Grant Alerts

American Medical Association – Community Health Grant (Deadline: December 20, 2017)

The Healthy Living Grant Program supports health education programs to develop school and community-based solutions to behavioral health challenges.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) – Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserves Children (Deadline: May 07, 2020)

This initiative encourages research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children. Specific targeted areas of research include bio-behavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities such as biological (e.g., genetics, cellular, organ systems), lifestyle factors, environmental (e.g., physical and family environments) social (e.g., peers), economic, institutional, and cultural and family influences; studies that target the specific health promotion needs of children with a known health condition and/or disability; and studies that test, evaluate, translate, and disseminate health promotion prevention and interventions conducted in traditional and non-traditional settings

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood – Foundation Grant (Deadline: January 31, 2018)

This Funding Opportunity seeks to encourage applications that employ innovative research to identify mechanisms of influence and/or promote positive sustainable health behavior(s) in children and youth (birth to age 21). Applications to promote positive health behavior(s) should target social and cultural factors, including, but not limited to: schools, families, communities, population, food industry, age-appropriate learning tools and games, social media, social networking, technology and mass media.

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health – Communities Building Healthier environments for a Stronger Nation Initiative (Deadline: April 02, 2018)

This funding opportunity  seeks to improve health outcomes through the establishment of integrated networks that collaboratively employ evidence-based disease management and preventive health activities; build the capacity of communities to address social determinants and barriers to healthcare access; and increase access to and utilization of preventive health care, medical treatment, and supportive services.


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Trending Topic: Educator Stress

According to the survey released by the American Federation of Teachers and the advocacy group Badass Teachers Association, educators find work to be stressful 61 percent of the time—and nearly a quarter of respondents said work was “always” stressful. When compared to the general population (who report that work is stressful 30 percent of the time) educators experience a significantly higher level of stress. Moreover, research has identified that chronically stressed educators can affect their students’ well-being and achievement. Given the results of this survey and high stress levels of educators, it is imperative to attend to the emotional and mental health needs of teachers and school staff. Check out the rest of the survey results and more resources about educator well-being below.

Educator Well-Being Survey

Resources of Managing Stress

APA Teacher Stress Module

 


New Resources

  • The Education Civil Right (ECR) Alliance is a diverse and experienced group of organizers, educator organizations community groups, professional associations, civil rights organizations, and government agencies that are committed to protecting the civil rights of marginalized students.  The ECR was recently launch by National Center for Youth Law to fight back against civil rights violations that are threatening students.
  • Morning Meeting: Building Community in the Classroom  is a video about a 15-minute activity that helps students regulate their emotions and focus on the day’s learning at Highlander Charter School in Rhode Island. The video is part of Edutopia’s Schools That Work series.
  • Suspensions Don’t Teach is an article by Edutopia about restorative practices to keep students in school, where they an learn how their behavior affects others.

Job Opportunities

Mental Health Resources – Health and Wellness Department Manager (Saint Paul, MN)

The Health and Wellness Department Manager is responsible for the proactive and creative planning, direction and evaluation of the Health and Wellness Department.  The Health and Wellness Department Manager is also responsible for implementing the department’s philosophy and goals, and for overseeing the development, integration and sustainability of a health and wellness program for those served by MHR.

Screening for Mental Health IncYouth Suicide Prevention Manager ( Wellesley, MA)

Screening for Mental Health (SMH) is seeking a program manager for our youth suicide prevention program. The SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program is an evidence-based program that has been delivered in over 10,000 middle and high schools around the country. Screening for Mental Health partners with schools and youth-serving organizations to educate youth about the signs and symptoms of depression and provide universal depression screening for students.

Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf (ENCSD) – Student Health Center Director (Wilson, NC)

The Student Health Center Director will provide direction and supervision of all activities related to nursing services at ENCSD. These services include clinical, financial, and human resource management of the Student Health Center.  This position has responsibility for planning, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating the quality of nursing care delivered throughout school campus.

Walden School – High School Counselor ( Provo, UT)

The School Counselor will work under the direct supervision of the Director of Guidance Services, assist with or has responsibility for the following: Provide counseling and guidance services to students; make referrals to other community resources, support groups and social service agencies as appropriate.


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