Health Issue Brief Team Members

funding summary

Funds Available: Up to $10,000 per team member
 

Application Deadline: 12 noon (CST) on November 15, 2018. **Deadline extended to 12 noon (CST) on November 19, 2018
 

Funding Timeline:  Health Issue Brief teams will meet January – February 2019
 

Funding Overview: In launching our 2019-2023 Five-Year Plan, AHW is calling for a targeted focus on three priority areas of health need in Wisconsin. Based on specific criteria, an examination of existing data, and stakeholder input, we have selected the following focus areas: Improving heart health, supporting healthy minds, and dismantling cancer.

To build a shared perspective for creating measurable change and meaningful impact within each focus area, we are seeking individuals to join multi-sector teams in examining the current state of each focus area in Wisconsin and producing a final Health Issue Brief that will guide AHW, our governing boards, applicants, and stakeholders.

In alignment with our Community-Academic Partnership Model, each Health Issue Brief team will consist of a multi-sector group of partners with the necessary experience and expertise to provide a clear and comprehensive understanding of each focus area in Wisconsin. The teams are targeted to include at least one representative of each of the following:

  • MCW School of Medicine faculty member with expertise in basic, clinical, population science or translational research related to the focus area

  • MCW School of Medicine faculty member or non-MCW faculty member with expertise in community health research or the social sciences related to the focus area

  • Community-based subject matter expert representing an organization that provides direct service (either health care or social service) related to the focus area

  • Community-based subject matter expert representing a statewide and equity-based perspective related to the focus area

  • Community-based subject matter expert representing a state- and community-level policy perspective related to the focus area

Each team member must submit an individual application and individuals do not need to have additional team members identified to submit an application. Following submission AHW staff and governing boards will select individuals to form a Health Issue Brief team. Each individual team member will be asked to work independently and collaboratively with the larger team during January and February 2019 to produce a final issue brief that will be disseminated by AHW as part of its 2019-2023 Five-Year Plan.

For full details on Health Issue Brief team member qualifications and expectations, please download the invitation.

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  Who can apply?

AHW is seeking to develop three groups of multi-sector partners with the necessary experience and expertise to provide a clear and comprehensive understanding of each AHW focus area in Wisconsin. Multi-sector Health Issue Brief teams are targeted to include at least one representative of each of the following:

  • MCW School of Medicine faculty member with expertise in basic, clinical, population science or translational research related to the focus area

  • MCW School of Medicine faculty member or non-MCW faculty member with expertise in community health research or the social sciences related to the focus area

  • Community-based subject matter expert representing an organization that provides direct service (either health care or social services) related to the focus area

  • Community-based subject matter expert representing a statewide and equity-based perspective related to the focus area

  • Community-based subject matter expert representing a state- and community-level policy perspective related to the focus area

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise working within the selected focus area

  • Demonstrated understanding of addressing the focus area through determinants of health

  • Demonstrated experience conducting and clearly communicating research and scientific information to diverse audiences

  • Demonstrated experience working with multi-sector partnerships

  • Availability to commit up to approximately 40 hours of time to conducting literature reviews and research independently and collaboratively developing the Health Issue Brief, including attendance at a minimum of three in-person meetings, between January 1 and February 28, 2019

  • The highest personal standards of ethical review of proprietary information, maintaining confidentiality, and avoiding any conflict of interest

  • NON-MCW ONLY: An organizational or individual federal tax identification number (EIN)

  • MCW ONLY: Full-time, part-time or full-professional effort status MCW faculty members (considered eligible MCW Principal Investigators - PI) with a primary appointment in the MCW School of Medicine

  What is the timeline for developing each health issue brief?

Health Issue Briefs will be developed during January and February 2019 with the final brief to be completed by February 28, 2019. For a detailed timeline and tentative schedule of meetings, please see the full invitation PDF.

  What is each health brief expected to include?

AHW is seeking to develop a Health Issue Brief for each of its three focus areas – improving heart health, supporting healthy minds, and dismantling cancer – that will help identify the breadth and depth of the topic and guide AHW, its governing boards, applicants, and stakeholders in a shared perspective for creating measurable change and meaningful impact on health outcomes statewide.

Each brief will concentrate on one focus area and will be developed collaboratively by a multi-sector group of Wisconsin-based experts spanning research, education, and community/public health who have prior experience with and a vested interest in addressing the specific focus area.

In each brief, AHW is seeking an environmental scan of the complex health issue alongside an exploration of promising opportunities to address the issue through the lens of the determinants of health, describing the current state of each focus area in Wisconsin. 

For a detailed list of areas for analysis in each issue brief, please see the full invitation PDF.

  How will team members be selected?

All applications will be screened for eligibility and reviewed by AHW using the following criteria:

  • Complete application that adequately responds to all required fields

  • Applicant meets all applicable eligibility criteria

  • Applicant demonstrates strong capacity to serve in at least one of the team roles and adequate experience and expertise related to the focus area and one or more categories of determinants of health

Following receipt of applications and successful completion of technical review, AHW may contact select applicants to schedule a brief phone interview to learn more about the applicant and their experience and answer any questions that may have arisen during review of the application. Interviews will be conducted on an as-needed basis and are expected to occur between November 15, and December 1, 2018.

Final applications will be reviewed by AHW’s governing bodies, the MCW Consortium and REAC, who will jointly make the final team selections for each of the three focus areas. All applicants will be notified of the decision by December 17, 2018.

  How will team members be compensated?

Each team member will be compensated for their time spent in team meetings and conducting individual research and drafting, reviewing, and editing the Health Issue Brief as well as applicable travel expenses to attend the in-person team meetings. Find detailed compensation information in the full application PDF.

  How do I apply?

Please fill out the online form below.

application

Applicants must answer all applicable fields.

Application Contact Information:

1.  Organization: 

2.  Department (if applicable): 

3.  Name: 

4   Phone Number: 

5.  Email: 

6.  Select the focus area that you are applying to work on (select only one area – individuals may apply for multiple areas, but must submit separate applications for each):

Supporting Healthy Minds

Improving Heart Health

Dismantling Cancer

7.  Select the determinants of health within the selected focus area that you would be able to provide a perspective on for the Health Issue Brief (check all that apply):

Biological and genetic factors

Health behaviors and health care factors

Social and economic environmental factors

8.  Select the applicable team role or roles that you are applying to fill for the selected focus area (check all that apply):

MCW School of Medicine faculty member - basic, clinical, or translational research

MCW School of Medicine or non-MCW faculty member - community health research or social sciences

Community based subject matter expert - direct service provider

Community based subject matter expert - statewide and equity-lens

Community based subject matter expert - policy perspective

Other; please describe: 

9.  Describe your background, work experience, and expertise related to the selected focus area and team role(s) (maximum 1,000 characters, including spaces)

10.  Discuss your work experience related to the selected determinants(s) of health (maximum 1,000 characters, including spaces)

11.  Describe your experience developing products similar to the proposed Health Issue Brief and briefly discuss how you would propose approaching the task of researching and developing the Health Issue Brief (maximum 1,000 characters, including spaces)

12.  Describe your experience working with multi-sector teams and briefly discuss how you would propose approaching the task of collaborating with a team to create the final Health Issue Brief (maximum 1,000 characters, including spaces)

Have Questions?

 

We’re here to help. For questions or further information regarding this opportunity, contact Shari Hagedorn at shagedorn@mcw.edu or (414) 955-4350.

   

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