The CPHI Digest
January 5, 2016
CPHI Events



Behavioral Economics: How People Process Information & Make Decisions

Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, founding Director of the Center for Health
Incentives and Behavioral Economics at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI CHIBE), Director of the NIH-funded Penn CMU Roybal P30 Center in Behavioral Economics and Health, Vice Chairman for Health Policy for the Department of Medical Ethics and Policy, and a Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Health Care Management at the Wharton School

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 from  12:00 pm  to 1:30 pm
ARCH 208 Auditorium, 3602 Locust Walk

6th Annual 
Community Driven Research Day

This Year's Theme: 
Health & Safety Across the  Lifespan

February 3, 2016
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of Pennsylvania

Community-Driven Research Day (CDRD) encourages collaboration between researchers and community-based organizations (CBOs)/community groups who have research questions that they are interested in answering about evaluating a program's impact on healthy neighborhoods. Through an interactive poster session, CBOs and community groups will highlight their research questions to program participants who will include area non-profits, community groups, public sector partners, and researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, The University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Drexel University, Jefferson University and other local academic institutions. CBOs, community groups, academic researchers, and students will be able to meet and discuss potential, mutually-beneficial collaborations. 


Please visit the CDRD  website  for more information
Other Public Health Events

Wednesday, January 13, 2016; 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Understanding Women's Sexuality at Mid Life and Beyond
Location: Webinar 
Sex and sexuality are human needs that evolve and change over the lifecycle and are contributing factors to our quality of life and sense of well-being. This webinar will inform public health professionals of how important intimacy and expressing sexuality is for older individuals, as well as how best to share this information with clients and patients.  Register here.

January 15 - 17, 2016
UAID Annual Symposium: Community Empowerment & Health Policy
Location: University of Maryland, College Park
Attend the United Against Inequities in Disease (UAID) annual symposium, which empowers students and communities across the country to eliminate health inequities. Read more.

Monday, January 25, 2016; 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Achieving Global Health Equity: What Will It Take?
Location: Jefferson Alumni Hall Atrium, 1020 Locust Street
Join the discussion with Dr. Michelle Morse, Partner in Health's Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Haiti, as she speaks about her work in the field and answers questions about building health systems abroad. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016; 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Senior Health and Housing Regional Forum in Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, 642 N Broad Street, Phila, PA 19130
Please join the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging  to sponsor a regional forum soliciting ideas and best practices from practitioners to support aging in place.

Monday, February 15, 2016 - DEADLINE
Call for Submissions: The College of Physicians of Philadelphia's Section on Public Health & Preventive Medicine's 3rd Annual Public Health Day Symposium
Location: Philadelphia, PA
As a public health professional, you are invited to submit a proposal for presentation at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia's Section on Public Health & Preventive Medicine's Third Annual Public Health Day Symposium to be held at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia on  Monday, April 4, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Read more.

Friday, February 19, 2016 - DEADLINE
Location: Philadelphia, PA
CityMatCH Invites You To Submit Abstracts For Oral And Poster Presentation In Two Tracks: Scientific Research & Data Or Program & Policy. Share Your Successes, Research, Results, And Lessons Learned With National And Global Audiences. Connect With 600+ MCH Epidemiology Professionals And Urban Public Health Leaders.   Read more.
CPHI Fellows in the News



Senior Fellow Frances Shofer finds that the presence of medical students in the Emergency Department does not slow patient care.






Senior Fellow Alison Buttenheim discusses the importance of paying attention to children with vaccine exemptions. 






Senior Fellow Douglas Wiebe observes that the risk of being assaulted is higher in areas with higher rates of truancy, vacancies, violence, and vandalism. 





Associate Fellow Haley Germack discovers lower patient satisfaction ratings in hospitals that employ more nurses trained abroad.





Want to become a CPHI Fellow?
CPHI welcomes new voices and representations from various sectors related to health. 
To become a Fellow, please visit our website and apply!
Innovations & Resources in the Field

Dr. Nadia Dowshen and colleagues of CHOP's PolicyLab authored an "Evidence to Action" brief providing guidance to policy  makers, practitioners, and administrators on providing competent, compassionate care to gender non-conforming children and adolescents. Read the brief here.

Karen Hudson, MSW, LSW, was featured on TODAY's "Pay It Forward" series. Hudson, a lecturer at the School of Social Policy & Practice, is recognized locally and nationally for being a passionate advocate dedicated to eliminating health disparities among children and families experiencing homelessness. For the past 15 years, she has helped run the Homeless Health Initiative, a program operated by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Watch the touching tribute here.
Public Health Job & Fellowship Opportunities

Research Scientist II - Adolescent Med
Philadelphia, PA
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute is seeking an epidemiologist or demographer with a doctoral degree and strong statistical background to work under the mentorship of an established principal investigator (PI) to direct research in the area of adolescent reproductive health.  Read more.

Research Coordinator
Philadelphia, PA
The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) seeks a Research Coordinator to oversee patient recruitment, analyze interviews, perform data collection, and manage projects as necessary.    Read more.  

Public Health Nurse
Philadelphia, PA
The Health Intervention Program of the Health Promotion Council is currently hiring for a Public Health Nurse position. This unique position is perfect for a nurse who is interested in community health and supporting families with children with special health care needs. 
Special Projects Officer
Philadelphia, PA
The Health Promotion Council seeks a Special Projects Officer to provide broad strategic oversight and leadership for multiple community health programs, and work with the Senior Director, Strategic Development, to coordinate HPC and HPS grants management activities and fundraising activities. Read more.

Public Health Preparedness Planner
Bucks County, PA
The Bucks County Department of Health seeks a candidate to assist with the planning and response efforts of the Public Health Preparedness Program. Read more.

Pediatric Injury Research Training Program Opportunity
Seattle, Washington
The Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center and the University of Washington is offering post-doctoral training in Pediatric Injury Research, with positions available for summer/fall, 2016. The goal of this training program is to prepare US investigators to specialize in pediatric injury research and develop productive academic scientists and scholars in this field. Read more.
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