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Small Grants Program – The Sadie and Harry Davis Foundation (Deadline: May 4, 2018)

The Sadie and Harry Davis Foundation is a family foundation dedicated to the advancement of Maine children’s health. The large majority of the Foundation’s resources are focused on improving the oral health of Maine children, but also go toward advancing the health of Maine children more generally. Almost all forms of grants will be considered (e.g., program grants, capacity building grants, challenge grants, matching grants, etc.). However, as a rule, the Foundation would not expect to make capital grants (e.g., funding for building, etc.), or grants to individuals. The Foundation primarily looks for proposals that address Maine’s poorest and most underserved populations (e.g., low-income, rural, etc.).

Mentoring Research Partners Program – U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) (Deadline: May 30, 2018)

The purpose of this project is to support partnerships between research organizations and OJJDP-funded mentoring programs for data collection and evaluation activities to assess the impact of OJJDP-funded mentoring practices for youth at risk of delinquency and those who have experienced victimization or trauma. This solicitation aims to support research and evaluation efforts that inform the development and implementation of effective mentoring practices to prevent and intervene in youth delinquency, thereby advancing the Department of Justice’s priority to prevent and reduce crime.

GreenWorks! Grants – Project Learning Tree (Deadline: September 30, 2018)

Project Learning Tree offers GreenWorks! grants to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world. Students implement an action project that they help design to green their school or to improve an aspect of their neighborhood’s environment. The projects partner students with their whole school, local businesses and/or community organizations, and provide opportunities for student leadership. The funds can be used by students to implement recycling programs at their school, conserve water and energy, establish school gardens and outdoor classrooms, improve a forest, or restore a natural habitat, for example.

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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

Trending Topic: April 2nd-8th is National Public Health Week!

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  • Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention analyzes priority health risk behaviors in high school students, including those related to smoking, computer usage, and other risky activities.
  • How Schools Work and How To Work with Schools by the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) assists anyone who would like to work more closely with various facets of the education system—with policymakers, school administrators, teachers, and other school staff—to improve the health, safety, and well-being of children and youth in schools.
  • School Health Profiles from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention is a system of surveys assessing school health policies and practices in states, large urban school districts, territories, and tribal governments.

Job Opportunities

Public Health Program Associate (Atlanta, GA)

This position at Emory University uses a basic knowledge of public health principles to analyze, develop, implement, and promote new and creative strategies and solutions to address public health issues and challenges. The individual will address public health issues by providing education, technical assistance, advocacy, public awareness, and research and work with programs or studies designed to evaluate the prevalence or surveillance of public health issues and the effectiveness of targeted interventions.

Middle School Counselor (White River Junction, VT)

This individual will work with students in grades six through eight at Hartford Memorial Middle School. The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate a clear understanding and love of middle level learners, a desire to work collaboratively with colleagues to support students, and strong knowledge in counseling practices, particularly in working with at risk youth and families. The middle level counselor also plays a key role in supporting students and teaching teams with development and implementation for personalized learning plans, as well as acting as part of the pupil services team to support school-wide and individual student needs, and facilitating the transition to and from middle school. The middle school counselor will help to develop and implement a comprehensive school counseling program through individual and small group counseling as well as classroom instruction.

RN/LPN School Nurse (Elizabeth City, NC)

Maxim HealthCare seeks an experienced, dynamic school nurse to work as a member of the team to carry on the tradition of excellence in special education. The school nurse strengthens and facilitates the educational process by modifying or removing health-related barriers to learning in individual students and by promoting an optimal level of wellness for students and staff.

Entry Level Healthcare Research Coordinator (Washington, D.C.)

UnitedHealth Group is seeking a full-time coordinator to provide support to the Health Care Research department. As an Optum team member, the Coordinator manages an array of business functions critical to the success of the department. The Coordinator will gain experience and expertise within the Company serving an important role both internally and externally as a liaison, information resource, and key point of contact.

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