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Past CCPH Programs

Faculty for the Engaged Campus

Supported by a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) in the US Department of Education, this national initiative of CCPH in partnership with the University of Minnesota and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill aims to legitimize and support community-engaged career paths in the academy by developing innovative competency-based models of faculty development, facilitating peer review and dissemination of products of community-engaged scholarship, and supporting community-engaged faculty through the promotion and tenure process.

Health Disparities Service-Learning Collaborative

Funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), this initiative supports sustained efforts by schools and graduate programs of public health to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities through authentic service-learning partnerships with communities.

Communities as Partners in Cancer Clinical Trials

CCPH and the Education Network to Advance Cancer Clinical Trials are convening this 3-part invitational conference series to explore the potential of employing community-based participatory research principles in therapeutic trial design, recruitment and retention and dissemination, and to define an agenda for research, practice and policy. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Cancer Institute are providing core funding for the conference series.

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse

CCPH is the Senior Program Advisor for Higher Education for the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse (NSLC). Funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the NSLC is a web-based clearinghouse of resources that support service-learning at the K-12, higher education, tribal and community level. CCPH's role includes the preparation of fact sheets and
annotated bibliographies on topics of importance to service-learning in higher education.

To access the Faculty Toolkit for Service-Learning in Higher Education, click here.
To access the fact sheets, click here.
To access the bibliographies, click here.
To access quick guides, click here.
To suggest topics for future resources, email us.

Community-Based Dental Partnership Program Training and Technical Assistance

CCPH provides training and technical assistance to the Community-Based Dental Partnership program of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) which funds eligible dental schools, postdoctoral dental education programs, and dental hygiene programs to increase access to oral health care for unserved and underserved rural and urban HIV-positive populations. Funding supports oral health service delivery and provider training in community settings.

Engaged Institutions Initiative

Funded by the WK Kellogg Foundation, this initiative is supporting sustained efforts by schools and graduate programs of public health to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in partnership with communities. CCPH is working collaboratively and intensively with teams from 12 schools and graduate programs as they develop and implement strategic action plans to become fully engaged institutions with a focus on eliminating racial and ethnic health disparities. Consultation is provided by members of the CCPH Consultancy Network. The initiative also sponsors teleconferences, identifies promising practices and produces resource materials.

Community-Engaged Scholarship for Health Collaborative

With funding from the US Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), the Collaborative is a group of 9 health professional schools that aims to significantly change faculty review, promotion and tenure policies and practices to recognize and reward community-engaged scholarship - in the participating schools and their peers across the country.

Commission on Community-Engaged Scholarship in the Health Professions

With funding from the WK Kellogg Foundation, this Commission is designed to take a leadership role in creating a more supportive culture and reward system for health professional faculty involved in community-based participatory research, service-learning and other forms of "community-engaged scholarship."

Health Professions Schools in Service to the Nation Program

Health Professions Schools in Service to the Nation was a national demonstration program of service-learning in health professions education that ran from 1994-1998 and awarded three-year grants to 17 health professional schools across the United States. It was a program of the Pew Health Professions Commission and the National Fund for Medical Education, sponsored by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Corporation for National Service and the Health Resources and Services Administration and administered by the Center for the Health Professions at the University of Califomia-San Francisco. The goals of the program were to:

  • strengthen partnerships between health professions schools and communities which address unmet health needs;
  • instill an ethic of community service and social responsibility in health professions schools, students and faculty; and
  • equip the next generation of health professionals with
    community-oriented competencies necessary to practice in a changing health care environment.

Click here for publications from the HPSISN program.

Click here for case studies of many of the HPSISN grantee service-learning partnerships.



National Health Service Corps Educational Partnership Agreement Project The National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program recently reinstated scholarships for 3rd and 4th year dental students. In exchange for the scholarship, the student agrees to practice dentistry in an underserved community upon graduation (or completion of a general dentistry residency). The NHSC believes that the dental school must be committed to these students and provide a learning environment that nurtures their commitment to serving the underserved. This includes providing students with advising and mentoring, service-learning, cultural competency training and placement assistance. Dental schools that have signed an Educational Partnership Agreement with the NHSC agree to provide these opportunities, and in exchange, their dental students are eligible to apply for the NHSC scholarship program.

CCPH served as a training and technical assistance contractor for service-learning and community partnerships during the initiative's first year, 2000-2001. CCPH provided assistance to all of the dental schools that signed Educational Partnership Agreements.

California Public Health Preparedness Corps CCPH examined the possibility of starting this new program with an AmeriCorps planning grant from the Governor's Office of Service and Volunteerism. Ultimately, we decided not to move forward with a full proposal.

Local public health agencies (e.g., local public health departments, community hospitals and community health centers) serve on the frontlines in responding to many public health emergencies. While the threat of a bioterrorist event in most California communities is thought to be low, it
has led many local public health agencies to question their capacity to prepare for, detect, and respond to emerging health threats. The majority of local public health agencies lack the resources and expertise to develop their response capacity, thereby lagging behind in infrastructure improvements that would enhance their capacity to protect the public's health.

The California Public Health Preparedness Corps would utilize the resources of AmeriCorps to demonstrably increase the ability of local public health agencies to effectively respond to public health emergencies. The program would equip health professional students
with the skills and competencies they need to effectively respond to public health emergencies, through their roles as AmeriCorps members, volunteers and service-learners.

The Partners in Caring and Community The Partners in Caring and Community: Service-Learning in Nursing Education, a national initiative of CCPH, sponsored by the Helene Fuld Health Trust, HSBC Trustee, worked with teams of nursing faculty--nursing students--community partners to: 
  • facilitate the integration of service-learning into the curriculum of nursing education at the associate, undergraduate and graduate degree levels; 
  • increase the understanding of and support for service-learning in nursing education nationally; and
  • disseminate new knowledge and information about best practices and models of service-learning and nursing education 

Following is a list of the selected teams.  Please click on the team to view and print a case study of their service-learning partnership, printable with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • Bethel College, St. Paul, Minnesota & Rice Creek Covenant Church, St. Paul, Min-nesota have developed a parish nursing program as part of a graduate course on Christian healthcare leadership.
  • Indian Hills Community College(IHCC), Ottumwa, Iowa & Jefferson County Hospital, Fairfield, Iowa provide wellness care for the elderly in rural Iowa and SL opportunities in an advanced nursing theory course as a part of IHCC's associate degree nursing program.
  • Kapi'olani Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii & American Red Cross, Honolulu, Hawaii provide HIV prevention education to the community as part of an associate-level adult health nursing course.
  • Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois & Community Health Improvement Center, Decatur, Illinois provide care to the medically indigent as a part of an undergraduate community health nursing leadership course.
  • Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing and Allied Health, Omaha, Nebraska & Catholic Charities, Omaha, Nebraska provide mental health services in conjunction with an undergraduate mental health nursing course. Click here for a PowerPoint presentation on this partnership.
  • Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas & East Texas Community Health Services, Nacogdoches, Texas provide health services to the elderly and other medically underserved groups in conjunction with an undergraduate nursing leadership course.
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado & La Clinica Te-peyac, Denver, Colorado provide care to Latino and Asian immigrants as a part of the School of Nursing's capstone nursing seminar for undergraduate and graduate students.
  • University of Massachusetts, Worcester, Massachusetts & Community HealthLink's Homeless Outreach Advocacy Program, Worcester, Massachusetts involve graduate nursing students in the care of the homeless.
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri & Hope House Inc., Independence, Missouri provide services to survivors of domestic violence in conjunction with the graduate nurse-midwifery program at the Sinclair School of Nursing.

PCC Program Resources

Please click to view and print these service-learning tools and resources (some require Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Click here to view a powerpoint presentation on the PCC program.

Click here to view a summary of the next phase of the PCC program.

Please click here for a bibliography with published abstracts of service-learning resources in nursing.

Please click here to view service-learning course syllabi and resource materials.

See CCPH's publications page for information on ordering two related publications: Partners in Caring and Community: A Team Approach to Service-Learning in Nursing Education, and Caring and Community: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Nursing.

For further information on the Partners in Caring and Community: Service-Learning in Nursing Education program, please contact CCPH at (206) 543-8178 or by email.

Service-Learning for Family Health

CCPH and the California State University Chancellor's office collaborated on a state-wide AmeriCorps program called Service-Learning for Family Health (SLFH) funded by the Governor's Office of Service and Volunteerism. The program engaged college students and others in service-learning experiences that promote healthier communities and provides them with leadership opportunities. Five CSU campuses participated in the SLFH program in 2002-2003: Sonoma State University, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and CSU Northridge. Members served either 450 hours or 900 hours based at community-based health organizations. SLFH members served the campus and community in three critical ways: 1) develop new service-learning opportunities and strengthen existing service-learning opportunities; 2) serve as peer leaders; and 3) support the community-university partnership.

For more information about the SLFH program and other service-learning initiatives of the California State University system, please click here.

Please click here to view the statewide training proceedings for Fall 2001.

Please click here to view the program's post-service survey that assesses participant knowledge about health determinants and perceived sense of civic responsibility.

Preparing the Health Workforce of the Future: Community Voices Service-Learning Partnerships

With support from the WK Kellogg Foundation, this project was designed to facilitate and strengthen community-campus partnerships between Community Voices collaboratives and nearby colleges and universities, and to articulate the role of communities in achieving a competent, diverse health workforce. Community Voices collaboratives in thirteen communities worked to ensure access to health care for the underserved.

This project was exciting and unique in that communities seek to engage colleges and universities as partners in their efforts to meet community needs, improve health and ensure a competent, diverse workforce. Often, higher educational institutions "reach out" to the community to fulfill their academic missions of teaching, research and service. Thus, this effort promised to generate new knowledge about community-driven service-learning partnerships that can inform practice across the country.

To view a PowerPoint presentation describing the Community Voices Service-Learning Partnerships program, click here.

HEALTH For All The HEALTH For All initiative, funded by the Corporation for National Service, forges a strategic linkage between community-campus partnerships and the Healthy People 2010 Objectives for the Nation. The HEALTH For All acronym stands for Health professional Education's Assets Leveraged Toward Health for All.

CCPH Fellows

The CCPH Fellows program, funded with generous support from the Helene Fuld Health Trust, HSBC Trustee, and the Corporation for National and Community Service, provides support to community based professionals, academic administrators, and faculty with significant knowledge and expertise in building and sustaining service-learning, community based participatory research, and community-campus partnerships. With support from CCPH, CCPH Fellows advance and support these concepts in the context of health professions education and practice.

For a list of 2002/2003 CCPH Fellows and their projects click here.

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the CCPH Fellows Program, click here.



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