Grant Alerts

National Institutes of Health – Health Services Research on Minority Health and Health Disparities (Deadline: May 17, 2019)

The purpose of this funding announcement is to encourage innovative exploratory and developmental health services research to improve minority health and/or reduce health disparities at the health care system-level as well as within clinical settings.

Health Resources and Services Administration – Adolescent and Young Adult Health Capacity Building Program(Deadline: February 16, 2018)

The purpose of this funding announcement is to improve the health of adolescents and young adults by strengthening the capacity of state maternal and child health programs to address their needs effectively.

The Kerr Foundation, Inc. – Grant (Deadline: January 12, 2018)

The Kerr Foundation aims to identify and support 501(c)(3) organizations and institutions that provide new or enhanced opportunities for those within the granting areas, particularly the young. They believe this is best accomplished in the areas of education, health, cultural development and community service.

Citi Foundation – Community Progress Makers Grant (Deadline: December 18, 2017)

The Citi Foundation seeks to identify Community Progress Makers who will receive grants  to support visionary organizations committed to driving economic progress for low-income communities in the metro areas of Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

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Trending Topic: Using data to build strong partnerships between schools and health systems. 

On Tuesday, December 5th, Dr. Olga Acosta Price, Director of the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS) presented at the CTSI-CN Science Cafe  about the use of data to build strong partnerships between schools and health systems. Dr. Price discussed evaluation and sustainability of school health programs, in addition to mental health needs in schools using both qualitative and quantitative research methods.  Check out CHHCS resources on school mental health.

New Resources

  • Making the Grade: A progress Report and Next Steps for Integrated Student Supports is a new report by Child Trends that finds growing evidence for the effectiveness of a rapidly expanding approach to educational achievement. Integrated student supports (ISS) promote students’ academic success by connecting them with nonacademic resources that support the whole child, including secure housing, medical care, tutoring, food assistance, and other supports.
  • Child Nutrition Programs: Flexibilites for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium Requirements  is an interim final rule for school year 2018 – 2019 by the USDA, Food and Nutrition Service. This interim final rule discuss three menu planning flexibilities currently available to many Child Nutrition Program operators, giving them near-term certainty about Program requirements and more local control to serve nutritious and appealing meals to millions of children nationwide.
  • The Economic Well-Being of Youth Transitioning from Foster Care by the Annie E. Casey Foundation that examines the economic well-being of youth transitioning out of foster care, with assistance from the Jim Casey Initiative’s Opportunity Passport program.

Job Opportunities

Save the Children – Early Childhood Development and Education Program Manager (Washington, DC)

This position will lead child care and school recovery programs for the Hurricane Maria Response. The position will lead the technical oversight of sub-grants and material support to licensed child care, early education, basic education and after school providers across Puerto Rico. The position will manage proposals, monitoring and reporting of Save the Children’s (SC) childcare and education recovery projects.  The Manager will lead assessments, recovery plans and high-profile collaborations and reports to the Deputy Team Lead, Programs.

Capital City Public Charter School – Family Engagement Associate (Washington, DC)

Capital City Public Charter School is seeking a Family Engagement Associate to join our Family Engagement Team and support the work of designing, organizing, and managing family engagement programs at our diverse PK-12 school. Family Engagement Associate spends part of their time focused on student recruitment and ensuring that Capital City reaches full enrollment, continues to recruit a diverse population of students, and that prospective families have information about the school and its programs. The Family Engagement Associate reports to the Family Engagement Coordinator. Given the high percentage of Latino families at Capital City, it is essential that the Parent Engagement Associate be bilingual in Spanish and English.

Pasco County Schools – School Nurse (Land O’ Lakes, FL)

This position will coordinate school-wide health screenings at grade levels mandated by Florida law and for individual students based on need, conduct follow up regarding potential health issues, and provide referral to appropriate agencies as needed. They will provide identification, assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, and referral of student health concerns that may impact learning, determining need for modifications. They will coordinate and assist with direct health care provided to students through oversight of clinic functions and LPN services, which may include medication administration, first aid, and other health procedures and responsibilities.

Turner Primary School – Public School Counselor (Turner, ME)

Spurwink Services is a seeking a collaborative and highly motivated school-based clinician to join our Western Region Public School Counseling team. This position will start at 3 days per week and with potential to grow to 5 days based on referral flow. It is located at Turner Primary School in MSAD 52 and serves grades Pre-K to 2.

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