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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – 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.

Accesslex – Legal Education Diversity Pipeline Grant Program (Deadline:March 31, 2018 – letters of inquiry)

The purpose of this program is to enhance and expand comprehensive treatment, early intervention, and recovery support services for adolescents (ages 12-18), transitional aged youth (ages 16-25), and their families/primary caregivers with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. Applicants will be expected to identify and reduce differences in access, service use, and outcomes of services among females and racial and ethnic minority populations to address health disparities.

National Institutes of Health – Chronic Condition Self-Management in Children and Adolescents (Deadline: May 07, 2020)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA)  is to encourage exploratory/developmental research to improve self-management and quality of life in children and adolescents with chronic conditions. This FOA encourages research that takes into consideration various factors that influence self-management such as individual differences, biological and psychological factors, family/caregivers and sociocultural context, family-community dynamics, healthcare system factors, technological advances, and the role of the environment.

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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

  • Student Activists Demand Change After Parkland Shooting is an article by EdWeek that discusses how student activists all around the country are leading efforts to change state gun laws after the Parkland shooting.
  • Quality Counts 2018: Report and Rankings is Education Week’s annual state-by-state assessment of public education paints a portrait of middling performance overall with patches of high achievement, along with perennial struggles to improve on the part of states mired at the bottom.
  • Implementing Trauma-Informed Approach for Youth Across Service Sector a webinar and brief that discusses the concept and prevalence of trauma; techniques for coping with and recovering from trauma at an individual and systems level; the core principles for building a framework for understanding trauma; and implementation of elements essential for a trauma-informed system as presented by the featured experts.

Job Opportunities

Director for Wellness Education Intervention, and Prevention – Marymount University (Arlington,VA)

The Director for Wellness Education, Intervention, and Prevention will assist in the planning, development, implementation, and assessment of campus wide wellness programming and student intervention strategies. The Director for Wellness, Intervention, and Prevention Initiatives will recruit and engage students to support the development of a campus culture that supports and inspires personalized health priorities.

Director, Wellness and Health Promotion – Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)

The Director of Wellness and Health Promotion is responsible for supervision and accountability of Wellness and Health Promotion which provides educational services targeting individuals and communities, focusing on health promotion, primary prevention, and risk reduction. The Director oversees service provision, programming, budgeting, strategic planning, policy development, quality improvement processes and communications for the unit.

School-Based Program Coordinator (Dental) – Asian Health Services (Oakland, CA)

Under direction of the Dental Director, the School-Based Program Coordinator oversees the School-Based Health Centers (SBHC) and coordinates health and prevention service provision with school administration, school service providers, and community agencies with contracts to provide health and prevention services within the school.

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