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Call for Proposals from APHA Commission to End Health Care Disparities

4 Aug
The Commission to End Health Care Disparities is accepting proposals from organizations that excel in providing services with measurable outcomes to vulnerable populations, including but not limited to racial and ethnic minorities, which achieve one of the following goals:
  • Improve blood pressure control among patients with hypertension
  • Improve medication adherence among patients with hypertension
  • Increase participation in community-based diabetes prevention programs that are part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program.
One individual representing each of the selected proposals will receive an all-expense paid trip to Chicago to highlight his or her program in front of a national audience of leaders in medicine and allied health and receive an award for excellence in controlling blood pressure and preventing diabetes. Applicants should e-mail their proposals to Tanya Lopez by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, August 14.
The presentations will take place during the fall meeting of the Commission to End Health Care Disparities on September 26. Proposals should illustrate evidence-based strategies, demonstrate best or promising practices, or detail innovative methods in controlling blood pressure and preventing diabetes that promote health equity. Proposals may be submitted for the following categories:
  • Inpatient setting
  • Ambulatory care setting
  • Public organization
  • Provider
  • Health-care payor
  • Community-based organization
  • Faith-based organization
To apply, applicants need to submit a PDF or Word document that provides all the following information in 500 words or less:
1. Describe your organization (type, size, geographic location, and populations served) and the program that achieves a minimum of one of the specified goals. How long has this program been in existence?
2. Describe the process used to implement the program. What data is collected to measure outcomes for this project and how is this data presently used for quality improvement?
3. What factors have been most important to the program’s success? Why?
4. What were obstacles that your organization had to overcome during the implementation process for this program and how did you address these obstacles?
5. Do you feel that your current program is sustainable? Why or why not?
Selection criteria include:
  • completeness of the proposal, understanding of the issues related to controlling hypertension and preventing diabetes in vulnerable populations, recommendations for policy and references where appropriate;
  • use of reliable quantitative or qualitative data, analytical strength and depth; and
  • comprehensiveness and clarity of the proposal, significance and impact in practice to lead to reduction, and eventual elimination of health disparities


7 Apr

RWJF Releases Call For Proposals on Healthy Eating Research

5 Dec
Healthy Eating Research Releases Call for Proposals

healthy eatingHealthy Eating Research is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The program supports research on environmental and policy strategies with strong potential to promote healthy eating among children to prevent childhood obesity, especially among groups at highest risk for obesity: Black, Latino, American Indian, Asian/Pacific Islander children, and children who live in lower-income communities. Findings are expected to advance RWJF’s efforts to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic and help all children achieve a healthy weight. 

The Healthy Eating Research Special Solicitation call for proposals (CFP) is now open. This CFP focuses on childhood obesity prevention efforts in two settings: Healthy Food Retail and Early Care and Education.

Total Awards

Approximately $425,000 will be awarded under this CFP. Awards of up to 12 months and up to $75,000 each will be funded through this special solicitation. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for projects that require between $25,000 and $75,000 to complete. Approximately two-thirds of the funds available will be allocated to studies focused on healthy food retail and one-third will be allocated to studies focused on early care and education.

How To Apply


There are two stages in the application process, including an initial concept paper and a subsequent full proposal (if invited). Applicants must follow the instructions and use the templates provided in the RWJF online system.

The deadline for receipt of concept papers is January 7, 2015 (3 p.m. ET).

 More details and how to apply

Call for Abstracts! 2015 Future of Food and Nutrition Conference

5 Dec

We are pleased to announce the call for abstracts for the 9th annual “Future of Food and Nutrition” Graduate Student Research Conference on Saturday, April 11th, 2015 at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University in Boston, MA.  

You are receiving this email because of your connection with graduate students in the diverse fields of food and nutrition. We’d be deeply grateful if you could forward this information along to students or colleagues who may be interested in submitting an abstract or attending the conference. We look forward to hearing about all the innovative research being done by the future leaders of food and nutrition. Please see below for details.

The Conference provides a unique venue for graduate students to present original research related to food and nutrition. Historically, more than 200 attendees from over 30 different institutions have come together each year to hear students present research from fields as diverse as nutritional epidemiology and anthropology.

As a presenter or attendee, students gain valuable professional experience presenting and discussing novel, multidisciplinary research, and have the opportunity to network with fellow students and future colleagues. Relevant research includes projects conducted as part of course work, thesis work, internships, capstone papers, or directed studies.

Applicants can apply here to give either oral or poster presentations.

Conference Details
Date: Saturday, April 11th 2015


Location: The Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
in Boston, Massachusetts

: Abstract submissions must be received by 5pm EST on February 2nd, 2015. To submit an abstract, please use this online form.


Registration: Early registration will be open on

Monday, January 12th, 2015.

Call for Papers — RWJF New Connections: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health

11 Nov

 Reproductive justice

Call for Papers: Special Issue on Understudied Populations in Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, an independent, peer-reviewed journal of the Guttmacher Institute interested in diversity. This special section will be devoted to exploring the sexual and reproductive health needs of understudied populations (e.g., teenagers, members of racial and ethnic minority groups, socioeconomically disadvantaged men and women, individuals with disabilities, incarcerated persons, homeless men and women, military personnel and transgender people) and others whose distinctive situations have been largely overlooked in the literature and in the policy and service arenas. Original research and review articles (with a maximum length of 6,000 words), as well as commentaries (up to 3,500 words) will be considered. Deadline for submission is January 31, 2015. To view our author guidelines, go to


1 Nov

CALACS 2014 Congress

16-18 May 2014

Quebec City, Canada

The Americas are in the process of reconstruction and restructuring. The voices of civil society movements can no longer be silenced as they are calling for a cleaner environment, better living conditions, justice for all as well as respect towards indigenous people and cultural/ethnic minorities. This is also true for the demands of young people who want to explore new avenues for a better future. In order to free themselves from the influence of external powers, the people of Latin America and the Caribbean are redefining their models of society and asserting their independence. Regional solidarities—whether in the Caribbean, Central America or South America with the foundation of UNASUR—as well as contributions from different social and cultural groups reflect these important changes. The main challenge, however, is to make sure that all levels of society benefit from the progress made by these societal and political forces.

In this vein, CALACS Congress invites participants to submit proposals on the theme “Environments, Societies and Imaginaries: The Americas in Motion” in all its variations. The aim is to focus on societal dynamics, political struggles and also artistic approaches which address issues such as a safe environment, sustainable cities, sustainable development, equality, peace, democracy, justice, and social stability.

In 2014, CALACS wishes to include the environmental sciences and thus addresses a special call to researchers/teachers/activists/officials and diplomats who work for the protection of natural resources—water, forests, soil, air—and biodiversity. The growing interest in sustainable development has generated new ideas, innovations, and participation of youth leaders, community organisations, educational institutions and other agents. The congress aims to portray the social actors and their strategies which put the Americas in motion. In keeping with the multi- and interdisciplinary spirit of the congress, we strongly encourage submissions from scholars working in all disciplines as well as practitioners in all fields and sectors.

We especially encourage submissions from scholars and other participants from Latin America and the Caribbean.

CALACS congress will be held at Laval University – Canada’s oldest institution of higher education and the first institution in North America to offer higher education in French. The university is located in Quebec City, one of the oldest cities in North America. The historic district of old Québec was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. Come and experience the old city’s heritage, culture, food and beautiful surroundings.

Selected panels and papers will be organized in the following program tracks:

1. International relations

2. Sustainable development

3. Migration

4. Indigenous peoples

5. African diaspora

6. Health, education, social policy

7. Industry/extraction of natural resources

8. Forests, oceans, biodiversity and environmental services

9. Water resources: natural hazards and vulnerability

10. Human rights, citizenship, democracy

11. Art and Memory

12. Decolonization

13. Human security and peace process

14. City, urbanization, population

15. Valorisation of immaterial cultural heritage and cultural tourism

16. Information workshops for students

Note: It is possible to submit proposals outside these program tracks.

We strongly encourage submissions panel proposals of three to four papers (plus chair and/or discussant), and up to five participants for roundtables and workshops. Individual papers are welcome. Proposals can be submitted in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

Proposals and Deadlines

Please download submission form from the congress website: and send by December 7, 2013 to


We will review submissions and applicants will receive confirmation by January 31st, 2014.


Registration for congress will start in January. Please see our website for more details


Funding for Congress participation is limited; only graduate students can apply. See our website for application details and deadline.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for funding at their own institutions.


Please note: All presenters must be members of CALACS and be registered in order to participate in the congress.

For more information about membership fees and payments, see

For further information, please contact us at: