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Funding Available for Student Public Health Projects in 2015

The Northwest Public Health Training Center (NWPHTC) is now accepting applications from graduate students for state, local, and tribal public health practice collaborative projects and field placement opportunities in Washington, Alaska, Idaho, and Oregon.

The Northwest Public Health Training Center (NWPHTC) is now accepting applications for collaborative projects and field placement opportunities in Washington, Alaska, Idaho, and Oregon.

UPDATED: May 11, 2015

The Northwest Public Health Training Center (NWPHTC), located at the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice in the UW School of Public Health, is accepting graduate student applications for state, local, and tribal public health practice collaborative projects and field placement opportunities in Washington, Alaska, Idaho, and Oregon. Six proposals will be funded up to $1,500.

Collaborative Projects: Must involve a faculty member and graduate student working in collaboration to enhance public health services to medically underserved communities. Collaborative projects should be developed with tribal, local, state, and regional public health agencies and boards of health to help enhance the quality of public health services being provided by public health personnel, especially for underserved areas and populations.

Field Placements: Must establish or strengthen the placement of graduate students in public or nonprofit private health agencies or organizations, particularly those serving underserved areas and populations. Field placements provide public health graduate students with experience and exposure to public health agencies and organizations such as city, county, and state health departments and nonprofit private health agencies or organizations with a special focus on underserved areas and populations.

Examples of successful projects include:

  • Surveillance and assessment of a population’s health and well-being
  • Promoting and protecting population health and well-being
  • Developing a risk assessment within an evaluative culture
  • Developing health programs and services to reduce health inequities
  • Policy and strategy development and implementation
  • Strategic leadership for health

Procedures and Deadlines

Proposals will be accepted through June 8, 2015. Students will be funded for summer quarter. All proposals should be four pages or fewer and must include:

  • Background and importance of topic
  • Statement of purpose with specific practice-based aims
  • Project plan including methods, timeline of tasks, and deliverables
  • Budget including summary, key personnel, and other necessary resources 
  • Specify whether this is a collaborative project or field placement
  • Name of field supervisor and faculty mentor

Proposals will be reviewed by NWPHTC faculty and will be evaluated based on public health practice focus, service to underserved areas and populations, and feasibility. Recipients will be notified three weeks after the proposal submission deadline.

To apply, send a résumé and project proposal to Luann D’Ambrosio, MEd, NWCPHP Associate Director, Clinical Faculty, Health Services .

NWPHTC is housed within the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice at the University of Washington School of Public Health. It is one of nation's ten regional HRSA-funded Public Health Training Centers.

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