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.
July 25, 2012
Congratulations to our latest winner, Lois L. from Annapolis, MD!
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.
The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation—Toolbox for Education Grants
The purpose of this program is to support school improvement projects at K-12 public schools in the United States. The Walmart Foundation—State Giving Program
Through the State Giving Program, the Walmart Foundation supports organizations with programs that align with the foundation's mission to create opportunities for people to live better. GeneratiOn—Youth Community Action Heroes
GenerationOn, the youth division of the Points of Light Institute, and Hasbro, Inc., are inviting young people to use their summer to take action and make their mark through the summer 2012 "The World Needs More Community Action Heroes" campaign. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—Health Impact Project
The Health Impact Project: Advancing Smarter Policies for Healthier Communities, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, encourages the use of health impact assessments (HIA) to help decision-makers identify the potential health effects of proposed policies, projects, and programs, and make recommendations that enhance their health benefits and minimize their adverse effects and any associated costs. The Mockingbird Foundation—Grants for Schools & Nonprofits
The Mockingbird Foundation, Inc. offers competitive grants to schools and nonprofit organizations that effect improvements in areas of importance focusing on music education for children. Nestle—Very Best in Youth Program
Nestlé helps young people who want to make a difference by donating $1,000 in the name of each winner to the charity of his/her choice. View all Grant Alerts
Recent Favorites: Paul suggests
Revised policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics
"According to a revised policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, children and adolescents do not have less effective thermoregulatory ability. Recent research indicates the susceptibility of youth to heat-illness during sports and physical activity is due to dehydration, insufficient recovery between repeated exercise, undue physical exertion and wearing clothing and equipment that retain heat." Read the policy statement here.
Safe Kids USA: Sports Safety Guides
“Safe Kids USA have created Sports Safety Guides with heat illness prevention tips and safety checklists for both parents and coaches. Because children are often dehydrated before they have symptoms it is important for children to have water breaks every 15-20 minutes.”
View additional Tools & Resources
July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
Influence of Sports, Physical Education, and Active Commuting to School on Adolescent Weight Status,
a study recently published in Pediatrics, surveys adolescents about their team sports participation, other extracurricular physical activity, active commuting, physical education, recreational activity for fun, screen time, diet quality, and demographics. Team sport participation had the strongest and most consistent inverse association with weight status. Active commuting to school may reduce the risk of obesity, but not necessarily overweight, and should be studied further.
Stressors in Multiple Life-Domains and the Risk for Externalizing and Internalizing Behaviors Among African Americans During Emerging Adulthood, an article published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, examined whether different kinds of stressors are equally salient in the risk for violent behaviors and depressive symptoms among African Americans transitioning into young adulthood. It further examined the effects of the accumulation of stressors in different life domains and their effect on risks. This study utilized data from an African American subsample of an ongoing longitudinal study that followed 604 adolescents (53 % females) from 9th grade into adulthood.
Local Macroeconomic Trends and Hospital Admissions for Child Abuse, 2000–2009, a recent study published in Pediatrics, examines the relationship between local macroeconomic indicators and physical abuse admission rates to pediatric hospitals over time. Hospital data were linked to unemployment, mortgage delinquency, and foreclosure data for the associated metropolitan statistical areas. Access the full article here.
RFK Children’s Action Corps—Clinical Nurse Specialist (Lancaster, MA)
RFK Children’s Action Corps is currently seeking a part-time Clinical Nurse Specialist. Responsibilities of the position include conducting weekly psychiatric rounds and managing medication for a population of mostly male patients ages 6-18 years. Qualifications for the position include Clinical Nurse Specialist certification with a concentration in child/adolescent treatment, a Nursing license for the state of Massachusetts, and at least one year of relevant experience. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=70913
The Immunization Partnership—Director of Operations (Houston, TX)
The Immunization partnership is currently seeking a full-time Director of Operations. Responsibilities of the position include overseeing projects based in community clinics, managing community outreach efforts, representing the organization with partners, and working closely with the CEO and other senior staff to advance the organizations mission and vision. Qualifications for the position include an advanced degree in Social Work, Public Health, or Nursing, 5-7 years of experience in a clinical setting or in community outreach, and experience with immunizations or a child health program. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/FPwCJsbtMtBD/
Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering Members—Certified Nurse Assistant (San Antonio, TX)
Brooks Academy of Science and Engineering Members is currently seeking a full-time Certified Nurse Assistant. Responsibilities of the position include providing direct care and minor first aid, securing immediate medical care for students in emergency situations, and documenting pertinent student health information. Qualifications for the position include at least two years of nursing experience in community health, hospital environment, physician’s office, or school health, a valid Texas Licensed Vocational Nurse license, and current CPR and AED certification. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=81835
Parent Services Project—Director of Program & Evaluation (San Rafael, CA)
Parent Services Project is currently seeking a full-time Director of Program & Evaluation. Responsibilities of the position include providing leadership and supervision for program activities and staff, overseeing evaluation and quality improvement procedures to maintain quality programs for families, and interacting with the Board of Director on program and evaluation activities. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in a related field, at least seven years of experience in an organization serving families and communities, and a valid California Driver’s license. Fluency in English and Spanish is preferred. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/Tm8Wc28M8tnp/
Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy—School Nurse (Cumberland, RI)
Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy is currently seeking a full-time School Nurse for Blackstone Valley Prep Elementary. Responsibilities of the position include maintaining and interpreting student health data, coordinating school and community health activities, providing consultation to explain health policies and goals, and co-teaching in the health education program. Qualifications for the position include a current Registered Nursing license, a Bachelor’s Degree, and at least three years in the nursing profession. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=81899
Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics—Manager, Prevention Programs (Chicago, IL)
The Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is currently seeking a part-time, temporary Manager of Prevention Programs. Responsibilities of the position include developing the Bright Smiles quality improvement initiative, analyzing data to determine uptake of fluoride varnish in practices, and overseeing all aspects of the development of education module for nurses and medical assistants. Qualifications for the position include a Bachelor’s Degree, experience in association management, familiarity or willingness to learn WordPress, and general knowledge of the health care environment. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/WG7M9Dp4gFsP/
Webinar: Predicting Suicide: How a Simple Scale Can Save Teens’ Lives. July 26, 2012, 1:00 PM EST. For more information about this event, or to view the live webcast, please visit: https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=registration.jsp&eventid=497015&sessionid=1&key=58F07C7B58467F43F0527670E86388E0&sourcepage=register
Webinar: Causes, Correlates, and Pathways of Multi-System Involved Youth: Research, Data, and What We Know.July 26, 2012, 2:00 PM EST. For more information about this event, please visit:https://ojjdptta.webex.com/mw0306ld/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=ojjdptta&utm_source=SparkUpdate%3A+July+17%2C+2012&utm_campaign=SparkUpdate+July+17&utm_medium=email
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
Previously Posted Meetings
Washington, DC: Meeting the Challenge: Building & Sustaining Capacity to Improve Conditions for Learning. August 8-9, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.ed.gov/oese-news/meeting-challenge-building-sustaining-capacity-improve-conditions-learning
Houston, TX: Bridging the Achievement Gap Through Integrated School and Community Partnerships. October 11, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.nfocus.com/news-events/communities-for-change?utm_source=Ready%20News%20July2&utm_campaign=Ready%20News&utm_medium=email