June 26, 2017

Online Resources

This page features a list of links to online resources which may be of interest to program participants.

Durham Facts
What do you know about Durham? Answer these questions about Durham to find out how much you know about the Durham community.

Improving Communication, Improving Care
How health care organizations can ensure effective, patient-centered communication, with people from diverse populations

ATPM Training Opportunities!!!
Click here to gather more information about training opportunities that are available from the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine.

Baltimore REACH Internship Program
The Baltimore Summer Internship Program is an intensive six-week program for medical students between their first and second years of medical school. The internship provides an opportunity for selected students to actively pursue a professional interest in community health, underserved populations health care, health justice and advocacy. One community-based organization (CBO) serves as the primary host for each student during the internship, with opportunities to also rotate through other organizations with similar missions and population foci. In addition to community placements, students attend weekly seminars led by mentors and faculty from participating organizations and area medical schools, as well as other experts. These seminars introduce students to key concepts related to medical professionalism and to providing healthcare in diverse, medically underserved urban communities. Examples of seminar topics include: Health care to Homeless persons, Health care to working poor families, HIV/AIDS care in the community, Substance Abuse care in the community, and immigrant health care. Finally, all of the summer students participate in a group project that consists of conducting a community-based access to care survey and drafting a report and policy recommendations that are presented at an end-of-session press conference.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students
The Nonprofit Sector Research Fund, a grantmaking program of the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times annually. The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are members of minority groups. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with the Fund. Through this program, the Fund seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, volunteerism, and nonprofit organizations. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience. The Nonprofit Sector Research Fund was established in 1991 to expand understanding of nonprofit activities, including philanthropy and its underlying values, by making grants to support research undertaken by scholars and nonprofit practitioners.

AAMC - Caring for Community Grant Program - for student-initiated programs
The Association of American Medical Colleges, with the support of the Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative, is offering an institutional Caring for Community Grants program to encourage the development of student-initiated services and programs to the community. Medical schools conferring the M.D. or D.O. degree are eligible to receive support for community service-oriented projects that explore new ways to serve their local communities. Eligible programs may range from those that promote awareness about sexually transmitted diseases, to vaccination and literacy programs, to any program that fulfills an unmet need within the community. Grant support will be provided on a sliding scale for a period of not more than four years. The maximum amount available per year in this category is as follows: Year 1 - $12,000, Year 2 - $9,000, Year 3 - $6,000, and Year 4 - $3,000.Grant awards will also be offered to eligible service programs that are currently under way. A medical school institution (conferring MD or DO degrees) including its branch and clinical campuses, is limited to one award every two years. Deadline: Mar. 13.

Information about the "Bull City"
To find out factual and historical information about the "Bull City," click here.

National Center for Cultural Competence
Click here to link to the National Center for Cultural Competence

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health
Interested in service-learning? Learn more about it on this website

Social Determinants of Health: The Community as an Empowered Partner
Essay by S. Leonard Syme

Community-based Participatory Research: Assessing the Evidence

American Medical Student Association - PRIME
For medical students interested in primary care in underserved populations

Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS)
The Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) is a unique, 2-year postgraduate program of service and on-the-job training for health professionals interested in the practice of epidemiology.

The Fogarty International Center (FIC)
The Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) promotes and supports scientific research and training internationally to reduce disparities in global health.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
This website is designed to provide students, faculty and others interested in learning about health policy issues easy access to data, literature, news and developments on major health policy topics and debates.

The Provider's Guide to Quality and Culture
Click here to access a Quality and Culture Quiz, along with other material to help in your exploration of culture as it relates to health care.

For more information on the Learning Together Program,
call us at (919) 681-8365.

Learning Together
Division of Community Health
DUMC 2914
Durham, NC 27710

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