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Med translators needed ASAP- med mission to Guatemala. Expenses Covered!

July 20, 2007

All/most expenses to be covered!

A surgical mission trip to San Marcos, Guatemala is leaving from July 26th
to August 11th at Hospital de la Familia (a philanthropic group). They are
currently in need of volunteers that can translate medical Spanish for the
trip, especially during physical exams for both adults and ped patients. If
you are able to do that, are available to leave next Thursday, have
passport, and would really like to go, please contact Dr. Christie Ham at with your previous translating experience and interest,
and make sure to leave your cell phone number/contact information. It may
be possible to go for one week, but two weeks will be given preference. The
plane ticket, etc. will be covered by the group. This really sounds like an
amazing experience, I hope that some of you are able to go!

Michael Galvez


34th Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference- July 30-Aug. 1, 2007

June 20, 2007

34th Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference
“Traditions and Technologies: Rural and Public Health Responding to Change”
July 30–August 1, 2007

About the Conference
The longest running rural health conference in the nation, the Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference provides an environment for networking and exchange among professionals and community members for rural Arizona and the southwest. Primary sponsors of the conference are the Rural Health Office at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Arizona Rural Health Association, Inc.

Conference Goals
The conference brings together the spectrum of rural, border and tribal leaders from around the state to address the question— “How have rural, border, and tribal communities used their traditions and technologies to respond to health trends and diverse health issues experienced among their people?” The specific goals of the conference are to:

* Disseminate best practices to prompt thinking about ways to address health issues among diverse population groups and cultures.
* Reflect on the impact of both traditional approaches and new technologies on health systems and services, health education and health promotion, data and communications, and policy development.
* Identify questions and needs for further research, resources, or service development.
* Encourage further conversations and collaboration across all levels of health systems and the public health infrastructure in rural, border and tribal communities.

Intended Audience
Conference attendees are a diverse group and represent many branches of the health sector, including service providers, public health, community health, health policy and education. Expect an audience that will also include individuals at all levels of education—from layperson or student to an advanced professional or academic. The audience will represent cultural diversity, including Hispanic and American Indian cultures.

Health Policy Fellowship- Grad students – Due 7/1/2007

May 19, 2007

TRPI Seeks Applicants for AstraZeneca Health Policy Fellowship The Tomás Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI) is seeking health policy applicants for a 9-month assignment as the TRPI AstraZeneca Health
Policy Fellow.

Over the course of the fellowship, the fellow will complete the following activities:

· Conduct an intensive literature review on the issue of the uninsured
and how it affects the future of Latino and African American

· Interview key stakeholders nationwide about the issue of the
uninsured as it relates to Latino and African American communities.

· Attend and participate in three policy summits.

· Write a white paper addressing the issue of the uninsured at the
conclusion of the summits.

· Develop and write a comprehensive, practical, accessible, policy
report drawing on the full findings of the fellowship. This report
will address one or more key issues pertaining to the uninsured Latino
and African American communities. This report will analyze the issues
in a national context, and provide recommended solutions that can be
implemented by concerned stakeholders.

TRPI is looking to fill this position on or before July 1, 2007.

This fellowship is underwritten with a grant from AstraZeneca.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have completed graduate-level studies (Masters or PhD) in a health-related field with an interest in gaining a better understanding of the uninsured Latino and African American populations in the United States. Candidates must possess excellent writing skills, be able to work well independently, and travel nationally as needed through the course of the fellowship. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Administrative Services Manager. The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

To Apply: Click here to access the USC jobs website and search for this position by its Requisition ID Number, 23585.

All applications must be submitted online through the USC jobs

About TRPI: Founded in 1985, the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI) advances informed policy on key issues affecting Latino communities through objective and timely research contributing to the betterment of the nation. TRPI is an affiliated research unit of the University of Southern California School of Policy, Planning, and Development, and is associated with the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy at Columbia University.


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