Grant Alerts

The Gerber Foundation- Pediatric Research Grants (Deadline: 12/01/17)
The Gerber Foundation is accepting concept papers for health and/or nutrition-related research projects with the potential to have a significant impact on issues facing infants and young children from birth to three years of age. Grants of up to $350,000 will be awarded for research projects focused on care provider issues that, when implemented, will improve the health, nutrition, and/or developmental outcomes for infants and young children.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention– Reducing Disparities in Vaccination Coverage Among Rural Youth Program Grants (Deadline: 02/01/18)
The purpose of this grant program is to: 1) obtain a better understanding of the factors contributing to vaccination disparities observed between adolescents living in rural areas compared to adolescents living in urban areas within the United States; and, 2) implement and evaluate an intervention(s) to improve vaccination coverage among adolescents living in rural areas.

Annie E. Casey Foundation – Evidence2Success (Deadline: 08/04/17)
The Annie E. Casey Foundation invites proposals from localities interested in becoming new Evidence2Success communities. The purpose of this program is to assist state and city leaders to work with low-income communities to invest in proven programs that benefit children’s health and development and lead to improved population outcomes. Evidence2Success combines public health and prevention science to offer a new way of helping children and youth meet critical behavioral, educational, emotional and physical milestones.


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Centers Serving High Percentages of Young Hispanic Children Compare Favorably to Other Centers on Key Predictors of Quality is a policy brief produced by the National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families that reviews national data to better understand the predictors of quality of Early Child Education centers that serve significant numbers of low-income Hispanic children.

How Anxiety Leads to Disruptive Behavior, an article by the Child Mind Institute, how disruptive behaviors are often symptoms of anxiety disorders and get misinterpreted by teachers and school staff.

Making Student Data Part of the Conversation, an article by Edutopia, discusses how to create a culture of data in schools that allows teachers and staff to collaboratively strategize to achieve learning gains and student success.


Job Opportunities

National Academy for State Health Policy- Project Director for Chid and Family Health (Washington, DC) 
The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) seeks an experienced project director to manage federal and foundation supported projects on child health, particularly children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN), and the role of Medicaid, public health (e.g., Title V CYSHCN program) and other programs such as education and mental health.

Johnson County, Iowa- Public Health Director (Iowa City, IA) 
Board of Health seeks Director to manage staff of 45 and budget of over $4 million. The Director will institute essential public health services, provide leadership and vision for meeting community health needs, implement policies of the Board, coordinate communication services and oversee all aspects of public health in Johnson County.

Pueblo City Schools- School Psychologist (Pueblo, CO) 
The School Psychologist will assume role as a member of a child study team; administer, score and interpret psychological assessments; provide short-term counseling and consultation services for students staffed to his/her caseload; provide consultation services relating to children with disabilities; and chair and record staffings and annual reviews, among other responsibilities.

Douglas ESD- School Nurse (Roseburg, OR) 

The full-time School Nurse will provide evaluations, nursing care plans, direct treatment, and supervision of delegated nursing tasks to children with disabilities.

Upcoming Meetings

August 17, 2017, Webinar: 2:00- 3:00 PM EST. Key Findings from Market Research on Social and Emotional Learning

October 19-21, National Harbor, MD. 22nd Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health

March 4-7, 2018, Tampa, FL. Annual Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health Research and Policy Conference 

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