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Call for Nominations: 2014 Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health, which recognize innovative individuals, programs, institutions, and organizations that are advancing public health in the Americas.
Sponsored by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF), the awards highlight key aspects of public health as a way to stimulate the growth of the next and rising generation of leaders working together to improve health and health care in the Americas.
The six awards in this call for nominations are the:
Abraham Horwitz Award for Excellence in Leadership in Inter-American Public Health
Clarence H. Moore Award for Excellence for Voluntary Service
Fred L. Soper Award for Excellence in Public Health Literature
Pedro N. Acha Award for Excellence in Veterinary Public Health
Sérgio Arouca Award for Excellence in Universal Health Care
Manuel Velasco Suarez Award for Excellence in Bioethics
The nomination period is open now through May 30, 2014. Application forms are available online at: http://www.pahef.org/nomination.
Established in 1975, the Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health have become known throughout the Americas as respected honors and career milestones. They provide a unique opportunity to recognize the contributions of those who have dedicated their careers to improving public health in the Western Hemisphere.
For each award, an independent jury of distinguished public health professionals, peers, and academicians appointed by PAHO and PAHEF reviews the nominations and recommends a winning candidate to the PAHEF board of directors for its approval. Each award includes a cash prize or research grant, a certificate of honor, and a symbolic representation of the award.
Awardees are also invited to Washington, D.C., during the annual PAHO Directing Council meeting to be recognized during an evening event with dignitaries, including ministers of health from throughout the Americas, ambassadors to the Organization of American States (OAS), U.S. government officials, and private sector representatives.
About PAHEF: The Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) is dedicated to improving health in the Americas. Founded in 1968, PAHEF is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) public charity that works with the PAHO and other strategic partners in the Americas to mobilize resources and jointly address key health, education, and training priorities. With a deep knowledge of major health concerns and strong relationships with key stakeholders in the region, PAHEF builds successful partnerships and projects that advance health in the Americas. For more information, please visit: www.pahef.org
About PAHO: The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) was established in 1902 and is the world’s oldest international public health organization. It works with all the countries of the Americas to improve the health and quality of life of the people in the hemisphere, while also serving as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). For more information, please visit: www.paho.org
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Call for Applications: ASPPH/NHTSA Public Health Fellowship Program
Deadline for electronic submission of application: 04/01/2014
Deadline for ASPPH's receipt of hardcopy materials: 04/02/2014
The ASPPH/NHTSA Public Health Fellowship, a collaborative effort between the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is a unique training opportunity offered to graduates of accredited schools and programs of public health.The selected fellow(s) will work with national experts in injury prevention and motor vehicle and highway safety issues to examine the causes and etiology of motor vehicle crashes and injuries.
NHTSA´s mission is to save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through education, research, safety standards and enforcement activity. The agency develops, promotes and implements effective educational, engineering, and enforcement programs to prevent injuries and deaths and reduce economic costs associated with the nation’s roadways. NHTSA provides leadership to the motor vehicle and highway safety community through the development of innovative approaches to preventing roadway crashes and resulting deaths and injuries. NHTSA spearheads innovative research and data analysis critical to motor vehicle and highway safety and leads the nation by setting the motor vehicle and highway safety agenda.
The selected fellow will work with experienced professionals in NHTSA to learn all components of the comprehensive approach to traffic safety; develop a thorough understanding of the shared missions between public health, traffic safety and injury prevention; and experience working within a Federal agency on projects affecting the public health of the entire Nation.
The fellowship position is a full-time opportunity for a one year period. The fellowship position will be located at the U.S. Department of Transportation Headquarters (DOT), Washington, D.C. The selected applicant will be required to relocate to the fellowship location. Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.
To be eligible, students must have received an MPH or Doctorate degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship (no later than August of the application year). Early career professionals with MPH or Doctorate degrees (within 5 years of graduation) may also apply for the fellowship program. Applicants must have received their degree(s) from an ASPPH-member, CEPH-accredited, graduate school or program of public health, as well as be a U.S. citizen or hold a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S., to be eligible for the fellowship program. Certification in Public Health (CPH) preferred (http://www.nbphe.org/)
The fellow will receive an annual stipend paid in semi-monthly installments. In addition, the fellow will have access to sufficient allowance to offset the costs of health insurance premiums and fellowship-related travel and training expenses.
The fellow is responsible for his/her own move to and from the fellowship site (relocation expenses are not covered). The fellow is also required to maintain his/her own health insurance while in the fellowship program.
All applications to the fellowship program will undergo a technical review process by NHTSA staff based on the following criteria: quality of essay, strength of credentials, previous professional experience; and letters of recommendation. Finalists will then be evaluated to assess which of the candidates applying for the project is most suited for the fellowship.
There are two components to the application process, the online application and hard copy documents that must be mailed to ASPPH in ONE package. The following lists all documents required to apply:
1. An essay (1500 word max) for each training area to which you are applying explaining your interests, strengths and qualifications for that position and how it will benefit your long-term career plans in the field of public health.
3. Two references - Name, email and phone number.
Hard copy documents:
1. Two Generic Letters of Recommendation (from the references provided in the online application). Must be on a letter head with contact information and original signature. Does not need to be in a sealed envelope. Please request your recommenders to not fold or staple recommendation letters.
2. Signature Page available upon submitting the online application. You will need to print, and sign. Please do not fold or staple pages.
3. Official Graduate Transcripts (School or Program of Public Health only). This will need to be in a sealed envelope issued by your school.
4. A copy of your Green card, if you are not a US Citizen.
- Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
- Safety Programs
- Impaired Driving and Occupant Protection
- Behavioral Safety Research
Call for Applications: National PTA Smart from the Start Community Outreach Grant
Application deadline: Friday, March 28, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. EST/2:00 p.m. PST
Smart from the Start: Community Outreach provides PTA Regions, Districts and Councils with tools and resources to educate families of children ages 3-5 and partner with a local neighborhood community to improve awareness of energy balance concepts. Energy balance is finding a balance between the calories we consume through what we eat and drink and the calories we burn through physical activity.
PTA Regions, Districts and Councils will:
• Educate families of children ages 3-5 about practical ways to ensure their children achieve a balanced intake of nutritious foods and physical activity every day, using the Energy Balance Pre-K curriculum.
• Mobilize community-based stakeholders to focus on increasing access to nutritious foods and physical activity options in the community, especially for families of children ages 3-5.
National PTA will award 10 grants of $10,000 each to PTA Regions, Districts and Councils.
Grant funding must be spent between June 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015.
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Call for Applications: Prevent Blindness Joanne Angle Investigator Award
Applications are due Monday, March 31, 2014, 5pm ET
The Joanne Angle Investigator Award provides funding for research investigating public health related to eye health and safety. Applications will be accepted in the following priority areas in adult vision, children’s vision, or eye injury:
• Burden/economic aspects of eye disease/vision loss on society
• Best practices to integrate vision screening/follow up care to system care access
• Vision program effectiveness/evaluation
All research grants need to promote the core mission of Prevent Blindness – preventing blindness and preserving sight. Basic laboratory science research will not be supported under this program.
Call for Submissions: HIV R4P Scholarship Program
Submission Closes 2 May 2014
HIV R4P is the world's first and only scientific meeting dedicated exclusively to biomedical HIV prevention research.
HIV R4P is dedicated to ensuring the participation of individuals from resource-limited settings and communities including, researchers, community activists and civil society representatives.
HIV R4P will offer financial assistance to eligible delegates to help them attend the conference. Full and registration-only scholarships will be offered in two categories (research and community) and applicants will be selected based on various considerations below. All scholarships will be awarded based on the availability of funds.
Research scholarships are open to those actively involved in HIV prevention research, which may include but not limited to any of the following disciplines: basic science, clinical research, formulation science, social science and public health. Note: graduate students, fellows, or junior faculty within three years of faculty appointment are eligible to apply. Criteria that will be used for ranking applicants include: first author on a submitted abstract, motivation for attending, quality of recommendation letter and whether the applicant is from a developing country or applicant from a country most affected by the HIV pandemic.
Community scholarships are offered to those actively involved in HIV prevention or care as a community advocate, educator, care provider or related role and who are able to effectively communicate knowledge gained at the conference to communities. Criteria that will be used for selecting applicants include: first author on a submitted abstract, track record in education or training and whether the applicant is from a developing country and/or a country most affected by the HIV pandemic.
A full scholarship includes:
• Complimentary conference registration;
• Airline ticket (coach class / non refundable);
• Up to five (5) nights lodging at the conference venue.
A conference scholarship does not include transportation to and fron the airport or a per diem stipend.
A registration-only scholarship includes:
• Complimentary admittance to all conference sessions, provided meals and refreshments and materials
Applicant Requirements and Eligibility
All applicants must complete the online award and scholarship application.
Call for Nominations: American Association for the Advancement of Science Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility
Nomination deadline: September 1, 2014
The AAAS Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility is presented annually by the American Association for the Advancement of Science to honor scientists and engineers whose exemplary actions have served to foster scientific freedom and responsibility.
The Award recognizes scientists and engineers who have:
• acted to protect the public’s health, safety, or welfare; or
• focused public attention on important potential impacts of science and technology on society by their responsible participation in public policy debates; or
• established important new precedents in carrying out the social responsibilities or in defending the professional freedom of scientists and engineers.
This annual award was established in 1980 and consists of a prize of $5,000, a commemorative plaque, complimentary registration, and reimbursement for travel and hotel expenses to attend the AAAS Annual Meeting.
We hope that the presentation of this award will inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers as they begin their careers.
The award is open to all regardless of nationality or citizenship.
• Send us your name, address, and phone number; and the name(s) and address(es) of the nominee.
• A summary of the action(s) that form the basis for the nomination (about 250 words).
• A longer statement (no more than three pages) providing additional details of the action(s) for which the candidate is nominated.
• The candidate’s vita (no more than three pages).
• Any documentation (books, articles, or other materials) that illuminates the significance of the nominee’s achievement may also be submitted.
All materials become the property of AAAS.
Please submit all information to:
AAAS Science and Policy Programs
Attention: Deborah Runkle
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Champions for Healthy Kids Program
Online application due March 14, 2014
Each year since the inception of the Champions for Healthy Kids program, the General Mills Foundation has awarded 50 grants of $10,000 each to community-based groups such as: health departments, govenment agencies, schools and Native American tribes that develop creative ways to help youth adopt a balanced diet and physically active lifestyle.
Eligibility requirements include:
• Organizations must have a current 501(c)(3) Public Charity status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), be a school or a unit of government.
• Programs should be focused towards youth ages 2-18.
• Program must incorporate physical education and nutrition education.
• A registered dietician or registered dietetic technician must oversee the delivery of the nutrition education.
Call for Nominations: Dr. Charles H. Hudson Award for Cardiopulmonary Public Health
The annual award recognizes efforts to positively influence the public’s awareness of cardiopulmonary health and wellness. Past recipients of this prestigious award include Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Senator Frank Lautenberg, the American Lung Association, and the Allergy & Asthma Network—Mothers of Asthmatics, Inc.
The award is funded by an endowment from Hudson Respiratory Care, Inc., formerly Hudson Oxygen Therapy Sales Company, and was established in 1986 in honor of the company’s founder, Charles H. Hudson, DDS. This award consists of a plaque, coach airfare, one night's lodging, and registration for the AARC Congress 2014.
Submit a typed letter of 1,000 words or less that answers each of the following questions as appropriate for the nominee. Nominees may include individuals, groups, or organizations whose primary effort has promoted cardiopulmonary health and wellness.
How has the nominee promoted cardiopulmonary health and wellness? Outline and describe major activities, events, research, or public policy the nominee has affected.
Describe how public cardiopulmonary health and awareness have been influenced through the efforts of the nominee.
Why is the nominee a role model for others in terms of public health?
How has the nominee promoted the objectives relative to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services “Healthy People 2000,” the federal agenda for a healthier America?
Please include any supporting documentation and, in the case of an individual, a curriculum vitae, if available.
Nominations will be accepted at any time; however, the deadline for receiving nominations in the ARCF office is June 1. The award will be presented at the AARC Awards Ceremony.
Health Impact Project 2014 Call for Proposals
Deadline: April 02, 2014, 6:00 p.m. ET
The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and The Pew Charitable Trusts (Pew), promotes the use of Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) and related approaches to help policy-makers in a wide range of fields incorporate health considerations into new policies, programs, plans, and projects, and make decisions that reduce unnecessary health risks, improve health, and decrease costs. This call for proposals (CFP) supports two types of initiatives: 1) HIA demonstration projects that inform a specific decision, with a focus on tribes, states, and territories that have had limited experience with HIAs to date; and 2) HIA program grants that enable organizations with previous HIA experience to develop sustainable HIA programs that integrate HIAs and related approaches in policy-making at the local, state, or tribal level. The Health Impact Project also partners with additional funders to support HIAs on specific topics or in a defined state or region. We will provide information regarding the availability of additional funds through periodic announcements to our mailing list and on our website.
This call for proposals will fund:
up to six Demonstration Project grants for up to $100,000 each completed within 18 months; and
up to five Program Grants for up to $250,000 each completed within 24 months. Program Grants must include $100,000 in matching funds or in-kind support from the grantee or partner organizations.
February 12, 2014: Call for proposals announced.
March 5, 2014: Demonstration Project informational webinar on HIA, the CFP, and application process. Registration is required. Please visit www.healthimpactproject.org/project/opportunities for details.
March 6, 2014: Program Grant informational webinar on the CFP and application process. Registration is required. Please visit www.healthimpactproject.org/project/opportunities for details.
April 2, 2014 (6 p.m. ET): Deadline for receipt of brief proposals.
April 30, 2014: Applicants notified of invitation to submit a full proposal.
May 28, 2014: Optional HIA training in Washington, DC for invited full proposal Demonstration Project applicants.
June 25, 2014 (6 p.m. ET): Deadline for receipt of full proposals.
By September 30, 2014: Notification of awards.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
Eligible applicant organizations include:
state, tribal, or local agencies;
tax-exempt educational institutions; or
tax-exempt organizations as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or non-functionally integrated Type III supporting organizations.
Call for Nominations: Gen-Probe Joseph Public Health Award
Honors a distinguished microbiologist who has exhibited exemplary leadership and service in the field of public health. This award has been established in memory of J. Mehsen Joseph, Ph.D., who dedicated his life toward the advancement of both microbiology and public health.
The nominee must be a microbiologist identified with public health. The recipient will be recognized for significant achievements in integrating the science of microbiology into the practice of public health and for promoting the importance of linking these two disciplines.
A cash prize of $2,500, a commemorative piece, and travel to the ASM General Meeting where the laureate will deliver the Gen-Probe Joseph Public Health Award lecture.
Deadline: July 1.
Nominations will be considered without updating for three years. Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted. Only one nominating form and two supporting forms are accepted per nomination. The two supporters must be persons other than the nominator who are familiar with the nominee's qualifications and accomplishments. Only one of the three individuals involved in the nomination may be employed at the nominee's institution. The nominator and supporters must not share employers.
Nominations must consist of the following:
Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, emailed to email@example.com
ASM awards are granted at the discretion of award selection committees and may not be awarded every year.