Grant Alerts

Centers for Disease Control – NCCDPHP – Improving Student Health and Academic Achievement through Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Management of Chronic Conditions in Schools (Deadline: March 05, 2018)

The purpose of this project is to increase the number of students who consume nutritious food and beverages, increase the number of students who participate in daily physical education and physical activity, and increase the number of students who can effectively manage their chronic health conditions.

Health Resources and Services Administration – Vision Screening in Young Children (Deadline: March 26, 2018)

The purpose of this program is to fund a national entity to support state efforts to implement evidence-based and promising early childhood vision screening, follow-up, and surveillance protocols by providing technical assistance, tools, training, and opportunities for information sharing and learning.  Recipients will, in partnership with families and caregivers, provide state entities expert and peer guidance to support the development and replication of strategies that are adapted to meet the unique needs of underserved communities, and address systemic barriers to implementing comprehensive systems for delivering vision screening services to young children.

Foreign Agricultural Service – McGovern-Dole International Food For Education and Child Nutrition Program (Deadline: March 30, 2018)

The McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition (McGovern-Dole) program supports feeding of school-aged children, reduces hunger, promotes literacy (especially for girls), promotes food security and enhances nutrition for mothers and their children in low-income, food-deficit countries committed to education and school meals. The program provides U.S. commodities and financial and technical assistance to achieve these goals.

National Institutes of Health – Youth Violence Prevention Interventions that Incorporate Racism/Discrimination Prevention (Deadline: May 25, 2018)

The purpose of this initiative is to support research to develop and test youth violence prevention interventions that incorporate racism/discrimination prevention strategies for one or more health disparity populations. The target age range includes middle school to high school-aged youth, corresponding to an approximate age range of 11 to 18.

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Welcome to our Monthly Blog!

By Olga Acosta Price, Director at the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools and Linda B. Sheriff, Deputy Director at the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools

We are excited to welcome you to our monthly blog. In our work at the intersection of health and education we recognize the necessity for cross-sector collaboration and aim to advance a holistic view of children’s health, well-being and learning. As you well know, there is a tremendous amount happening in the fields of education and health: states will soon be implementing their new education plans under the Every Student Suceeds Act (ESSA); Federal regulations on education, health, nutrition, and more are being revised; districts are looking for ways to prepare students with the skills they need to navigate the 21st Century; and schools, students, and communities are trying to handle an increasing array of challenges, from bullying to suicides to addiction to violence of all kinds. Read More

New Resources

  • Justice Committee: Using Restorative Practices to Resolve Conflicts is a video by Edutopia that shows how students at Pittsfield Middle High School are trained to mediate conflicts between their fellow students—and between students and teachers.
  • School Oral Health Resource Library is an interactive tool by the School-Based Health Alliance that is  designed to help strengthen and expand school oral health services. Its resources are organized around eight components of school oral health: education; screening and risk assessment; preventive care; care coordination; cleaning, exams, and treatments; integrated services; data and program evaluation; and sustainability.
  • Data: Where Do Teachers Get Their Ideas?  is an data set that examines survey results are based on a September 2017 online survey from the Education Week Research Center of a nationally representative sample of more than 500 K-12 teachers.

Job Opportunities

Public Health Division Director – Child, Family, and Community Wellness (Thurston County, WA)

Public Health and Social Services (PHSS) seeks an experienced division director and exceptional leader, manager, administrator, relationship builder, public speaker, writer and educator who is familiar with the opportunities and challenges associated with this department’s Child, Family, and Community Wellness Division.

The Division Director of Child, Family, and Community Wellness Division supervises the development and implementation of Countywide public health and social services policies, programs, and services related to child, youth, family, and community wellness; and works directly with the Director of PHSS in overseeing programs, developing, managing, and implementing long-range and annual plans to accomplish departmental goals.

Assumption College – Director of Student Health Services and Wellness Promotion (Worcester, MA)

The Director of Student Health Services and Wellness Promotion directs the department of Student Health Services for the delivery of high quality health and wellness care and education in support of the mission of the College. Manages all administrative aspects of the Student Health Services department including staffing, operations, immunization program, ordering supplies and equipment, and oversight of budget. Is also responsible for coordinating a comprehensive health promotion program focusing on the health and well-being of undergraduate students.

Compass Health – Child & Family Therapist (Everett, WA)

Compass Health is currently looking for Clinician II / Child & Family Therapist for our Children’s Intensive Services in Everett. The new Clinician will provide a range of clinically indicated services, including but not limited to individual psychotherapy, group therapy, family therapy, and case management services for children with behavioral health conditions and their families/natural supports. This position may also serve some adults with behavioral health conditions. This position is responsible for assessing client/family functioning and needs, and partnering with the client/family to develop an individually tailored care plan designed to address the client/families goals.

Sidwell Friends School – School Nurse (Washington DC)

Sidwell Friends, a co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, DC, and Bethesda, MD, seeks a Registered Nurse for its Health Services department. The Registered Nurse reports directly to the Director of Health Services and assists the Health Care Coordinator on the DC campus with the medical care and supervision of students in grades 5-12. In addition to promoting optimum health for all students and employees in the school, he/she will administer first aid, administer medications, assist with the maintenance of student health records and participate in other operational responsibilities of the Health Services Offices.

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