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Weekly Insider 06.05.2009

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 Resources
 
A Portrait of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States, released by the Pew Hispanic Center, finds that unauthorized immigrants in the United States are more geographically spread out than two decades ago and are more likely than legal or United States born residents to live with a spouse and children.

The recently released publication, The Well-Being of Maryland Parents and Their Children: Differences by Income Status and Family Structure
from Child Trends, reports that significant differences exist between low-income families and high-income families as well as single mothers and families headed by two parents.

New from the Center

On Thursday, May 21, 2pm EST the Center is sponsoring a webinar on Understanding the rise in suicide attempts in Latina teens.The webinar will examine the high rate of suicide attempts by adolescent Latinas in the US and what explains it.  The presenter will review research findings, theoretical explanations, and approaches to intervention with the teenagers and their families. To register, click here.


Caring Across Communities
, a multi-site initiative addressing the mental health needs of children of immigrants and refugees, is managed by the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools. With support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 15 sites across the U.S. are developing model mental health programs that engage schools, families, students, mental health agencies and other community organizations to build effective, culturally competent services for children and youth. 
To check out the tools and lessons learned from each site, please click here.


Important Topics

Kidney Stones are Occurring More Often in ChildrenSwine Flu
  • Up-to-date information about H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) can be found at the following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website: http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/

Upcoming Meetings


  • Orlando, FL: National Association of County and City Health Officials 2009 Annual Conference: The New Public Health – Working Across Sectors to Leverage Investment in Communities. July 29-31, 2009. For more information and to register for the event, please visit: http://www.naccho.org/events/nacchoannual2009/
  • Reno, NV: National Association of Pupil Services Administrators 2009 Annual Conference.  October 18-21, 2009.  For more information and to register for the event, please visit: http://www.napsa.com/#

Previously Posted Meetings

  • Washington, DC: What’s Different About Teaching Reading to Students Learning English? May 18-20, 2009. For more information and to register for the event, please visit: http://www.cal.org/services/workshops/
  • Seattle, WA: No Longer a Child, Not Yet an Adult – Ethical Issues in Adolescent Health Care. July 24-25, 2009. For more information and to register for the event, please visit: http://bioethics.seattlechildrens.org/ 

Job opportunities

  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials – Director, Public Health Preparedness (Arlington, VA)
  • iCARE4autism – Early Intervention Service Coordinator (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres – Anesthesiologists, Nurse-Midwives, HIV/AIDS specialists, OB/GYNs
  • Colon Cancer Alliance – Director of Development/Fundraising (Washington, DC)
  • Population Services International – Project Director, Malaria Department (Washington, DC)(Washington, DC)
  • Oakland County Children’s Village, Michigan – General Staff Nurse-Contingent (Waterford, MI)


    Grant Alerts

    Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention – Mentoring Initiative for Foster Care Youth (Deadline: 6/08/09)
    The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is seeking to assist communities in establishing or expanding mentoring and support services for youth in foster care and foster care youth involved in the juvenile justice system.

    Youth Service America and Disney – Disney Mini Grants
    (Deadline: Deadline: 6/15/09)
    Youth Service America and Disney are seeking to fund children’s efforts to improve their communities. The Disney Mini Grants are for youth or the organizations that engage them, to implement youth-led service projects focusing on the following community issues: sustainable community development, poverty, education, hunger, sustainable community development, environment, and disaster prevention and relief. The projects should take place between September and November 2009.

    The Palmer Foundation – Youth Empowerment Grants (Wisconsin, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, DC) (Deadline: 7/31/09)
    The Palmer Foundation seeks to empower young people to reach their potential to become responsible contributors to their families and communities. The Foundation is accepting letters of intent for projects that work to empower youth between the ages of 0 to 25 years.

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Street Outreach Program (Deadline: 6/8/09)
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families administers the Street Outreach Program to enable programs to assist young people in relocating from the streets to stable housing situations and in making healthy choices regarding residence and behavior.

    Citizens Bank Foundation – Charitable Grants (CT, DE, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI and VT) (Deadline: Rolling)
    The Citizens Bank Foundation Charitable Grants Program supports projects that 1) promote affordable housing; 2) encourage the development of innovative responses to basic human needs; 3) encourage community-based services targeted to low – and moderate-income families and individuals; and 4) promote new ways to address issues of economic self-sufficiency.

    Allstate Foundation – Safe Communities, Economic Empowerment and Tolerance Grants (Deadline: Rolling)    
    The Allstate Foundation supports national and local programs in the following focus areas: 1) Safe and vital communities; 2) Economic empowerment; and 3) Tolerance, inclusion and diversity.

    New Resources

    A Portrait of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States, released by the Pew Hispanic Center, finds that unauthorized immigrants in the United States are more geographically spread out than two decades ago and are more likely than legal or United States born residents to live with a spouse and children. Also, 73 percent of the children born to unauthorized immigrants were born in the United States and are therefore citizens. Interestingly, children, both unauthorized and US citizens, make up 6.8 percent of the student population in elementary and secondary schools. This report is helpful to identify determinants of health for immigrant populations, including children of immigrants. 

    The recently released publication, The Well-Being of Maryland Parents and Their Children: Differences by Income Status and Family Structure from Child Trends, reports that significant differences exist between low-income families and high-income families as well as single mothers and families headed by two parents in terms of five different indicators: parent characteristics and well-being, parenting and family processes, child’s environment, child’s activities, and child’s health and well-being. Low-income families headed by single mothers were more than three times as likely to be in poor physical health than a parent from a two-parent household. Children born to low-income families participated in a team, club or activity 71 percent of the time compared to 92 percent of children born to high-income families. Similarly, 55 percent of low-income children participated in community service activities compared to 80 percent of the high-income children. While more results are analyzed in the report, these data show how family income and structure influence indicators for parental well-being, child’s environment, and child’s health in Maryland.
     

    Job opportunities

    Association of State and Territorial Health Officials – Director, Public Health Preparedness  (Arlington, VA)
    The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials is seeking a Director for Public Health Preparedness to assist members and partners in improving the Nation’s state of public health readiness. Responsibilities include reporting to the Senior Director for Public Health Preparedness and assisting the other members of the Executive and Senior Management Teams to improve readiness. For more information and to apply to this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/if/i/en/av/Job/335685-74


    iCARE4autism – Early Intervention Service Coordinator  (Brooklyn, NY)
    iCARE4autism is seeking an Early Intervention Service Coordinator  to help assist parents in the process of getting their children evaluated, ensure that ongoing services are set up, and that children are prepared for their transition into the public school system. For more information and to apply to this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/if/i/en/av/Job/335588-177

    Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres – Anesthesiologists, Nurse-Midwives, HIV/AIDS specialists, OB/GYNs  (New York, NY)
    Doctors Without Borders is seeking field staff to help provide aid to people suffering from violence, neglect, or catastrophes. Each medical professional will perform activities meeting their qualifications, but all will be responsible for program management, training, and direct patient care. For more information and to apply to this position, please visit http://www.idealist.org/if/i/en/av/Job/335578-207

    Colon Cancer Alliance – Director of Development/Fundraising  (Washington, DC)
    The Colon Cancer Alliance is seeking a Director of Development who will serve as the chief fundraiser. Responsibilities include overseeing and managing the overall development activities, developing and cultivating donors, and implementing strategic fundraising plans. For more information and to apply to this position, please visit http://www.opportunityknocks.org/jobseekerx/ViewJob.asp?CJID=27262&AccountNo=223677

    Population Services International – Project Director, Malaria Department  (Washington, DC)
    Population Services International is seeking a Project Director. Responsibilities include overseeing the design and implementation of multi-country, comprehensive projects in partnership with USAID, USAID partners, National Malaria Control programs and other global partners. This position requires effective collaboration with all key partners, coordination of prevention experts, and supervision of core staff. For more information and to apply to this position, please visit  http://www.publichealthjobs.net/search/detail.cfm?jobID=8079

    Oakland County Children’s Village, Michigan – General Staff Nurse-Contingent  (Waterford, MI)
    Oakland County Children’s Village is seeking a Nurse to perform nursing care activities for the juvenile residents. Responsibilities include performing health care assessments on assigned patients, observing patient conditions, and reporting changes or reactions. For more information and to apply to this position, please visit http://cfusion.sph.emory.edu/PHEC/phec.cfm [Search title name “General Staff Nurse-Contingent”]