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  • Click here for CCPH's continuously updated listing of funding opportunities.
  • Click here for a presentation by Corinne H. Rieder, Executive Director of The John A. Hartford Foundation on the topics "what do you need to know about foundations that might increase the likelihood of your obtaining a grant from them, and how might you better approach foundations for grant monies?"
  • Click here for a fact sheet on raising funds for service-learning in higher education, prepared by CCPH for the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
  • Click here for an article on the role of funders in university-community partnerships
  • A Compilation of Major Foundations That Sponsor Activities Relevant to College-Community Partnerships - was compiled by HUD's Office of University Partnerships. For a searchable database version, click here
  • Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research Funding - is a coalition in support of increased funding for the National Institutes of Health.
  • Advances - this newsletter published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation lists grants, describes research in progress, publishes news items about programs and personnel, and lists available resources. Contact directly for ordering information.
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - federal website offers research-based information on health care outcomes, quality, cost, use, and access.
  • American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel - includes highlights of AAFRC's annual "Giving USA" report, which provides an overall snapshot of U.S. giving from all sources.
  • American Philanthropy Review - includes reviews of periodicals, books, and software on fund-raising, written by volunteers from the fund-raising field.
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation - this foundation is dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children. The website includes many publications in pdf form.
  • Bureau of Health Professions - provides grants to support innovations and targeted expansions in health professions education and training, including allied health, as well as research grants related to the health professions.
  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance - a government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities which provide assistance or benefits to the American public.
  • Causera’s Nonprofit Journal - a fundraising idea blog.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - the lead federal agency for monitoring disease, CDC maintains national health statistics and supports disease and injury prevention research. The website offers a wealth of health data, including the online edition of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
  • CDC Cooperative Agreement Funding Opportunities - is sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Association of Schools of Public Health and the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine. These organizations each have a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that supports extramural research. Their members are eligible to participate in the cooperative agreement funding cycle.
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy - biweekly newsletter that includes information on fundraising, philanthropy and government, nonprofit management, grantmakers, and job announcements.
  • Coalition for Health Funding - is a nonprofit alliance of 40 national health organizations that works in a nonpartisan fashion to ensure that health discretionary spending remains highly visible as Congress and the Administration set federal budget priorities
  • College is Possible - gives information on financing a college education.
  • Community Health Funding Report - highlights funding sources for a wide range of health care concerns, including substance abuse, teen pregnancies, minority health care, maternal/child health, chronic illness, mental health, and AIDS programs.
  • Commerce Business Daily's CBDNet - an official free online listing of government contracting and procurement opportunities which are published in the official Commerce Business Daily.
  • Community Foundation Locator, from the Council on Foundations, allows users to click a U.S. map in order to locate contact and Web site information on community foundations nationwide.
  • Community Service Federal Work Study - is a Campus Compact report good practice and challenges for using the Federal Work Study program to support student involvement in community service.
  • Community Wealth - a centralized, online resource and discussion forum for "community wealth." It highlights new approaches to building communities in ways that blur the traditional lines between nonprofit and for-profit efforts.
  • Corporation for National and Community Service - federal agency that funds the AmeriCorps program, Learn and Serve America K-12 and higher education service-learning program, and other programs intended to engage Americans in their communities.
  • Council on Foundations - an association of foundations and corporations which serves the public good by promoting and enhancing effective and responsible philanthropy.
  • Department of Education Forecast of Funding - lists virtually all programs and competitions under which the U.S. Department of Education has invited or expects to invite applications for new awards and provides actual or estimated deadline dates.
  • Directory of Funding Sources for Community-Based Participatory Research - published by CCPH and the Northwest Health Foundation in June 2004, this directory includes funding agency descriptions, deadlines, contact information, examples of previously funded CBPR projects, and an annotated listing of funding resource websites. We welcome your comments and suggestions for an improved future edition of the directory! Please complete and return this reader feedback form.
  • Directory of International Grants and Fellowships in the Health Sciences - Published by the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health, this directory is a comprehensive compilation of international opportunities in biomedical research.
  • Education Grants Alert - comprehensive source of funding opportunities for K-12 grantseekers.
  • Education Update - Link to the Community of Science Funding News webpage, which provides information on new and updated research grant information in more than 20 categories.
  • eNonprofit’s 2012 Benchmarks Study - this is a great study on email marketing for nonprofits fundraising online.
  • eSchool News School Funding Center - information on up-to-the-minute grant programs, funding sources, and technology funding.
  • FastWEB is the largest online scholarship search available, with 600,000 scholarships representing over one billion in scholarship dollars. It provides students with free accurate, regularly updated information on scholarships, grants, and fellowships. Note: FastWEB collects and sells student information (such as name, address, e-mail address, date of birth, gender, and country of citizenship) collected through their site.
  • Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - more than 30 Federal agencies formed a working group in 1997 to make hundreds of federally supported teaching and learning resources easier to find.
  • Federal Interagency Working Group on CBPR - works to strengthen communication among federal agencies with an interest in supporting community-based participatory research (CBPR) methodologies in the conduct of biomedical research, education, health care delivery, or policy.
  • Finding Funding for Youth Programs - the Office of Youth Services at the US Department of Labor has compiled a list of funding resources to help organizations develop and sustain efforts providing services to youth. The free 100-page publication also has tips on developing proposals.
  • Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers - includes links to grantmakers in different regions of the U.S.
  • The Foundation Center - serves the information needs of grantseekers and grantmakers.
  • Foundation News and Commentary - bimonthly publication
    that serves as a vehicle for information, ideas, analysis, and commentary
    relevant to effective grantmaking.
  • Fund for Global Human Rights - works to facilitate the support of human rights organizations in places where there is great need and access to funding is minimal. Its primary goals are to identify, assess, and provide funding to local, national, and regional human rights organizations addressing critical issues; and to encourage the creation of forums and networks for exchange of ideas, strategies, and mutual support among otherwise isolated human rights organizations.
  • Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education - unit within the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education that provides information on grant programs designed to support innovative reforms in higher education.
  • Funders' Collaborative Fund for Racial Justice Innovation - is a partnership of private and corporate foundations, family foundations, and individual donors, was created to support a broad range of activities designed to promote and sustain collaborations between lawyers and community activists in communities around the country.
  • Funding Solutions for Small Nonprofit Organizations - a collection of resources to help small nonprofit organizations fundraise including ways to motivate your board, sample fundraising letters, phonathon advice, and tips to improve your direct mail solicitation.
  • Fundsnet Online Services - a comprehensive website dedicated to providing nonprofit organizations, colleges, and universities with information on financial resources available on the Internet.
  • Grantmakers in Health - is a resource for grantmakers and others seeking expertise and information on the field of health philanthropy.
  • The Grantmanship Center - lists new grant announcements daily from the federal government's online Federal Register.
  • - is a government-wide website allows organizations to find and apply for federal grants programs.
  • GRANTSNET - provides access to an Internet mechanism that can search and obtain information about applying for and administering grants from the US Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies.
  • Grantionary - is a list of grant-related terms and their definitions.
  • Grant Opportunities for Youth Programs - the Congressional Research Service has organized federal grant opportunities for youth programs into a single report, along with information about private and corporate grants.
  • Guide for Health-Related Nonprofit Organizations: A Guide to Non-Research Funding - profiles more than 500 private and corporate health-related funders.
  • GuideStar - offers the largest-ever online posting of non-profits' informational tax returns, in an easy-to-use searchable database.
  • Health and Environment Funder's Network - is a primarily virtual network for funders working at the interface of human health and environmental or ecological health. The site's public page assists organizations in identifying funders engaged with these issues.
  • Health Grants and Contracts Weekly - reveals every health-related grant competition issued each week from all federal agencies, as well as many agencies not normally associated with funding in the health arena.
  • Health Resources and Services Administration - provides health resources for medically underserved populations, supporting a nationwide network of community and migrant health centers, and primary care programs for the homeless, as well as assistance in the education and training of health professionals.
  • Healthy Youth Funding Database formerly known as the Adolescent and School Health Funding Database, this resource contains information on federal, foundation, and state-specific funding sources for school health programs.
  • Helene Fuld Health Trust - dedicated to promoting and funding nursing education and student nurses.
  • HRSA Grants Preview - contains information about grants available from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration. Grant cycles vary among programs and, as a rule, only those grants currently in competition will be posted.
  • Indigenous Peoples Funding and Resource Guide - published by First Peoples Worldwide, this guide includes information on grants, loans and resources available to indigenous non-governmental organizations, individuals and communities.
  • Internet Prospector - a nonprofit service to the prospect research fund-raising community.
  • Jargon Files - contains print and online resources for eliminating the use of jargon in publications, grant proposals, presentations, and so forth.
  • National Grants Management Association - comprised of Federal and state granting agencies, college and university grantee officials, and other private organization representatives responsible for grants management. NGMA also publishes a quarterly journal and monthly newsletter.
  • National Library of Medicine Extramural Grant Programs - powerpoint slides from a presentation of funding opportunities at the CCPH April 2003 conference.
  • National Rural Funders Collaborative - is a partnership of national and regional funders and investors, grass roots practitioners, policymakers, and public sector agencies working together to expand resources for communities and families in rural areas facing persistent poverty.
  • National Society of Fund Raising Executives - includes the Consultants' Directory, an annual paid listing of NSFRE members and affiliates whose fund-raising services are available on a consulting basis.
  • National Student Loan Clearinghouse - provides information on loans for pursuing higher education.
  • Pfizer Faculty Scholar Award in Public Health - is a nationally competitive career development award intended to support junior faculty in schools and programs in public health who are interested in pursuing community-based, public health practice research.
  • Philanthropy News Digest-K-12 Funding Opportunities - K-12 Funding opportunities with links to grantseeking for teachers, learning technology, and more.
  • Philanthropic Capacity Building Resource Database - offers information on nearly 200 capacity-building programs (including their structure, funding, evaluation, and type of work) offered by various U.S. foundations.
  • Philanthropy Search - bills itself as the Web's "first search engine serving the nonprofit and philanthropic sector."
  • RFP Bulletin - is published weekly in conjunction with the posting of Philanthropy News
    Digest on the web. Each RFP listing provides a brief overview of a current funding opportunity offered by a foundation or other grantmaking organization.
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - devoted to improving the health and health care of all Americans.
  • Safe and Drug-Free Schools Program Listing of Grants - Provides information on grants that have been awarded to causes that promote safety and drug-free atmospheres in our schools.
  • School Grants - collection of resources and tips to help K-12 educators apply for and obtain special grants for a variety of projects.
  • Sociological Initiatives Foundation - provides grants to support community-based research and social action projects.
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation - strives to provide individuals, communities, and institutions with the means to solve their own problems through the use of financial resources and knowledge.
  • U.S. Department of Education - ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence for all Americans.
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - provides resources for essential human services, including Medicare and Medicaid, as well as for health and social science research.
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of University Partnerships - offers information on grants, conferences, publications, and research that are related to building partnerships between communities and universities.
  • U.S. Department of Labor - promotes the welfare of job seekers, wage earners, and retirees by improving their working conditions, advancing their employment opportunities, and protecting their retirement and health care benefits; helping employers find workers; and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements.


  • American School Health Association - unites the many professionals working in schools who are committed to safeguarding the health of school-aged children.
  • Healthy Schools, Healthy Communities, Bureau of Primary Health Care - provides information on school health centers, critical to the effort to improve healthcare for children and adolescents who may not have access to it otherwise.
  • Healthy Schools Summit - brings together the nation's leading education, children's health and nutrition organizations in a groundbreaking effort to help improve kids' health and educational performance through better nutrition and physical activity in schools.
  • Making the Grade - site for the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools, which works to develop more effective health care delivery systems to children and adolescents by testing strategies and improving health programming in schools.
  • National Assembly on School-Based Health Care - strives to be a "powerful public policy advocate, and a recognized public spokesperson, on inter-disciplinary school based health care, as well as a primary resource for professional development, knowledge exchange, and services".
  • School-Based Dental Health - contains a PowerPoint presentation provided by a Hahnemann University School of Public Health student. The presentation brings together high points from recent research that can contribute to effective school-based dental health programs.
  • School Health Resource Services - provides resources and information on course offerings for school health.


  • Click here for a powerpoint presentation based on the Institute of Medicine 2002 report on Health Professionals for the 21st Century: Who Will Keep the Public Healthy? The full report is available on the Institute of Medicine website.
  • American Humanics - is a national alliance of colleges, universities and nonprofit organizations preparing undergraduates for careers with youth and human service agencies.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics - is the fact-finding agency for the federal government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics, including information about employment trends for health occupations and professions.
  • CampusRN - is dedicated to serving the career planning needs of nursing students and potential employers nationwide. A partnership between American Association of Colleges of Nursing and CampusRN involves two components: a Scholarship Progra, for currently enrolled nursing students; and an online Career Center for new graduates looking to transition into the professional practice environment.
  • Cooperative Education and Internship Association - provides professional services to its members who work in cooperative education and internship programs in colleges, universities and business/industry.
  • DeBakey High School for the Health Professions - offers students interested in science and health careers an alternative to the traditional high school experience. The school provides a challenging, well-balanced college preparatory program which focuses on educational experiences in science and the health professions and furthers understanding of multicultural communities.
  • Education is Freedom - a new public charity dedicated to helping hard-working young people reach their full potential through higher education. Its objective is to remove the economic obstacles to higher education for young people ages 16-24.
  • Health Occupations Students of America - promotes career opportunities in health care and provides leadership development for students enrolled in health occupations education programs.
  • Health Professions Career and Education E-Letter - the American Medical Association's monthly newsletter covers educational trends and career-related issues for various healthcare professions.
  • HRSA Bureau of Health Professions' Publications - selected publications on health professions, including allied health, and workforce analysis/research.
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers - is a source of information for career services practitioners on college campuses and for human resources professionals who recruit and hire college graduates.
  • National Career Academy Coalition - was created to create and support a national network of existing and emerging high school career academies.
  • National Center for Health Workforce Information and Analysis - develops data and determines how best to increase the diversity and improve the distribution of the health care workforce. Information on health workforce resources, including state profiles, analysis and forecasting tools, personnel factbook, and regional centers.
  • National Consortium on Health Science and Technology Education - contributes to effective and efficient delivery of health care and preparation of a qualified workforce through fostering collaboration among education agencies, the health care community, policy-making bodies, and labor.
  • National Society for Experiential Education - is a nonprofit membership association of educators, businesses, and community leaders that also serves as a national resource center for the development and improvement of experiential education programs nationwide.
  • National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine - introduces high school school sophomores and juniors to the world of medicine. The program operates in Atlanta, Chicago, Boston, Houston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - provides career information, describing what workers do on the job, working conditions, training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.
  • Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute - facilitates the creation of quality jobs for direct-care paraprofessional workers, and the provision of high-quality, cost-effective care, by shaping provider practice and public policy.
  • Pathways to College Network - focuses research-based knowledge and resources on improving college preparation, access, and success for under-served populations, including low-income, underrepresented minority, and first-generation students.
  • National Career Academy Coalition- was created to create and support a national network of existing and emerging high school career academies.
  • Professional Nursing Network - is a Web-based resource designed to match nurses prepared at the baccalaureate and graduate levels with employers that value their education.
  • Regional Centers for Health Workforce Policy - examine geographic distribution and related health workforce issues across five health professions disciplines: medicine, nursing, dentistry, allied health and public health. The Centers conduct research and develop analytic tools that help states resolve pressing issues in health professions training.
  • South Texas High School for Health Professions - is a public, health professions magnet school serving the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. The school provides students with rigorous academic instruction and advanced technical skills that will allow for their successful transition into allied health careers and/or post-secondary education.
  • Sowing the Seeds: A Curriculum for Promoting Higher Education among Hispanic Youth - authored by Maricela Ure�o, CCPH Fellow, this 3-session curriculum is intended for Hispanic parents. The curriculum was implemented in Washington Heights, New York City a predominantly Hispanic immigrant community. The curriculum contains both local and national resources and can easily be adapted for use in other communities. A Spanish language version will be posted on this site soon.
  • U.S. Department of Commerce - promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable development, and improved living standards for all Americans by working in partnership with business, universities, communities, andworkers.
  • Using Strategic Partnerships to Expand Nursing Education Programs - explores how nursing schools are using partnerships and other collaborative ventures to build student capacity, fill faculty slots, and serve other needs. Nursing colleges and universities across the country are searching for creative ways to increase the number of registered nurses in response to the growing shortage, including collaborating with clinical partners and other stakeholders. Published by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
  • Workforce WebBoard Digest - managed listserv of reports on healthcare workforce issues. To subscribe, email


  • Click here for the 1/02 paper "Teaching Human Rights in Graduate Health Education" authored by Vincent Iacopino, Senior Medical Consultant, Physicians for Human Rights
  • Salud is a feature documentary that tells the little-known story of Cuba, a poor country overcoming its lack of resources to provide universal health care and help other developing nations do the same.


  • American Institute for Managing Diversity - contains articles, research, education information, internet resources, publications, and more on managing diversity.
  • Civil Rights Project at Harvard University - contains information related to civil rights and diversity, especially in areas of education.
  • The Color of Medicine: Strategies for Increasing Diversity in the U.S.
    Physician Workforce
    - reports that one compelling reason the scarcity of physicians of color is of national concern is that there is growing evidence it has an impact on health care access and quality. The report examines all aspects of the medical education process and some of its barriers, and it includes a section assessing potential strategies to improve the current situation.
  • DiversityInc. - offers a free newsletter, which provides news, resources, and commentary on diversity activities throughout the world.
  • Diversity Resources - offers books, multicultural calendars, customer relations material, diversity training information, multicultural links on the Web, and work and life resources.
  • DiversityWeb - is a comprehensive compendium of campus practices and resources about diversity in higher education.
  • Health Disparities Research and Diversity Resource Center - run by the Association of Schools of Public Health, this website has information on faculty recruitment and retention resources, meeting announcements, funding opportunities, School of Public Health activities in health disparities research, and more.
  • Health Professions Partnership Initiative - originally entitled Project 3000 by 2000, was developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges to address the fundamental cause of racial/ethnic minority underrepresentation in the health professions.
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities - promotes the development of member colleges and universities; improve access to and the quality of post secondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students; and meet the needs of business, industry and goverment through the development and sharing of resources, information and expertise.
  • Leadership Conference on Civil Rights - has up-to-date information on anti-affirmative-action activities going on at state and national levels. The site also allows those who are interested to sign up to receive daily news updates on issues related to civil rights, diversity, and affirmative action.
  • Scholarships for Hispanics - makes more than 1,000 sources of financial aid more easily accessible to Hispanic students around the country and world. The site includes application guidelines, an alumni section, and a database of scholarships fully searchable by a variety of categories, including state, college, and field of interest.
  • Sullivan Commission on Diversity in the Healthcare Workforce - chaired by former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., the commission is made up of 15 health, business, and legal professionals and other leaders. Administered by Duke University School of Medicine and funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the Commission publishes information about the its field hearings and other issues about diversity in the healthcare workforce in a weekly news digest. Click here to read Community-Campus Partnerships for Health's testimony at the Commission's January 2004 hearing. Click here for the executive summary of the Commission's September 2004 report. Click here for the Commission's September 2004 report, "Missing Persons: Minorities in the Health Professions."
  • United Negro College Fund - enhances the quality of education by raising operating funds for member colleges and universities, providing financial assistance to deserving students and supplying technical assistance to member institutions.
  • University of Maryland, Diversity Database - offers an extensive database of multicultural and diversity resources.
  • University of Michigan Admissions Lawsuits Web Site - contains summaries, amicus briefs, the decisions, and legal analyses.


  • Alpha Epsilon Delta - is the national pre-medical honor society. Its mission is to encourage and recognize excellence in premedical scholarship; to stimulate an appreciation of the importance of premedical education; to promote communication between medical and premedical students and educators; to provide a forum for students with common interests; and to use its resources to benefit health organizations, charities and the community.
  • American Academy of Family Physicians - is the national organization of family doctors. It is one of the largest national medical organizations, with more than 93,100 members.
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners - is a full service organization for nurse practitioners of all specialties that represents over 60,000 nurse practitioners
  • American Academy of Pediatrics - prepares its members with the tools, skills, and knowledge to be the best qualified health professionals 1) to advocate for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults and provide for their care; 2) to collaborate with others to assure child health; and 3) to ensure that decision-making affecting the health and well-being of children and their families is based upon the needs of those children and families.
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants - is the only national organization that represents physician assistants in all specialties and all employment settings.
  • American Academy on Physician and Patient is a multi-disciplinary group dedicated to research, education, and professional standards in patient-doctor communication. They provide teaching and research forums, faculty development courses, training programs and teaching materials for an international audience.
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing - is the national voice for university and four-year-college education programs in nursing.
  • American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy - is the national organization representing the interests of pharmaceutical education and educators. Comprising all 82 U.S. pharmacy colleges and schools including more than 4,000 faculty, 36,000 students enrolled in professional programs, and 3,600 individuals pursuing graduate study, AACP is committed to excellence in pharmaceutical education.
  • American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine - exists to serve the administration, faculty, staff, and students of the 19 member osteopathic medical schools.
  • American Association of Public Health Dentistry - provides a focus for meeting the challenge to improve oral health.
  • American College of Nurse-Midwives - the oldest women's health care organization in the U.S. ACNM provides research, accredits midwifery education programs, administers and promotes continuing education programs, establishes clinical practice standards, creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress.
  • American College of Nurse Practitioners - is a national non-profit membership organization of nurse practitioners.
  • American College of Preventive Medicine - is the national professional society for physicians committed to disease prevention and health promotion. ACPM's 2,000 members are engaged in preventive medicine practice, teaching and research.
  • American Dental Association - is the professional association of dentists dedicated to serving both the public and the profession of dentistry.
  • American Dental Education Association - the leading national organization for dental education.
  • American Dental Hygienists' Association - representing registered dental hygienists, ADHA's mission is to advance the art and science of dental hygiene by increasing the awareness of, and ensuring access to, quality, cost-effective oral health care.
  • American Medical Student Association - is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States, with a membership of over
    30,000 medical students, pre-medical students, interns and residents from
    across the country.
  • American Occupational Therapy Association - advances the quality, availability, use, and support of occupational therapy through standard-setting, advocacy, education, and research on behalf of its members and the public.
  • American Physical Therapy Association - fosters advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education.
  • Association of Academic Health Centers - membership organization of over 100 organizations that share a common goal of improving health by advancing the leadership of academic health centers in health professions education, biomedical and health services research, and health care delivery. Click here for the text of the workshop summary, "The Roles of Academic Health Centers in the 21st Century"
  • Association for the Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education - is an alliance of medical school faculty that exists to provide a forum for interdisciplinary exchange.
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities - has links to the websites of the more than 200 Catholic colleges and universities across the country.
  • Association of Clinicians for the Underserved - is a nonprofit, interdisciplinary organization whose mission is to improve the health of underserved populations by enhancing the development and support of the health care clinicians serving these populations.
  • Association of Community Health Nursing Educators - an organization that is committed to bringing excellence to community and public health nursing education, research, and practice.
  • Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs - a consortium of Programs, organized for the purpose of promoting and enhancing the education of students in the art and science of environmental health practice.
  • Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions - is the national membership organization representing schools of the allied health professions.
  • Association of Schools of Public Health - is the national membership organization representing deans, faculty, and students of the accredited member schools of public health and other programs seeking accreditation as schools of public health.
  • Association of Standardized Patient Education - promotes and supports the development and advancement of Standardized Patient (SP) education and research in the Health Sciences.
  • Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine - is the national professional association dedicated to advancing individual and community health promotion and disease prevention in the education of physicians and other health professionals. ATPM individual members are teachers, researchers, practitioners, administrators, residents and students. ATPM institutional members include preventive medicine and related departments in medical schools, and graduate programs in public health and preventive medicine, other health professions schools and various health agencies.
  • Coalition for Allied Health Leadership - information on allied health associations and professions.
  • Coalition of National Health Education Organizations - a non-profit organization representing more than 25,000 health education professionals in nine major health education organizations. The purpose of the coalition is to mobilize the resources of the Health Education Profession to expand and improve health education in all settings.
  • Consortium of Institutes of Higher Education in Health Care and Rehabilitation in Europe - committed to bringing together institutes of higher education from all over the world in order to foster cooperation and improve higher education, as well as to eliminate barriers for internatioal mobility of students and staff.
  • Consortium for North American Higher Education Collaboration - is a partnership among higher education institutions, national associations, foundations, government agencies, and corporations that works to improve academic cooperation in the North American region.
  • Guide To Healthcare Schools - a directory of accredited healthcare schools and medical training programs. With an extensive list of healthcare degrees, holistic health programs, nursing schools, certifications, and technician training, they are the leading source for information on online and campus-based healthcare education.
  • The Health Professions Network- represents diverse aspects of allied health including primarily provider organizations, but also educators, accreditors and administrators, on issues relevant to health care.
  • International Health Medical Education Consortium - is a consortium of faculty and health care educators dedicated to international health education in U.S. and Canadian medical schools and residency programs.
  • National Academies of Practice - is an organization devoted to promoting quality health care for all through interdisciplinary practice, education and research.
  • National Association of Geriatric Education Centers - an association that is committed to improving the quality of healthcare of the elderly population by raising awareness of age-related health issues.
  • National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council - established in 1967 to improve the education of both undergraduate and graduate students going into the field of environmental health science and protection.
  • National Network of Health Career Programs in Two-Year Colleges - promotes and encourages innovation, collaboration, and communication among two-year colleges sponsoring health career programs.
  • National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties - provides leadership in promoting quality nurse practitioner education at the national and international levels. NONPF represents over 1100 faculty members from across the country.
  • National Training and Information Center provides training and technical assistance to grassroots organizations around the country and publishes Disclosure "The National Newspaper of the Neighborhoods."
  • The Network: Community Partnerships for Health through Innovative Education, Service, and Research - is a global association of institutions for educating health professionals to be committed to contribute, through innovative education, research, and service, to the improvement and maintenance of health in the communities they serve.
  • Nurses for a Healthier Tomorrow - coalition of 32 organizations that are committed to attracting people to the nursing profession.
  • Nursing Organizations Alliance - is a coalition of nursing organizations united to create a strong voice for nurses, to increase nursing's visibility and impact on health through communication, collaboration and advocacy.
  • Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine - is a nonprofit organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research.
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine - serves the needs of family medicine educators. Membership includes more than 5,000 teachers of family medicine.
  • UME-21 - is a five-year, $7.6 million national, medical education demonstration project directed at encouraging educational partnerships and curriculum innovations to better prepare graduates to practice high quality, population-based, cost-effective medicine while maintaining commitment to care of the individual.


  • Click here for Healthy People 2010 course syllabi
  • Click here to view and print the Tool Kit from the July 2002 National Leadership Summit on Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health. The Tool Kit contains health disparities data, information on federal health offices and clearinghouses and a listing of funding and technical assistance resources. See related article on page 2 of the July 19, 2002 issue of Partnership Matters.
  • Active Living Research Program - is a $12.5 million national program of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, created to stimulate and support research that will identify environmental factors and policies that influence physical activity. Findings are expected to inform environmental and policy changes that will promote active living among Americans.
  • Addressing Health Disparities - profiles NIH efforts to reduce gaps in racial and ethnic health disparities, includes a "frequently asked question" section, background on health disparities issues, information related events, and more.
  • Advocating For Folic Acid: A Guide For Health Professionals - is a free, web-based course designed for current and emerging health professionals that provides information such as the benefits of folic acid and strategies for counseling individuals regarding folic acid intake.
  • An Ounce of Prevention - This publication provides the results of a standardized evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of 19 prevention interventions ranging from bicycle helmets, to cancer screening, to nutrition supplements.
  • The Center for Evidence in Ethnicity, Health and Diversity - is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) as part of its new initiative in evidence-based policy and practice. The main role of the Center is to identify, assess and disseminate research evidence in the multidisciplinary field of ethnicity and health.
  • Community Outreach for Prevention & Education - provides information on the most recent preventative health services available to at-risk youth and families.
  • Guide to Clinical Preventative Services - summarizes the deliberations and recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. This independent expert panel systematically reviews the evidence of effectiveness and develops recommendations for clinical preventative services.
  • Guide to Community Preventative Services - an independent panel of experts convened by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that makes recommendations on the most effective and cost-effective strategies, policies, and programs for improving the health of communities.
  • Healthy People-Healthy Communities - is a national health initiative of the US Department of Agriculture to promote the capacity of individuals, families, and communities to increase healthy behaviors and lifestyle choices and make informed consumer decisions.
  • Join Together, Boston University School of Public Health - a group that is committed to the prevention of substance abuse and gun violence.
  • Measuring the Difference: Guide to Planning and Evaluating health Information Outreach - developed by the National Library of Medicine to provide ideas and assistance to the many types of institutions who share goals to bridge the health information gap through outreach activities.
  • National Eye Health Education Program - is involved with three major ongoing education/outreach programs: the Diabetic Eye Disease Education Program, the Glaucoma Education Program, and the Low Vision Education Program.
  • National Health Observances - are days, weeks, or months devoted to promoting particular health concerns. Health professionals, teachers, community groups, and others can use these special times to sponsor health promotion events, stimulate awareness of health risks, or focus on disease prevention. This site includes a calendar with links to sponsoring organizations
  • New York Online Access to Health - provides health information in both the English and Spanish languages.
  • Partners in Information Access for Public Health Professionals - makes information and evidence-based strategies related to the Healthy People 2010 objectives easier to find, including pre-formulated searches for selected Healthy People 2010 focus areas.
  • Partnership for Prevention - is a membership association of corporations, non-profits, and state health departments that works to emphasize disease prevention and health promotion in national policy and practice.
  • Paul Ambrose Health Promotion Student Leadership Symposium - is sponsored annually by the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion of the Department of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with the American Medical Student Association and Community-Campus Partnerships for Health. Its objectives are to provide leadership training and prevention education to health professional students and to cultivate a cohort of student leaders capable of expanding the focus of health professions education, and ultimately, improving the nation's health.
  • Prescription for Health is a joint initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to develop strategies primary care providers can use to help patients become more physically active, eat healthier foods, avoid or quit smoking, and use alcohol in moderation.
  • Prevention Works Through Community Partnerships - includes a monograph, a question and answer booklet and several fact sheets about the 48 Community Study of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention's Partnerships. Lessons learned from the partnerships as well as eight steps to an effective community partnership are explained.
  • Promoting Healthy Eating and Activity in Communities - Poor eating practices and sedentary habits are leading causes of preventable deaths in the U.S. The Center for Civic Partnerships has published a policy brief containing ideas for policies and actions to combat these problems on a community level.
  • The Right to Equal Treatment: An Action Plan to End Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment in the United States - briefly reviews the evidence and social context of racial/ethnic disparities in care and examines them from the perspective of civil rights and international human rights law. The report is accompanied by an annotated bibliography of key articles from the peer-reviewed literature on racial/ethnic disparities in care, organized into 17 disease categories. Published by Physicians for Human Rights.
  • Rural Healthy People 2010 - is a project that aims to tackle rural health problems and concerns. Volume 1 includes a brief overview of the top rural health priorities and
    descriptions of model programs, and Volume 2 presents literature reviews
    of the top rural health priorities.
  • State and Community Health Profiles -offers information on community health and promotes the use of community health indicators to measure its health profile.


  • Click here for CCPH's resources page on community-campus partnerships, including definitions, reports and tools.
  • Click here for the report, "Community Colleges Tackle Student Health and HIV/AIDS", prepared by the American Association of Community Colleges.
  • Action Guide for Starting a Food Systems Project at Your School
  • Advertising, Drinking, and College Students - Heavy drinking on college campuses is a major problem in the U.S., affecting the health, well-being, and education of students. This report from Harvard's College Alcohol Study concludes that regulating marketing practices such as sale prices, special promotions, and ads may help alleviate the problem.
  • Buy Local Food and Farm Toolkit - developed by Oxfam America for students who want to pursue Buy Local Campaigns on their campus. These actions support the work of small farmers as well as providing an opportunity for students, staff and faculty to sample fresh, local produce in their communities.
  • Campus Alcohol Policies - this website has alcohol policies for each campus of California State University.
  • Campus Assessment Tool for Tobacco Use and Prevention on Campus
  • Campus Action On Sexual Violence - college students are making it clear that violence will not be tolerated by working to create needed resources for survivors and prevention efforts.
  • Campus Safety: Protecting Against Terrorism - the Office for Domestic Preparedness, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, offers suggestions to inform planning efforts to prevent, deter, or respond to a weapons-of-mass-destruction terrorist attack on college campuses.
  • College Campus Policies on Gun Possession - a new pamphlet from the Alliance for Justice.
  • The Health Promoting University initiative at the University of Central Lancashire - promotes the health and well-being of staff and students and to make health promotion an integral part of all the University's structures and policies.
  • National College Health Assessment - a national research to assist institutions of higher education in collecting data about the health of their students. The NCHA allows you to generate data and incidence rates for a variety of health issues at your institution, such as alcohol and tobacco use, sexual behavior, body weight, and mental health.
  • National Farm to College Program - farm to college projects offer opportunities for increasing farmer income, supporting the local economy and the environment, and improving students' eating habits.
  • The Power of College Students to Accomplish Goals for Campus and Community Health - is a summary of the 2002 Sumner Symposium of the Program for Health and Higher Education
  • Universities Combat Climate Change - Grist Magazine article by Shelly Smithson on green building and sustainable energy practices at American colleges and universities.
  • USDA Report on Farm-to-Cafeteria Marketing Initiatives- to promote healthy eating in school cafeterias and to promote local agriculture


  • Click here for the table of contents for the Public Health Reports issue on Healthy Communities, published in 2000.
  • Click here for the United Way's May 2002 "Staff Report of Lessons Learned: Mobilizing Your Community Toward 100% Access, 0 Health Disparities"
  • The Advantage Initiative - is helping communities around the country measure and improve their elder friendliness and, in the process, make their communities good places to live for people of all ages. The website includes profiles of ten pilot communities participating in the project and tools used to frame and measure their elder friendliness.
  • Association for Community Health Improvement is a program of the Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) dedicated to strengthening community health through education, peer networking and practical tools delivered to people in hospitals, public health and community organizations.
  • Coalition for Healthier Cities and Communities - is where individuals committed to seeking solutions to urban and community issues network together to share their stories and find resources to assist them in their diverse efforts.
  • Community Care Networks - are a framework for delivering health care in the context of the local community. CCNs are partnerships focused on achieving better accountability, aligning resources with social needs, and improving the health of the population.
  • The Healthy Development Measurement Tool provides San Francisco residents, community organizations, and public agencies with a source of data on neighborhood and city conditions that are important to healthy living.� The tool is organized around seven elements that comprise a healthy city: environmental stewardship; sustainable and safe transportation; public safety; public infrastructure; adequate and healthy housing; health economy; and, community participation
  • Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) Online - has national and statewide trends in employer-sponsored health insurance, models and tools for improving patient and medication safety, research and articles on health disparities and improving health outcomes, and other useful resources for responding to community and population health needs
  • Healthy Communities Program - the National Civic League provides a primer on the Healthy Communities movement, skills linked to this movement, and additional resources on community organizing and action.
  • Institute for Community Health ToolBox has links to a number of community health tools, such as Healthy People 2010, community benefits reporting, and using geographic information systems.
  • Rallying Points - assists community-based coalitions in improving care and caring for those nearing the end of life.



  • A critical review of evaluations of interprofessional education - published in October 2002 as an occupational paper by the Centre for Health Sciences and Practice.
  • The Human Early Learning Partnership is an interdisciplinary network of faculty and graduate students at British Columbia's four major universities who take a life-course perspective on the development of health, well-being, and competence. It links university, government and community programs concerned with early childhood experiences, health, development, education and family well-being across British Columbia.
  • The Office of Interdisciplinary Health Science Education at East Carolina University has developed a community based health professional education program for health science learners. The program also offers consulting services to others interested in the development of interdisciplinary models of education.


  • Directory of International Grants and Fellowships in the Health Sciences - Published by the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health, this directory is a comprehensive compilation of international opportunities in biomedical research.
  • Global Equity Gauge Alliance - was created to participate in and support an active approach to monitoring health inequalities and promoting equity within and between societies.
  • Global Forum for Health Research - is designed to help correct the 10/90 gap by focusing research efforts on diseases representing the heaviest burden on the world's health, and facilitating collaboration between partners in both the public and private sectors.
  • Global Health Education Consortium - is a consortium of faculty and health care educators dedicated to international health education in U.S. and Canadian medical schools and residency programs.
  • Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC) is a non-profit organization working to enhance cooperation among the US, Cuban and global health communities aimed at better health outcomes.


  • Click here for links to community service and volunteer organizations.
  • Click here for links to student service organizations.
  • Amerispan Unlimited - a unique hybrid of a language school and a travel agency that works as a liaison between students of all ages and qualified language institutes throughout the Spanish-speaking world.
  • Amigos de las Americas - provides leadership training for young people interested in promoting public health, education and community development.
  • Amizade Volunteer Programs - works to save the rainforest by helping the people of the rainforest and provides volunteers with the opportunity to travel to different regions and participate in the culture of that region.
  • Child Family Health International provides global service-learning opportunities for medical residents, medical students, pre-medical, nursing, MPH, naturopathic and physicians assistants students in several locations in Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, South Africa and India. Click here for detailed program descriptions, resources and application information.
  • Colorado China Council - works to send people to teach English and other subjects at secondary schools and universities across China.
  • Cross Cultural Solutions - sends volunteers abroad to provide humanitarian assistance to China, Ghana, India, Peru and Russia.
  • CIEE: Council for International Educational Exchange - helps those who are working, studying, or traveling abroad gain skills necessary for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.
  • Directory of International Reproductive Health Opportunities for Medical Students - published by the American Medical Women's Association, this resource is for medical students interested in gaining international medical experience in reproductive health, women's health, and family planning services
  • Earthwatch Institution - uses research, education, and conservation as means to achieve their goal of promoting sustainable conservation of our natural resources and cultural heritage.
  • Explorations in Travel - provides information on unique and adventurous travel opportunities for women and volunteers.
  • Genesis II Cloudforest Preserve Volunteer Program - volunteers are chosen to travel to a privately owned cloudforest in Central Costa Rica and be part of a team that works to preserve this tropical forest.
  • Global Health Corps - was established by the University of Northern Iowa in 1996 to train health professionals to conduct preventive programming with diverse and underserved populations. To date, hundreds of students in health promotion, pre-medicine, anthropology, social work, foreign languages, and related fields have conducted community health programs with tens of thousands of underserved clients around the world. For more information, email Michele Yehieli
  • Global Justice - is a non-profit organization committed to mobilizing students and young adults in the United States, in partnership with youth worldwide, to promote global justice and responsibility through education, leadership development, advocacy, and better public policy.
  • Global Volunteer Network - offers volunteer opportunities in community projects throughout the world. They provide volunteer programs through partner organizations in Alaska, China, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ghana, Nepal, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Thailand, Uganda and Vietnam.
  • Global Volunteers - helps to establish a foundation for peace through mutual international understanding.
  • Habitat for Humanity International - provides decent and affordable housing to those that need it, through partnerships between families, communities, and volunteers.
  • International Schools Services - provides services to overseas schools and meets the educational needs of companies abroad.
  • LISLE, Inc. - provides intercultural programs and information that encourage individuals to act as global citizens.
  • Mobility International USA - provides people with disabilities the opportunities to participate in international exchange and development programs.
  • Odyssey Expeditions - organization that matches goals and skill level with a voyage that integrates tropical marine biology and adventure.
  • Oxfam America - is an international development agency dedicated to creating lasting solutions to global poverty, hunger, and social injustice through long-term partnerships with poor communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the U.S.
  • Peacework - organizes volunteer projects around the globe for colleges, universities, and service institutions.
  • Peace Corps - a globally recognized organization that promotes peace and friendship by providing volunteers with opportunities to serve in over 135 nations.
  • People to People International- cooperates with other organizations to enrich international understanding through educational, cultural, and humanitarian activities.
  • Rainforest Action Network - an organization that has made it their goal to protect tropical rainforests and the human rights of people whom live in or around rainforests.
  • Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps is dedicated to providing free health care, dental care, eye care, veterinary services, and technical and educational assistance to people in remote areas of the United States and the world. Volunteers participate in expeditions (at their own expense) in some of the world's most exciting places.
  • - online source for study abroad information.
  • Unite For Sight - is a student-run global humanitarian organization that works internationally to improve health outcomes and prevent blindness. Unite For Sight has have numerous volunteer projects and internships available for students.
  • Volunteers for Peace International Workcamps - information on affordable volunteer opportunities in over 70 countries.
  • WorldTeach - provides volunteers with the opportunity to live and teach in developing countries.


  • Click here for resources on health literacy
  • Click here for a list of resources to help bridge the digital divide.
  • AMA's Guidelines for Medical and Health Information Sites on the Internet
  • CataList - CataList is a catalog of over 40,000 public LISTSERV lists on the Internet, search for mailing lists of interest, and get information about LISTSERV host sites.
  • - designed to spur the development of needed online content for and by low-income communities, this site includes recommended Web sites for health, education, jobs and housing; message boards; information and tools to develop local content; and Web-based tools that will read the text aloud or translate it into Spanish to ensure the content is accessible to many communities.
  • DIRLINE - DIRLINE (Directory of Information Resources Online) focuses primarily on health and biomedicine information resources. Most fall into categories including federal, state, and local government agencies; information centers; professional societies; voluntary associations; academic and research institutions; information systems and research facilities.
  • Evaluating Internet Research Sources - outlines a simple, easy-to-learn process for evaluating web content.
  • Evaluation of English and Spanish Health Information on the Internet - This 2001 study by RAND examines the quality of online health information, including how accessible it is to those with limited-literacy skills.
  • Medicine and the Internet - a project that informs physicians and healthcare professionals about how computer skills and the Internet can enhance medicine and medical education.
  • Medline Plus - Evaluating Health Information - allows the user to evaluate health information on the Internet through resources such as: guidelines from the National Institutes of Health, research data, a directory of "top ten most useful" websites, and links to different health related websites.
  • Statinfo - ontains an online catalog [data finder] including citations to more than 3400 URLs with statistical information about health and human services. It also has information about state health statistics and detailed procedures for finding information by the statistical project [or study], sponsoring organization, topic and key word.
  • The Virtual Activist 2.0 - teaches activists how to use email and the Web as effective, inexpensive, and efficient tools for organizing, outreach, and advocacy. It covers multiple areas including mailing lists; tips for effective Online media; membership and fundraising; and privacy, copyright, and censorship.


    CCPH members receive substantial discounts on many journals and publications! Click here for details.

  • Click here for a list of journals that publish public health practice-oriented articles. This list has been compiled by The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice.
  • Click here for the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse fact sheet on "Opportunities for Service-Learning Research and Scholarship"
  • Click here for Campus Compact's listing of publishing outlets for service-learning and community-based research
  • Action Research - is an international, interdisciplinary, refereed journal which is a forum for the development of the theory and practice of action research.
  • American Journal of Health Promotion - narrows the gap between the art and the science of health promotion and is a fusion of the best of science and the best of practice in health.
  • American Journal of Preventative Medicine - a forum for the communication of information, knowledge, and wisdom in prevention science, education, practice, and policy.

  • Beyond Scientific Publication: Strategies for Disseminating Research Findings - published by CARE: Community Alliance for Research and Engagement in New Haven, CT, this document provides key strategies for dissemination, including practical advice and specific templates you can adapt for your use.
  • is a peer-review and dissemination mechanism for innovative products of community-engaged scholarship. It was developed by CCPH because so many products of community-engaged scholarship don't "count" in the faculty promotion and tenure process because they're not peer reviewed, and many of those products don't get seen or used beyond the community in which the work was conducted. Products submitted to are reviewed by both academic and community peers.
  • Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research - strives to share HUD-funded and other research on housing and urban policy issues with scholars, government officials, and others involved in setting policy and determining the direction of future research. Click here for an issue entirely devoted to community-university partnerships.
  • Education for Health: Change in Learning and Practice - is the peer-reviewed international journal of The Network: Toward Unity for Health. Formerly Annals of Community-Oriented Education, the journal addresses community-oriented education, research and service across the health professions.
  • Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement is a refereed journal concerned with the practice and processes of community
    research and other forms of engagement.
  • Health Affairs - the Policy Journal of the Health Sphere. Website provides subscription information, access to single articles and copies of the journal, information for authors, and details on the staff and editorial board.
  • Healthcare Policy Links - links to Health Affairs, Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, and other journals.
  • Health Services Research - a multidisciplinary journal that provides those engaged in research, public policy formulation, and healthcare administration, with information on new trends and the latest techniques of research and evaluation.
  • International Journal for Equity in Health - this open access, online journal publishes papers on all aspects of equity in health.
  • Internet Journal of Allied Health Science and Practice - is a peer-reviewed, scholarly on-line journal dedicated to the exploration of allied health professional practice and education.
  • Journal for Civic Engagement - is dedicated to growing and strengthening the discussion around service-learning, which connects the academic curriculum to service and civic engagement in communities, both locally and globally. The Journal offers research and theories, strategies, and tips and techniques.
  • Journal of Community Practice: Organizing, Planning, Development & Change is an interdisciplinary journal designed to provide a forum for community practice, including community organizing, planning, social administration, organizational development, community development and social change.
  • Journal of Health Administration Education - is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal which chronicles research, case studies, and essays by health administration educators and professionals.
  • Journal of Health and Population in Developing Countries - is a peer-reviewed journal published by University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
  • Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved - publishes original research concerning the health, health care, and access to health care of medically underserved populations.
  • Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement - formerly the Journal of Public Service and Outreach, this peer-reviewed jounnal seeks to serve as a forum to promote the continuing dialogue about the service and outreach mission of the University and its relationship to the teaching and research missions and to the needs of society.
  • Journal of Interprofessional Care - information about interprofessional education, practice, and research.
  • Living Knowledge Journal of Community Based Research - contains articles that highlight the current state of discussion on science shops and community-based research.
  • Manifestation Journal of Community Engaged Research and Learning is an open-access, electronic, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to conversations about how to most beneficially support and engage in community-based research, community-campus partnerships, service-learning, action research, and other inclusive methods and practices that build and empower communities.
  • Medical Teacher - is a peer-reviewed journal published in collaboration with the Association for Medical Education in Europe that addresses the needs of teachers and administrators throughout the world involved in health professions education.
  • Metropolitan Universities - is published quarterly by the members of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities. Each issue reports in-depth on both the theoretical and applied aspects of a current theme affecting colleges and universities. The August 2009 issue features 9 articles from CCPH's Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative. Click here to read two free articles from the issue.
  • Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning is a peer-reviewed journal consisting of articles written by faculty and service-learning educators on research, theory, pedagogy, and issues pertinent to the service-learning community.
  • National Academy Press - publishes reports issued by its member organizations, including the Institute of Medicine.
  • National Library of Medicine - library services, health and research programs information. Access to MEDLINE/ PubMed, MEDLINEplus, NLM Gateway and other sources.
  • Oxford University Press - has set up a program wherein scholars from developing nations are eligible for free or greatly discounted electronic access to a large number of professional journals.
  • Patient Education and Counseling is an interdisciplinary, international journal for patient education and health promotion researchers, managers, physicians, nurses and other health care providers. The journal seeks to explore and elucidate educational, counseling and communication models in health care. Its aim is to provide a forum for fundamental as well as applied research, and to promote the study of the delivery of patient education, counseling, and health promotion services, including training models and organizational issues in improving communication between providers and patients.
  • Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Indigenous and Aboriginal Community Health promotes the sharing of knowledge and research experience between researchers, health professionals, and Aboriginal leaders and community members. The December 2007 issue [link to] focuses on community-based participatory research and includes papers from CCPH's 10th anniversary conference
  • Preventing Chronic Disease - is an electronic peer-reviewed journal published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action - known to some of you as "the new journal of CBPR," this quarterly peer-reviewed journal facilitates dissemination of programs that use community partnerships to improve public health, promotes progress in the methods of research and education involving community health partnerships, and stimulates action that will improve the health of people in communities. CCPH members get a 20% discount on subscriptions to this journal.
  • World Association of Medical Editors - a voluntary association of editors from many countries who seek to foster international cooperation among editors of peer-reviewed medical journals.
  • Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics - is a biannual publication of the Yale Schools of Law, Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health, and Nursing that strives to provide a forum for interdisciplinary discussion on topics in health policy, health law, and biomedical ethics.


  • Nonprofit Risk Management Center - meets the risk management and insurance needs of community-serving organizations through research, education and advocacy.


  • Click here for resources on health and the internet.
  • 24 Languages Project - offers health education brochures in multiple languages.
  • Family Literacy: A Strategy for Educational Improvement - is an issue brief prepared by the National Governors Association that contains definitions, strategies and best practices for improving family literacy.
  • National Council on Interpreting in Health Care - is a multidisciplinary organization whose mission is to promote culturally competent professional medical interpreting as a means to support equal access to health care for individuals with limited English proficiency.
  • Plain Language Action & Information Network - is a government-wide group of volunteers working to improve communications from the federal government to the public.


  • Association of Health Care Journalists - advances public understanding of health care issues by improving the quality, accuracy and visibility of health care reporting, writing and editing.


  • Changing Minds - is a five year anti-stigma campaign organized by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Changing Minds is a campaign about how mental health problems touch our lives.
  • The National Institute of Mental Health is one of 27 components of the National Institutes of Health, the Federal government's principal biomedical and behavioral research agency. Its mission is to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior. CCPH is a partner in the NIMH's Outreach Partnership Program.
  • Screening for Mental Health - is a nonprofit organization developed to coordinate nationwide mental health screening programs and to ensure cooperation, professionalism, and accountability in mental illness screenings.


  • African Americans and Ethics Bibliography
  • Asian American Health - is part of the National Library of Medicine and features census data on major Asian-American populations, links to health policy offices, on-line medical databases, publications and other organizations.
  • Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training - is the first national cancer prevention and control research initiative funded by the National Cancer Institute specifically targeting Asian Americans. Its goals are to develop and implement mechanisms for increasing cancer awareness, research, and training among Asian Americans throughout the nation.
  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum - is a national advocacy organization dedicated to promoting policy, program, and research efforts for the improvement of health status of all Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
  • Closing the Health Gap - launched in November 2001, this is a federal health education and information campaign for communities of color.
  • Click here for a 9/02 presentation on the role of historically black colleges and universities in addressing disparities in health status and health care in the U.S.
  • Excellence Centers To Eliminate Ethnic/Racial Disparities are funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to analyze underlying causes and contributing factors for racial and ethnic disparities in health care and to identify and implement strategies for reducing and eliminating them.
  • Diverse Communities, Common Concerns: Assessing Health Care for Minority Americans - Findings from this report on the Commonwealth Fund 2001 Health Care Quality Survey reveal that on a wide range of health care quality measures, minority Americans do not fare as well as whites, experience difficulty communicating with their physician, feel that they are treated with disrespect when receiving health care services, and experience barriers to care. A substantial proportion of minorities feel they would receive better care if they were of a different race or ethnicity.
  • Excellence Centers To Eliminate Ethnic/Racial Disparities are funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to analyze underlying causes and contributing factors for racial and ethnic disparities in health care and to identify and implement strategies for reducing and eliminating them.
  • Fact Sheets About Farmworkers - published by the National Center for Farmworker Health, these fact sheets cover such topics as basic health, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, oral health and tuberculosis.
  • Guide to Ethnic Minority Neighborhood Outreach - is an on-line guide developed by American Health Decisions to increasing ethnic minority participation in organized community activities
  • Health and Well-Being of Children in Immigrant Families - uses data from the 1999 National Survey of America's Families to measure immigrant children in three areas: family environment; physical and emotional health; and access to needed services.
  • Healthfinder en Espanol - is a Spanish-language Web site that helps consumers track down reliable information quickly and easily on the Internet. Healthfinder en Espanol brings together health information on over 300 topics, including those health issues of greatest concern to those of Hispanic heritage.
  • HHS Healthfinder web site - has added a new section that has multilingual health information in Cambodian, Chinese, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Samoan, Thai, Tongan, and Vietnamese.
  • HHS Office of Civil Rights - has written policy guidance to assist health and social services providers in ensuring that persons with limited English skills can effectively access critical health and social services.
  • HHS' Office of Minority Health - oversees the Department's Initiative to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health. The OMH provides overall public health guidance to the department on issues affecting African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders and American Indians/Alaska Natives.
  • MEDLINEplus - is the Spanish-language companion health Web site to the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE, which provides authoritative, full-text medical resources.
  • National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities - is designed to promote minority health and to lead, coordinate, support, and assess the National Institutes of Health's effort to reduce and ultimately eliminate health disparities. The Center conducts and supports basic, clinical, social, and behavioral research, promotes research infrastructure and training, fosters emerging programs, disseminates information, and reaches out to minority and other health disparity communities.
  • National Minority Health Month - is a non-profit organization launched in April 2001 to raise awareness and to implement initiatives aimed at eliminating premature deaths and preventable morbidity. Governors of eight states have signed proclamations designating April as National Minority Health Month. During the 107th Congress, the United States Senate and House or Representatives passed a resolution that called upon the President to proclaim a National Minority Health Month.
  • Racial and Ethnic Adult Disparities in Immunization Initiative is an HHS-sponsored adult immunization initiative to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in influenza and pneumococcal vaccination coverage for adults 65 years of age and older, focusing on African-American and Hispanic communities.
  • Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Program - is a program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that funds and evaluates locally planned demonstration projects that have been developed to eliminate disparities for African Americans, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Hispanic Americans, Asian American/Pacific Islanders. Prevention activities focus on HIV/AIDS, infant mortality, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and immunizations.
  • Redes En Acci�n: The National Hispanic/Latino Cancer Network - is a National Cancer Institute-funded initiative to combat cancer among Latinos. Core activities include promoting training and research opportunities for Latino students and researchers, generating research projects on key Latino cancer issues, and supporting cancer awareness activities within the Latino community.
  • Southeast Asian Communities: Health and Culture Bibliography
  • VERB: It's What You Do is a national multicultural media campaign intended to promote physical activity and community involvement among 9 to 13-year-olds of all ethnicities.


  • Addressing Oral Health Needs: A How-To Guide - gives organizations and communities ideas for addressing oral health needs by profiling the successes and challenges of various programs developed to increase access to dental health services.
  • American Association of Public Health Dentistry - provides a focus for meeting the challenge to improve oral health.
  • American Dental Association - is the professional association of dentists dedicated to serving both the public and the profession of dentistry.
  • American Dental Education Association - the leading national organization for dental education.
  • Community-Based Dental Partnership Program includes description of program, CCPH role in providing technical assistance and training, and web resources focusing on HIV/AIDS oral health.
  • Healthy Smiles for Wisconsin - Comprehensive website dedicated to the oral health of children in Wisconsin.
  • Knowledge Path on Oral Health and Children/Adolescents - is an electronic resource guide on current, high-quality resources and information tools.
  • Safety Net Dental Clinic Manual - is designed for organizations interested in developing or expanding a safety net dental clinic. It contains information on partnerships and planning, facilities and staffing, financing, clinic operations and quality assurance/quality improvement.
  • School-Based Dental Health - contains a PowerPoint presentation provided by a Hahnemann University School of Public Health student. The presentation brings together high points from recent research that can contribute to effective school-based dental health programs.
  • Service-Learning in Dental/Dental Hygiene contains workshop handouts and course syllabi examples in service-learning.
  • State Efforts to Improve Children's Oral Health - is an issue brief published by the National Governors' Association Center for Best Practices that presents information on the problems, costs, and access and workforce issues confronting children's oral health, and how specific states are addressing these issues.


In Fall 2010, Michael Royster, Director of the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity in the Virginia Department of Health posed this question on the CBPR listserv: "I’m working with several community partners to create a photovoice project with middle school students (ages 11-14). Would anybody be able to share resources on facilitator training and/or photovoice curricula for this age group?"  Below are selected resources sent in response.


  • Big Doctoring - Fitzhugh Mullan's book Big Doctoring in America: Profiles in Primary Care tells the story of 15 primary care practitioners from all walks of American health care life and includes an essay about the past and future or primary care. This website includes photos of the physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants profiled in the book.
  • National Nursing Centers Consortium - improves community health through neighborhood-based primary health care services that are accessible, acceptable and affordable. These services include outreach, education, technical assistance, and direct services.
  • National Primary Care Week - established to help recognize the importance of primary care providers and encourage health profession students to consider it as a career. Community-Campus Partnerships for Health serves on its advisory committee.
  • PCAWeb - is a resource to locate state and regional associations representing community and migrant health centers
  • Prescription for Health is a joint initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to develop strategies primary care providers can use to help patients become more physically active, eat healthier foods, avoid or quit smoking, and use alcohol in moderation.
  • Primary Care Advocacy Tool Kit - this educational toolkit is designed to promote access and utilization of primary health care services. For the health care provider, this toolkit provides guidance on collaborating with other stakeholders in the health care systems in primary care models and engaging in health care policy change. For the health care consumer, it facilitates understanding of the value of primary care and how to access quality primary care.
  • Primary Care: America's Health in a New Era - this Institute of Medicine 1996 report describing the state of primary care in the United States that calls for the development of a national public and private consortium dedicated to increasing the role of primary care in the United States
  • State or Regional Primary Care Associations - are private, nonprofit membership associations representing federally supported programs and other community-based providers of care to the underserved. The PCAs work to assist their members and other safety net providers to meet the needs of the medically underserved throughout their States or regions.


  • John Dewey Project on Progressive Education - takes knowledge based on John Dewey's ideas of progressive education and applies it to concepts that can you applied to contemporary education today and in the future.
  • Project on the Effectiveness of Problem-Based Learning - describes the three-year research plan at Middlesex University to engage the teaching and learning community in issues dealing with problem-based learning.


  • Click here for a powerpoint presentation based on the Institute of Medicine 2002 report on Health Professionals for the 21st Century: Who Will Keep the Public Healthy? The full report is available on the Institute of Medicine website.
  • Association of State and Territorial Directors of Health Promotion and Public Health Education - an organization that promotes the quality practice of health education and health promotion, and advocates for quality programs and strategies that will address the nation's leading health problems.
  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials - is the national non-profit organization representing the state and territorial public health agencies of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia. ASTHO's members, the chief health officials of these jurisdictions.
  • The Black Young Professional Public Health Network - is an independent association with membership open to all students of color as well as public health professionals who recognize the increased need for more deliberate and concerted opportunities for professional development of African Americans in the public health field.
  • Cooperative Actions for Health Program - builds, supports, and strengthens state and local collaboration between medical and public health professionals to improve the health of the public.
  • The Community Guide - The Community Guide strives to give answers to the question, what works in public health? It addresses a variety of health topics important to communities, public health agencies and health care systems.
  • Health of the Public - committed to finding solutions to some of healthcare's biggest problems, such as high cost of care, unfavorable distribution of physicians, and lack of access to care.
  • Health Services Research Information Central - Access health services research resources -- to include public health systems and services research and health disparities -- data, funding announcements, reports and more.
  • Health Services Research PubMed Queries - Use this website to conduct specialized PubMed searches on healthcare quality and costs, to include public health-related issues.
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials - is a nonprofit membership organization serving all of the nearly 3,000 local health departments nationwidein cities, counties, townships, and districts. NACCHO provides education, information, research, and technical assistance to local health departments and facilitates partnerships among local, state, and federal agencies in order to promote and strengthen public health.
  • National Network of Public Health Institutes - brings together public health institutes to improve health status and foster innovations in health systems.
  • National Public Health Partnership - strives to bridge the gap between the public health, museum, and science center communities by engaging these groups in a dialogue with the goal of advancing the quality of and capabilities to support public health programming in museum settings.
  • Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce - is a collaboration of U.S government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries. Through this website, users can find information about health promotion and education, public health literature and guidelines, health data tools and statistics, grants and funding, education and training, and national and state legislation.
  • Partnership for the Public's Health - is a grant-making initiative that is pioneering efforts to bring about long-term, systemic changes in how community health issues are identified, addressed and evaluated in California. Click here to review a March 2003 policy brief on the rationale and strategies for community-campus partnerships in public health.
  • Patient Assistance Program - the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufactures of America launched this site to provide access to 140 industry and 185 government and privately sponsored patient assistance programs.
  • Pfizer Faculty Scholar Award in Public Health - is a nationally competitive career development award intended to support junior faculty in schools and programs in public health who are interested in pursuing community-based, public health practice research.
  • Southeast Public Health Leadership Institute - a program that is open to professionals from 5 Southeast states who are committed to strengthening their leadership skills.
  • State Public Health Associations - links to each state's public health association
  • Turning Point - is an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, aims to transform and strengthen the public health system of the United States by making it more community-based and collaborative.
  • The Uses (and Misuses) of Social Indicators: Implications for Public Policy - discusses the use of social indicators as tools for policymakers, program developers, and opinion shapers. The brief presents information on (1) how using social indicators differs from other types of research methods in the social sciences, (2) five purposes for which social indicators are best suited and (3) when using indicators is inappropriate.


  • Click here for CCPH's program page on Community-Based Participatory Research and Research Ethics
  • Click here to join the CBPR and Research Ethics Listserv
  • Click here for the June 2012 report, "Community IRBs and Research Review Boards: Shaping the Future of Community-Engaged Research" published by CCPH, The Bronx Health Link and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
  • Click here for information on the 2007 Educational Conference Call Series on IRBs and Ethical Issues in Research sponsored by CCPH and Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care.
  • Click here for "Ensuring Community-Level Research Protections," the proceedings from the above-mentioned Educational Conference Call Series.
  • Click here for a resource listing prepared for the series.
  • The Interagency Advisory Panel on Research Ethics (PRE) is a body of Canadian external experts established in November 2001 to support the development and evolution of their joint research ethics policy the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS).
  • The "REB Community Member Educational Needs: A PRE Pilot Project Report" provides insights on community members' perspectives of their roles on Canadian research ethics boards (REB) as defined in the TCPS and on their educational and other resource needs.
  • Canadian Secretariat on Research Ethics Resource webpage provides a variety of related materials and resources.
  • Collaborative Initiative for Research Ethics in Environmental Health - provides course development, training, educational resources and case study development on improving research ethics in environmental health.
  • Community IRB Website is maintained by the US Department of Energy for community members of IRBs
  • Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project (KSDPP) Code of Research Ethics - The purpose of the KSDPP Code of Research Ethics is to establish a set of principles and procedures that will guide the partners to achieve the goals and objectives of the KSDPP. The KSDPP Code of Research Ethics outlines the obligations of the partners throughout all phases of the research process.
  • Principles of Ethical and Effective Service - this set of principles was developed by the Haas Center for Public Service because of breaches of community trust and respect by students, faculty, and staff to raise campus awareness about the responsibility to communities and organizations involved with public service activities at Stanford.
  • Protecting Human Subjects is a newsletter published by the US of Energy. Click here for the Fall 2003 issue on community-based research.
  • Proceedings from a Conference on Research Ethics and Community-Based Participatory Research
  • The Research Ethics Training Curriculum for Community Representatives helps community representatives to understand the research process and their roles and responsibilities as partners of the research team. Develoed by Family Health International, the curriculum also explains the corresponding roles and responsibilities of ethics committees/IRBs and researchers.
  • Research Ethics Training Curriculum for Community Representatives helps community representatives to understand the research process and their roles and responsibilities as partners of the research team. Developed by Family Health International, the curriculum also explains the corresponding roles and responsibilities of ethics committees/IRBs and researchers.
  • Protecting Human Subjects is a newsletter published by the US of Energy. Click here for the Fall 2003 issue on community-based research.
  • Proceedings from a Conference on Research Ethics and Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Research Ethics Bibliographies
  • Research Ethics Tip Guide
  • Research Regulation in American Indian/Alaska Native Communities: Policy and Practice Considerations reviews the legal basis for tribal regulation of research and describes different kinds of research review board structures communities might use and the pros and cons of each board structure (eg, Institutional Review Boards, Community Advisory Boards). The paper also discusses jurisdictional issues, such as what kinds of research should be reviewed by community boards and how these boards might relate to federal and university research regulatory bodies. Also included is a brief discussion on methods for enforcing community research review decisions. Published by the National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center
  • Research Regulation in American Indian/Alaska Native Communities: A Guide to Reviewing Research Studies provides a detailed discussion of each stage of research review from study proposals to publications. The paper is meant to serve as an interactive guide for communities to consult when they are reviewing research studies and includes a detailed checklist that can be used in the review process. The paper begins with a description of components that should be included in research proposals, such as informed consent procedures, data collection/storage methods, and budget/funding sources. The paper describes issues communities may wish to consider when reviewing research proposals including control of data through written contracts and tribal law. Finally, the paper discusses community review of ongoing research studies and research publications. Published by the National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center
  • Starting an Institutional Review Board: Suggestion for Tribes, Tribal Colleges and Communities
  • Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (WCCHC) Research and IRB Protocols - The unique population residing on the Waianae Coast of Oahu has long been a popular focus among researchers. Responding to the frequent requests by outside researchers, the Waianae community established research guidelines for implementing community-based research in the early 1990s. In 2005, WCCHC established a formal, federally recognized research review board to further protect and provide oversight for community-based research.
  • Holiday Message from IRB to Santa

CCPH and ENACCT Submit Comments on Human Subjects Protection Training and Education Programs

CCPH and the Education Network to Advance Cancer Clinical Trials (ENACCT) responded to a recent request for public comments on the Implementation of Human Subjects Protection Training and Education Programs in response to a request for public comments from the federal Office for Human Research Protections on the topic of human subjects protection training and education programs.

CCPH and ENACCT are spearheading a national federally funded initiative, Communities as Partners in Cancer Clinical Trials: Changing Research, Practice and Policy, which is exploring the potential of employing community-based participatory research (CBPR) principles and approaches to improve multi-site, phase III cancer clinical trials. The initiative's forthcoming report, to be released in October 2008, makes a number of recommendations relevant to the issue of training and education of clinical research teams and Institutional Review Board (IRB) members.

CCPH is also developing a CBPR curriculum for members of IRBs and Research Ethics Boards.

To read the comments submitted by CCPH and ENACCT, click here.

For more information on Communities as Partners in Cancer Clinical Trials, visit

For more information on CCPH's CBPR and research ethics program, including the forthcoming CBPR curriculum for IRBs/REBs, visit

Subscribe to CCPH's CBPR and research ethics electronic discussion group at


  • Center for Rural Health - an organization located at the University of North Dakota that works to identify and research rural health issues, analyze health policy, strengthen local capabilities, develop community-based alternatives, and advocate for rural concerns.
  • National Rural Health Association - is a nonprofit organization of individual and organizational members who share a common interest in rural health.
  • National Rural Health Network - provides a communication network between rural health clubs, for the sharing of ideas and information.
  • Rural Health Roundtable - an open forum for the exchange of ideas for important rural health topics.
  • Rural Healthy People 2010 - is a project that aims to tackle rural health problems and concerns. Volume 1 includes a brief overview of the top rural health priorities and
    descriptions of model programs, and Volume 2 presents literature reviews
    of the top rural health priorities.
  • Rural Information Center Health Service - gathers and distributes information related to rural health issues.
  • Rural Residency Program - has listings for Rural Family Practice Residencies in individual states across the nation. The residencies listed have either a rural mission, rural emphasis, and/or rural curriculum.
  • State Offices of Rural Health - help their individual rural communities build health care delivery systems by: collecting and disseminating information, providing technical assistance, helping to coordinate rural health interests statewide, and supporting efforts to improve recruitment and retention of health professionals.
  • University of Kentucky Center for Rural Health -created in 1990 to address the rising problems related to health in rural areas.
  • World of Rural Medical Education - home of the Rural Medical Educator Group of the National Rural Health Association, this site includes information for students, parents, advisors, medical students and residents interested in rural practice.


  • Science Education Partnership Award, National Center for Research Resources - works to promote an understanding of science and encourages scientists to work with educational institutions and community organizations to increase student interest in the sciences.


  • Click here for CCPH's webpage on service-learning (SL), including definitions, tools and resources, and SL course syllabi.
  • Click here for the Community Partner Summit webpage that contains products and resources intended to support community partners in their community-higher education partnership work.
  • 101 Ideas for Combining Service & Learning - Helpful and fun website that provides ideas and contact information for 101 service-learning projects in higher education.
  • American Association for Higher Education Service-Learning Project - is dedicated to the integration of service-learning across the disciplines. The project is anchored by a multi-volume series of books designed to provide resources to faculty wishing to explore community-based learning in and through the individual academic disciplines.
  • Community Colleges Broadening Horizons Project - is a project by the American
    Association of Community Colleges to increase the number, quality and sustainability of service learning programs in community colleges through an information clearinghouse, data collection and analysis, model programs, training and technical assistance, publications, and referrals.
  • Community Standards for Service-Learning - developed by University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty member Randy Stoecker and his community partners, these standards are based on research conducted to understand community partner perspectives on service-learning.
  • Educators for Community Engagement - devoted to increasing the practice of service learning throughout the nation.
  • Faculty Toolkit for Service-Learning in Higher Education - edited by CCPH and published by Learn and Serve America's National Service-Learning Clearinghouse, the toolkit is divided into 10 units designed to aid faculty in every step of planning, designing, and implementing service-learning programs into their curriculum and institutions as well as program evaluation and assessment.
  • Guide for Engaging Youth in Leadership and Decision-Making in Service-Learning Programs - provides basic information on youth voice, how to engage youth in leadership and decision-making, and models of youth voice that have been implemented by service-learning practitioners.
  • Health Professions Schools in Service to the Nation Program - national service-learning demonstration program in the health professions. Goals include strengthening the partnerships of communities and health professions schools, installing an ethic of community service and social responsibility, and equipping the next generation of health professionals with the skills needed to practice in a changing healthcare environment.
  • Learning in Deed: National Commission on Service Learning - comprehensive website on service-learning in K-12 schools.
  • National Service-Learning Clearinghouse - features information on service-learning for K-12, higher education, community-based organizations and tribal organizations.
  • The Preparation, Action, Reflection and Evaluation (PARE) model is a simple way to plan community-responsive, effective, and successful service projects for students.
  • Scale of Service-Learning Involvement - is a student assessment tool developed by James Madison University.
  • Service-Learning and Civic Engagement in Psychology - is intended to introduce faculty, teachers, students, researchers, clinicians, and community partners to the connections between psychological work, the pedagogy of service-learning, and issues of civic engagement.
  • Service-Learning on the Web - serves as a virtual guide to, and library of, service-learning, primarily in higher education.
  • Service Reflection Toolkit - provides ideas and exercised for promoting critical reflection in service-learning experiences.
  • Survey Tool for Service-Learning in Community Colleges - the 2003 version of an annual survey conducted by the American Association of Community Colleges.
  • UCLA Service-Learning Clearinghouse - provides resources to the higher education service learning field.


  • Click here for CCPH's webpage on service-learning (SL), including definitions, tools and resources, and SL course syllabi
  • Adult Health & Development Program - is a 30+ year old intergenerational, service-learning, health promotion academic course and program operating under the Department of Public & Community Health, and fulfills the Diversity Course Requirement of the University. There are over 14 similar programs running across the country.
  • Caring for the Underserved: The Art and Science of Community-Based Medicine - this article in the Association of American Medical Colleges' November 2002 newsletter The Reporter is all about teaching and learning "safety net medicine" in community-based settings.
  • Center for Work and Learning at Northeastern University - conducts research on methods of learning that integrate experience in the world with experience in the classroom.
  • Community Service Learning in the California State University - all 23 campuses of the CSU system are committed to offering all students the opportunity to participate in community service before graduation. This website contains information on CSU's most updated community service learning events, resources, and programs.
  • Emphasis on Community Health and Health Outreach, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine - is a unique mode of self-directed study that takes place during the first two years of medical school.
  • HIPHOP: The Homeless and Indigent Population Health Outreach Project - provides information on HIPHOP, an organization that promotes service-learning programs at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
  • The Interdisciplinary Student Community-Oriented Prevention Enhancement Service (ISCOPES) project - is a collaborative service-learning program involving the George Washington University (GWU) and George Mason University (GMU). It includes first and second year medical, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, health services management and policy, physical therapy and graduate public health students. These students participate in interdisciplinary teams to conduct service-learning activities in the community.
  • Office for Service Learning and Volunteer Programs - dedicated to service learning on the Colorado Sate University Campus.
  • Office of Medical Service-Learning - service-learning at the School of Medicine at Indiana University.
  • Public Service Medical Scholars - is Stanford Medical School's emerging program designed to develop physician leaders who understand the interconnections and interdependence among personal values, communities, service, and medicine. Its program provides opportunities for students to engage in community-based research, service-learning, and emotional/cultural literacy training.
  • Stanford Medical School's Scholarly Concentration in Community Health and Public Service uses service-learning and other pedagogies to empower future physicians to improve the health of diverse communities and reduce health in equities through innovative scholarship and community engagement.
  • University of Southern California's Joint Educational Project - is designed to broker between academic courses and schools and service agencies in the university's community. JEP annually places students from College courses into the neighborhood as mentors, mini-course instructors, and assistants to teachers and other helping professionals.
  • Wisconsin Area Health Education Center - Statewide Survey of Service-Learning - report of a statewide service-learning survey of academic institutions in Wisconsin


  • Click here for links to community service and volunteer organizations.
  • Click here for links to international service organizations.
  • Albert Schweitzer Fellowship of America - provides service opportunities for aspiring health professionals.
  • Break Away: The Alternative Break Connection - is a national nonprofit organization that trains students to become active citizens through their alternative break programs. They offer site leader trainings at individual universities in the fall and alternative break citizenship schools during the summer to train leaders of alternative break programs.
  • Buy Local Food and Farm Toolkit - developed by Oxfam America for students who want to pursue Buy Local Campaigns on their campus. These actions support the work of small farmers as well as providing an opportunity for students, staff and faculty to sample fresh, local produce in their communities.
  • COOL: Camps Outreach Opportunity League - provides information on how students and campuses can maximize their service experiences by connecting their actions with the actions of people across the nation who share similar goals.
  • Directory of International Reproductive Health Opportunities for Medical Students - published by the American Medical Women's Association, this resource is for medical students interested in gaining international medical experience in reproductive health, women's health, and family planning services
  • Medical Student-Run Clinics of America - this association's goal is to have every medical school associated with a student-run clinic as a means for students to serve the community and to use as a learning environment. Here you will find links to all of the student-run clinics around the country as well as resources to help start and run student-run clinics.
  • Medical Students Making Impacts - provides a forum for medical students to connect and collaborate on international or local volunteer projects in order to assist under-served populations. It also is fostering the development of local chapters at medical schools nationwide.
  • The Power of College Students to Accomplish Goals for Campus and Community Health - is a summary of the 2002 Sumner Symposium of the Program for Health and Higher Education
  • Principles of best practice in community service work-study - features examples of how the federal work-study program can be a resource for student community service and civic engagement.
  • Resource Guide of Summer Opportunities for Minority Undergraduate Students - contains descriptions of 130 summer research programs, internships, and conferences geared towards minority students/students of colour.
  • Safety Net Dental Clinic Manual - is designed for organizations interested in developing or expanding a safety net dental clinic. It contains information on partnerships and planning, facilities and staffing, financing, clinic operations and quality assurance/quality improvement.
  • The Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education - is a national network that supports campus-based literacy programs by providing training, consultation, resources, technical assistance, and learning and networking opportunities.
  • Students in Service to America - engages students in a lifelong habit of service to help them learn about their rich democratic traditions as Americans, help meet vital community needs, and become responsible and engaged citizens.
  • Unite For Sight - is a student-run global humanitarian organization that works internationally to improve health outcomes and prevent blindness. Unite For Sight has have numerous volunteer projects and internships available for students.


  • A Matter of Degree - is a national effort supported by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to confront the issues and problems associated with youth and alcohol, and create solutions through environmental change.
  • Advertising, Drinking, and College Students - Heavy drinking on college campuses is a major problem in the U.S., affecting the health, well-being, and education of students. This report from Harvard's College Alcohol Study concludes that regulating marketing practices such as sale prices, special promotions, and ads may help alleviate the problem.
  • The Alcohol Industry: Partner or Foe - is an explication of internal and external forces which drive the alcohol industry and should be understood by any community considering partnership with its representatives.
  • Ensuring Solutions - seeks to increase access to treatment for individuals with alcohol problems. They provide research-based information and tools to help curb the avoidable health care and other costs associated with alcohol use and improve access to treatment for Americans who need it.
  • Evaluation Tools - provided by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.
  • Inter-Association Task Force on Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse Issues - is a coalition of organizations who collaborate on issues relating to substance abuse prevention efforts within the higher education community.
  • National Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention - is a national organization dedicated to reducing the harm caused by alcohol and tobacco in the Latino community.
  • Prevention Pathways - was developed by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention to provide a centralized location for information needed by researchers, practitioners, program developers or anyone with questions concerning alcohol or other drug use.
  • Protecting Children from Substance Abuse: Lessons from Free to Grow Head
    Start Partnerships
    - is the evaluation report for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation initiative that targets Head Start children with the goal of creating change to protect them from substance abuse and related problems in alter life.
  • Reducing Underage Drinking Through Coalitions is a national effort supported by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that supports broad-based coalitions working to reduce alcohol abuse among minors and create healthier communities.
  • Society for Prevention Research - is a non-profit organization that brings multidisciplinary prevention researchers together to work against drug and alcohol abuse.
  • Tobacco FactFile - is an online database sponsored by the British Medical Association that contains worldwide facts and figures about smoking, including the death rate from smoking per country, the medical-care and productivity costs related to smoking, the profit the tobacco industry gains from every new smoker, and a multitude of other facts.


  • Community Technology Center Start Up Manual - is a "how to" guide to starting a community technology center, including such chapters as Mapping Community Resources, Determining Program Focus, Staffing, Software Selection and Criteria, Space, Hardware, and Security.
  • Computer and Communications Use in Low-Income Communities - this paper reports on a survey of five community programs that offer low-income people opportunities to learn to use computers and on line communications. Based in five different cities, the programs work with children, youth, and adults who want to explore new technologies and acquire specific skills, such as English literacy, office computer applications, and using the Internet.


  • CEOs for Cities is a national bipartisan alliance of mayors, corporate executives, university presidents and nonprofit leaders created to advance the economic competitiveness of cities.
  • Congressional Black Caucus Health Brainstrust - transcripts, speeches and other resources on urban health.
  • The Healthy Development Measurement Tool provides San Francisco residents, community organizations, and public agencies with a source of data on neighborhood and city conditions that are important to healthy living.� The tool is organized around seven elements that comprise a healthy city: environmental stewardship; sustainable and safe transportation; public safety; public infrastructure; adequate and healthy housing; health economy; and, community participation
  • Smart Library on Urban Poverty, National Institute of Social Science Information - provides links to issues related to urban poverty.


  • National Women's Health Information Center - National Women's Health Center is a service of the Office on Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human Services. It provides a gateway to the vast array of Federal and other women's health information resources.
  • Women's Health Matters - a free, online women's health community.
  • National Indian Women's Health Resource Center - is a national non-profit organization whose mission is "to assist American Indian and Alaska Native women achieve optimal health and wellbeing throughout their lifetime."
  • National Women's Health Resource Center - is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women make informed decisions about their health, encourages women to embrace healthy lifestyles to promote wellness and prevent disease.
  • Office of Research on Women's Health - serves as a focal point for women's health research at the National Institutes of Health, and promotes, stimulates, and supports efforts to improve the health of women through biomedical and behavioral research.
  • A Place for Women - is designed for the fast access to sound information on decreasing the risk of breast cancer.
  • Reproductive Health Initiative - is a project of the American Medical Women's Association that provides resources and services to strengthen reproductive health medical education and help students and educators address topics commonly neglected in medical school curricula.
  • Society for Women's Health Research - is the nation's only non-profit advocacy group whose sole mission is to improve the health of women through research.
  • The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood is comprised of individuals and organizations who are committed to raising the world's and their community's awareness of safe motherhood and that women do not have to die during pregnancy and childbirth.
  • The Women and Infants Service Package on Needs in Emergencies presents a framework for the minimum and initial actions needed to respond to the essential health care needs of pregnant women, new mothers, fragile newborns, and infants in a crisis or emergency, such as a natural disaster, an epidemic, or a terrorist event.
  • Women with Disabilities - offers comprehensive information on issues that are important to women with disabilities, such as abuse, financial assistance, sexuality, substance information, services and support.


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