journal's website at http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/pchp

Members of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health involved in the Journal include Associate Editors Lee Bone and Emmanuel Price, Editorial Board Chair Claude Earl Fox and Editorial Board Members Alex Allen, Larry Green and Meredith Minkler.

Meet Journal Editor Eric Bass and Deputy Editor Darius Tandon at the Community-Campus Partnerships for Health 9th Conference on May 31, 2006 in Minneapolis, when they will lead a pre-conference institute on "Practical Guidance for Authors Writing About Community-Based Participatory Research."  Register today!  Attendance is limited to 50 participants. For more information, visit
http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/conf-program.html#PreConfInstitutes.

 

 

Call for Applications: Community Health Scholars Program and Scholars in Health Disparities Program - Deadline: 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.

 

For more information, visit https://www.cfah.org/kelloggProgram

 

CCPH executive director Sarena D. Seifer serves on the program's National Advisory Committee.

 

 

With Enrollments Rising for the 5th Consecutive Year,

U.S. Nursing Schools Turn Away More Than

30,000 Qualified Applications in 2005

 

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) has released preliminary survey data which show that enrollment in entry-level baccalaureate nursing programs increased by 13.0 percent from 2004 to 2005. Though this increase is welcome, surveyed nursing colleges and universities denied 32,617 qualified applications due primarily to a shortage of nurse educators. AACN is very concerned about the increasing number of qualified students being turned away from nursing programs each year since the federal government is projecting a shortfall of 800,000 registered nurses (RNs) by the year 2020.

“With the nation’s health care system calling for more baccalaureate-prepared nurses in the workforce, AACN is pleased to see that the trend toward enrollment increases has continued for the fifth consecutive year,”
said AACN President Jean E. Bartels. “Despite the successful efforts of schools nationwide to expand student capacity, our nations nursing schools are falling far short of meeting the current and projected demand for RNs.” According to research conducted by Dr. Peter Buerhaus from Vanderbilt University, enrollments in nursing programs would have to increase by at least 40 percent annually to replace those nurses expected to leave the workforce through retirement.

AACN’s annual survey is the only resource for actual (versus projected) data on enrollment and graduations reported by the nation
s baccalaureate and graduate degree programs in nursing.  This years 13.0 percent increase in enrollments is based on data supplied by the same 408 schools reporting in both 2004 and 2005.  This is the fifth consecutive year of enrollment increases with 14.1, 16.6, 8.1, and 3.7 percent increases in 2004, 2003, 2002, and 2001, respectively. Prior to the five-year upswing, baccalaureate nursing programs experienced six years of declining enrollments from 1995 through 2000. For a graphic depiction of enrollment changes in baccalaureate nursing programs from 1994-2005, see http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Media/ppt/94-05EnrChgs.ppt.

The AACN survey also found that the number of graduates from entry-level baccalaureate programs increased by 19.1 percent from 2004 to 2005.  This data is based on information supplied by the same 393 schools reporting for the past two years. The recent rise in graduations follows 14, 4.3 and 3.2 percent increases in the number of graduates in 2004, 2003 and 2002, respectively.  This upward trend was preceded by a six-year period of graduation declines from 1996 through 2001.

AACN’s latest data confirm that interest in nursing careers continues to grow, which is good news considering the projected demand for nursing care.  Last year, the U.S. Department of Labor identified Registered Nursing as the top occupation in terms of job growth through the year 2012. According to the latest projections from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than one million new and replacement nurses will be needed by 2012. Given the demands of today
s health care system, the greatest need in the nursing workforce is for nurses prepared at the baccalaureate and higher degree levels.  With the federal Health Resources and Services Administration calling for baccalaureate preparation for at least two thirds of the nursing workforce, the evidence clearly shows that higher levels of nursing education are linked with lower patient mortality rates, fewer errors, and greater job satisfaction among RNs. Nurse executives, federal agencies, the military, leading nursing organizations, health care foundations, magnet hospitals, and minority nurse advocacy groups all recognize the unique value that baccalaureate-prepared nurses bring to the practice setting and their contribution to quality nursing care.

“AACN is committed to working with the health care community to create a highly educated nursing workforce able to meet the challenges of contemporary nursing practice,” added Dr. Bartels.  “We strongly believe that encouraging all nurses to advance their education is in the best interest of patients and an important step toward enhancing patient safety.
The robust interest in professional nursing can be attributed in part to successful outreach efforts guided by nursing schools nationwide. Strategies employed to increase student capacity this year included forming alliances with hospitals, the business community and other stakeholders to address faculty and clinical space constraints.  Some schools have expanded or opened new accelerated programs for second-degree seekers looking to transition into nursing while others have taken advantage of state and federal funding aimed at strengthening the nursing workforce. In addition to these school-based initiatives, both Johnson & Johnson and the Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow coalition continued their national media campaigns to encourage careers in nursing.

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MESSAGE FROM OUR ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR

 

 

Last month, I had the opportunity to participate in The Network: Towards Unity For Health’s (TUFH) International Conference, “Making Primary Health Care Work: Challenges for the Education and Practice for the Health Workforce,” in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The Network:TUFH is a non-governmental organization in official relationships with the World Health Organization and is based at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Founded in 1979, it is a global association of institutions for education of health professionals committed to contribute, through education, research and service, to the improvement and sustainment of health in the communities they serve.

 

As many will recall, in October 2004, CCPH and The Network:TUFH jointly sponsored an international conference in Atlanta, Georgia USA that explored how partnerships can overcome health disparities.  For more information, visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/guide.html#Conf2004

Annika Robbins, CCPH Administrative Director, with students from The Network: TUFH’s Student Network Organization (SNO)

 

 

This year The Network:TUFH collaborated with the University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Ho Chi Minh City to host its conference in Vietnam. Since Vietnam is at an exciting stage of development of its health services and health professions education, it was an ideal location. Several years ago the Vietnamese government adopted the primary health care strategy to bring equitable health services throughout the nation. The result has been the development of an effective system of hospitals, health centers and health posts accessible to any patient. But only recently has the country started to realize that conventional approaches to training of its human resources for health did not match the personnel needs of Vietnam’s primary care-oriented health system. Facilitated by foreign aid programs, modern paradigms for the training of human resources for health were presented and, in particular, several medical schools and schools of public health are currently implementing some of these innovative educational approaches. The achievements, challenges and policies of the health sector of Vietnam were described in a keynote address by Truong Viet Dzung of the Ministry of Health during the opening ceremony at the Reunification Palace.

 

At the conference I presented the activities of CCPH during the “Partnerships for Health Professions Education” thematic poster session. To give you an idea of the geographic range of participants and presenters, in the session there were also presentations on a Graduate Entry Medical Programme incorporating service-learning and community-based research at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; third-year medical students community integration sessions as a primary health care education tool for local health workers in Manila, at the University of the Philippines; preceptorship programs at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque; and a network of African institutions for primary healthcare training programs led by GHETS (Global Health through Education Training and Service). A key message from the session was that partnerships with key agencies help to ensure sustainability of service to communities and part of engaging in effective partnerships is sharing similar commitments, illustrated through revised mission statements and relevant action programs. To view the poster presented on CCPH, visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/pastpresentations.html.

 

The Network:TUFH’s Secretary General, Arthur Kaufmann, and Chairperson, Gerard Majoor, both CCPH members, led a session on how The Network:TUFH can best meet the needs of its members. One of the key points that came out of that session was the importance of continuing partnerships with like-minded organizations, like CCPH. One of the key priorities that CCPH has in common with The Network:TUFH is to create opportunities for members, and others working in the promotion of healthy communities and improving education, to connect with each other. Through our conferences we provide an opportunity for individuals to meet face-to-face which can be the starting point of amazing partnerships and collaborations (see the report on outcomes from our jointly sponsored 2004 conference at http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/PM_061705.html#MessageFromProgDirector). For more information on CCPH’s next conference, visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/conf-overview.html.

CCPH Exhibit at The Network: TUFH’s 2005 International Conference

By exhibiting at The Network:TUFH's conference I was able to meet people from all over the world and learn about the incredible work that they are doing. My hope is to now be able to share these connections with CCPH members through highlighting their work on our website and in our newsletter. Cross-cultural exchanges and collaborations can be some of the most rewarding experiences and I would encourage CCPH members to attend one of The Network:TUFH's conferences to experience these firsthand. CCPH and The Network:TUFH are talking about the possibility of hosting another joint conference in the future, and exploring other mutually beneficial collaborations between our organizations.

 

The Network:TUFH’s next International Conference, “Improving the Social Accountability in Education, Research and Service Delivery” will take place September 9-14, 2006 in Ghent, Belgium, in collaboration with the Department of Family Practice and Primary Health Care in cooperation with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University. For more information, visit http://www.the-networktufh.org/conference/.

 

Annika and CCPH member

 Jan De Maeseneer from Ghent University, Belgium

Also during the conference, CCPH member Jan De Maeseneer from Ghent University in Belgium was elected as the representative for Europe to The Network:TUFH's Executive Committee. Congratulations Jan!

 

Additional CCPH members who attended and presented at the conference included:

Dan Blumenthal, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA USA

Charles Boelen, Member of The Network:TUFH’s Executive Committee, Sciez sur Leman, France

Amy Clithero, Center for Community Partnerships, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM USA

Dan Derksen, Center for Community Partnerships, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM USA

Judy Lewis, Dept of Community Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT USA

Wayne Powell, Center for Community Partnerships, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM USA

Betsy VanLeit, Center for Community Partnerships, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM USA

Ian Wronski, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

 

 

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NEWS FROM CCPH

 

Call for Nominations for the

CCPH Annual Award!

 

The CCPH Annual Award recognizes exemplary principle-centered partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions that build on each other's strengths to improve health professions education, civic engagement and the overall health of their communities. Nominations for the 2006 CCPH Annual Award are due on or before January 20, 2006, Pacific Time.

 

 

 

CCPH 9th Conference

 

Registration Open!

For details on the award, including guidelines and an FAQ page, visit

http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/awards.html.

 

E-mail your questions about the award to

award06@u.washington.edu.

 

 

 

 

Click here for more information

 

Applications Now Available for the

9th CCPH Summer Service-Learning Institute

July 21-24, 2006 ● Cascade Mountains, WA

 

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health is accepting applications for our 9th Summer Service-Learning Institute, July 21-24, 2006, in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. Applications, due April 7, 2006, can be printed from the CCPH website at http://depts.washington.edu ccph/servicelearning.html

 

For more information, visit our website at http://www.ccph.info or contact Rachel Vaughn, CCPH Senior Consultant, at ccphuw@u.washington.edu or (206) 543-8178.

 

To read a peer-reviewed paper on the Institute's proven success in fostering partnerships and curricular change, see
http://www.academicmedicine.org/cgi/content/full/75/5/533

 

Building Capacity for Community Engagement Institutional Self-Assessment Tool

Now Available!

 

 

CBPR Listserv Survey Results

 

The results are in: "This is the most responsive and generous listserv to which I have subscribed. . . . It feels good to join a group that understands what it

The tool is designed for higher educational institutions (or units therein) to assess their capacity for community engagement and community-engaged scholarship and to identify opportunities for action. The tool, developed by CCPH senior consultant Sherril Gelmon, is available online at http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/

pastpresentations.html along with slides from a presentation on the tool at last month's International Service-Learning Research Conference. The tool is being used by schools participating in the Community-Engaged

 

means to be a community." CCPH and Wellesley Central Health Corporation recently conducted a confidential online survey of subscribers to the Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) listserv to solicit their feedback, to help improve the listserv, and to continue to advance the field.

 

Learn why 2,000 people are already subscribed at
http://depts.washington.edu/ccph

commbas.html#ElecDiscussGroups

Scholarship for Health Collaborative to track changes in their capacity over time. Visit the Collaborative website at http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/

healthcollab.html.

 

 

 

CCPH Consultancy Network Event Aims to Strengthen

Service-Learning Partnerships and Community-Engaged Scholarship


On January 3-4,
CCPH members & consultants Janet Eyler, professor of the practice of education at Vanderbilt University, and Georgia Narsavage, associate dean for academic affairs at the Medical College of Georgia school of nursing will facilitate an institute on Service-Learning and Community-Engaged Scholarship for community partners, faculty, staff and students at University of North Florida School of Nursing in Jacksonville, FL.


Workshop topics will include building and sustaining partnerships, developing service and learning objectives, the reflective component of service-learning and more!

To arrange a customized workshop or consultation through the CCPH Consultancy Network, e-mail sarena@u.washington.edu or visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/mentor.html

 

 

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MEMBERSHIP MATTERS

 

 

Encourage Your Colleagues to Join CCPH –

Or Better Yet, Give Them the Gift of CCPH Membership!

New Member Special ● Dec 1, 2005-Jan 31, 2006

 

As a member of CCPH, you already know the value of participating in a dynamic network that serves as a resource for service-learning, community-based participatory research and community-academic partnerships that are improving the health of communities. New members who join between Dec 1, 2005 and Jan 31, 2006 – and the CCPH members who suggest they join or who purchase their membership – will be entered into drawings for valuable prizes! You could win the Jossey-Bass book of your choice! Download a membership application at http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/pdf_files/Jan2004.membbrocpdf.pdf or give a gift online at http://www.regonline.com/eventinfo.asp?EventId=8776.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us at ccphuw@u.washington.edu or (206) 543-8178.

 

 

 

 

Are You Enjoying ALL of the Benefits CCPH Offers?

 

The CCPH website provides resources on topics of importance to those working in the field of community-campus partnerships.  The Community-Based Participatory Research Resources Page, for example, has been updated recently with CBPR reports and course syllabi. Check it out at http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/commbas.html

 

 

Not Yet A Member?

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 http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/members.html.

 

 

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MEMBERS IN ACTION

 

Congratulations to CCPH Senior Consultant Sherril Gelmon

 

On November 14th, CCPH senior consultant Sherril Gelmon was presented with the annual Service-Learning Research Award "in recognition of outstanding contributions to the service-learning research field" at the 5th International Service-Learning Research Conference, held this year at Michigan State University.  Please join us in extending our congratulations!  (Sherril can be reached directly at gelmons@pdx.edu).

Sherril is Professor of Public Health in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University and leads the evaluation of the Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative. She also will chair the 6th Annual International Service-Learning Research Conference in Portland, OR in October 2006.  Details on the conference will be announced in Partnership Matters newsletter as soon as they're available.

Sherril also gave a presentation at the conference in Michigan on "Institutional Change to Support Community-Engaged Scholarship: Testing New Methods" that focused on the assessment methods used by the Collaborative. The presentation and self-assessment tool are available at http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/pastpresentations.html

 

 

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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!

 

 

MAY/JUNE 2006

 

4      May 3-4, 2006 Health Research Alliance Conference  Washington, DC

 

CCPH Executive Director, Sarena Seifer, will be presenting at the conference. This year’s theme is “Building Strategic Partnerships to Advance Health Research.”

 

4      May 31-June 3, 2006 CCPH’s 9th Conference  Minneapolis, MN USA

 

To learn more, please see the 2006 Conference Update section of this newsletter!

 

For complete details, please visit the CCPH 9th Conference website at http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/conf-overview.html.

 

 

JULY 2006

 

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

 

The Service-Learning Institute is designed for both new and experienced service-learning practitioners (faculty, staff and community partners). National experts in service-learning -- health professional faculty who have incorporated service into their courses and community leaders who have developed service-learning partnerships with health professions schools – serve as Institute presenters and mentors.

 

The application deadline is April 7, 2006.

 

To learn more about our Service-Learning Institutes and to download an application, please visit http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/servicelearning.html.

 

 

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CCPH 9th Conference

Walking the Talk: Achieving the Promise of Authentic Partnerships

 

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

 

Announcements

 

Ø       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.

http://www.policylink.org/

 

 

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! http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/conf-registration.html

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibitor and Co-Sponsor Opportunities

Are Available!

 

Exhibitors and co-sponsors are essential to the success of

 

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

or (206) 616-3472 with any questions.

 

the conference by directly connecting attendees to valuable programs, products and services. Meet our current co-sponsors at http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/conf-coexhibit.html.  Find out how your organization can join this esteemed group by visiting http://depts.washington.edu/ccph/conf-exhibiting.html.

 

 

 

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New Event Listings

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

 

March 29-April 2, 2006 · 56th Annual American Medical Student Association Convention · Chicago, Illinois

 

May 18-20, 2006 · Cancer, Culture and Literacy 5th Biennial Conference · Clearwater Beach, Florida

 

May 28-31, 2006 · Canadian Public Health Association 97th Annual Conference · Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

 

June 25-27, 2006 · AcademyHealth 2006 Annual Research Meeting · Seattle, Washington

 

September 9-14, 2006 · The Network: Towards Unity for Health International Conference · Ghent, Belgium

 

October 13-15, 2006 · American Academy on Physician & Patient 2006 Annual Research & Teaching Forum · Atlanta, Georgia USA

 

October 25-28, 2006 · 5th Annual International Conference on Urban Health · Amsterdam, the Netherlands

 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has released a new evidence review on interventions to prevent obesity. The review http://healthpromotion.hsf.ca/ sorts the latest reports and studies into interventions that have been proven to be effective, interventions that are not effective and promising interventions that need more study.
 
HHS Seeking Input on Research Priorities for Effective Health Care Program – The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will host a listening session on Jan 11 from 9-11:30am Eastern to solicit input on research priorities. A call-in line will be established for anyone not able to attend the meeting in person. http://www.effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov 
 
The Quality of Teacher-Student Relationships In a fascinating research study that included students as researchers, the Boston Plan for Excellence (BPE), a local education fund, set out to assess the quality of relationships among faculty and students. Their arts-and-all findings are chronicled in an issue of "Focus," the BPE's newsletter for Boston teachers. The survey project supports the Boston school system's emphasis on "workshop" classrooms and schools where respectful relationships among adults and students create the trust necessary to improve teaching and learning. If you'd like to involve students in a similar study in your own school or district, there's 
information to help you do so. http://snipurl.com/bostonsurvey
 

 

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

 

Health Action AIDS Harm Reduction Program Associate – Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), Cambridge, MA – PHR mobilizes health professionals to advance the health and dignity of all people through action that promotes respect for, protection or, and fulfillment of human rights. Health Action AIDS staff mobilize health professionals to support a comprehensive AIDS strategy and to advocate for funds to combat the disease. For more information, visit http://www.phrusa.org.

 

Partnership Program Coordinator – National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service of the Northwest Region, Seattle, WA – Under the direction of the Partnership Program Manager, this full-time PPC will be the lead coordinating staff member for media communications and program promotions. Will disseminate NCI and CIS messages and services by planning, implementing, and evaluating targeted communication and public awareness activities. http://www.fhcrc.org/about/jobs/

 

Partnership Program Coordinator – National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service of the Northwest Region, Portland, OR – Under the direction of the Partnership Program Manager, this 75% FTE PPC will be the lead coordinating staff member for Western and Central Oregon within the CIS Northwest Region. For more information, contact Kathy Briant at kbriant@fhcrc.org

 

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GRANTS ALERT

 

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

 

* Health Disparities in HIV/AIDS: Focus on African Americans - Deadline: multiple, see online announcement – PA-06-069 The purpose of this funding is to encourage drug abuse and mental health research to better understand the disparities in HIV/AIDS in minority populations, particularly among African Americans. http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-06-069.html

 

Framework Programs for Global Health - Deadline: Dec 23 (letter of intent) -   Fogarty International Center invites applications for up to three years of support for the creation of new, multidisciplinary programs that will foster Global Health research and teaching within and between institutions, to be called Framework Programs for Global Health. http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-06-067.html

 

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 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

 

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. http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/3780/aauw

 

* Alexia Foundation for World Peace Professional Photography Awards Deadline: Jan 16, 2006 The purpose of this grant is to enable a photographer to have the financial ability to produce a substantial picture story that furthers the foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/5002194/alexiafoundation

 

* Nancy R. Gelman Foundation Announces Seed Grant Program for Breast Cancer Projects Deadline: Jan 18, 2006 Projects for which a seed grant may be awarded must demonstrate a need for start-up, interim, or supplemental funding within the period April 1, 2006, to April 1, 2007; not already be funded by other sources (projects that represent a clear new initiative extending beyond the scope of a currently funded project are permissible); and prospectively state an objective outcome measure that will be used to gauge project success. http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/5002202/nrgf

 

* Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health Deadlines: Jan 24, 2006; Sept 22, 2006; May 24, 2007; Jan 24, 2008; Sept 24, 2008; May 22, 2009 PAR-06-039 The purpose of this funding is to encourage investigators to submit research grant applications that will identify, develop, and refine effective and efficient methods, structures, and strategies that test models to disseminate and implement research-tested health behavior change interventions and evidence-based prevention, early detection, diagnostic, treatment, and quality of life improvement services into public health and clinical practice settings. http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-06-039.html

 

Funding Opportunity: Centers of Excellence - Deadline: Jan 26, 2006HRSA-06-021 -
The goal of the Centers of Excellence (COE) is to assist eligible schools in supporting programs of excellence in health professions education for underrepresented minority individuals. https://grants.hrsa.gov/webExternal/SFO.asp?ID=84424F2B-7DB9-42AB-85A4-2CF9D74BFCF8

 

* Champions for Healthy Kids Program Offers Grants to Improve Kids’ Fitness and Nutrition Deadline: Feb 1, 2006 – The grants provide support innovative programs to help children develop positive, lifelong nutrition, and physical fitness habits. The program supports the work of innovative nutrition and fitness programs developed by grassroots, not-for-profit organizations that serve children and teenagers. http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/5002197/generalmills

 

* Alexia Foundation for World Peace Student Photography Awards Deadline: Feb 1, 2006 – The award provides
 partial scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students to study photojournalism at Syracuse University in London, England. The award program also provides cash grants to enable student photographers to produce a picture story that furthers the foundation's goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/5002194/alexiafoundation

 

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. http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-05-012.html

 

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. http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-153.html

 

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.

http://www.generalmills.com/corporate/commitment/champions.aspx

 

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 baccalaureate or higher degree level graduates capable of strengthening the Nation's food and agricultural scientific and professional workforce. http://www.fedgrants.gov/Applicants/USDA/CSREES/OEP/USDA-GRANTS-092605-004/listing.html

  

American Legacy Foundation Accepting Applications for Small Innovative Grants Program – Deadline: Feb 15, 2006 (LOI) - Legacy supports projects that advance creative, promising solutions based on sound principles of tobacco control to remedy the harm caused by tobacco use in America. The program is designed to seed new projects or enable an organization to pilot a new idea or approach. http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/5001627/americanlegacy

 

* HIV/AIDS Prevention Grants Program Deadlines: Feb 27, 2006 Proposals will be accepted for two tracks: 1) Implement-
 tation of HIV/AIDS Prevention Services Targeting Native Americans; and 2) Implementation of HIV/AIDS Prevention Services Targeting African American or Hispanic Women at High Risk of HIV Infection. http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/5001900/usmayors

 

MTV and Youth Venture Offer Young People Grants for Programs to Aid Hurricane Victims – Deadline: Mar 17, 2006 (Rolling) - First priority will be given to proposals that support the creation of sustainable ventures that aid citizens and communities affected by the disaster. A second priority will be proposals to start organizations solely for the purpose of raising and distributing funds for those in need. http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/5001617/mtv

 

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. http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/5000591/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.

 

* Balance Bar Offers Individual/Team Grants and Community Grants - Deadline: Aug 30, 2006 – Grants are to support enthusiasts and amateur athletes who passionately pursue activities that enrich their lives. The grant must be dedicated to a project that will provide organization members, as well as community residents, with opportunities to lead healthy, active lifestyles. http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/5001475/balance

 

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. http://humanism-in-medicine.org

 

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.

 

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.http://www.gatesfoundation.org/GlobalHealth/ReproductiveChildHealth/

 

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. http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/5000582/ligf

 

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 (*)

 

Correctional Health Fellowship – Deadline: TBA - The University of Massachusetts (UM) Correctional Health Program at the UM
Medical School provides health care for prisoners at all of the state Department of Correction facilities. The provision of clinical services by
an academic institution creates an ideal learning environment within the correctional facilities and provides the basis for fellowship
opportunities in correctional health that are strengthened through a close connection with the school's preventive medicine residency. The
two-year Correctional Health Fellowship includes course work to obtain a master's of public health degree, offered through the Worcester
campus of the School of Public Health at UM Amherst. Candidates for the fellowship must have completed an accredited residency training
program in internal or family medicine in the U.S. and be interested in pursuing a career in correctional health. Application packets are
available from Terry Perry (508.856.6163; PerryT@ummhc.org).

 

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. http://www.pew-partnership.org

 

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

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 http://www.migrantclinician.org/development/practicum. Contact: Candace Kugel

at 814-238-6566 or ckugel@migrantclinician.org

 

Talbots Charitable Foundation Opens 2006 Women’s Scholarship Fund Program - Deadline: Jan 3, 2006 - Talbots,
Inc. has launched its 2006 Women's Scholarship Program, a fund that annually awards $100,000 in college scholarships to outstanding
women seeking a bachelor's or associate's degree later in life. http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/5001628/talbots

 

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.

https://www.cfah.org/kelloggProgram

 

Disability Funders Network (DFN) Seeks Nominations for William Diaz Impact Award – Deadline: Jan 6, 2006 DFN

will present the award to a funder who has awarded grants that have significantly enhanced and/or supported programs that break down

physical and attitudinal barriers that keep people with disabilities from participating fully in their communities and whose work encourages

the foundation community to promote inclusion, integration, and equal rights.

http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/5001620/disabilityfund

 

Call for Applications: 2006 Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program– Deadline: Jan 9, 2006 - The Kaiser Family

Foundation's Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program brings talented African American, Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native, and

Asian/Pacific Islander college seniors and recent graduates to Washington, D.C., during which time the Scholars are placed in Congressional

offices in order to learn first-hand how health policy is developed and implemented. http://www.kff.org/about/jordanscholars.cfm

 

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

 

*Call for Abstracts or Panel Proposal: AcademyHealth 2006 Annual Research Meeting Deadline: Jan 13, 2006 – This year’s conference will take place June 25-27, 2006 in Seattle, WA. Presentation of cutting-edge health services research is the cornerstone of the ARM, offering opportunities for researchers to share important findings with policymakers and providers who can put the research into action! http://www.academyhealth.org/arm/index.htm

 

*Call for Abstracts: Canadian Public Health Association 96th Annual Conference Deadline: Jan 13, 2006 – This year’s conference will take place May 28-31, 2006 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The major goal of the conference is to understand what determines the health of individuals, communities, populations and whole societies in recognizing the influence of many factors (education, income, ethnicity, gender) and how they interact over the course of our lives. http://www.cpha.ca

 

Call for Proposals: Washington Campus Compact & the Western Region Campus Compact Consortium Ninth

Annual Continuums of Service Conference Deadline: Jan 13, 2006 – This year’s conference will take place April 19-21, 2006 in

Bellevue, Washington. The theme is Engaging Leadership: New Visions, Voices, and Models”. For additional information, contact Julie

Muyllaert at 360-650-7554 or julie.muyllaert@wwu.edu. http://www.acadweb.wwu.edu/campcomp/index.html

 

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. http://www.colby.edu/oak

 

*Call for Applications: Postdoctoral and Mid-Career Fellowships from the Institute for Health Policy Studies and the Institute for Health & Aging, University of California, San Francisco – Deadline: Jan 15, 2006These fellowships provide advanced multidisciplinary training and education to prepare outstanding social scientists, physicians, and other health professionals of unusual promise for leadership roles in health policy analysis and health services research. For more information, contact Ernestine Florence at Ernestine.Florence@ucsf.edu

 

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.

http://www.wfphacongress06.com/ingles/presentation.htm

 

Call for Proposals from AMSA for Curriculum Pilot Testing in Medicine and Dentistry  - Deadline: Jan 23, 2006 - The
American Medical Student Association/Foundation (AMSA) is looking for medical and dental schools interested in pilot testing either a
cultural competency curriculum or an ethnogeriatrics curriculum. http://www.amsa.org/addm
 
*National School and Business Partnerships Award - Deadline: Jan 30, 2006The award supports and recognizes the efforts of schools and businesses that partner to improve the academic, social or physical well-being of students. http://www.corpschoolpartners.org

 

Cultural Competence Leadership Fellowships Seek to Enhance Health Care for Minorities – Deadline: Feb 1, 2006The

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.

http://www.hret.org/hret/about/hffellowships.html

 

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.

http://www.healthinschools.org/grants/ops449.asp

 

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: Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Clinical Scholars Program (CSP) - Deadline: Feb 15, 2006The

RWJ CSP fosters the development of leaders who will transform health and health care in this country. These future leaders will be equipped

to work with communities and to conduct innovative research as a result of the didactic and experiential learning they receive at each of

the four carefully chosen training sites. The program's new focus emphasizes community-based research and leadership training.

Community-based participatory research refers to collaboration with communities to: 1) define a research issue; 2) develop a research

strategy; 3) design research instruments; and 4) work with the community to recruit subjects and collect data (primary data collection).

This also involves ongoing feedback to the community as the data are analyzed.  http://rwjcsp.stanford.edu/

 

*Call for Proposals –American Academy on Physician and Patient 2006 Annual Research and Teaching Forum - Deadline: Feb 28, 2006 - The forum will take place October 13-15, 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia USA. Proposals are being sought on new and creative ideas, projects in progress, research findings, and novel teaching approaches for all aspects of patient-provider communication. http://www.humanspan.com/uploads/archives/5893/CallforProposal2006.doc

 

Call for Papers – 4th International Conference on Imagination & Education - Deadline: Feb 28, 2006 - The conference

will take place July 12-15, 2006 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Sponsored by Imaginative Education Research Group (IERG), of the Faculty of

Education at Simon Fraser University. http://www.ierg.net/confs/

 

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. http://national-academies.org/policyfellows

 

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. http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/3772/enterprise/rose

 

Student Teams Invited to Participate in Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams Program – Deadline: May 6, 2006 - The Lemelson-MIT Program works to inspire young people to pursue creative lives and careers and, in particular, to engage in invention and pursue sustainable new solutions to real-world problems. As part of this effort, the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams program supports a non-competitive, team-based approach to invention and innovation among high school students. http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/5001626/mit/lemelson

 

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

 

CCPH Members receive discounts on publications by Jossey-Bass as well as all CCPH publications

 

Globalization, Water, & Health

Community Building in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Stanley E. Hyland. 
 
“Community” has long been a critical concept for social scientists, and never more so amid the growing economic inequity, natural and human disasters, and warfare of the opening years of the twenty-first century. In this volume, leading scholar-activists develop a conceptual framework for both the theory and practice of building communities. CCPH members Jean Schensul and Noel Chrisman have authored the following chapters.
 
Strengthening Communities through Research Partnerships for Social Change: Perspectives from the Institute for Community Research by Jean J. Schensul
 
Community Building for Health by Noel J. Chrisman
 
http://www.sarweb.org/press/books/seminars/communitybuilding.htm

 

 

Cambridge University Press Introduces New Quarterly Journal, Health Economics, Policy and Law will focus on the intersection of economics, politics and legal considerations in creating health policy. To submit a paper or learn more about the journal, see http://www.cambridge.org/journals/hep/ifc. 

 

 

Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ) Released Guide to Health Care Quality: How To Know It When You See It. The guide is intended to help consumers identify high-quality health care. This booklet is part of AHRQ’s new consumer education campaign to help people take a more active role in their own health care. http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/guidetoq 

 

 
Formulary Report Available Online – Access to Medications by Underserved Populations: Recommendations for Process Improvement gives the basic principles for formulary development and implementation and provides policy recommendations. The report is available in full text at http://www.clinicians.org 
 

 

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NEW & RENEWING MEMBERS

 

October/November 2005

 

 

Please Join Us in Welcoming the Following New CCPH Members

~ joined between October 1-November 30, 2005

 

E-Members

Barley, Gwyn, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO

Call, Kathleen, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Choreftaki, Caterina, Athens, Greece

Downing, Roberta, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD

Durand, Margaret, Southwest Louisiana AHEC, Lafayette, LA

Duffy, Pamela, Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Iowa, Adel, IA

Scordilis, Gail, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Wallerstein, Nina B., University of Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

 

Individual Premium Members

Ash, Sarah, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Barbarowicz, Patricia, Summit Health, Chambersburg, PA

Barnett, Kevin, Public Health Institute, Alamo, CA

Bauman, Laurie, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Diers, Jim, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Fiedler, Dale, Corp. Planning/Development, Centreville, IL

Gust, Susan, Partners Three Consulting Company, Minneapolis, MN

Hawkins, Chamika, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Hills, Marcia, Centre for Community Health Promotion, Victoria, BC, Canada

Johnson, Rhonda M., University of Alaska - Anchorage, Anchorage, AK

Julie, Hester, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, Cape Province, Republic of South Africa

Love, Linda, Sheridan Inst. of Tech and Adv Learning, Oakville, ON, Canada

Martin, Anna, University of California, Berkeley, Alameda, CA

Ozuna, Robert, University of Washington, Toppenish, WA

Plaut, Julie, Minnesota Campus Compact, St. Paul, MN

Weiss, Elisa, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

 

Student Members

Enoch, Kimberly, Univ of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/ACRC, Little Rock, AR

Morgan, Andrew, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Patrick, Carmen, Medical College of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

Schwarze, Kristin, Minneapolis, MN

 

Organizational Members

Children's Health and Wellness Coalition, Temple, TX

McNeal, Catherine

 

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Harrison, Suzanne L.

 

Harmony Project, Cincinnati, OH

Burklow, Kathleen

Harmony, Judith

Mills, Lisa

 

Institute for Community Research, Hartford, CT

Schensul, Jean

 

Mt. Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA

Orre, Deborah

 

Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN), Toronto, ON, Canada

Ahluwalia, Amrita

Lau, William

McKay, Colleen

Mitchell, Greg

Rourke, Sean

Wilson, Michael

 

Policy Link, Oakland, CA

Flournoy, Rebecca

Glover Blackwell, Angela

Rubin, Victor

Thompson, Mildred

 

Regis Univ. School for Health Professions, Denver, CO

Campbell, Linda

Christenson, Mary

Graham-Dickerson, Phyllis

 

Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Kiernan, Michaela

 

Univ. of Iowa Student Health Services, Iowa City, IA

Hansen, Sarah

James, Lisa

Khowassah, Mary

Nelson, Gayle

 

University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Boston, MA

Latowsky, Gretchen

 

University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Lowell, MA

Azaroff, Lenore

Silka, Linda

Wegman, David H.

 

Univ. Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Dimmitt Champion, Jane

Dudley, Donald J.

Martinez, Elizabeth

Paloma-Ramon, Melissa

 

 

University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Jinkins, Kathy

 

Univ. of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA

Alexander, Dela

Lieb, Darci

Lorntz, Breyette

Nadkarni, Mohan

 

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Fox, Brion

Freeman, Nancy

Matloub, Jackie

Strickland, Rick

 

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Adams, Alexandra

Larowe, Tara

Prince, Ron  

 

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Heflinger, Craig Anne

Mezera, Danielle

 

 

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Thank You to these Renewing Members for their Continued Support!

~ joined between October 1-November 30, 2005

 

E-Members

Adetunji, Hamed, Oxford Brooks University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Bass, Eric, B., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Conss, Lyvier, Community College National Center for Community Engagement, Mesa, AZ

Ford, Valda, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Harris, Sandra, Columbia University, New York, NY

Kavanagh, Laura, Health Resources and Services Administration, Rockville, MD

Keller, David, University of Massachusetts , Webster, MA

Kidd, Cheryl, Komen Foundation, Dallas, TX

Mason, Katherine, P., Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Sias, Jeri, J., UTEP/UT-Austin Cooperative Pharmacy Program, El Paso, TX

 

Individual Premium Members

Allen III, Alex, J., Community Planning and Research, Isles, Inc, Trenton, NJ

Conner, Chuck, R., West Virginia Rural Health Education Partnership, Spencer, WV

Downing, Diane, Georgetown University, Stafford, VA

Gluch, Joan, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Jarvis, Catherine, University of Colorado, Denver, CO

Jordan, Catherine, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN

Kaufmann, Juli, Medical College of Wisconsin , Milwaukee, WI

Korin, Daniel, Cross-Cultural & Community Health, Brooklyn, NY

Lal, Rohinee, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada

Lefkowitz Jr., Lewis, B., Vanderbilt University , Nashville, TN

Levin, Mindi, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health, Baltimore, MD

Newton, Gail, L., University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Price, Emmanuel, Community Building in Partnership, Inc., Baltimore, MD

Sills, Elizabeth, Health Trust, Campbell, CA

Smith, Francoise, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Teufel-Shone, Nicolette, University Of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Willaert, Anne, Minnesota State Colleges & Universities, Mankato, MN

 

Student Members

Rice, Violet, Native Village of Eklutna, Chugiak, AK

 

Organizational Members

Allegany College of Maryland, Cumberland, MD

Gilton, Cheryl

 

American Dental Education Association, Washington, DC

Valachovic, Richard

 

Center for Sustainable Health Outreach, USM, Hattiesburg, MS

Downey, Jennifer

Hinton, Agnes, W.

Johnson, Susan, Mayfield

Lisovicz, Nedra

 

City of Toronto, Public Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Cava, Maureen

Herrera, Maria

Macpherson, Barb

Scott, Fran

 

Coastal Bend Health Education Center, Corpus Christi, TX

Garcia, Carol

 

College Misericordia, Dallas, PA

Blundell, Carol

King, Mari

Ross, Linda

Struebert Speziale, Helen, J.

 

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Speake, Diane

Strouts, Renee

 

Kettering College of Medical Arts, Kettering, OH

Reams, Paula

 

MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA

Applebaum, Donna

Caldwell, Ann, W.

Hartley, Christopher

Wolf, Karen, A.

 

Morehouse School Of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Danso, Kwaku

Hanna, Wadia

Rodney, Patricia

Stephens, Torrance

 

Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN), Toronto, ON, Canada

Travers, Robb

 

Regis University, Denver, CO

Atuire, Awon

 

Salt Lake Valley Health Department, Salt Lake City, UT

MacDonald, Iliana

 

Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Banchoff, Ann, W.

Castillo, Tiffany

Chamberlain, Lisa

 

Univ. of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Vargas, Roberto, Ariel

 

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Gibbs, Michaela

Robinson, Boyd

Tyson, Linda

 

University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

Carter, Diana

Freeman, Joshua

Greiner, Allen

Sylvia, Eldonna

 

University of Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore , MD

Ramsay, David, J

 

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Delaney, Shelby

Kertz, Jennifer

 

University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Gable, Elizabeth

 

University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX

Chambers, Debby

Cleveland, Gerald

Philips, Billy

Whorton, Angela

 

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Clinton, Barbara

Shields, Sharon, L.

 

Wellesley Central Health Corporation, Toronto, ON, Canada

Flicker, Sarah

Gardener, Bob

Robers, Joan

 

York Region Health Services, Newmarket, ON, Canada

Churchill, Jennifer

 

 

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