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Cooperative Agreements
 
red triangle American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)
"Enhance Research, Infrastructure, and Capacity Building for American Indian Tribal Colleges and Universities."

OMH has a Cooperative Agreement with AIHEC to “Enhance Research, Infrastructure, and Capacity Building for American Indian Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs).”  The purpose of the program is to assist the AIHEC member TCUs in developing the commitment and capacity to promote education, student and professional development, evaluation and research, leadership and community partnerships that enhance the participation of American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) in the public health professions; and to enhance the health status of AIANs in the United States.

AIHEC is responsible for the following activities:

red square Curriculum, Technology, and Infrastructure Development
red square Professional Development and Continuing Education
red square Capacity Building and Resource Development
red square Program Coordination and Coalition Building at the tribal, state, and national levels
red square Needs Assessment
red square Public Health Research in Prevention, Policy, and Dissemination

To learn more about the Organization AIHEC Click Here.
 

red triangle Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools Inc. (HSHPS)
"Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools To Enhance Research and Capacity Building."

OMH funds Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools “To Enhance Research and Capacity Building" in member institutions.  HSHPS was established in 1996 in response to the President’s Executive Order 12900, “Educating Excellence for Hispanic Americans.”  The mission of the HSHPS is to develop the commitment of the member institutions to promote education, research, leadership and community partnership that enhance the participation of Hispanics in the health professions and to enhance the health status of Hispanics in the United States.

HSHPS principal goals are

red square To strengthen the nation’s capacity to educate and increase the numbers of high-quality Hispanic health care providers to serve and improve the health status of Hispanics and other populations in the 21st century;
red square To develop educational opportunities for health professions schools in curriculum, research, and clinical experiences that will enable Hispanic and non-Hispanic health professions students to provide excellent health care to Hispanic populations;
red square To establish or expand outreach projects, grants and scholarships for Hispanics to enter health professions careers;
red square To stimulate health professions institutions to increase, promote Hispanic faculty and researchers;
red square To identify targeted health outcomes which will improve the health of Hispanic populations and support health policies, systems of care, and projects which help to achieve these outcomes; and
red square To promote collaboration at the regional and national levels between educational institutions, communities and other partners.

The purpose of the cooperative agreement is to assist the HSHPS in developing an infrastructure that will sustain its ability to develop the capacity of their member institutions to promote education, development, research, leadership and community partnerships that enhance the health status of Hispanics in the United States and enhance the participation of Hispanics in the health professions.

HSHPS is responsible for the following activities:

red square Professional Development and Continuing Education
red square Student Training Opportunities, Fellowship Programs, Internship Programs
red square Capacity Building and Resource Development
red square Program Coordination and Coalition Building
red square Needs Assessment
red square Public Health Research (Prevention Research and Dissemination Research)

To learn more about the Organization HSHPS Click Here.
 

red triangle Minority Health Professions Foundation (MHPF)
"Enhance Professional Education, Research Infrastructure, and Community Service in the Areas of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Partnering with African American Institutions."

OMH funds the Minority Health Professions Foundation to "Enhance Professional Education, Research Infrastructure, and Community Service in the Areas of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: Partnering with African American Institutions".

The cooperative agreement is an umbrella agreement which also includes twelve historically black medical, dental, pharmacy and veterinary schools. Together, these institutions are regarded as the nation’s primary educators of minority health professionals and leading authorities on minority health. The MHPF serves as a clearinghouse for the management and administration of research proposals from the member schools to Federal agencies and independent/private sector sources.

This cooperative agreement addresses the performance of executive agency actions under Executive Order 12876, to advance the development of human potential, to strengthen the capacity of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), to provide quality education, and to increase opportunities to participate in and benefit from Federal programs. The agreement also addresses the objectives listed in "Healthy People 2010".

The purpose of the program is to provide support for professional education, research and community service that promotes optimum health among poor and minority people. It does this by engaging the collaborative resources, scholarship and technology for minority health professions schools.

Specifically, the program is intended to assist the members schools to:

red square Promote and support research that contributes to the Advancement of Knowledge and Treatment of Diseases, Disabilities and Adverse Health Problems that Disproportionately or Differentially Affect Minority Populations;
red square Support Efforts that Improve the Quality and Availability of Health Care to All Other Minorities and Under-Served Populations;
red square Further Public Education to Prevent Health Problems and Promote Healthy Lifestyles Among all Minorities and Under-Served Populations;
red square Identify and Facilitate New Directions in the Area of Minority Health by Supporting Scholarly Exchange of Scientific and Clinical Knowledge; and
red square Facilitate and Increase in the Representation and Recognition of Under-Represented Minorities in Public Health, as well as the Health Professions of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine.

To learn more about the Organization MHPF Click Here.
 

red triangle Morehouse College/Public Health Sciences Institute (MC/PHSI)
"Increasing the Knowledge and Skills of Underrepresented Minority Students in the Areas of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Safety and Health."

OMH funds the Public Health Sciences Institute to "Increase Knowledge and Skills of Under-Represented Minority Students in the Areas of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Occupational Safety and Health.” This program addresses the “Healthy People 2000” priority area of Educational and Community-based Programs, Clinical Preventive Services, and Surveillance and Data (Objective 21.8), which proposes to increase the proportion of all persons with degrees in health professions, including allied and associated health fields, and the number of degrees awarded to members of under-represented racial and ethnic minority groups.  In addition, the program addresses the performance of executive agency actions under Executive Order 12876, to advance the development of human potential, to strengthen the capacity of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), to provide quality education, and to increase opportunities to participate in and benefit from Federal programs.

The purpose of the program is to provide under-represented minority undergraduate students with training in two categories of specialization: biostatistics and epidemiology, and occupational safety and health.

Specifically, the program is intended to assist an HBCU to:

red square Develop an undergraduate research training and internship program for African American and other under-represented minority students.
red square Increase the knowledge and skills of African American and other underrepresented undergraduate minority students in both categories of specialization (i.e. epidemiology, biostatistics and occupational safety and health);
red square Expand the educational and applied public health research training and skills development opportunities and experiences in the two fields of specialization (epidemiology, biostatistics and occupational safety and health) for under-represented minority students who are interested in pursuing public health careers.
red square Develop and implement a public health science curriculum at an HBCU.
red square Foster linkages and collaboration among students and faculty in developing epidemiological and analytical knowledge bases for the health status of minority and under-served populations in America.
red square Increase the number of African Americans and other under-represented minority populations with advanced degrees in epidemiology, biostatistics, and occupational safety and health.

PHSI is responsible for the following activities:

red square Educational Support and Curriculum Development
red square Internship Programs
red square Public Health Sciences Advisory Group
red square Research Training and Skills Development
red square Staffing and Management
red square Evaluation Plan

To learn more about the Organization MC/PHSI Click Here.
 


 

 

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