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Judene Bartley Advocacy in Action Scholarship

The Judene Bartley Advocacy in Action Scholarship established by APIC and SHEA to enhance training and application of public policy advocacy skills of outstanding members of the respective societies. The overall goal is to cultivate and sustain public policy skill development among rising leaders in infection prevention and healthcare epidemiology, and to thereby advance the expertise of this professional field in policy development.

APIC and SHEA established this scholarship in the memory of Judene M. Bartley, MS, MPH, CIC, a teacher, researcher, and passionate advocate in the field who dedicated her career to improving the delivery of healthcare through infection prevention and advancing the science of patient safety and quality improvement. Ms. Bartley was a dedicated member of APIC and SHEA and served as an essential voice in both organizations' policy positions, as well as a tireless advocate for collaboration in science and practice.  Up to 2 awardees of the Judene Bartley Advocacy in Action Scholarship (one selected by each organization) will receive a scholarship of $1,500 to support attendance at a conference, training course, or academic course aimed at developing skill in advocacy strategies and widening the attendee's knowledge of legislative and regulatory policy issues affecting the field of infection prevention and/or hospital epidemiology. Recipients should consider applying to be a volunteer for the respective organization's policy committee to continue to participate in the policy process.

To apply, please submit:

  • CV
  • A concise description of your prior involvement in public policy initiatives that involve advocacy for infection prevention and/or hospital epidemiology.
  • A letter of no more than one page describing how you will benefit from additional training made possible by the scholarship and your intended use of scholarship funds e.g. attendance at conference held by APIC, SHEA, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), American Public Health Association (APHA),The Nurse  In Washington Internship (NIWI), The Joint Commission (TJC), the National Quality Forum (NQF), the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI); participation in an academic or executive course in public policy, etc…
  • A letter of reference from a colleague who is a member of APIC and/or SHEA outlining their support for your application.
  • A letter from a mentor outlining your qualifications.

Submit all of the above to the following: and mark the subject line as "Scholarship Submission"
Deadline for applications:  November 21, 2014

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