Grant Alerts

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-Policies for Action Grants (Deadline: 3/15/16)
Policies for Action: Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health (P4A) was created to help build an evidence base for policies that can lead to a Culture of Health.

Madison County Community Foundation-Youth Leadership Academy Grant (Madison County, IN) (Deadline: 3/24/16)
Designed to benefit the youth of Madison County, Indiana, the Madison County Community Foundation is currently accepting applicants for their Youth Leadership Academy Grant.

Community Foundation of Northern Colorado-Inspiration Playground Fund grants (Northern Colorado) (Deadline: 2/5/16)
The mission of the Inspiration Playground and Adaptive Recreation Endowment fund is to optimize the use of Inspiration Playground within the area served by Poudre School District by promoting educational use of the playground and its equipment.

 


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The striking power of poverty to turn young boys into jobless men

“Economists have recently found, as part of a groundbreaking research project, that despite the fact that men in the U.S. are more likely to belong to the work force than women, boys who grow up in poverty are far less likely to work than girls who grow up in poverty. The researchers are exploring the causes of this disparity, particularly looking at: how families fare when they move away from low-income, segregated neighborhoods, physiological differences between genders, and how boys and girls are treated differently when they struggle in (and out of) school. The research was published in a working paper this week.”


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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month


New Resources

Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit, recently updated by SAMHSA, equips health care providers, communities and local governments with material to develop practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. The toolkit addresses issues for health care providers, first responders, treatment providers, and those recovering from opioid overdose.

Promotion of Positive Parenting and Prevention of Socioemotional Disparities, an article recently published in Pediatrics, focuses on the effects pediatric primary care interventions, focused on promotion of positive parenting through reading aloud and play, have on the socioemotional development of toddlers from low-income, primarily immigrant households.

Teen nutrition: Making healthy food choices easy, recently published in The Nation’s Health from APHA, this article discusses nutrition needs as children transition to the teen years and highlights differences in needs for girls and boys.


Job Opportunities

Connecticut Voices for Children-Senior Policy Fellow (New Haven, CT)
Connecticut Voices for Children is currently seeking a full-time Senior Policy Fellow. Responsibilities of the position include working with the senior policy team to set research and advocacy priorities, preparing policy reports, briefs, fact sheets and presentations, offering technical assistance and legislative and administrative recommendations to policymakers, and identifying funding opportunities. Qualifications for the position include a Graduate Degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, Sociology, Law, or a related field, at least five years of experience in policy-related research and advocacy, and quantitative data analysis skills. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/wNpJZd9SKNH4/

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation-Program Officer of Child Well-being Program (New York, NY)
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is currently seeking a full-time Program Officer for the Child Well-being Program. Responsibilities of the position include monitoring grantee progress reporting, participating in grantee site visits, and drafting and editing reports for board and program meetings. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in public health, epidemiology or social work, expertise in child abuse prevention, public health, or child welfare policy, and at least five years of experience in a professional setting. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/35Hsk4c74mtBD/

Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights-Executive Director of Child Welfare Programs (Chicago, IL)
Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights is currently seeking a full-time Executive Director of Child Welfare Programs. Responsibilities of the position include developing, monitoring and evaluating a complex unit of professional service programs, ensuring the development and negotiation of contracts, and participating in overall administration and management of the organization. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in social work or a related field, at least six years of experience in program planning and development, and experience with social service administration and fiscal management. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/6CP672x6FkMD/

San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center-Director of Children and Family Services & Manager of Community Education (San Francisco, CA)
The San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center is currently seeking both a full-time Director of Children and Family Services and a full-time Manager of Community Education. The mission of the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center (Prevention Center) is to prevent child abuse and reduce its devastating impact. The Prevention Center implements a three-prong strategy to end child abuse: 1) providing care directly to children and families through high-quality Children & Family Services; 2) educating the community—children, caregivers, child-serving professionals, and the public—through proven Community Education programs; and 3) coordinating Strategic Partnerships that promote citywide systems improvements and enhance our capacity to protect children, including running a Children’s Advocacy Center. For more information and to apply for these positions, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/hNSDCkHgh9h4/ and http://www.idealist.org/view/job/967777XjB4w4/

The Fund for Public Health in New York-Quantitative Data Analyst (Long Island City, NY)
The Fund for Public Health in New York is currently seeking a full-time Quantitative Data Analyst. Responsibilities of the position include conceptualizing and executing analysis using data from several sources, developing and deploying data collection tools as needed, conducting geocoding activities as needed, and responding to ad hoc epidemiology data requests. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Public Administration, or related degree, two to three years of responsible full-time research experience, and familiarity with sources of health data including experience analyzing claims data, health survey data and population data. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/59kdCH4HPK5P/


Upcoming Meetings

March 6-9, 2016. Savannah, GA. National Youth-At-Risk Conference. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.ojjdp.gov/events/EventDetail.asp?ei=25233&p=list

March 12, 2016. Raleigh, NC: National SAVE Youth Summit. For more information about this event, please visit: http://nationalsave.org/summit/

April 2-4, 2016. Atlanta, GA: ASCD Annual Conference. For more information about this event, please visit: http://annualconference.ascd.org/Default.aspx


Previously Posted Meetings

February 4-5, 2016. Silverton, OR: Oregon School Garden & Farm to School Summits (Limited Space). For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.upstreampublichealth.org/summits-2016

March 29-31, 2016. Baltimore, MD: Ready by 21 National Meeting. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.readyby21.org/nationalmeeting?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Ready%20by%2021%20National%20Meeting%202016&utm_campaign=CIFDigestJanuary2016

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