University of Wisconsin-Madison/School of Medicine and Public Health: NICHD T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Disparities Research. Provides 2-3 years of support for research and training in interdisciplinary research that addresses disparities in health status and health outcomes among minority populations with an emphasis on maternal/child, adolescent and family health. Candidates from diverse backgrounds and disciplines across the social, behavioral, biological, and health sciences are encouraged to apply. Eligibility: U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. Doctoral degree completed by time of appointment. Accepting applications through 2/2/2018 for start on or before 9/1/2018. Learn More.
Seeking manuscripts that provide insights into one or more of the six principles underpinning Collaborating for Equity and Justice (CEJ) to produce policy, systems and environmental (PSE) change. May include multi-site or comparative studies of PSE change efforts; empirical studies of coalition efforts aligned with CEJ principles; empirical studies of efforts to achieve collective impact, which can also shed light on the CEJ principles; studies that suggest barriers or shortcomings of the CEJ principles; and other empirically-derived or theoretical insights into CEJ principles. Abstracts due December 15, 2017.
NIH PAR-18-007. Identify, develop, test, evaluate and/or refine strategies to disseminate and implement evidence-based practices into public health, clinical practice, and community settings. In addition, studies to advance dissemination and implementation research methods and measures are encouraged. Links to companion R21 and R03 announcements provided. Standard NIH application dates.
The American Health Values Survey was conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago in order to develop a typology of Americans based on their health values and beliefs. The survey examined values and beliefs related to health at both the individual as well as societal levels. This new publication is the final report to RWJF, which supported the survey.
Ana Tellez, Communications Director at Human Impact Partners, extends an invitation to an upcoming 4-part webinar series with national experts and local health departments to discuss their work to advance health equity. November 16, December 12, January 9, and February 15.
A new resource from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine highlights promising community-driven approaches to advance health equity. Based on the report Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity, this interactive hub showcases examples of communities activating strategies to reduce health inequity, as well as actions and messages for the different sectors that can play a part.
The 500 Cities Data Challenge, supported by RWJF, will fund projects that will connect work across sectors to improve health outcomes using the 500 Cities dataset. The goal of this competition is to encourage communities to dig into the 500 Cities data and design innovative solutions (or additional data analyses) which address social factors that influence health, such as housing, education, and transportation. Deadline for initial proposals December 1, 2017, 5 pm EST.
On Wednesday, January 3, 2018, the application will open for a paid, one-year Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellowship at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This is an opportunity for mid-career professionals to spend a year with the Center forTobacco Products in Maryland and be a part of CTP's mission to regulate the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products and educate the public, especially young people, about tobacco products and their dangers.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 12 pm, ET. The prolonged activation of stress response systems among children responding to adversity such as homelessness, hunger, or neglect, is a predictor of poor health and continued poverty among low-income families. To study the health and economic impacts and systems implications of integrated services provided by the Pennsylvania DHHS and Drexel University’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities, this project evaluates the Building Wealth and Health Network (The Network) intervention, designed to reduce health inequities by aligning Medicaid coverage for behavioral health services and TANF education and training services. Progress in the evaluation of public program cost savings as well as the heath and economic security of participants will be presented.
Systems for Action Webinar: Improving Population and Clinical Health with Integrated Services and Decision Support
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 12 pm, ET. Population and individual health are significantly influenced by social determinants that range from individuals’ knowledge and behaviors to community-level characteristics, resources, and conditions. The expertise and infrastructure to address these multiple challenges are divided among systems that often fail to work collaboratively because of misalignment between their delivery of services, strategy, and financing. To identify strategies for addressing this misalignment, this study partners with informatics, public health, and sociology researchers and examines Federally Qualified Health Centers services to determine health impacts in a safety-net population. Progress in assessing the impact of integrated service delivery and patient linkages to needed services will be presented.