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Weekly Insider 26.06.2007

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.




New this month at the Center

  • June/July E-journal
    -- Tobacco Still Biggest Health Threat for Kids
    -- School Wellness Policies and the Fight on Childhood Obesity
    --'Connecting with the Younger Demographic' Digital Food Ads Target Children, Teens
    -- It's Effective, But Is It Safe? Debating FDA's Rules on Drugs

  • The National Association of School Nurses and the National Assembly on School-Based Health Care both convened at the end of June, with NASN meeting in Nashville and NASBHC meeting here in DC. Like other exhibitors, we split our team and time between the two events. Both were spectacular! Many thanks to all the school nurses who stopped by our booth in to speak with Elizabeth Hart (see photo) and Theresa Chapman. Next week -- photos of our friends and colleagues at the National Assembly on School-Based Health Care conference.


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Important topics

Summer can be a busy travel season. Here are some tips to help keep your kids safe on vacation

As you prepare to celebrate Independence Day tomorrow, here are some tips to help keep everyone safe around fireworks.

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Upcoming meetings

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Previously posted meetings

  • Baltimore, MD: The Healthy Teen Network "On Their Turf: Creative Approaches to Supporting Teens and Young Families" Conference. November 14-16, 2007. For more information please visit
    http://healthyteenconference.org/generalinfo.aspx

  • New York, NY: American Education Research Association Annual Meeting. March 24-28, 2008. For more information please visit
    http://www.aera.net/

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Job opportunities

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Grant alerts

This week’s alerts include two federal grants related to parenting capacities and health outcomes and two related to women’s health. Please read each alert carefully as deadlines and requirements differ.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services -- Parenting Capacities and Health Outcomes in Youths and Adolescents Grant Programs (R21 and R01)  (Deadlines: 10/16/07 (R21) and 11/05/07 (R01))
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is accepting applications for its Parenting Capacities and Health Outcomes in Youths and Adolescents grant program. The purpose of the program is to increase parent capacities and reduce, eliminate, or prevent one or more high-risk health behaviors or poor health habits in youth and adolescent children by supporting projects that target two or more ineffective parenting practices or behaviors and two or more youth/adolescent high-risk behaviors.

Federal Research Grants for Advancing Novel Science in Women's Health Research (R03 and R21)  (Deadline: 10/16/07)
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is accepting applications for its Advancing Novel Science in Women's Health Research grant program. The purpose of the program is to support women's health research involving lifespan, sex/gender determinants, health disparities/differences and diversity, or interdisciplinary research.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services -- Translational Research in Eating Disorders (R01)  (Deadline: 11/05/07)
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is accepting applications for its Translational Research in Eating Disorders (R01) grant program. The purpose of the program is to support projects that study the etiology and pathogenesis of eating disorders, particularly studies that involve: 1) behavioral, cognitive, developmental, and psychosocial aspects of eating disorders in youth and young adults; 2) nutrition, growth, and bone density; 3) preventive interventions and effective treatments in both subclinical and clinical populations of youth and young adults with eating disorders; and 4) the relationships between eating disorders and other health risk behaviors such as substance abuse, self-injurious behavior, and suicide.

The Case Foundation -- Make it Your Own™ Award  (Deadline: 8/08/07)
The Case Foundation is accepting applications for its Make it Your Own™ Award program. The purpose of the program is to support projects that empower civic engagement through a citizen-centered approach, including creating long-term public meeting spaces and approaches that complement existing community problem-solving, democratic governance, service, and civic engagement programs.

Youth Service America and Walt Disney Company -- Disney Minnie  (Deadline: 8/30/07)
The Youth Service America and Walt Disney Company are accepting applications for the Disney Minnie Grants program. The purpose of the program is to support youth (ages 5-14)-led service projects focused on the environment, disaster relief, public health and awareness, community education, hunger, literacy, or any issue that youth identify as a community need.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation -- Tobacco Policy Change Grant Program  (Deadline: 9/14/07)
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is accepting applications for its Tobacco Policy Change grant program to support projects that advocate for effective, sustainable policies that decrease tobacco use and exposure.

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Job opportunities

Asian American Recovery Services -- Vietnamese speaking Mental Health Clinician (San Jose and Milpitas, CA)
The Mental Health Clinician will perform on-site and school-based mental health assessments and design individual treatment plans for Vietnamese-speaking adolescents. He or she will also conduct individual, group and family therapy sessions and participate in outreach activities to the local Vietnamese community. To apply for this position please send a resume and a letter of interest to Asian American Recovery Services, Inc., Attn: Lien Cao, Manager of Youth Services, 1340 Tully Road, Suite 304, San Jose, CA 95122 or email materials to lcao@aars-inc.org.

Brookline Community Mental Health Center -- Child Mental Health Clinician (Brookline, MA)
The Child Mental Health Clinician will provide fee-for-service mental health evaluation and psychotherapy services to children, adults and families. The person in this position will work for approximately 6-8 hours each week in a school-based mental health setting in addition to time at the Brookline Community Mental Health Center. For information and to apply for this position please visit http://www.idealist.org/if/idealist/en/SiteIndex/AssetViewer/view?asset=Job
&asset-id=227860-304&keywords=brookline&keywords=community&sid=98212353-292-sCE

HealthCorps -- Research Coordinator (New York, NY)
The Research Coordinator will be responsible for supervising a research project studying the effect of in- and after-school health-related seminar sessions for students. He or she will be evaluating the efficacy of these sessions about diet, nutrition and exercise, childhood obesity, self-esteem and physical fitness. For more information and to apply for this position please visit http://www.idealist.org/if/idealist/en/SiteIndex/AssetViewer/view?
asset=Job&asset-id=227947-262&keywords=healthcorps&sid=98212353-292-sCE.

Asian Community Mental Health Services -- Alcohol and Other Drug Youth Counselor (Oakland, CA)
The Alcohol and Other Drug Youth Counselor will provide drug treatment services to youth in clinical and school-based settings. He or she must have experience working with youth in a drug treatment or school-based capacity and be able to provide cultural competency guidance to other providers. For more information and to apply for this position please visit http://www.acmhs.org/counselor_aod.htm

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development -- Manager, Healthy School Communities (Alexandria, VA)
The Manager will supervise the implementation and operation of the Healthy School Communities program including budgeting, participation in public awareness events, products and publications review, and data collection and evaluation tool development. The person in this position must have experience with school reform issues. For more information and to apply for this position please visit http://www.ascd.org/portal/site/ascd/menuitem.9119632e6826027adeb3ffdb62108a0c/
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