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Weekly Insider 12.06.2007

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
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  • InFocus: Adolescents and STDs
    www.healthinschools.org/focus/2007/no1.htm

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New resource

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Important topic

June 24-30 is Lightning Safety Awareness Week. We have also included other summer weather safety resources.

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Upcoming meetings

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Previously posted meetings

Job opportunities

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New resource

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse Within Youth-Serving Organizations: Getting Started on Policies and Procedures was highlighted in this week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This guide is designed to provide adults working with children in the community with a framework for preventing and addressing child sexual abuse in organizations providing youth services. To access the guide, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/dvp/PreventingChildSexualAbuse.pdf#page=1.

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Job opportunities 

New Mexico Department of Health -- Child Health Program Manager (Santa Fe, NM)
The Child Health Program Manager will coordinate grant-funded activities that apply child health principles to projects serving children from birth to age 12. He or she will work within the Family Health Bureau and will administer the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Grant, including budget and contracts activities. To apply for this position please contact Emelda Martinez at emelda.martinez@state.nm.us.

Urban Health Plan, Inc. -- School Health Support Service Program Coordinator (Bronx, NY)
The School Health Support Service Program Coordinator will work with the Director of Health Education to coordinate and implement support services for the city’s school-based health centers. He or she will promote the enrollment and training goals of the New York State Department of Health. For more information please visit http://www.idealist.org/if/idealist/en/SiteIndex/AssetViewer/view?asset=Job&asset
-id=225646-160&keywords=School&keywor
ds=Health&keywords=Support&keywords=Service
&keywords=Program&keywords=Coordinator&sid=96054244-263-KGU

Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families -- Mental Health Coordinator (New York, NY)
The Mental Health Coordinator will assist the Director of Health and Mental Health Services to implement clinically-based mental health programs that meet the requirements of the Agency. These programs will include mental health services for both children and their families. For more information please visit http://www.idealist.org/if/idealist/en/SiteIndex/AssetViewer/view?asset=Job
&asset-id=226124-92&keywords=child&keywords=health&sid=96704420-142-QiI


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Grant alerts 

Mid-Iowa Health Foundation -- Community Response Grant (Central Iowa) (Deadline: 10/01/07)
The Mid-Iowa Health Foundation is accepting applications for its Community Response Grant program. The purpose of the program is to support projects that address community healthcare safety net systems, preventive health services, childhood obesity/healthy weight, mental health, or oral health.

Verizon Foundation -- Grants for Nonprofits (Deadline:11/30/07)
The Verizon Foundation supports projects by nonprofit organizations that focus on education, literacy, domestic violence prevention, or technology for healthcare and healthcare accessibility.

Northwest Health Foundation -- Helping Hands Small Grants (Northwest) (Deadline: Rolling)
The Northwest Health Foundation is accepting applications for its Helping Hands Small Grants program. The purpose of the program is to support small projects, particularly one-time costs such as essential equipment, professional training for staff, technical assistance, or program evaluation; but also efforts to improve efficiency of operations, such as through technology upgrades, board development, or business and strategic planning.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services -- Compassion Capital Fund Communities Empowering Youth Program (Deadline: 7/10/07)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is accepting applications for its Compassion Capital Fund Communities Empowering Youth Program. The purpose of this program is to enable experienced organizations that focus on meeting the needs of disadvantaged youth to provide training and technical assistance to its faith-based and/or community partners in leadership, organizational, and program development, and community enhancement.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services -- Community Partnerships to Eliminate Health Disparities Demonstration Grant (Deadline: 7/11/07)
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is accepting applications for its Community Partnerships to Eliminate Health Disparities Demonstration Grant Program. The purpose of the program is to support projects that improve the health status of minority populations through emphasizing prevention.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services -- State Partnership Grant Program to Improve Minority Health (Deadline: 7/11/07)
The Department of Health and Human Services is accepting applications for its State Partnership Grant Program to Improve Minority Health. The purpose of the program is to support projects run by state and territorial offices of minority health that improve minority health and eliminate health disparities in the areas of asthma, CVD/heart disease and stroke, adult immunization, infant mortality, mental health, and obesity/overweight.


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New alerts

HHS Sets $81 Million for Family Planning in 2008 
The Office of Population Affairs in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced yesterday that it expects to make approximately $81.1 million available for Title X family planning grants to public or nonprofit agencies in 21 specified states or population areas in fiscal year 2008. As in previous years, the grants may not be used for programs in which abortion is a method of family planning, and grantees must provide counseling to minors on how to resist efforts to coerce them into sexual activities.

Kellogg Says It Will Market Only Nutritious Food to Children 
The Kellogg Company said today it is changing "what and how" it markets to children between the ages of six and twelve, using "nutrient criteria" that set an upper threshold per serving of no more than 200 calories, 2 grams of saturated fat, zero grams of trans fat, 230 milligrams of sodium, and 12 grams of sugar. The new criteria will apply to advertising on TV, radio, and the Internet, as well as in print, and will include in-school marketing, the company said.

HHS Steps Up Domestic Influenza Vaccine Production 
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said today it has awarded contracts to two U.S. manufacturers to retrofit their influenza vaccine manufacturing facilities and set up "warm-base" operations in which the factories will be active year-round.

NY Awards $13 Million in SBHC Grants 
New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer announced today that the state is awarding $13.2 million in grants to health care institutions that have agreed to sponsor health centers in schools. "School-based clinics are an innovative way of ensuring that children receive quality health care," Spitzer said. "These clinics provide easy access to health care professionals for checkups and treatment without missing classes and without parents needing time off from work.