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Healthy Transitions – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) (Deadline: May 14, 2018)

The purpose of this program is to improve access to treatment and support services for youth and young adults, ages 16-25, who have a serious emotional disturbance or a serious mental illness. It is expected that this program will improve emotional and behavioral health functioning so that this population of youth and young adults can maximize their potential to assume adult roles and responsibilities and lead full and productive lives.

Rural Health and Safety Education (RHSE) Competitive Grants Program – National Institute of Food and Agriculture (Deadline: May 24, 2018)

The RHSE program proposals are expected to be community-based, outreach education programs that provide individuals and families with information in regards to the following: the value of good health at any age, increasing individual or family’s motivation to take more responsibility for their own health, rural environmental health issues that directly impact human health, access to health promotion and educational activities, and training for volunteers and health service providers concerning health promotion and health care services for individuals and families in cooperation with state, local and community partners.

Healthy Habits: Timing for Developing Sustainable Healthy Behaviors in Children and Adolescents (R21) – National Institute of Nursing Research (Deadline: January 7, 2021)

This funding opportunity is to encourage Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21) 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 18). Positive health behaviors may include: developing healthy sleep patterns, developing effective self-regulation strategies, adaptive decision-making in risk situations, practicing proper dental hygiene, eating a balanced and nutritious diet, engaging in age-appropriate physical activity, and/or participating in healthy relationships.


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By Dr. Dan Leikvold, Superintendent, Lead-Deadwood-School District, Lead, South Dakota

The Lead-Deadwood School District is a rural district located in the Northern Black Hills of western South Dakota. It has a K-12 population of around 710.  The tourism, gaming, and mining industries are the primary economic drivers in the Lead-Deadwood Community.

Although there are many outstanding opportunities for workers in the area, as with many school districts, we too have our share of challenges that are directly associated with the effects of poverty.  This includes behavioral issues, transiency, limited access to transportation, and a lack of affordable housing.  The free and reduced lunch rate in our district is around 50%.

Over the course of the last ten years, the school district has identified and worked with multiple local and regional agencies to address the needs of our children and families affected by poverty.  We realize we cannot be all things to all people, but we recognize the crucial connection between our children being happy, healthy, safe and supported and their ability to learn at school. Read More

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New Resources

  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s 2018 County Health Rankings: Key Findings Report is a call to action for leaders and community change makers to implement strategies to address both place and racial gaps. One of the findings highlighted in the report show more than one out of every five youth in the bottom performing counties do not graduate from high school in four years.
  • Education Resource Strategies recently released a working paper looking at resource equity and how schools can leverage key resources to create student experiences that enable all children to reach empowering and rigorous learning outcomes no matter their race or income.
  • This Share My Lesson collection explores facts, history, laws, players, potential solutions, and activism on the issue of gun violence in the United States. You will find free K-12 resources for educators, school staff and community members.

Job Opportunities

Community Health Associate (East Lansing, MI)

This position will provide the primary development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of recovery programming efforts at Michigan State University’s Collegiate Recovery Program. The candidate will be responsible for creating relationships with campus and community stakeholders to implement strategies and programs to promote and grow the Recovery Program, overseeing grant funds and donations, including investigating and applying for grant opportunities and organizing fundraising initiatives, supervising and mentoring both students and student organizations, coordinating and participating in campus outreach and advising, consulting and representing the program with various university and community wide constituents, preparing materials for training, publicity, and orientation, and making presentations and delivering educational classes.

Public Health Program and Policy Analyst (Redding, CA)

This individual will plan and coordinate projects utilizing complex public health data and health outcome information, perform public health program planning and project management, conduct health impact assessments and prepare reports, analyze, interpret and explain the health impacts of programs, policies, proposals, and legislation, and perform related work as required.

Public Health/School Nurse (Columbia County, WA)

Columbia County is accepting applications for the position of Public Health Nurse/School Nurse for Columbia County Public Health. This position is a 32-hour a week position and requires and current Washington State Registered Nurse license.

Elementary and Middle School Counselor (Beaverton, OR)

Under minimal supervision, this individual will maintain and improve the overall social-emotional health of the school community. The candidate will work with individual students and their families in times of emotional need, and also assume a leadership role relating to developing and implementing programs designed to sustain a healthy emotional climate in the school community.


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