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Here at the Center we are exploring new ways to help you find material on our web site. One strategy we are using 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. The goal of this section is to identify the topics are most relevant and most interesting for you, enabling the web pages to include links to material on these topics.
We hope each of you will register in the updated database or, if you are already registered, log in and update your information to include your areas of interest. For the month of July, each new registrant and each user who updates their information will be entered in a drawing for a $10 Starbucks gift card. We will select a winner every other week. We look forward to providing you with a more personal user experience and will share new developments as we navigate this process.
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“The celebrations (or mourning, depending on how one felt about ACA) are winding down after the historical Supreme Court ruling last week on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. Going forward, the focus will now shift to the states as they move to implement the health exchanges (or not!) and expand Medicaid to cover adults under 133% of the Federal poverty level (or not!). Will our current provider system be capable of caring for an expected increase in newly insured people seeking services? Will our health care system be capable of changing and adapting? I have been following several blogs and web sites as they begin to explore what is to come in health care reform policy.” The Kaiser Family FoundationRisa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., M.B.A. (President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)The Commonwealth Fund BlogKaiser Health News: Daily Health Policy ReportHealth Affairs: Blog (Alan Weil)Health Affairs: Blog (Sara Rosenbaum)
Additionally, with the recent ruling of the Supreme Court in support of ACA, we can anticipate the expansion of health coverage to more children and youth in the coming years. How will this impact school based health services? 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 more about how SBHCs and SMH programs negotiate their compliance 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.
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July is UV Safety Month
Racial Disparity Trends in Children's Dental Visits: US National Health Interview Survey, 1964-2010,
a recent article published in Pediatrics, examines the impact of national health policies on African American and white children’s receipt of dental care from 1964 to 2010. Research that has repeatedly documented marked racial/ethnic disparities in US children’s receipt of dental care at single time points or brief periods has lacked a historical policy perspective, which provides insight into how these disparities have evolved over time. Access the full article here: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2012/06/27/peds.2011-0838.abstract
Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies, a book from the Institute of Medicine, reviews factors related to overweight and obese children from birth to age 5, with a focus on nutrition, physical activity, and sedentary behavior, and recommends policies that can alter children's environments to promote the maintenance of healthy weight. In addition to providing comprehensive solutions to tackle the problem of obesity in infants and young children, Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Policies identifies potential actions that could be taken to implement those recommendations. The recommendations can inform the decisions of state and local child care regulators, child care providers, health care providers, directors of federal and local child care and nutrition programs, and government officials at all levels.
Managing the Student With Severe Food Allergies, a recent article in the Journal of School Nursing, discusses the nurse’s role in managing students with food allergies. It is becoming more common to encounter students with severe allergies to multiple foods, putting them at risk for anaphylaxis. It is essential that the school nurse have a clear understanding of food allergies and how to effectively manage students in the school setting. Effective communication between families, health care providers, faculty, staff, and students, is of utmost importance when developing a plan of care to ensure the safety of the student with food allergies. Using an interdisciplinary approach to case management, the school nurse can develop comprehensive individualized health care plans for all students with food allergies.
Walker/Beacon High School—Registered Nurse (Needham, MA)
The Walker School is currently seeking a full-time Registered Nurse for grades K-8. Responsibilities of the position include conducting routine emergency medical services during evening hours, administering medication, providing consultation to childcare staff, and completing administrative work for the medical department. Qualifications for the position include a Registered Nursing license in the state of Massachusetts, a Bachelor’s Degree, at least three years of relevant experience, and nursing experience working in a mental health, pediatrics, or related setting. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=79635
DC Children and Youth Investment Trust—CEO & President (Washington, DC)
DC Children and Youth Investment Trust is currently seeking a full-time President & CEO. The Trust is the primary resource for developing partnerships that expand and improve services and opportunities for children and youth in the District of Columbia, especially during out-of-school time. Responsibilities of the position include implementing the mission, objectives, and strategic operating plans of the Trust, working with the Board of Directors to help it fulfill its governance function, and overseeing financial, human resource, communications, and fundraising operations. Qualifications for the position include at least five years of experience managing a nonprofit organization, experience with children and youth development issues, and a Bachelor’s Degree. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/37MCdMT9SkMD/
East Windsor Public Schools—School Nurse (Broad Brook, CT)
East Windsor Public School District is currently seeking a full-time School Nurse for East Windsor Middle School. Responsibilities of the position include implementing a comprehensive school health program, completing mandated vision, hearing, and scoliosis screenings, providing individual health education and counseling to students and their parents, and attending to all environmental health and safety issues. Qualifications for the position include licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse in the state of Connecticut, at least one year of full time working experience as a Registered Nurse, and prior experience in pediatrics, public health, community health, or school nursing preferred. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=80181
United Way of Massachusetts Bay—Data & Research Manager (Boston, MA)
The United Way of Massachusetts Bay is currently seeking a full-time Data & Research Manager for the Thrive in 5 initiative. Responsibilities of the position include serving as the liaison to the UMASS Boston Center for Social Policy evaluators, integrating the data collection and other strategic components of the School Readiness Pipeline, working with community leaders, families, and partners as needed to identify community needs, and ensuring the analysis and synthesis of available information to support policy and investment decision-making. Qualifications for the position include a Bachelor’s Degree, 3-5 years of experience in program evaluation, data analysis, human services, education, family support, child development, or a related area, and familiarity with data management systems. A Master’s Degree is preferred. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/34Sn5t8ftWTW4/
Montgomery County Public Schools—School Nurse (Christiansburg, VA)
Montgomery County Public School District is currently seeking a part-time School Nurse. Responsibilities of the position include assisting the School Health Coordinator in the organization, administration, and implementation of school health services. Qualifications for the position include licensure of a Registered Nurse in the state of Virginia, current CPR certification, a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, and at least one year of recent nursing experience. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=80194
Riverside Community Care—Clinical Supervisor/Team Leader (Dedham, MA)
Riverside Community Care is currently seeking a full-time Clinical Supervisor/Team Leader for the Child and Family Services Team. Responsibilities of the position include supervising clinical staff, maintaining a small caseload, and assisting the Program Director with overall program development, service delivery, on-call responsibilities, and oversight. Qualifications for the position include a Master’s or Doctoral Degree in Clinical Mental Health, independent clinical licensure, at least three years of post-graduate clinical experience, and at least three years of supervisory experience in a child mental health or similar human services setting. For more information and to apply for this position, please visit: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/FMNK46FP6CH4/
Los Angeles, CA: NACCHO Annual Conference. July 11-13, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.nacchoannual.org/
Webinar: Promoting Health Eating and Active Out-of-School Time. July 25-26, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://www.readyby21.org/events/promoting-healthy-eating-and-active-out-school-time
Washington, DC: Office of Safe and Healthy Schols National Conference. August 8-9, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://dgimeetings.cvent.com/events/osdfs-2012-national-conference-meeting-the-challenge/event-summary-3e01f175ccb64ba2a986846bf4f28c5d.aspx
Previously Posted Meetings
Concord, NH: Annual Autism Summer Institute. August 6-8, 2012. For more information about this event, please visit: http://iod.unh.edu/Services/eventdetail/12-01-26/14th_Annual_Autism_Summer_Institute.aspx
Webinar: EPA/NIEHS Children’s Centers 2012 Webinar Series. August 8, 2012, 1:00 – 2:30 PM EDT. For more information about this event, please visit: http://epa.gov/ncer/events/#augcehc-webinar
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