Member Newsletter of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

Promoting health through partnerships between communities and higher educational institutions



May 6, 2005

Volume VII Issue 9



Message From Our Executive Director


News From CCPH


Membership Matters


Upcoming Events




Employment Opportunities


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In their first-ever joint activity, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) are collaborating in a $12 million effort to create a more diverse medical and dental workforce and help reduce disparities in access to health care. The two associations, which represent U.S. medical and dental schools, have come together to serve as the national program offices for the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP). Under the program, which is funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the AAMC and ADEA will work closely with medical and dental schools to diversify the medical and dental pipelines.


"Closing the diversity gap in the healthcare workforce is essential if we are to reduce the health care disparities that affect minority groups," said AAMC President Jordan J. Cohen, M.D. "Powerful partnerships like this one will help us move closer to this important goal."


Richard W. Valachovic, D.M.D., Executive Director of ADEA and member of CCPH, said, "Meeting the needs of a diverse workforce is one of ADEA's strategic directions. We look forward to collaborating with AAMC and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help prepare students from diverse backgrounds for success in dental and medical schools."


"The diversity of the medical and dental professions is an important way to ensure that all Americans have access to quality health care at reasonable cost," said John Lumpkin, M.D., Senior Vice President and Director, Health Care Group of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. "The foundation is delighted to be part of this landmark collaboration between AAMC and ADEA as we work together on concrete solutions to the health care access and diversity problem."


Through this innovative program, up to ten accredited medical and dental schools will be selected to develop and implement six-week academic enrichment programs for qualified undergraduate college students who are strong advocates for diversity and/or who come from groups that are underrepresented in medicine and dentistry. Applicants may come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, racial and ethnic groups that historically have been underrepresented in medicine and dentistry, or parts of the country (such as rural areas) where residents historically have been underrepresented in medicine and dentistry. Sites will receive $300,000 per year for four years, with all grantees providing a dollar-for-dollar match in cash or in kind. Each site will include 80 students per summer.


By introducing potential medical and dental students to the academic and other requirements of these professions, the new summer programs will be designed to help students gain acceptance to medical or dental school and succeed once they are admitted. All grantees will structure their programs around a set of core operational and programmatic principles. Program components will include academic enrichment in the basic sciences and key electives; learning skills seminars; exposure to medical and dental clinics; exploration of the medical and dental professions; financial planning workshops; and individualized educational plans to help students achieve their goals.


This new program is an extension of previous programs conducted by the AAMC, ADEA, and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care. In 1988, the Foundation established the Minority Medical Education Program to increase the number of highly qualified medical school applicants from minority groups underrepresented in medicine-primarily African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans. AAMC became the national program office for this program in 1993. In 2002 the foundation developed a program for dentistry with the assistance of Columbia University and ADEA. The Pipeline, Profession, and Practice: Community-Based Dental Education program sponsors efforts at 11 dental schools to increase the time students spend in clinics treating underserved patients; prepare students for treating underserved patients; and recruit more underrepresented minority and low-income students to dental school.


The new Summer Medical and Dental Education Program is being launched at a running start. Brief proposals were due April 1 and full proposals June 17. Following evaluations and site visits, awards will be announced September 22.


For more information click here, or contact Kevin Harris at 202-828-0570.




Committee also seeks nominations for additional members by May 26


HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt has announced the appointment of eight members to serve on the Advisory Committee on Minority Health. The committee will advise the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on improving the health of racial and ethnic minority groups and on the development of goals and specific program activities for the department's Office of Minority Health. "Our goal is to eliminate health disparities and improve health outcomes for all Americans," Secretary Leavitt said. "The expertise this group brings will go a long way toward helping us meet that goal."


The last meeting of the committee, on April 25-26, included presentations on the status of racial and ethnic health disparities, research challenges and opportunities, improving service delivery to better address racial and ethnic disparities, and the role of prevention in improving health outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities.


Leo MacKay, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer, ACS State Healthcare, Atlanta, Ga., has been appointed as Committee Chairperson. The other new Committee members are:


·         Joseph Kevin Villagomez, M.A., Counseling Psychologist, Department of Public Health, Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

·         Cheryl Killion, B.S., M.S., M.A., Ph.D., Research Associate Professor, Center for Minority Family Health, Hampton, Virginia

·         Edna M. Berastain, M.B.A., Executive Director of Latinos/as, Contra SIDA, Hartford, Conn.

·         Inam Ur Rahman, M.D., President and Founder of the Diabetic Clinic, Honolulu, Hawaii

·         RADM Kermit C. Smith, D.O., M.P.H. (Ret), Former Chief Medical Officer, Indian Health Service (IHS), Tucson, Ariz.

·         Adrienne Laverdure, M.D., Medical Director of Family Health, Peter Christensen Health Center, Lac Du Flambeau, Wis.

·         Valerie Romero-Leggott, M.D., Assistant Professor/Director of Cultural & Ethnic Programs, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.


The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking additional nominees to serve on the Advisory Committee on Minority Health.  Nominees should possess experience and expertise on issues impacting the health of racial and ethnic minority populations. For more information, click here.


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Connections across Canada were a focus for CCPH this past month as we met with colleagues from Vancouver and Burnaby, BC and Toronto, ON to explore diverse examples of community-campus partnerships. We discovered a great deal of synergy between partnerships in the US and Canada, a desire to share models and lessons learned across both countries, and tremendous potential for membership growth and development in Canada.


Peg Lahn (Wellesley Central Health Corporation) and Sarena Seifer (CCPH)


On April 21, the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine Community Engagement Program hosted CCPH Program Director Jen Kauper-Brown and myself for a

series of discussions centered around the topic of "Promoting Health Through Partnerships Between Communities and Higher Educational Institutions.” CCPH member Vincent Verlaan, Manager of the Program, introduced us to leaders on campus and in the community. We began by meeting with members of the Integrating Study and Service Committee of senior academic administrators and faculty members who are working to embed community engagement within and across the missions of the medical school.


The day included a visit to the UBC Learning Exchange, a community outreach initiative located in the Downtown Eastside area of Vancouver that fosters connections between people at UBC and community members who share common interests. The Learning Exchange Trek Program provides opportunities for UBC students, staff and alumni to do community service and service-learning in a variety of schools, non-profit organizations, and community centers in inner-city neighborhoods of Vancouver. The program gives participants real-life experience in the community while raising their awareness of health, social, economic and political issues.


We also met with student leaders of the Community Health Initiative by UBC Students (CHIUS) that included viewing a video that shares the history and evolution of this exciting student-initiated program.  In 1998, a group of medical students from UBC undertook a research project about Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. The students identified gaps in health care services provided to the community, and felt that their own formal education did not provide them with adequate preparation to meet the challenging and complex health needs of residents. An assessment was subsequently conducted through consultation with existing community agencies. Three key needs were identified: greater access to evening and weekend health care; health care services geared specifically to

the needs of women; and friendly conversation and active listening.  Students drafted a proposal outlining an innovative, inter-professional, student-run clinic that would concentrate on meeting these defined needs. The clinic opened its doors on April 29, 2000 and has been in operation ever since, with over 400 active volunteers representing the faculties of medicine, nursing, social work, pharmacy, dentistry, physiotherapy, occupational therapy,  dietetics and audiology. 

Jen Kauper-Brown (CCPH), Margo Fryer (UBC Learning Exchange), Vince Verlaan

(UBC Faculty of Medicine Community Engagement Program) and Sarena Seifer



On April 22, the Faculty of Health Sciences, Institute for Health Research and Education (IHRE) at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Burnaby hosted us for an interactive presentation on "Building Community-University Collaborations in Health." CCPH member and conference planning committee member Rohinee Lal organized the event in her role as Community Liaison Coordinator for the IHRE. The IHRE was established in 2000, followed in 2004 by the creation of the new Faculty of Health Sciences. A Masters in Population and Public Health program will begin in September 2005, with an emphasis on community-based service-learning.


While at SFU, we learned about the institution’s extensive co-operative education program that provides students an opportunity to alternate degree-relevant, paid learning experience with academic study. Since 1975, SFU's Co-op Program has grown to become one of the largest most dynamic and diversified Co-op programs in Canada.  More than 2,000 students participate in the program each year.


We also learned about the Economic Security Project, a joint project of SFU and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-BC that is bringing together academic collaborators and community partners to document and analyze BC's recent policy changes and their effects on the economic security of vulnerable populations, and present workable

Rohinee Lal

(Simon Fraser University)


alternative solutions. The partnership defines economic security as “an assured and stable standard of living that provides individuals and families with the necessary level of resources to participate economically, politically, socially, culturally, and with dignity in their communities.  Security goes beyond mere physical survival to encompass a level of

resources that promotes social inclusion."  The project is one of 15 Community-University Research Alliances (CURA) funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The purpose of the CURA program is to support the creation of community-university alliances which, through a process of ongoing collaboration and mutual learning, will foster innovative research, training and the creation of new knowledge in areas of importance for the social, cultural or economic development of Canadian communities.


The slides from our presentations at UBC and SFU are available on the CCPH website.


On April 27, Peg Lahn from Wellesley Central Health Corporation in Toronto visited the CCPH staff in Seattle to discuss opportunities to expand the partnership between our organizations. The Wellesley Central Health Corporation (WCHC) takes as its mission the promotion of healthy urban communities. An independent, self-funding, not-for-profit organization, WCHC is a catalyst and alliance builder in support of the improvement of urban health in Southeast Toronto and in other urban communities. The first initiative of the partnership was the June 2004 launch of the Community-Based Participatory Research listserv as a learning and information sharing resource that has since grown to over 2,000 subscribers.  WCHC is also a partner in the ASPH/CDC-funded Examining Community-Institutional Partnerships for Prevention Research project that is sponsoring a Community-Based Participatory Research Training Institute for Partnership Teams in August. Dennis Magill, chair of the WCHC board, also serves on the CCPH board and will be hosting the CCPH board’s next meeting in Toronto this fall.


We are very excited about deepening our connections in Canada and helping to promote health and civic engagement through community-campus partnerships across North America. If you have ideas and suggestions, please email me.

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The April 2005 Issue of the Journal of Academic Medicine Features Articles Authored by CCPH Staff, Members, and Partners in a Special Section on Academic-Community Partnerships


View the full table of contents.


What Community-Based Education Can Teach Tomorrow’s Doctors by Michael E. Whitcomb


Community-Engaged Scholarship: Is Faculty Work in Communities a True Academic Enterprise? By Diane C. Calleson, Catherine Jordan, and Sarena D. Seifer


Recognizing the Value of Community Involvement by AHC Faculty: A Case Study by Beat D. Steiner, Diane C. Calleson, Peter Curtis, Adam O. Goldstein, and Amy Denham


How a Community-Based Organization and an Academic Health Center Are Creating an Effective Partnership for Training and Service by Dodi Meyer, Anne Armstrong-Coben, and Milagros Batista


A Historical Overview of Interdisciplinary Family Health: A Community-Based Interprofessional Health Professions Course by Richard A. Davidson and Rhondda Waddell


Teaching Professionalism Within a Community Context: Perspectives from a National Demonstration Project by Thomas P. O’Toole, Navneet Kathuria, Mahita Mishra, and Daniela Schukart


Additional resources on community-campus partnerships


Additional resources on community-engaged scholarship


Additional resources on service-learning in the health professions



CCPH is Currently Seeking New Board Members!


Applications Due: May 9


New board members would begin a three-year term in September 2005. We are searching for individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, with a broad range of experience and expertise, a passion for community-campus partnerships, ties to multiple networks and organizations, and the time and ability to contribute to a working board.  We are especially


CCPH 8th Summer

Service-Learning Institute


June 17-20, 2005

Cascade Mountains of Washington State


Application Information


Service-Learning Publications Available at a 15% discount through CCPH


interested in receiving applications from:

·        Students in undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate Programs

·         Individuals from community-based and faith-based settings

·         Individuals with experience and expertise in community and economic development

·         Individuals with experience and expertise in fundraising

·         Individuals with experience and expertise in policy analysis, policy development and/or advocacy


Community-Based Participatory Research Skill Building Institute

for Partnership Teams


August 5-8, 2005

Cascade Mountains of Washington State


Additional Information


CBPR Publications Available at a 15% discount through CCPH


For more information and details on how to apply, please visit


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



Join CCPH at these upcoming events!



Washington Health Foundation’s Healthy Communities Colloquium


CCPH Executive Director, Sarena Seifer, will present information about the CCPH Consultancy Network and other training and technical assistance resources available through CCPH during a workshop session


May 6, 2005

Seattle, WA


Additional Information




Bureau of Health Professions First

All-Grantee Conference


CCPH Executive Director, Sarena Seifer, and CCPH Partner Paul Jungnickel will be presenting the findings and recommendations of the Commission on Community-Engaged Scholarship in the Health Professions.


CCPH will also be exhibiting at the conference.


June 1-3, 2005

Washington, DC


Additional Information





CCPH 9th Conference


May 31-June 3, 2006


Minneapolis, Minnesota


Save the date!


Call for Proposals & Registration Brochure will be released early summer 2005!


Additional Information


New Event Listings

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


May 17-20, 2005 Canadian Conference on Homelessness Toronto, Ontario, Canada


June 2-4, 2005 4th Annual National Conference on Team-Based Learning in Medical & Health Sciences Education Dayton, OH


June 16-18, 2005 Canadian Social Welfare Policy Conference Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada


June 27-28, 2005 MD-MPH Education Community: Training Future Physicians to Synthesize Public Health and Medicine Meeting Rosemont, IL


October 6-8, 2005 National Conference on Men’s Health Atlanta, GA *see call for submissions


October 16-22, 2005 The International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership 23rd International Conference Rapid City, SD *see call for submissions


November 20-22, 2005 International Service Learning Symposium on Models for the 21st Century: Intercommunity, Interdisciplinary, International Stellenbosch University, South Africa


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Coordinated School Health Course on the Web

Organization and Administration of Coordinated School Health A Graduate Level Internet Course Especially Designed for Teachers, Counselors, Social Workers and School Nurses (may be taken as an undergraduate course with instructor permission). Ten-Week Session: June 7- August 10, 2005. Enrollment is open until June 6, 2005. For more information, contact Ellen Larson or Patty Owen or click here.


Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Offers Free Courses Online

The school has launched the initial phase of its OpenCourseWare project, which provides free and open access to some of the School's most popular courses. The courses are available through the Internet to students, self-learners and educators anywhere in the world. OpenCourseWare provides encouragement for self-learners to seek formal education; complementary materials for students at the Bloomberg School or other institutions; information with which faculty can plan course curricula; and continuing education for public health practitioners. For more information, click here.


Call for Editors and Reviewers for Educational Action Research Journal

The Editorial Board of the journal, Educational Action Research, wishes to increase the numbers of papers it publishes in the field of health and social care. A special issue is planned on Action Research in Health and Social Care for 2006. As they anticipate a broader range of papers being submitted to the journal, they are also currently seeking International Associate Editors, Editorial Panel Members and Reviewers, with a background in health and/or social care and expertise in action research. If you would like to be more involved with the Educational Action Research Journal, please send a copy of your CV.  Alternatively, if you (or your colleagues) know of any health and social care action researchers who maybe interested in one of these roles for EAR, please ask them to contact Jean Davidson


Seeking Community Projects in Children's Health Promotion That Have Been Evaluated

The National Academy for State Health Policy, in conjunction with Nemours Health and Prevention Services, is conducting a project to convene a small group of state and community-based program administrators and evaluators to discuss and learn from each other about what works and does not work in evaluating community projects. They plan to include projects with a range of orientations and philosophies, from projects that are initiated by communities to those that are initiated by researchers. If you would like to express interest in this project, please contact Jill Rosenthal at the National Academy for State Health Policy and provide a brief (1-2 paragraphs) description of the project.


Seeking Reviewers for New Book Proposal

Jossey-Bass is giving very serious consideration to a new book on classroom activities for use by faculty whose programs train students to become health educators. If you are interested in sharing your thoughts about such a project, please reply to Andy Pasternak, Senior Editor.


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Assistant Professor – Center for Healthy Communities at the Medical College of Wisconsin

The Center for Healthy Communities at the Medical College of Wisconsin, is seeking an Assistant Professor to work on community-based participatory research and curriculum development projects. Qualifications: Earned doctorate in public health, sociology, psychology, social work or other relevant field.  Must have experience with underserved communities and community-based participatory research processes.  Experience in grant writing, both federal and foundation, is required. Applicants should forward a current CV and three letters of reference to Veronica Ruleford, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, UW Box 354809 Seattle, WA 98195-4809.  E-mail Veronica at


Program Coordinator – Center for Healthy Communities at the Medical College of Wisconsin

The Center for Healthy Communities is looking for a Program Coordinator to work within community-academic partnerships.  Responsibilities include working with diverse populations, conducting assessments, developing and implementing community-based health promotion strategies and programs, and incorporating medical students/residents into these experiences.  Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred, in public health, social work, sociology, or other relevant field and two years experience.  Must have strong written and oral communication skills, the ability to relate well to people from diverse backgrounds in community and academic settings, ability to speak Spanish desired. Send resume to: Medical College of Wisconsin, Attn: Employment Office, FCMPC501, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd., Milwaukee, WI  53226, email:


Director of the Center for Public Service/Associate Dean of the College – Brown University

Job # C00247. Brown University invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Center for Public Service/Associate Dean of the College. The Swearer Center for Public Service is responsible for the oversight of public service programs within the context of Brown's open curriculum. The Director provides leadership, administrative management, and assessment and works closely with faculty, academic departments, and Rhode Island social service and non-profit agencies to support and develop programming. Brown University Human Resources


Associate Program Officer – Practicum Partnership Program Adoption Initiative

Social Leadership Institute, New York Academy of Medicine

The Practicum Partnership Program Adoption Initiative (PPPAI) is an eight year initiative to educate over 1,000 social workers to work with older adults and establish PPP as the norm for MSW programs. For PPP’s to become the norm for MSW programs, a critical mass needs to be achieved. The Associate Program Officer is responsible for assisting the Program Officer’s efforts in achieving the goals of the PPPAI. For additional information, please see NYAM’s Employment Opportunities.

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



* Building Comprehensive Prevention Program Planning and Evaluation Capacity for Rape Prevention and Education Funded Programs – Deadline: May 16

The purpose of the program is to build comprehensive prevention program planning and evaluation capacity among selected Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) funded sexual violence prevention programs and to assess short-term and intermediate capacity building outcomes for each program. Additional information


New Ford Foundation Program Aims to Foster Constructive Dialogue on College Campuses – Deadline: May 16

The Ford Foundation has announced a $2.5 million grants initiative, Difficult Dialogues, to support scholarship, teaching and civil dialogue about difficult political, religious, racial and cultural issues in undergraduate education in the United States. The goal is to help colleges and universities create a campus environment where sensitive subjects can be discussed in a spirit of open scholarly inquiry, intellectual rigor and with respect for different viewpoints.

Additional information


Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program – Deadline: May 17

Funding Opportunity Number: SM-05-010. These cooperative agreements will support developing integrated home and community-based services and supports for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families by encouraging the development and expansion of effective and enduring systems of care. Additional information.


Community Participation in Research – Deadlines: May 17, 2005, 2006, 2007

A number of federal agencies, including NIH, CDC and AHRQ have collaborated in the release of program announcement PAR-05-026 on Community Participation in Research. The goal of this PAR is to support research on health promotion, disease prevention, and health disparities that is jointly conducted by communities and researchers. This PAR invites NIH research project grant (R01) and exploratory/developmental grant (R21) award mechanisms. Click here for details.   To view the edited notes and audiofile from a technical assistance conference call for prospective applicants held on January 28, 2005, click here.


* EPA Empowering Communities to Reduce Risks from Toxic Exposure Grant Program – Deadline: May 20

The Environmental Protection Agency is launching a new grant program to help communities understand and reduce the risk of exposure to toxic chemicals. The Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) program is a new and unique community-based, community-driven, multi-media demonstration program. Through CARE, EPA is offering financial and technical assistance to help communities understand and reduce risks caused by toxics from multiple sources.  Additional information


* Call for Proposals: Substance Abuse Policy Research Program – Round X – Deadline: August 23

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s program is designed to encourage experts in public health, law, political science, medicine, sociology, criminal justice, economics, psychology and other behavioral and policy sciences to address issues related to substance abuse. This is a Special Solicitation focusing on research topics considered important and timely for public policy decision-making, but which are not typically addressed to substance abuse research. Projects supported are expected to increase understanding of public and private policy interventions to prevent, treat and reduce the harm caused by the use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs-including the advantages, disadvantages and potential impact of these policies. Both Special Solicitation Projects and Open Topic Projects are accepting brief proposals at this time.

Additional information


* Child Care Bureau Research Scholar Grants – Deadline: May 23

The Research Scholar Grants are designed to increase the number of graduate students conducting dissertation research on child care issues that are consistent with the Bureau's research agenda. Additional information or contact Dawn Ramsburg


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Childhood Obesity Active Living Research-Round 5 - Deadline: May 25
Active Living Research is a $12.5 million national program to stimulate and support research that will identify environmental factors and policies that influence physical activity.  The primary purpose is to increase understanding regarding how policies influence physical activity in schools and communities in order to motivate and guide policy change.
Complete information


* Campus Suicide Prevention Grants – Deadline: June 1

Funding Opportunity Number: SM-05-015

The purpose of the Campus Suicide Prevention Grants Program is to provide funding to support grants to institutions of higher education to enhance services for students with mental and behavioral health problems that can lead to school failure, depression, substance abuse, and suicide attempts, so that students will successfully complete their studies.

For more information, click here or email Richard McKeon.


* Linking Adolescents at Risk to Mental Health Services Grant Program – Deadline: June 1

Funding Opportunity Number: SM-05-019

The purpose of the Adolescents at Risk program is to evaluate voluntary school-based programs that focus on identification and referral of high school youth who are at risk for suicide or suicide attempts. For details, click here.


Collaborative Multisite Research in Addiction (COMRAD) – Deadline: June 1, October 1

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) seeks to increase the collaboration of investigators at two or more sites in order to address critical issues in the epidemiology, services, and prevention of substance abuse and related disorders that require sample sizes greater than a single site can reasonably attain. Complete Announcement.


National Library of Medicine (NLM) Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health

Deadlines: June 1, Nov 1

The NLM Grants are awarded for the preparation of book-length manuscripts and other scholarly works of value to US health professionals, public health officials, biomedical researchers, and historians of the health sciences. For more information, click here.


The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Funding Announcement – Deadline: June 22

AHRQ has announced ongoing extramural grants for research, demonstration, dissemination, and evaluation projects.  For more information, please click here. AHRQ has a database at through which you may access abstracts for active AHRQ grants in your state.


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Local Initiative Funding Partners Program - Deadline: June 30

Local Initiative Funding Partners is a partnership program between RWJF and local grantmakers that supports innovative, community-based projects to improve the health and health care for society's most vulnerable people.

Complete information


The Charles Frueauff Foundation 2005 Grants - Deadline: Sept 15

The Charles Frueauff Foundation focuses on at-risk youths in all its funding categories: education, health, and social services. Tutoring, sexual-health and job-training initiatives receive preference.


* International Research Collaboration Behavioral, Social Sciences – Deadline: Sept 21

Funder's Fund ID:  PAR-05-073. An important role of the Fogarty International Research Collaboration (FIC)is to foster discovery and reduce global health disparities through the support of international cooperation across the continuum of basic, clinical and applied biomedical, and health sciences. This PA contributes to the FIC mission and the broad NIH initiative to reduce health disparities among nations by strengthening research infrastructure in developing countries, particularly those with the least economic resources. Additional information


Cancer Education (R25E) Grants Program – Deadline: Multiple 

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


Social and Cultural Dimensions of Health – Deadline: Multiple

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


The National Institutes of Health (NIH): Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research – Deadline: Open 

Principal investigators holding specific types of NIH research grants (listed in the full announcement) are eligible for available funds for administrative supplements to improve the diversity of the research workforce by supporting and recruiting students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented. For details, click here. 


Common Counsel's Grantee Exchange Fund (GXF) – Deadline: Open

GXF provides discretionary small grants to build bridges between grassroots organizations throughout the United States to encourage social change organizations to seek technical assistance from one another, and to help build regional and national networks among organizations. Complete information.


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


Call for Entries: Spring/Summer 2005 World Wide Web Health Awards - Deadline: May 13
The Awards recognize the world's best health information websites for consumers and health professionals. Now in its 12th year, the National Health Information Awards program is designed to establish a seal of quality for consumer health information. The awards are organized by the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC), a national clearinghouse for consumer health programs & materials. Because of the dynamic nature of health information on the Web, this competition is held twice a year, each spring/summer and fall/winter. Additional information


* Call for Proposals: The International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership 23rd International Conference – Deadline: May 15

The conference will be organized around the interrelated themes of listening and telling our stories through service-learning.   The many nations and cultures in which the Partnership has worked are rich in stories and story-telling-from compelling stories about individual lives to the myths and fables that shape the culture and beliefs of an entire people.  The conference will take place October 16-22, 2005 in Rapid City, South Dakota. Additional information


Ecosystem Approaches to Human Health Training Awards 2005 – Deadline: May 16

The Awards encourage graduate-level students to examine the relationships between the environment, human health, and sustainable development from a holistic perspective through field research.  Full Announcement. 


* Call for Proposals: Wellesley Central Health Corporation - Deadline: May 20

Wellesley Central is committed to promoting the health of urban communities through rigorous community-based research in Toronto, Canada and is seeking proposals from health economists, social science researchers and community partners. For more information, click here or e-mail Sarah Flicker


Call for Abstracts for the 15th Annual Midwest Stream Farmworker Health Forum – Deadline: May 20 

The forum will take place November 10-12, 2005 in South Padre Island, Texas. The Stream Forums represent a combined national effort to enhance the cultural competence of migrant health providers and others who work with the population, create networking and collaboration opportunities, and to identify additional resources, program models and effective training for the more efficient provision of health care services to farmworkers. National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc.


* HHS seeks nominations to Advisory Committee on Minority Health - Deadline: May 26, 2005

The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking nominees to serve on the Advisory Committee on Minority Health, which advises the deputy assistant secretary for minority health on goals and programs to improve the health of racial and ethnic minority groups. HHS said nominees should possess experience and expertise on issues impacting the health of racial and ethnic minority populations. HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt recently appointed eight members to the committee, which has 12 voting members. For more information, click here.


Entries Invited for Rap-It-Up/Black AIDS Short Subject Film Competition - Deadline: May 27  Black Entertainment Television (BET), the Black AIDS Institute, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, and the YWCA USA have launched the 2nd Annual Rap-It-Up/ Black AIDS Short Subject (RIU/BASS) Film Competition. The application package will be available for download at the Black AIDS Institute Website.


Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat Award in Mental Health – Deadline: May 30  This international award recognizes individuals, groups, or organizations for outstanding achievement in improving mental health and is accompanied by a medal and $20,000. More information on this award is available.


* Call for Paper’s for Penn State National Conference on Men’s Health – Deadline: May 31

Papers should be on topics relating to men's health. The conference will take place October 6-8, 2005 in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, click here.


Call for Nominations for Helen Rodriguez-Trias Social Justice Award - Deadline: May 31

The American Public Health Association is pleased to announce the award which is given to a person who has distinguished herself/himself professionally by working toward social justice for underserved and disadvantaged populations. This individual's work should focus on improving the health and well being of these populations and should include the activities of leading, advocating and mentoring (any or all three of these activities). Additional information


Call for Entries for Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Innovations in Medical Education Exhibits – Deadline: June 10

The AAMC is seeking submissions to be showcased Nov. 6-7, 2005 in conjunction with the association's annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The exhibits provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and activities in medical education, and serve to encourage communication among colleagues. Additional information or contact Caroline Ford Coleman.


Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Seeks Award Nominations – Deadline: June 15

The ACGME is seeking nominations for a new annual award to honor an outstanding designated institutional official (DIO). The Courage to Lead Award will recognize a DIO who has demonstrated excellence in overseeing residency programs at his or her sponsoring institution. Nominees must have at least five years of experience. Additional information


* Request for Proposals: 2005 AIDS Community Information Outreach – Deadline: June 17

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announced the solicitation of proposals from community-based organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers. Additional information


Call for Papers for Encyclopedia on Racial and Ethnic Social Justice – Deadline: June 30

Proposed entries requested for a two-volume encyclopedia on racial and ethnic social justice in the United States. Contact A. Aguirre Jr.


2005-2006 CDC/SOPHE Fellowships in Injury and Violence Prevention - Deadline: July 31

One year fellowships. Fellows will work at their own institutions on research or practice-based projects that consider unintentional injury prevention or violence prevention from the perspectives of health education or behavioral science.  Additional information


* The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2005 Physician Faculty Scholars Program – Deadline: August 1

To strengthen the leadership and academic productivity of junior medical school faculty who are dedicated to improving health and health care. Funding: Up to $300,000 over three years. For more information, click here.


Fulbright Scholar Program for Faculty and Professionals Public Health Awards – Deadline: August 1

Research, lecturing, and lecturing-research awards are being offered in public health for academic year 2006-2007.  Specific "Public Health" awards are available in Canada, China, Hungary, India, and Ukraine. Public health is also among the requested specializations for awards in the social sciences or sciences, public administration, and mountain studies in other countries, and in the multi-country regional research programs in Africa and the Middle East/South Asia.

Visit the CIES for more information. Request an application.


* The Clarence H. Moore Award for Voluntary Service – Deadline: August 15

To recognize the benefits that the voluntary/non-governmental sector contributes to the public health mission and to improving the lives of the peoples of the Americas, the Pan American Health and Education Foundation established the Clarence H. Moore Award. This award calls attention to the achievements of NGOs operating in Latin America and the Caribbean in public health, and celebrates these achievements. Additional information


Community Colleges Invited to Apply for MetLife Foundation Community College Excellence Award -

Deadline: August 31

The Award celebrates and highlights the accomplishments of colleges that are helping less-advantaged youth and adults succeed and advance in college and careers. The award recognizes community colleges whose policies and practices provide pathways to opportunity for large numbers of individuals. Visit the Jobs for the Future for details.


Journal of Interprofessional Care (JIC) Call for Papers - A Competition for Students – Deadline: September 30

JIC invites teams of student authors from pre and post-licensure programs in any country to submit manuscripts to be considered for publication in a special supplement. CCPH's executive director Sarena D. Seifer serves on the Journal's North American editorial board. Journal's Notes for Contributors Questions?


Calls for Submissions for Joint Conference – Deadline: Multiple, see below

The National Association of County and City Health Officials and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials have announced their 2005 Joint Conference July 12-15 in Boston, Massachusetts.  Particular attention will be focused on the prevention of obesity and related chronic diseases. Call for Panels in Public Health Systems Research – Deadline: February 18. Abstract submissions – Deadline: March 4.


Call for Papers for COMM-ORG – Deadline: Ongoing

COMM-ORG is the On-Line Conference on Community Organizing and Development. Are you writing a paper, thesis, or dissertation on: community organizing, community development, community planning, community-based research, and/or a related area? COMM-ORG is looking for papers to post on the COMM-ORG Papers page.  To submit a paper, contact the editor, Randy Stoecker. You can also find out more by clicking here.


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Cover Image. Improving the Health of Adolescents and Young Adults: A Guide for States and Communities.


Improving the Health of Adolescents & Young Adults: A Guide for States and Communities Offers Guidance and a Framework for Planning and Implementing Programs for Healthy Youth


The Guide is a companion to Healthy People 2010.  The Guide was developed by CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health and HRSA's Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Office of Adolescent Health, in collaboration with the National Adolescent Health Information Center.


The Guide will be especially helpful to those who want to translate the key objectives for youth into a vision and plan for improving the health, safety, and well-being of adolescents and young adults in their communities.  It was shaped by experts from a variety of perspectives (universities; national organizations; and federal, state, local, and voluntary agencies) for interpretation and application of the objectives in a youth development framework.   It bridges the work of Healthy People 2010 to related efforts, such as Steps to a Healthier US and the National Initiative to Improve Adolescent Health by 2010, which aspires to attain all 21 Critical Health Objectives.


Printed versions or CD-ROMs can be ordered free of charge


The complete text of the Guide is available online for reading, and for downloading and printing


Readers interested in this guide would also be interested in CCPH’s:


·         Advancing the Healthy People 2010 Objectives Through Community-Based Education: A Curriculum Planning Guide and


·         A Toolkit for Faculty, Students and Community Leadership Committed to Achieving the Nation's Health Objectives Through Community-Campus Partnerships


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Colleges With a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement


Many colleges and universities today are making it a priority to foster social responsibility and public service their campuses. Some of the nation’s best are featured in this new book by Campus Compact and The Princeton Review, which will be available on June 21.


Limiting their scope to four-year institutions, the criteria include: admissions practices and scholarships that reward community service; support for service-learning programs, student activism, and student voice in school governance; and level of social engagement of the student body.


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Colleges with a Conscience



A Toxicology Curriculum for Communities Training Manual


The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry recently released this guide that offers educational training tactics to communities affected by hazardous exposures. The manual provides information about toxicology to affected communities and addresses community concerns about chemicals to which residents may have been exposed. The curriculum was developed through a collaboration of ATSDR's Division of Toxicology, the Institute of Public Health at Florida A&M University, and community leaders. It provides educational and training materials for the public and uses a "train the trainer" format so community members can provide toxicology training and education sessions to other residents.


View the training manual online




Uninsured in America : Life and Death in the Land of Opportunity

Uninsured in America: Life and Death in the Land of Opportunity


The fact that 45 million Americans lack health insurance has been well publicized, yet polls show that 60 percent of Americans think don't think being uninsured has much impact on access to health care.  Susan Sered and Rushika Fernandopulle may dispel that odd misperception in their absorbing and compelling book Uninsured in America: Life and Death in the Land of Opportunity.   In interviews with 120 uninsured men and women, the authors tell the human stories of how untreated health problems escalate into adversities that cascade through all areas of life and across generations.


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