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Weekly InsiderFebruary 22, 2012

The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools Weekly Insider is a web-enhanced newsletter that offers news alerts, grant announcements and general web site updates delivered directly to your email box on a weekly basis. The Center is located at the School of Public Health and Health Services at The George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.



Grant Alerts

Dannon Company—Next Generation Nutrition Grants  (Deadline: 3/30/12)
The purpose of this funding is to support healthy eating habits among children in each of the communities where a Dannon facility is located. 

American Nurses Foundation—Nursing Research Grants Program  (Deadline: 5/1/12)
Grants are available for nursing research in various areas including health disparities, AIDS care, psychiatric/mental health nursing, school nursing, and pediatric nursing.

American Rays Baseball Foundation—Community Fund Grant Program (Tampa, FL) (Deadline: 3/1/12)
The Rays Community Fund Grant Program provides assistance to nonprofits in the Tampa Bay region.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—Public Health Services and Systems Research (Deadline: 3/6/12)
The purpose of this funding is to support efforts to produce evidence that can inform public health practice and policy decisions by comparing systems with change in organizational structures, legal infrastructure, financing mechanisms, and service delivery strategies to systems without changes.

MetLife Foundation & the Local Initiatives Support Corporation—Community-Police Partnership Awards (Deadline: 3/11/12)
Grants will be awarded in the following two categories: Neighborhood Revitalization Awards and Special Strategy Awards.

Health Resources & Services Administration—Child and Adolescent Injury and Violence Prevention Grants (Deadline: 3/14/12)
The purpose of this funding is to elevate focus on and commitment to the protection of infants, children and adolescents from injuries and violence, to improve the capacity of HRSA-funded health and safety services, and to improve the health and safety status of infants, children and adolescents.

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Recent Favorites: Lauren

Lauren Suggests...

“As we near the end of National School-Based Health Care month, I think it is important for public health professionals to remember issues are multifaceted. I am including information on two pieces of media addressing disparate populations.”

  • “Race to Nowhere”



    “The discourse in education centers on underperforming schools, dropout rates, and poor academic instruction. Race to Nowhere is a thoughtful documentary highlighting another side of education: the pressure on children to achieve at the price of their mental health. While the movie does not have the same emotional impact as Waiting for Superman, it is worth the time to watch and consider the issues.”
  • Walter HJ, Gouze K, Cicchetti C, et al. A pilot demonstration of comprehensive mental health services in inner-city public schools. J Sch Health. 2011;81(4):185-93. Doi:10.1111/j.1746-1561.2010.00578.x.
    “An interesting article about meeting the mental health needs of children in underserved communities through a school-wide intervention model. The article describes implementing PBIS services in two communities and discusses the resulting positive impact on student mental health.”


Center Resources

  • School-Based Health Centers: A Select Bibliography  Updated January 2012

  • A November 2011 Health Affairs article by Center staff Donna Behrens & Julia Lear asks why dental care is out of reach for many kids and how in-school care can help. Visit our homepage for access to the full article.

  • The Impacts of School-Based Behavioral and Emotional Health Interventions on Educational Performance is an annotated bibliography that describes recent rigorous research from peer-reviewed literature. Visit our Spotlight section to view the full document.


  • View additional Tools & Resources


    Important Topic

    Flu & Infectious Disease in School


    New Resources

    Basic Facts About Low-income Children, 2010, newly-released fact sheets from the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) based at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, reveal some surprising truths about poverty in America. By the sheer numbers, and contrary to some common stereotypes about the country’s poor, America has more white children living in low-income families than any other race. However, black and Hispanic children in total are more likely to live in low-income families than white children.

    Medicaid.gov, The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) recently launched the first federal government website dedicated to Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) policies. The site includes features valuable to states, the health policy community and other stakeholders such as: federal policy guidance, lists of pending and approved waivers, highlights of Affordable Care Act implementation efforts, state-specific information and data, and search capabilities.

    America’s Oral Health Care Access Crisis, a PBS NewsHour Series report discusses the nation’s oral health care access crisis, as well as a potential solution that is bringing everyday oral health care to thousands of children and families in remote villages in Alaska. This approach relies on a new kind of mid-level provider—often called a dental therapist or registered or licensed dental practitioner—who works as part of a dentist-led team to bring routine oral health care to underserved communities.


    Job Opportunities

    National Academy for State Health Policy—Program Director (Washington, DC)
    The National Academy for State Health Policy is currently seeking a full-time Coverage, Access and Health Reform Program Director. Responsibilities of the position include implementing initiatives related to advancing state policies and practices to provide coverage, especially for children, planning projects consistent with funder interests, and developing relationships with both private and public funders. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in health policy or related field, at least ten years of relevant experience, a substantial knowledge of state health policy, and availability for occasional out-of-state travel. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.nashp.org/content/program-director-children%E2%80%99s-health-coverage-washington-dc

    Chittenden Central Supervisory Union—Substitute School Nurses (Essex Junction, VT)
    The Chittenden Central Supervisory Union is currently seeking substitute on-call school nurses to work as needed during the school day. Responsibilities of the position include maintaining as fully as possible the established routines and procedures as prepared by the regular school nurse, overseeing students that report to the school nurse, and reporting the day’s activities and events at the conclusion of each day/period. Qualifications for the position include a valid Registered Nursing license in the state of Vermont, at least two years of relevant experience and a Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=33279

    Family Voices—Executive Director (Albuquerque, NM)
    Family Voices, a nonprofit organization focused on achieving family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs or disabilities, is currently seeking a full-time Executive Director. Responsibilities of the position include providing information to assist the Board of Directors in the decision-making and governance process, raising charitable contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations, increasing public awareness of the organization and serving as its main spokesperson and advocate, and leading efforts to create new partnerships and collaborations with other organizations to advance the Family Voices mission. Qualifications for the position include having a family member with special health care needs or disabilities, a Master’s Degree in public administration, nonprofit management, social sciences or related field, at least eight years of senior management experience, and knowledge of federal policies, grant compliance, and federal fiscal management guidelines. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/N6P2GSX3hKMD/

    Lamoille South Supervisory Union—School Nurse Assistant (Morrisville, VT)
    The Lamoille South Supervisory Union is currently seeking a part-time School Nurse Assistant for the People’s Academy/People’s Academy Middle Level. Responsibilities of the position include assisting the school nurse in promoting health and safety in the school environment. Qualifications for the position include citizeship, residency or a work VISA in the U.S. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=66360

    Playworks— Silicon Valley Executive Director (Campbell, CA)
    Playworks is currently seeking a full-time Executive Director for the organization’s Silicon Valley area. Responsibilities of the position include maintaining financial stability and growth, increasing the number of school partnerships, ensuring a wide array of professional development opportunities for team members, and working closely with community volunteers to promote greater community involvement. Qualifications of the position include a Bachelor’s Degree, at least five years of experience as a successful leader in the nonprofit sector, and knowledge of the cultural landscape of Silicon Valley and surrounding communities. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/ct6XT6WCfHSP/

    People’s Preparatory Charter School—School Nurse (Newark, NJ)
    The People’s Preparatory Charter School is currently seeking a full-time School Nurse. Responsibilities of the position include developing and maintaining a complete file of each student’s health records, dispensing prescribed medications, initiating contact with families or alternate contact persons in the event of medical emergencies, and writing and teaching a health course, including information on wellness, nutrition, and fitness. Qualifications of the position include a valid School Nurse certificate for the state of New Jersey and a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/PW3zftCxG8jd/


    Upcoming Meetings

    Webinar: School-Based Health Centers & Oral Health. February 29, 2012, 3:00-4:00 PM EST. For more information about this event, please visit: https://www.kintera.org/AutoGen/Register/Register.asp?ievent=1016110&en=etLMLXOKLcKQK3NDLiKXKcOYIqK0IbMQIkLRI1OFLdIZKmL

    San Francisco, CA: Community Schools National Forum. May 9-12, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.communityschools.org/

    Orlando, FL: 2012 Georgetown Training Institutes. July 25-29, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://gucchdtacenter.georgetown.edu/Activities/TrainingInstitutes/index.html


    Previously Posted Meetings

    Philadelphia, PA: National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention. February 21-24, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.nasponline.org/conventions/2012/index.aspx

    Nashville, TN: Forum for Youth Investment/ Ready by 21 National Meeting. April 17-19, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.readyby21.org/events/2012-ready-21-national-meeting

    Albuquerque, NM: National School-Based Health Care Convention. June 24-27, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.nasbhc.org/site/c.ckLQKbOVLkK6E/b.7854799/k.29E9/Convention.htm