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Funding Available for Student Public Health Projects in 2016

The Northwest Public Health Training Center (NWPHTC) is now accepting applications for collaborative projects and field placement opportunities in Washington, Alaska, Idaho, and Oregon for Spring and Summer Quarter, 2016.

The Northwest Public Health Training Center (NWPHTC) is now accepting applications for collaborative projects and field placement opportunities in Washington, Alaska, Idaho, and Oregon for Spring and Summer Quarter 2016.

January 25, 2016

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 for Spring and Summer quarters. Proposals will be funded up to $1,500. Certain practicum experiences and capstone projects may qualify for funding; see the criteria below for more information.

Collaborative Projects: Must involve a faculty member and graduate student working in close 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/or boards of health to enhance the quality of public health services being provided by public health personnel, especially for underserved areas and populations. Examples include conducting research or assisting with community intervention projects.

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 organizations with a special focus on underserved areas and populations.

Examples of successful practice-based 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 February 29, 2016. Students will be funded for the 2016 spring or summer quarter, so long as the bulk of the project can be completed by August 31, 2016.

To Apply

  1. Compile your application packet with the following:
    • A completed 2016 application form (NOTE: Do not complete form in web browser. Download to computer first, before filling out and saving.)
    • 1–2 page résumé or CV
    • A project plan including methods, timeline of tasks, and deliverables
    • A budget including summary, key personnel, and other necessary resources
  2. Submit your completed application packet to:

    Luann D'Ambrosio, MEd, NWCPHP Associate Director

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 within a month of applying.

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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