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Bureau of Land Management-Hands on the Land Grants for Outdoor Classrooms (Deadline: 8/7/15)
The BLM is interested in partnering with a recipient to provide youth educational opportunities, through the Hands on the Land (HOL) program, which will advance ecological literacy, conservation, environmental research and also provide youth opportunities to learn about public lands, further their understanding and appreciation of natural and cultural resources, and pique their interest in natural resource careers.

Colorado Dental Association-Oral Health Program Grants (Colorado) (Deadline: 8/15/15)
The Colorado Dental Association believes in giving back to the community it serves through charitable efforts.

North Carolina Community Foundation-Health, Education, and Youth Community Grants (North Carolina) (Deadline: 7/15/15)
The community grantmaking program funds a broad range of purposes to meet local needs that includes education, human services, basic needs, arts, health, recreation, youth development, and environment. Grantmaking priorities vary based on region.

Volpe and Koenig-IPromise Charitable Giving Fund (Princeton, NJ & Philadelphia, PA) (Deadline: Varying)
Established in 2007, Volpe and Koenig’s IPromise Charitable Giving Fund annually helps two qualifying Greater Philadelphia and Princeton, NJ area non-profit organizations continue their good work.

Lawrence Livermore National Security LLC-LLNS Community Gift Program (California) (Deadline: 8/21/15)
The primary focus of this funding is programs and/or projects that support public K-14 science, math and engineering education; public K-14 special needs education and performing arts programs.

The George Foundation-Community Grants (Texas) (Deadline: 8/15/15)
The purpose of this funding is to support organizations in Fort Bend County, Texas in the areas of human services, education, youth, and health.

 


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Study Finds Inadequate Hydration Among U.S. Children

“The National Health and Nutrition Examination Study gathers annual data on the health of children and adolescents across the country. This year, researchers assessed whether children are drinking enough water, and found that over half weren’t adequately hydrated. Almost 25% reported not drinking any plain water. Without proper hydration, children may experience cognitive and emotional issues that impact school performance and well being. School-based interventions can be implemented to improve access to drinking water and help keep kids hydrated and healthy.”


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National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative, a new collaborative program from SAMHSA and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, raises awareness about the impact of trauma on children and adolescents as a behavioral health concern. Congress, recognizing the serious mental health impact traumatic events can have on children, adolescents, and families, in 2013 amended the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize and update the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI). NCTSI’s goal is to transform mental health care for children and adolescents affected by trauma throughout the country by improving the quality of community-based trauma treatment and services and increasing access to effective trauma-focused interventions.

Create Your Own Case Toolkit, from the Harvard Family Research Project, aims to assist those working with families to support family engagement. As one example, the cases in the toolkit can be used as the basis for conversations among a small group of parents and practitioners to promote deeper reflection and collaboration.

How did CHIPRA Quality Demonstration States Employ Learning Collaboratives to Improve Children’s Health Care Quality? an evaluation highlight from the Urban Institute, is the 13th in a series that presents descriptive and analytic findings from the national evaluation of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) Quality Demonstration Grant Program. This Highlight focuses on lessons learned from nine States—Alaska, Florida, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oregon, Utah, and West Virginia. These States implemented learning collaboratives and subsequently reported quantifiable improvements in medical home capacity and/or health care quality among the 137 child-serving primary care practices that participated in the CHIPRA quality demonstration. The analysis is based on work completed by States during the first 4.5 years of their 5-year demonstration projects.


Job Opportunities

Regis College-Faculty Appointment Nurse Practitioner (Brockton, MA)
Regis College is seeking a full-time nurse practitioner faculty to work in a private Catholic, co-educational elementary school in Brockton, Massachusetts. Responsibilities include working with the school administration and Regis, to provide holistic health care to elementary school students, promoting wellness, prevention of health problems and interventions in the management of acute and chronic illness states. Regis College maintains a partnership with Trinity Catholic Academy, and as such, duties would include precepting nurse practitioner students from Regis, as well as providing them creative learning opportunities during their practicums. Qualifications for the position include APRN Massachusetts licensure, Nurse Practitioner certification, and preferred 3 years’ experience in NP role either in primary care or school based Advanced Nurse Practitioner setting. School nurse experience would be an asset, but not required. To apply, please submit a letter of interest and resume to the Executive Assistance to the Dean, at nursing@regiscollege.edu or mail to:

Executive Assistant to the Dean
Regis College, Nursing Box 10
235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493

National Academies-Board Director, Board on Research Data and Information (Washington, DC)
The National Academies currently seek a Board Director for the Board on Research Data and Information. Responsibilities of the program include managing and growing the board program, developing and maintaining a balanced, high-quality portfolio of projects/ programs, overseeing financial management, and providing leadership and mentoring employees. Qualifications of the position include a Doctoral Degree in a related field or equivalent knowledge with 10 years of related professional experience on data policy issues, 5 of which were in a supervisory capacity, demonstrated impact on the advancement of science or policy through the successful completion of National Academies’ activities, and ability to negotiate funding. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=NAS&cws=1&rid=7910

West Independent School District-School Nurse (West, TX)
West Independent School District is currently seeking a full-time School Nurse. Responsibilities of this position include implementing district health services program, providing health services to students, and promoting health and safety education for students, as well as preventive health practices. Qualifications for the position include a valid Registered Nursing license from the Texas Board of Nursing, current CPR certification, and at least three years of relevant experience. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=1753432

Thrive Washington-Early Learning Policy Manager (Seattle, WA)
Thrive Washington is currently seeking a full-time Early Learning Policy Manager. Responsibilities of the position include supporting partnerships at all levels and between sectors, collaborating closely with leaders and stakeholders in 10 Regional Early Learning Coalitions as well as the Department of Early Learning, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Department of Health and the Department of Social and Health Services, and supporting local field organizing activities that promote the importance of building and sustaining a high quality early learning system in Washington state. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in Public Administration or Public Policy, ability to engage with broad groups of stakeholders, and conversational fluency in Spanish is desired. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/NfjzX4KHxHmD/

Klamath County School District-District School Nurse (Klamath Falls, OR)
Klamath County School District is currently seeking a full-time District School Nurse. Responsibilities of the position include coordinating health screenings, maintaining accurate health records, providing health education to staff, and assisting with the annual immunization review process. Qualifications for the position include a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, current Registered Nursing licensure in the state of Oregon, at least two years of clinical experience, and dependable transportation. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=1761442

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry-Program Manager (Washington, DC)
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is currently seeking a full-time Program Manager. Responsibilities of the position include overseeing the dissemination and utilization of a key tool in children’s mental health; the functioning of several Academy committees; the administration of the Department awards portfolio, as well as managing the Clinical Practice specific events at the AACAP Annual Meeting. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree, one to two years of programmatic experience, and experience with member associations or the nonprofit sector is a plus. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/CSw3jx8mjPw4/


Upcoming Meetings

July 16, 2015, 1:00-2:30 PM ET. Webinar: Living in a Material World: Selecting the Right Materials to Improve IAQ in Schools. For more information about this event, please visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/100000000065847902

August 18, 2015. Webcast: CDC Grand Rounds – Adolescence : An Opportunity for Primary Prevention. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov/cdcgrandrounds/

September 21, 2015. Denver, CO: Best Practices in Truancy Prevention and Reduction. For more information about this event, please visit: http://schoolengagement.org/school-engagement-services/best-practices-in-truancy-prevention-and-reduction


Previously Posted Meetings

July 11-17, 2015. New York, NY: 18th Annual National Principals Leadership Institute. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://nationalprincipalsleadershipinstitute.memberlodge.com/

November 5-7, 2015. New Orleans, LA: Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health. For more information about this event, please visit: http://csmh.umaryland.edu/Conferences/AnnualConference/index.html

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