We are excited to announce the first annual ARHE Policy Brief Award is now open for submissions. The aim of the award is to encourage and acknowledge the contributions of anthropologists by providing the humanistic side of policy recommendations for responding to health emergencies.
There are two levels for the award (student and professional), both have a $100 award each.
No more than 10 pages
All health emergencies topics are accepted
Must integrate anthropological insights necessary for a successful response effort
From the award website: The SMA’s Anthropological Responses to Health Emergencies Special Interest Group is recognized for rapidly mobilizing a wide range of valuable information resources in response to the emerging COVID-19 pandemic, including a series of highly informative webinars, online background information resources, and an expanded roster of content area specialists ready to share their insights with response partner organizations and affected communities.
We are so honored to be recognized for our Special Interest Group’s work on COVID-19 and for the efforts of everyone involved in the webinars, the calls to action, the workshops, business meetings, and panel presentations that ARHE has sponsored or assisted with since 2016 on Zika, Ebola, Measles, and now COVID-19. Thank you to everyone involved in the Special Interest Group. Thank you to the American Anthropological Association for your recognition of our work and the mission of our Special Interest Group.
Kristin Hedges (Grand Valley State University) Deon Claiborne (Michigan State University) Co-Chairs, Anthropological Responses to Health Emergencies
A couple of differences from recent outputs: we have a new design, and this one is a longer review, not our standard brief format. It explains why home care is important, provides an overview of existing guidance and models for home and community-based care, and provides themed recommendations for guidance and support.
As usual the infographic and translations will follow on the website in the coming days. This is our 10th output, and requests keep coming, so you’ll hear from me in due course.