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1. Joel Nitkin's Job Market Report
2. CDC's online free CME including Hepatitis in Correctional Settings
3. Robert Wood Johnson's Health and Scholars Program Openings
4. AMA Foundation Launches Health Literacy Campaign
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ITEM 1: JOEL NITZKIN"S JOB MARKET REPORT
(Ed note: I have had to remove a comprehensive table if you would like the full report email me firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send it )
The reformatting begun several months ago is being continued, and the abstraction of ads from other journals and web sites is still suspended. (Ed note : temporarily discontinued 2/18/2003) We have received no comments relative to the reformatting, and no new volunteer assistance has materialized - but Bob Harmon, the new President of ACPM has expressed an interest in providing some staff support, and additional discussion is anticipated this next week. Te dramatic reduction in numbers of hits on our website first noted two months ago continues this month. In addition, the steady flow of thanks from employers and job seekers has dropped to zero this last month - suggesting the possibility that the abstraction of ads from other journals and web sites which had been a primary feature of our web site until mid-February may have been of substantial use to our constituency. This remains discontinued due to other pressures on my (JLN) time and a lack of other support for this function. With all these limitations, this JMI web page still clearly stands as the place with the most current job listings of interest to Preventive Medicine and Public Health physicians. The 38 jobs and three sets of training opportunities currently listed are 41 of approximately 200-300 opportunities now open for hiring or training that should be of interest to PM and PH physicians. In lieu of the abstraction, helpful hints and other websites of interest are also provided. The problem remains, however, that very few of these jobs and training opportunities specify PM training. The vast majority are advertised either as physician jobs without specification of PM training (although a few specify an MPH) or non-physician jobs (because they do not involve hands-on patient contact).
ITEM 2 FREE ONLINE CME FROM THE CDC -
ITEM 3 RWJ CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars Program is a two-year
fellowship designed to build the nation's capacity for research, leadership
and action to address the broad range of factors affecting health. Outstanding
individuals who have completed doctoral training in disciplines ranging
from behavioral, social, biological and natural sciences to health professions
are eligible. Up to 18 scholars will be selected to begin training in
August or September 2004 at one of six nationally prominent
The program is designed to produce leaders who will change the questions asked, the methods employed to analyze problems and the range of solutions offered to improve the health of all Americans. Applicants should welcome the challenge of building the field of population health. The program is looking for open minded yet critical thinkers who have demonstrated leadership skills and an active interest in interdisciplinary collaboration.
The application deadline for 2004 is October 15, 2003. For complete information on this grant opportunity, eligibility requirements and the application process go to http://www.healthandsocietyscholars.org/
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Making grants to improve the health and health care of all Americans. http://www.rwjf.org
According to the foundation, as many as 90 million Americans may have
problems understanding the information presented to them by their physician
- a condition known as "low health literacy." The result can
As a part of its initiative, the foundation has created a variety of low health literacy resources for physicians, ranging from a Website and CME course to a "toolkit" - including a 48-page manual and video on health literacy -- that can be ordered for $35.
Newsletter subscriptions, health literacy training seminars and special grants are also available. To learn more about these initiatives, please call 312-464-4200 or visit www.amafoundation.org/go/healthliteracy