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Weekly Insider 15.05.2007

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.




Important topic  

May is Clean Air Month

Planning a Memorial Day Barbeque? Here are some safety tips:

Upcoming meetings 

Previously posted meetings 

Grant alerts

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services -- 2007 Innovation in Prevention Awards  (Deadline: 6/29/07)
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is accepting applications for its 2007 Innovation in Prevention Awards program. The purpose of this program is to identify and celebrate organizations that have implemented innovative and creative chronic disease prevention and health promotion programs.

Gates Family Foundation -- Well-being of Children, Youth, and Families Grants (Colorado)  (Deadline: 7/01/07)
The Gates Family Foundation is accepting applications for its Well-being of Children, Youth and Families Grant program. The purpose of this program is to support Colorado-based projects and organizations addressing the issue of obesity among children and youth.

Ober, Kaler, Grimes Shriver -- Ober/Kaler Community Grants Program (Baltimore, MD & Washington, DC)  (Deadline: 8/03/07)
The law firm of Ober, Kaler, Grimes & Shriver is accepting applications for its Community Grants Program. The purpose of this program is to support organizations that focus on improving lives of disadvantaged children in the Baltimore City or Washington DC area.

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine -- Golden Carrot Awards  (Deadline: 6/11/07)
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is accepting nominations for its Golden Carrot Awards program. The purpose of the program is to recognize school food professionals and their programs that offer a diversity of healthy food options to school children.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency -- Healthful Homes/Healthful Schools Grants  (Deadline: 6/15/07)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting applications for its Healthful Homes/Healthful Schools Grants program. The purpose of the program is to support projects that work to reduce environmental triggers for asthma in children at their homes/schools through avenues such as education about environmental tobacco smoke or exhaust from school buses.

National Institutes of Health -- Secondary Data Analyses Based on the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development  (Deadline: 6/16/07, Cycle II)
The National Institutes of Health is accepting applications for its Secondary Data Analyses Based on the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development grant program. The purpose of the program is to support use by scientists, psychologists, sociologists, economists, statisticians, educators, policy makers, and physician scientists of the data collected by the NICHD in their Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development in further investigations on family, child care, school, and child development.


News alerts

Bills Could Fund Health Care in Community Schools 
Bills introduced in the U.S. House and Senate yesterday would amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to authorize federal funds for "full-service community schools," which are defined as schools that provide services, which could include health care, at school sites, in cooperation with community agencies.

Scientists Report on Search for HIV Vaccine  
Vaccines typically work by mimicking the effects of natural exposure to a specific microbe, which stimulates the immune system to recognize that microbe and protect the human body from it if it reappears. But current HIV vaccine candidates are not working that way, said top scientists at the National Institutes of Health.

Parents Need Not Have Lawyers in IDEA Cases  
The United States Supreme Court ruled today that parents may prosecute an IDEA claim in federal court on their own behalf and without hiring a lawyer, in cases involving disputes between parents and a school system on what constitutes free, appropriate public education for a child with disabilities. The Supreme Court thereby overruled a lower federal court that had denied an IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) complaint brought by parents of a child with autism spectrum disorder.