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Health Resources and Services Administration – Advancing Systems of Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (Deadline: January 16, 2018)

This notice solicits applications for Advancing Systems of Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. The purpose of this program is to improve health and well-being for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and their families by addressing three core systems focus areas for CYSHCN—access to patient/family-centered medical home, transition of youth into the adult health care system, and adoption of health care financing models that improve care and outcomes while achieving cost savings.

Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) (Deadline:January 31, 2018)

The Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Program is a national initiative of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that supports pediatricians to collaborate within their communities to advance the health of all children. Through the CATCH Program, pediatricians are empowered to identify promising practices that work in their individual communities. CATCH supports innovative pediatrician-led health projects in the initial stages of developing and implementing community-based child health initiatives.

JAMS Foundation/ACR Initiative for Students and Youth – Conflict Resolution Education Services for Youth At Risk of Gang Involvement  (Deadline: February 14, 2018)

The JAMS Foundation/ACR Initiative for Students and Youth provides grant funding for conflict prevention and dispute resolution programs for K-12 students and for adults working with youth populations in ways that directly transfer CRE skills from adults to youth. Each year, ACR and the JAMS Foundation will identify particular subject areas seeking to address otherwise unresolved issues and unmet needs of both general and target youth populations, based on current research and feedback from leaders and stakeholders in the dispute resolution and education fields.

Department of Commerce – Environmental Literacy Grants (Deadline: April 06, 2018)

The goal of this funding opportunity is to support the education of K-12 students and the public so they are knowledgeable of the ways in which their community can become more resilient to extreme weather events and/or other environmental hazards, and become involved in achieving that resilience.

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State of South Carolina – Nutrition Education Specialist (Aiken County, SC)

This position performs WIC certification, breastfeeding promotion and support, individual low risk nutrition education and health promotion, and group nutrition education. Delivers services to clients and families in clinics, schools, hospitals or office settings. Provides assistance and education to participants/families on contract and List I Special Formulas. Provides technical assistance and consultation to staff as part of the multidisciplinary team delivering care to clients.

Dominion Hospital – Director of Education Services: Special Education  – Children and Adolescents (Falls Church, VA)

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.

Children’s Respite Care Center (CRCC) – School Based Student Wellness Counselor (Omaha, NE)

CRCC is looking for a dedicated, qualified School Based Student Wellness Counselor who will be responsible for providing individual, family, and group therapy to assigned clients in outpatient and school-based settings.

Guilford County Government – School Nursing Supervisor (Greensboro, NC)

This position provides advanced and specialized professional nursing skills and serves as a supervisor and coordinator of a program component within a public health department.  This nurse works under the direction of a Public Health Program Manager or Nurse Services Manager.

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