The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools Weekly Insider is a web-enhanced newsletter that offers news alerts, grant announcements and general web site updates delivered directly to your email box on a weekly basis. The Center is located at the School of Public Health and Health Services at The George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
Final Starbucks Giveaway Drawing!
Congratulations to our latest winner, Barbara F. from Denver, CO!
The Center is exploring new ways to help you find material on our web site. One strategy we’re trying is to alter our registration page so that, based on your interests, you will have a more personalized web experience. That is why our user registration page now includes a newly added “Areas of Interest” field. We hope you all register in the updated database or, if you are already registered, log in and update your information to include areas of interest. Each person who updates their information will be entered in a drawing for a $10 Starbucks gift card. We will select a winner every two weeks.
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Have you taken our latest survey?
With the recent Supreme Court decision in support of ACA, we can anticipate the expansion of health coverage to more children and youth in the coming years. We at the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools are interested in gathering information about current billing practices in school-based health programs and learning how SBHCs and SMH programs comply with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Free Care rule.
We would appreciate your time in answering a brief survey which can be found at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KVVJW7D.
We will be posting the results on our website in a few weeks.
Recent Favorites: Catherine
Kids Count Interactive Data Wheel
“This is a great interactive graphic that displays information on different categories of well-being for children across the U.S. I really like that you can view the information broken down according to state and region. The data was drawn from the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2012 KIDS COUNT Data Book which can be found here.”
“The first issue of a new monthly publication from the American Academy of Pediatrics’ HealthyChildren.org primarily features articles on back-to school issues like immunizations and healthy breakfasts. The E-Magazine is great because it is conveniently available for smartphones and tablets and also gives readers and interactive meda experience. For more information and to download the app, visit HealthyChildren.org.”
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August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
Enhancing the Delivery of Health Care: Eliminating Health Disparities through a Culturally & Linguistically Centered Integrated Health Care Approach,
a report from the Hogg Foundation, offers insights and provides recommendations from recognized experts in the fields of health, mental health and addictions, integrated care, and cultural and linguistic competency met to share best practices, for creating national models to improve integrated health care for racial and ethnic minority and Limited English Proficiency populations. This report contains the consensus statements and recommendations from the experts meeting that convened in November 2011.
Kid’s Share 2012: Report on Federal Expenditures on Children through 2011, the sixth annual report from the Urban Institute, looks comprehensively at trends over the past 50 years in federal spending and tax expenditures on children. Key findings suggest that the size and composition of expenditures on children have changed considerably, but children have not been a budget priority. Read the full report here.
State Facts about Medicaid and Family Planning, new fact sheets from the Guttmacher Institute, offer a comprehensive national primer and provide state-specific details on the reach and impact of Medicaid-supported family planning services, including the importance of Medicaid for family planning in each state, the need in each state for the family planning services that Medicaid helps to support, and the impact in each state of the clinic services that Medicaid helps to support.
Rising Tide Public Charter School—School Nurse Practitioner & Wellness Leader (Plymouth, MA)
Rising Tide Public Charter School is currently seeking a full-time Nurse Practitioner and Wellness Leader. Responsibilities of the position include promoting health and wellness for the school community, leading the school’s health advisory committee, reviewing and developing school policies related to health as necessary, leading workshops for students on health and safety issues, and communicating with staff from the Department of Public Health and other health professionals. Qualifications for the position include a current Nurse Practitioner license in the state of Massachusetts, experience working in pediatric, adolescent, or family health, and a Master’s Degree is preferred. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=83310
Martha’s Vineyard Community Services—Executive Director (Vineyard Haven, MA)
Martha’s Vineyard Community Services is a community based health and human service agency specializing in areas such as disability services, early childhood programs, and counseling. Currently they are seeking a full-time Executive Director. Responsibilities of the position include strengthening the integration of services and building partnerships with other community agencies, supervising senior management, and overseeing all aspects of the agencies operations. Qualifications for the position include over ten years of management experience in health and human service agengies, extensive experience working with volunteer boards, and knowledge of budget preparation and financial management. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/jJsx4SPS9j74/
Leicester Public Schools—School Nurse (Leicester, MA)
Leicester Public School District is currently seeking a full-time School Nurse for the Leicester Memorial School. Responsibilities of the position include keeping the administration informed of appropriate school health guidelines, assisting in the prevention and control of illness, giving TB skin tests as needed, monitoring students with physical disabilities, and administering medications in compliance with physician orders and/or instructions. Qualifications for the position include a Massachusetts Registered Nursing license, a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Nursing, and current CPR certification. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=84108
Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics—Manager of Obesity Prevention Initiatives (Chicago, IL)
The Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is currently seeking a full-time Manager to assist the Director of Obesity Prevention Initiatives. Responsibilities of the position include developing and managing continuing medical education, organizing physician training, and implementing practice quality improvement project. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in Public Health or health-related field, and at least three years of relevant work experience. An interest in childhood obesity or child health issues is a plus. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/jJTtjdkTGFsP/
Newburyport Public Schools—School Nurse Leader (Newburyport, MA)
Newburyport Public School District is currently seeking a part-time School Nurse Leader. Responsibilities of the position include providing nursing leadership within the school district, providing support to nursing staff, performing mandatory screenings, and assist with development of emergency planning and crisis team development. Qualifications for the position include a valid Registered Nursing license in the state of Massachusetts, a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, at least two years of experience in school nursing, and current CPR and First-Aid certification. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=84338
The Children’s Aid Society—Preventive Services Supervisor (New York, NY)
The Children’s Aid Society is currently seeking a full-time Supervisor of Preventive Services. Responsibilities of the position include overseeing service delivery to 48 families, working with an administrative team with regards to ongoing program development, facilitating Family Team Conferences, and preparing statistical reports. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in Social Work, thorough knowledge of ACS Preventive Services system, and experience with families in crisis and risk of child placement due to neglect/abuse. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/CZzHsMZ3JWSP/
Webinar Series: Strengthening Citywide After-School Opportunities: New Insights, New Tools. Beginning August 16, 2012, 1:00 PM EST. For more information about the webinars and to register, click here.
Webinar: Strategic Collaboration for Effective Asthma Management in Schools. September 12, 2012, 2:00-3:00 PM EST. For more information about this event, please visit: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/606139070
Seattle, WA: 10th Annual Bridge Conference. October 8-9, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.schoolsoutwashington.org/190/bridge.htm?utm_source=Ready+News+June4&utm_campaign=Ready+News&utm_medium=email
Previously Posted Meetings
Salt Lake City, UT: Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health. October 25-27, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://csmh.umaryland.edu/Conferences/AnnualConference/index.html