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Department of Education– Promise Neighborhood Program (Deadline: 09/05/17)
The purpose of the Promise Neighborhoods program is to significantly improve the academic and developmental outcomes of children living in the most distressed communities of the United States, including ensuring school readiness, high school graduation, and access to a community-based continuum of high-quality services. The program serves neighborhoods with high concentrations of low-income individuals; multiple signs of distress, which may include high rates of poverty, childhood obesity, academic failure, and juvenile delinquency, adjudication, or incarceration; and schools implementing comprehensive support and improvement activities or targeted support and improvement activities under section 1111(d) of the ESEA.

Department of Health and Human Services– Early Childhood Developmental Health System: Implementation in a High Need State (Deadline: 08/18/17)
This program will fund a study focused on improving child health through a statewide system of early childhood developmental screenings and interventions. This includes improving population level early childhood developmental health outcomes in a state with significant risk factors for poor child health status such as high rates of poverty among children under age 5, high rates of low birthweight infants, and low rates of early childhood developmental screenings.

William T. Grant Foundation- New York City Youth Service Improvement Grants (Deadline: 09/07/17)
The William T. Grant Foundation program seeks to assist community-based organizations in the five boroughs of New York City that want to improve the quality of the services they offer to young people between the ages of 5 and 25.

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Congressional Briefing on Addressing Childhood Trauma- Join the Livestream

Join us today at 10:30am EST as CHHCS Director Dr. Olga Acosta Price speaks at the House of Representatives in a briefing on the impact of trauma on the developing brain, effective federal policies for addressing trauma, and strategies to deliver trauma-informed care to children in both child welfare and education. The congressional briefing has been organized by Building Community Resilience, The Redstone Center at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, and the Campaign for Trauma-Informed Policy and Practice.

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How Multi-Sector Health Partnerships Evolve is a blog post by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that discusses how multi-sector partnerships can take shape and what makes them successful.

Health Coverage and Care for Immigrants, an issue brief by the Kaiser Family Foundation, discusses key issues in health coverage and care for immigrants today.

How Western Kentucky Leveraged Medicaid Expansion to Increase Access to Health Care, a case study published by the Commonwealth Fund, discusses how Medicaid expansion increased access to care for low-income adults in Western Kentucky, including in rural areas.

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County of Tuolumne- Public Health Officer (Sonora, CA) 
The Health Officer (HO) is the face of Public Health in the County and is responsible for public health policy development and community health planning. The Health Officer works closely with state and federal agencies, the County Executive Office, HSA executives, support staff and other County departments, including the Sheriff’s jail staff. In addition, this position plays a strategic and critical role in collaborating with emergency management departments and professionals, community health providers, foundations, committees, community-based organizations, and the community-at-large to set local priorities.

Prevention Institute- Communications Manager (Oakland, CA) 
Prevention Institute (PI) seeks a seasoned communications leader to guide strategy to further Prevention Institute’s role in more effective prevention and equity policy and practice. The Communications Manager will lead and oversee communications strategies across PI’s primary program areas, and for the organization overall; oversee the communications team and report to and work under the direction of a member of PI’s senior leadership team; and implement a multifaceted communications strategy that advances prevention and equity policy nationwide, fosters the momentum for effective primary prevention practice, and raises the visibility and reach of PI’s tools, resources, materials, and expertise.

Winchester Public Schools- School Nurse (Winchester, VA) 
This position provides health services to intermediate (grades 5 and 6) students and school staff. Responsibilities include: administering health screenings and medications, providing first aid care to students and staff, providing instruction on health-related topics, and other duties as assigned by the School Principal and Director of Special Education and Related Services.

Boston Collegiate Charter Schools- School Psychologist (Dorchester, MA) 

We are looking for a smart, problem-solving, self-reflective, and passionate School Psychologist who wants to be part of a dynamic team to help continue to build a school and to shape its future direction. This is a clinical position providing short-term, long-term, and crisis intervention services for students on Individualized Education Programs. This position is also responsible for all testing related to Initial Evaluation and Reevaluation meetings. The School Psychologist position is full time.

Upcoming Meetings

September 14, 2017, Webinar: 3:00 PM EST. Social Belonging for Youth Success: Research and Promising Practices

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

March 25-27, 2018, Anaheim, CA. ASCD Annual Conference

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