ACPE Receives 3-Year Henry Luce Foundation Grant to Assess Healthcare Chaplaincy Education

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Cohort 2 Fellows Selected

Congratulations to the eight new Transforming Chaplaincy Research Fellows who will begin their MPH or related degrees this fall. See our list of Cohort 1 & 2 Fellows here.

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Learn about Affiliate Fellowships

Affiliate Fellowships

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Chaplain Research Summer Institute

Are you a chaplain with limited time interested in developing the knowledge and skills that will enable you to undertake simple but important research and quality improvement projects? Our July 2017 Institute is full, but you can check out the Chaplain Research Summer Institute for next year.

ACPE Webinar Series on Strategic Thinking

Advancing Chaplaincy: Learning to Think & Act Strategically. The next webinar: Session 4. Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 2-3 pm EDT
How Strategic Thinking Created the Metro-Dallas Faith and Health Initiative with presenter: Linda Wilkerson, Director, Pastoral Care, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas, TX. Click here for details.

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APC Annual Conference

Join Transforming Chaplaincy directors, advisory members, staff, Fellows and CPE grant recipients at the APC annual meeting in Houston, TX.

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Welcome to the Transforming Chaplaincy: Promoting Research Literacy for Improved Patient Outcomes website. This project, funded by the John Templeton Foundation, aims to better equip healthcare chaplains to use research to guide, evaluate, and advocate for the daily spiritual care they provide patients, family members and colleagues. The project will provide three different research-training opportunities for chaplains over the next four years.

1) Fellowships will pay for two cohorts each of 8 board-certified chaplains to complete a two-year, research-focused Master of Science or Master of Public Health degree in epidemiology, biostatistics or public health at an accredited school of public health. Cohort 1 Fellows started their programs in 2016. Welcome to Cohort 2 Fellows who will begin their degrees this fall. Thank you to all who applied! See our Fellowship page for more details.

2) CPE Curriculum Development grants will be awarded to 70 ACPE-accredited clinical pastoral education (CPE) residency programs to support incorporation of research literacy education in their curricula. 38 Cohort 1 CPE Centers have their programs up and running. Cohort 2 online applications are still available. (CPE Centers that do not have year-long residency programs are also welcome to apply; please see the FAQ’s for more information.) Click here for more information about the CPE Curriculum Development Grants.

3) The first of four free Online Continuing Education sessionsReligion, Spirituality and Health: An Introduction to Research, will be offered this fall. Interest exceeded expectations – registration for Session 1 is closed. Registration for Session 2 will open in November, 2017.  The course is offered at no cost to members of the professional chaplaincy organizations as a way to build evidence-based chaplaincy care. See our Course page for more details.

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