Grant Alerts

General Motors- STEM Education Grants (Deadline: 05/12/17)
GM will fund programs targeted towards youth in grades 3- 12 that take an innovative and evidence-based approach toward achieving the following three outcomes: increasing the number of students who ultimately earn STEM degrees; increasing the presence, achievement and persistence levels for underrepresented minorities in STEM field; and increasing the number of qualified STEM subject teachers.

Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention- Professional Development and Public Education to Address Children Exposed to Violence and Childhood Trauma (Deadline: 05/02/17)
OJJDP invites applications for programs to provide training, technical assistance, and resources to state, local, and tribal professionals who work with at-risk children and justice-involved youth. The programs should be designed to train educators, education administrators, or law enforcement on childhood trauma, or the program should develop and implement a public awareness campaign related to childhood trauma.

Department of Health and Human Services- Community Approaches to Reducing Sexually Transmitted Diseases (CARS)  (Deadline: 05/30/17)
The program makes funds available for a cooperative agreement with organizations with demonstrated experience and capacity to implement community engagement methods and multi-sector partnerships to promote personal health, advance community wellness, influence health behaviors and practices, and reduce STI disparities.


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New deportation policies place kids at risk, an article by Child Trends, discusses how new deportation policies pose a threat to the well-being of children of immigrant parents. The article emphasizes the impact of separating a child from their parent on the child’s mental health.

Social Emotional Learning in Elementary School, a brief published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, discusses the success of social-emotional learning programs and how they can can promote academic achievement and positive social behavior, and reduce conduct problems, substance abuse, and emotional distress. The brief also addresses key approaches to developing effective programs.

Telemedicine keeps K12 students in class, Treating children in school so they aren’t sent home for minor illnesses is a briefing by District Administration that discusses the implementation of a telemedicine program in Howard County Public Schools. How services are delivered with provider partners, the impact the program has on improving student health and classroom presence, and how funding is maintained. This program can serve as a model for the development of other school-based telemedicine programs around the country.


Job Opportunities

Montgomery County, Maryland- County Health Officer and Service Chief of Public Health (Rockville, MD)
The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services seeks a Health Officer and Service Chief of Public Health Services who will be responsible for oversight management of the department and its programs, developing and executing health programs that meet state and local needs, and serving as a key member of the integrated and interoperable Health and Human Services leadership team of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services

Harrisonburg City Public Schools- School Psychologist (Harrisonburg, VA)
Harrisonburg Public Schools seeks a School Psychologist who will support students’ ability to learn and teachers’ ability to teach by providing services that will enhance cognitive, social, and emotional development

Oregon Health Authority- School-Based Health Center Public Health Nurse (Portland, OR)
This position coordinates and assists in certifying School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) to meet core clinical standards, and coordinates and assists in the SBHC certification process. This will be done through the review of policies, procedures and nursing care protocols; review of patient records, direct observation of patient care services, and patient and staff interviews.

Peoria City/ County Health Department- Public Health Administrator (Peoria, IL) 

This position acts as chief administrative officer of the Peoria City/County Health Department (PCCHD), directing the overall activities for the agency. Responsibilities of the position include developing goals and plans, establishing policies and objectives, evaluating agency efforts and impacts on the public health needs of the community.

Upcoming Meetings

April 25, 2017, 2:00 PM ET. Moving Policy into Practice: Building School Wellness Policies to Expand Reach and Impact

May 18, 2017, Columbia, MD. Maryland Assembly on School Based Health Care Annual Conference

October 19- 21, 2017, Washington, DC. 22nd Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health hosted by the Center for School Mental Health and the National Community of Practice on Collaborative School Behavioral Health.

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