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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



4 Dec
We are inviting academic editorial contributors to The SAGE Encyclopedia of Nutrition & Health, a new 4-volume reference to be published in 2016. This reference provides a broad multidisciplinary perspective on nutrition and behavioral health, answering questions such as: What are the cognitive effects of malnourishment of children? Which studies show which foods lower cholesterol? How is behavior modification used in obesity counseling? What are the FDA rules governing vitamins and supplements marketed on multiple media platforms? What is a “food desert”? How do nutrient needs change across the life span? What are the economic and psychosocial impacts on communities and countries affected by poor nutrition? This encyclopedia, informed by experts across nutrition science, psychology, sociology, economics, health care, public policy, social work, and education, is a valuable resource for students, professors, and librarians looking to explore the complex relationship between the science of human nutrition and health as it intersects with lifestyle choices, social/cultural environments, and the psychology of human behavior.

This project includes approximately 700 articles organized A-Z in the following categories: Adult Nutrition & Health Country Profiles Culture and Nutrition Exercise and Nutrition Infant and Children’s Nutrition & Health Large-Scale Nutrition Research Nutrition in Disease Prevention Nutrition in Disease States Professional Education and Practice Public Education and Public Health Science of Nutrition Types of Foods and Nutrients Each 1,000 to 5,000-word article will include the name and affiliation of the contributor in the byline of the entry. This comprehensive project will be published by SAGE Publications and the General Editor, who will be reviewing each submission to the project, is Dr. Marie-Pierre St-Onge, Columbia University Institute of Human Nutrition.

We are currently making assignments with a deadline of JANUARY 15, 2015. If you are interested in contributing to this cutting-edge reference, it is a unique opportunity to contribute to the contemporary literature, redefining sociological issues in today’s terms. Moreover, it can be a notable publication addition to your CV/resume and broaden your publishing credits. SAGE Publications, offers an honorarium ranging from SAGE book credits for smaller articles up to a free set of the printed product for contributions totaling 10,000 words or more.

The list of available articles is already prepared, and as a next step we will e-mail you the Article List (Excel file) from which you can select topics that best fit your expertise and interests. Additionally, Style and Submission Guidelines will be provided that detail article specifications.

If you would like to contribute to building a truly outstanding reference with The SAGE Encyclopedia of Nutrition & Health, please contact me by the e-mail information below. Please provide your CV or a brief summary of your academic/publishing credentials in related disciplines.


Melodie Hagspiel nutrition@golsonmedia.com

Melodie Hagspiel
Golson Media/Sage Publications
Email: melodie@golsonmedia.com

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — 142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition Black Caucus of Health Workers

15 Jan
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — 142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition
Black Caucus of Health Workers
Healthography: How Where you Live Affects Your Health and Well-being
Submission Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2014
The Black Caucus of Health Workers (BCHW) of the American Public Health Association invites abstracts from Public Health professionals, students and other individuals in related fields to present results of scientific research, program evaluation, policy analysis, and lessons learned from research or practice during the Public Health Association’s 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition to be held November 15-19, 2014 in New Orleans, LA. BCHW strongly encourages the abstract submission of topics related to the overall APHA theme “Healthography: How Where you Live Affects Your Health and Well-being” as well as focusing on socioeconomic within impoverished communities and equitable health care/practices,  as it relates to people of the African Diaspora. Individuals with local, national and international research experience are encouraged to submit, as well as, new investigators and students. Abstracts should be 250 words and must include clear and concise learning objectives. Incomplete abstracts will not be considered. This Call for Abstracts for the scientific sessions, request papers relevant to people of the African Diaspora in the following topic areas:
  • Access: Rural versus Urban healthcare outcomes for people of the African Diaspora
  • Community Based Participatory Research: Location, community populations and cultural pockets within the African American Communities, rising above the barriers
  • Criminal Injustice: The Judicial Barriers to overcoming stereotypes, racism and social injustice
  • Displacement and mental health: signs of poor mental health psychological distress and post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) post-disaster
  • Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC): Who are we jailing? The phenomenon of Black and Latino youth coming in contact with the criminal justice system.
  • FEMA emergency preparedness: A Look from the African American Perspective
  • Food desserts and insecurity: Challenges Minorities face to stay healthy within their own neighborhoods
  • Homelessness: Does my zip code matter if I don’t have one?
  • Medicaid expansion versus non expansion: Is it helpful or harmful and who does it benefit?
  • Public health in South: Best Practices for Healthy 2030
  • Rebuilding and resiliency: Racial segregation and housing – New Orleans Now and the Future
  • Self-determination: Does my zip code determine my outcome?
  • Socioeconomic inequities among people of the African Diaspora
  • The Environmental factors impacting the Gulf coast and the bayou Infrastructure: African Americans reorganizing for a better New Orleans
  • The impact and the effects of Technology on health
  • The role of food culture and health for the African American Family
All abstracts will be reviewed on independent merit according to a standardized process by abstract reviewers. Abstracts should address the 2014 Annual Theme: “Healthography: How Where you Live Affects Your Health and Well-being” all abstracts must be at least 250 words and follow on of the two formats below;
Structured Abstract Format: Abstracts should be submitted in a structured format. Please use one of the following two formats:
  • Background: Study objectives, hypothesis, or a description of the problem;
  • Methodology: Study design, including a description of participants, procedures, measures, and appropriate statistical analyses;
  • Results: Specific results in summary form; and
  • Conclusions: Description of the main outcome of the study or the intended with supporting data.
An alternative format, suited for abstracts about policy, programs, interventions, and other types of research evaluations, may be used:
  • Issues: A summary of the issue(s) addressed;
  • Description: Description of the project, experience, service, or advocacy program;
  • Lessons Learned: A brief description of the results of the project; and
  • Recommendations: A brief statement of next steps.
In addition please clearly state whether a supplemental summary is to be considered;Please indicate if your abstract submission is directly related to an abstract submitted by another author and the intent is for the two abstracts to be presented during the same session;

Make sure work is original and not previously presented;
Follow proper protocol for APHA abstract submission; No use of brand names or organizations is permitted;

All abstracts are to be submitted electronically through the APHA on-line electronic abstract submission website.
Incomplete abstracts will not be considered.Continuing Education Credit
APHA values the ability to provide continuing education credit to physicians, nurses, health educators and those certified in public health at its annual meeting. Please complete all required information when submitting an abstract so members can claim credit for attending your session. These credits are necessary for members to keep their licenses and credentials.

For a session to be eligible for Continuing Education Credit, each presenter must provide:

1) an abstract free of trade and/or commercial product names
2) at least one MEASURABLE objective (DO NOT USE understand or to learn as objectives, they are not measurable).
Examples of Acceptable Measurable Action Words:
 Explain, Demonstrate, Analyze, Formulate, Discuss, Compare, Differentiate, Describe, Name, Assess, Evaluate, Identify, Design, Define or List.3) A signed Conflict of Interest (Disclosure) form with a relevant Qualification Statement. See an example of an acceptable Qualification Statement on the online Disclosure form. Thank you for your assistance in making your session credit worthy. Contact Annette Ferebee at annette.ferebee@apha.org if you have any questions concerning continuing education credit. Contact the program planner for all other questions.

Linked-Abstract and Panel Session Details
Scientific program sessions are 90-minutes and typically hold four to five abstracts within a similar theme. If you are interested in linking abstracts to be presented in the same scientific session, please be sure to link all submitted abstracts together. You MUST link each abstract within the APHA on-line abstract submission program. Further, you must notify either Selena Smith – seas@uic.edu  or Jill Dingle -jwd03@heatlh.state.ny.us, that these abstracts are a collection. Please be aware, however, that all abstracts are scored on their individual merit. It is possible that not all linked abstracts will be selected. If you are assembling a panel presentation for review, please be aware that a full abstract submission including speakers must be included at the time of the abstract submission. It is highly recommended that any person(s) submitting for a panel presentation, provide supplemental information to the BCHW as previously indicated. The panel will be reviewed based on individual merit and anticipated presenters, topic area, and how it relates to both the APHA theme and the BCHW’s mission.

BCHW Student Poster Session
The BCHW is actively seeking posters for presentation by Graduate Students (Masters / Doctoral) at accredited graduate schools. Student status must be stated at the point of abstract submission. Student status including anticipated graduation date will be verified prior to abstracts being accepted for presentation. All presentations must be original work that has not been previously presented, in-press, or published. Student posters should follow the conference theme and/or BCHW focus areas as well as meet all appropriate eligibility requirements including but not limited to, membership to BCHW and/or APHA. For additional information, please email BCHW Program Planners  Selena E. Smith, at seas@uic.edu or Jill W. Dingle atjwd03@health.state.ny.us.

BCHW is interested in individuals who can present on original, basic, advanced or applied research that addresses public health research, programs and policies impacting the health and quality of life of African Americans and related, vulnerable populations. The deadline for submission of abstracts is FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014.  Please email Selena E. Smith,  seas@uic.edu  or Jill Dingle, jwd03@health.state.ny.us regarding instructions for full session proposals and/or any questions.


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:http://www.congrescalacs2014.fsaa.ulaval.ca and send by December 7, 2013 to calacs-congress2014@ffgg.ulaval.ca


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 detailshttp://www.congrescalacs2014.fsaa.ulaval.ca


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 http://www.can-latam.org/membership

For further information, please contact us at: