Grant Alerts

The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation – Core Programs and Services Grants for Mental Health (Deadline: 09/01/17)
The Foundation will offer grants that work to address the organization’s five priority areas of eliminating stigma associated with mental health; identifying children with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges, and connecting them to services; helping young people with mental health challenges understand and manage their conditions and behaviors; helping families understand mental health challenges; and ensuring that communities offer meaningful opportunities and appropriate support to young people with mental health challenges and their families.

SVP Boston – Capacity-Building Grants for Boston-Area Youth Education Nonprofits (Deadline: 09/05/17)
Social Venture Partners Boston seeks to invest expertise and money in a high potential, early-mid stage nonprofit helping educationally and/or economically disadvantaged children, youth, and families succeed in school and well beyond. Organizations must serve the neighborhoods of Boston and surrounding towns.

Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation Grants for Health Programs in Texas (Deadline: 11/01/17)
The Foundation funds programs that measurably improve the health of those living in the lower Rio Grande Valley by promoting healthy lifestyles and providing increased access to healthcare for all. The primary strategic priority is Obesity and Diabetes Prevention. However, they do consider funding for all types of health-related initiatives.

The Herb Block Foundation – Pathways Out of Poverty (Deadline: 02/02/18)
This program will focus on helping needy young people and adults gain education. For projects serving youth, The Herb Block Foundation seeks proposals that focus on improving student achievement and healthy development of young people. Projects may include in-school and community-based educational programs, after-school activities, and mentoring programs. Programs designed to increase high school graduation rates are encouraged to apply.


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Addressing Students’ Mental Health Needs: Stamford Public Schools’ Comprehensive Trauma-Informed System, an issue brief from the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, discusses the changes that Stamford schools implemented to improve mental health outcomes for students and the lessons learned from its new approach.

Practicing Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists by State 2015 is an interactive resource from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists that identifies the shortage rate of child and adolescent psychiatrists by state and by county.

Not on Medicaid? Your neighborhood school might be, an article by Child Trends, discusses how schools utilize and benefit from Medicaid funds.

Job Opportunities

Health Impact Project – Project Director (Washington D.C)

The Health Impact Project seeks a project director to lead all aspects of strategy and implementation of the Health Impact Project. The position, based in Pew’s Washington, D.C., office, will report to the senior director, health programs. The position has a set time frame that could be extended based on the success of the program, funding sources, and board decisions on continued support.

San Joaquin County Public Health – Assistant Health Officer (Stockton, CA)

San Joaquin County is currently accepting applications for Assistant Health Officer in the Public Health Services Department.  This position will provide medical oversight to various public health programs and will provide public health leadership in the community.  The Public Health Services department provides a culturally diverse community with classic public health services, and has a tradition of strong community involvement and leadership in health promotion.

Community Day Charter Public Schools – School Nurse (Lawrence, Massachusetts)

Community Day Charter Public Schools seeks an experienced part-time RN or LPN for a K-8 setting. Our schools are committed to ensuring the health and well-being of all of our students. The nurse will work closely with school leaders in each of our schools. The candidate MUST have CPR/AED certification. The ideal candidate has pediatric, emergency room, public health, and/or school nurse experience.

South Portland School District – School Psychologist (South Portland, Maine)

South Portland School District is looking for a part-time (.8) School Psychologist. Primary responsibilities include: administering psychological assessments, participating in teams that help to refine services for students with disabilities, and consulting to staff and administration.

Upcoming Meetings

August 23, 2017, Webinar: 2:00 PM EST: Behavioral Health Management: Achieving Integration and Collaboration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care

October 19-21, National Harbor, MD. 22nd Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health

  • CHHCS will be presenting at this conference

March 4-7, 2018, Tampa, FL: 31st Annual Research and Policy Conference for Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health

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