Grant Alerts

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Access to Care Grants (Deadline: December 15, 2017)

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Access to Care Grants offer matching grants to support community-based initiatives that provide dental homes to children who are underserved and/or have limited access to oral healthcare.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) – Children’s Safety Network (Deadline: February 15, 2018)

The Children’s Safety Network Grant seeks to reduce fatal and serious injuries among infants, children, and youth by supporting collaborative improvement and innovation among Title V agencies in implementing effective child safety interventions in focus areas determined by states and jurisdictions.

Health Resources and Services (HRSA) – Vision Screening Young Children (Deadline: February 15, 2018)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to improve vision screening and eye health in young children by providing technical assistance and education to state public health entities in implementing evidence-based recommendations for coordinated education, screening, follow-up and surveillance of vision problems in preschool-aged children.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) – Chronic Condition Self-Management in Children and Adolescents Deadline: April 02, 2018)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to encourage research to improve self-management and quality of life in children and adolescents with chronic conditions. This FOA encourages research that takes into consideration various factors that influence self-management such as individual differences, biological and psychological factors, family/caregivers and sociocultural context, family-community dynamics, healthcare system factors, technological advances, and the role of the environment.


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Bainum Family Foundation Announces School-Based Mental Health Initiative

We are excited to announce our partnership with the Bainum Family Foundation on the School-based Mental Health Initiative. This initiative aims to improve the lives of children and families living in poverty in the District of Columbia’s Wards 7 and 8 and to help schools adopt the most effective approaches known in the field, build their capacity to serve more children and families, and ensure the sustainability of school-based mental health supports over time. Click the link below to learn more.

School-Based Mental Health Initiative


New Resources

  • The 2016 School Health Profiles  is a report provided by the CDC that includes results from surveys conducted in 48 states, 21 large urban school districts, and 4 territories. It also includes a fact sheet describing profiles and highlighting key 2016 results, a powerpoint presentation that presents state results, by quartiles, on a U.S. map, all questionnaires and item rationales and information on how to obtain Profiles datasets.
  • Springboard to Active Schools Data Brief: Strengthen Physical Education in Schools is a data brief produced by the National Network of Public Health Institutes and Health Resources in Action through Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that focuses on evidence to action and workforce training and education.
  • Springboard to Active Schools Data Brief: Keep Recess in Schools   is a data brief produced by the National Network of Public Health Institutes and Health Resources in Action through Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that is intended for partners in both the education and public health fields, this brief shares national data describing trends in the state of recess in U.S. schools. The brief also identifies key policies and practices that school districts and schools can apply and implement to promote and implement recess.

Job Opportunities

Screening for Mental Health Inc – Youth 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.

United Federation of Teachers – NYC Learning School Initiative Program Manager (New York, NY)

The United Federation of Teachers is looking for the Program Manager for the NYC Community Learning School Initiative. The Program Manager role requires a comprehensive knowledge of community schools and school transformation strategies, most of which will be obtained through a combination of formal education and work experience.

ACDA Weschester – School Nurse (Scarsdale, NY)

ACDS Westchester, a preschool for special education located Scarsdale NY, is seeking a School Nurse. The School Nurse must hold a license and current NYSED certification to practice as an RN. They must have a working knowledge of child development as it relates to health issues, risk factors and current health practices, experience working with special needs preschool children and excellent communication skills with students, parents and staff.

Creekside Park Junior High School – High School Counselor ( Tomball, TX)

Creekside Park Junior High School is looking for a High School Counselor to work with school faculty and staff, students, parents, and community to plan, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program at school assigned.  Counsel students to fully develop each student’s academic, career, personal, and social abilities and address the needs of special populations students.


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