Grant Alerts

Mazda Foundation- Giving Program Grants (Deadline: 07/01/17)
The Mazda Foundation is offering grants to support non-profit organizations’ efforts in the areas of education and literacy, cross-cultural understanding, social welfare, environmental conservation, and scientific research.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration- Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma Grants (Deadline: 05/17/17)
The purpose of this program is to assist high-risk youth and families and promote resilience and equity in communities that have recently faced civil unrest through implementation of evidence-based violence prevention and community youth engagement programs. The grants will also help promote access to trauma-informed behavioral health services.

Health Foundation of South Florida-Implementation of Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs (Deadline: Rolling)
This funding opportunity will support organizations in the implementation of evidence-based, innovative programs aimed at improving children’s knowledge and attitudes toward healthy eating, leading to positive nutrition and exercise behavior change.

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Hispanic Children’s Participation in Early Care and Education: A Look at Utilization Patterns of Chicago’s Publicly Funded Programs, a brief by Child Trends, examines participation in early care and education among Latino pre-school aged children. The brief focuses on Chicago as a case study due to its large Latino community and utilizes a representative sample of children from low-income families in the city.

What Would Happen If Health Care in Your State Improved?, is an interactive tool created by the Commonwealth Fund that allows users to explore performance on health indicators across states.

Getting Beyond the Teacherpreneuran article by Edutopia, discusses how schools can foster innovative approaches to teaching in the classroom and how teachers can go about developing new teaching methods.

Job Opportunities

National Academy for State Health Policy- Policy Analyst (Washington, DC)
The primary focus of the Research Analyst will be on state and federal health policy issues including major state healthcare delivery system payment reforms, state policies related to the integration of physical and behavioral health care systems, and other issues related to state mental health and substance use policy.

George Washington University- Sanofi Professor of Prevention and Wellness, and Chair, Department of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences (Washington, DC)
The Sanofi Professor of Prevention and Wellness is an endowed professorship with expectations to engage in cutting-edge research aimed at the prevention and treatment of obesity and other clinical conditions; help the Milken Institute SPH build on its world-class research base in public health policy and prevention science; develop innovative new approaches to saving lives; and continue to forge collaborations in the US and internationally to drive improvements in health. 

Fitchburg Public Schools- SY17/18 School Psychologist (Fitchburg, MA)
This school psychologist will assist in providing psycho-educational assessments of students, identifying students who are at risk of educational failure, participate in school-based pre-referral activities, assist in building a safe school environment that is conducive for learning, and design school-based interventions and programming.

Rutland Mental Health Services- School Bases Clinician (Rutland, VT) 

Community Care Network/Rutland Mental Health Services is seeking school based clinicians who possess experience in family-centered, strength-based clinical practice and strong crisis intervention and assessment skills.

Upcoming Meetings

May 3, 2017, 12:00 PM ET. Rural Health Information Hub Webinar – Mental and Behavioral Health of Rural Children – Insights from the CDC MMWR Rural Health Series

June 29-30, 2017, Portland, ME. Creating Positive Climates for Youth Conference 

October 19- 21, 2017, Washington, DC. 22nd Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health hosted by the Center for School Mental Health and the National Community of Practice on Collaborative School Behavioral Health.

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