Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Career Development Workshop


Dates: July 12-13
Where: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA

The Career Development Workshop is an annual one to two day workshop that brings together scholars, early stage investigators, and senior investigators from institutions throughout the region. The purpose of the workshop is to provide small group instruction and one-on-one mentoring to individuals who intend to apply for grant funding in the coming year.

Session topics include:

  • How to write innovative specific aims
  • Choosing a funding mechanism that is right for you
  • Research and integration across disciplines
  • Writing a budget and budget justification
  • How to write a biosketch
  • Navigating IRB requirements
  • One-on-one mentoring and grant application review

Who should attend: The workshop will be available to up to 20 participants from GMaP Region 5 which includes AK, WA, OR, Northern CA, HI, American Samoa and Guam. This workshop is geared toward individuals who intend to submit a grant application within a year of attending the workshop. Sessions will focus heavily on strengthening grant applications and one-on-one and small group mentoring. Two weeks prior to the workshop, the individuals who are chosen to attend will be asked to submit specific aims and/or a research question they would like to explore. Submitted aims and research questions will be reviewed by senior investigators and feedback will be provided.

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2018 Public Health Management Certificate Application Period Now Open



Applications are now being accepted for NWCPHP’s 2018 Public Health Management Certificate program.


As the challenge to deliver efficient public health services becomes more pronounced in today’s public health environment, it’s important for managers to possess critical skills in core areas such as budgeting, planning, organizing, and personnel management. NWCPHP is now accepting applications for the 2018 Public Health Management Certificate program to help public health professionals build these important skills to be successful managers in their workplace.

Applications will be accepted through May 31, with early-bird rates available for those who apply by May 1.

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Population Health Training in Place Program (PH-TIPP)


Description: PH-TIPP provides formal training in policy analysis and development as well as program evaluation. During this 1-year, on-the-job professional development opportunity, participants will engage in a training experience using projects from their day-to-day work. PH-TIPP training uses evidence-based approaches to help participants develop and enhance their population health skills and add value to their organizations.

PH-TIPP participants are in leadership and management roles in their organizations. They are physicians, veterinarians, or nurses with a Master of Public Health (MPH) or doctoral-level scientists (PhD or equivalent) with coursework equivalent to a MPH.

Deadline: The application period for the PH-TIPP Class of 2018 is open now through March 16, 2018.

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Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) – Training of Facilitators


When: April 10-12, 2018
Where: Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort
Cost: $495
Description: The Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) curriculum was developed between 1990 and 1994 and has stood the test of time as an effective healing and planning model for tribal communities addressing impacts of historical and inter-generational trauma. Impacts include substance abuse, suicide, meth and other drug use, violence, poverty and more. This training will teach people how to facilitate a GONA for your tribe or agency. Participants will go through the four foundational phases of the GONA – belonging, mastery, interdependence and generosity. A handout packet will be distributed to each participant that can be duplicated for GONA’s that will be implemented in your community.

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Tribal Action Plan Development Workshop: A Tribal Law and Order Act Training Initiative


The U.S. Department of Justice’s National Indian Country Training Initiative (NICTI), together with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), is pleased to announce the Tribal Action Plan Development Workshop: A Tribal Law and Order Act Training Initiative. This workshop will be held May 8-10, 2018, at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Travel and lodging accommodations will be paid for by the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Education. There is no tuition fee.

The Tribal Action Plan (TAP) Training Initiative was established in direct response to the Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010. TAPs support the principle of tribal self-determination and provide tribes the opportunity to take a proactive role in the fight against alcohol and substance misuse in their communities (25 U.S.C. § 2412). This workshop is designed to provide tribes with the tools and guidance to assist in developing a TAP.

The TAP Workshop will be led by experienced faculty and will include sessions focused on: 1) community readiness; 2) resource identification; 3) needs assessment; and 4) strategic plan development. Tribes who are chosen to participate are asked to send a core team of five representatives with responsibility for creating the tribe’s TAP. Suggested disciplines for the Tribal
Coordinating Committee include the following: leadership, behavioral, public or community health; the criminal justice system; and education. Tribes who have participated in a Gathering of Native Americans (GONA) training possess important preparation for the TAP Workshop.

Core Tribal TAP Team members will be required to participate in pre and post workshop technical assistance, attend the entire workshop, and sign a letter of commitment to work with Federal TAP points of contacts and consultants to complete a tribal-specific TAP. Tribes selected to attend the TAP Workshop must adopt a resolution (or legally-equivalent action) to develop and implement a tribal action plan.

Please complete this form for each of your nominees and E-Mail it to the attention of Delores McCarter, Office of Legal Education.

Nominations are due by March 16, 2018.