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Department of Health and Human Services – Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation (Deadline: 07/31/17)
The Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative seeks to demonstrate the effectiveness of collaborations with academic research centers, prevention research centers, teaching hospitals, and Native American Tribes and Tribal organizations to reduce significant health disparities impacting minorities and disadvantaged populations through the implementation of evidence-based strategies. The program seeks to serve residents in counties disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic; reduce the impact of serious mental illness and improve screening for serious mental illness at the primary care level for children, adolescents and/or adults; and reduce obesity prevalence and disparities in weight status among disadvantaged children and adolescents.

American Academy of Pediatrics- Community Child Health Program Grants (Deadline: 07/31/17)
The grants are awarded on a competitive basis to individual pediatricians and fellowship trainees to plan innovative community-based child health initiatives that will ensure all children have medical homes, are properly immunized, and have access to health care services not otherwise available in their community.

US Department of Agriculture- Rural Community Development Initiative (Deadline: 07/25/17)
The Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) was created to develop the capacity and ability of private, nonprofit community-based housing and community development organizations, low-income rural communities, and federally recognized Native American Tribes to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development in rural areas.

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2017 Kids Count Data Booka report published by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, provides a snapshot of the well-being of children and families across the United States.

Supporting Kids Through Times of Change is an article published by Edutopia that provides suggestions to parents and educators on how to work with children to help them through transitions or significant changes in their environments.

Reflections on State ESSA Plans, a brief and interactive guide published by the American Institutes of Research, provides a review of 17 state ESSA plans, looking at their priorities for education policy and practice.

Job Opportunities

San Joaquin County Public Health Services- Assistant Health Officer (Stockton, CA)
The Assistant Health Officer for Public Health Services will be responsible for the medical and public health oversight to various public health programs and will provide public health leadership in the community. Work will include medical and public health oversight for specific communicable disease control programs; providing input to community level chronic disease control and prevention efforts; providing medical consultation and advisement for community physicians regarding public health matters; representing and promoting public health goals through participation on local, regional, and statewide coalitions and committees; responding to media inquiries; and reviewing informational material for public release .

Indian Health Service- Maternal Child Health Nurse (Odanah, WI)
The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), works to ensure that all American Indians and Alaska Natives receive comprehensive health care services and that all Indian health facilities are staffed with well-trained, compassionate, committed health care professionals. IHS is seeking a nurse to work in Maternal and Child Health in Odanah, Wisconsin. 

Palmer Public Schools- School Psychologist (Palmer, MA)
Responsibilities include completing formal testing and written and classroom observations as required by SPED law; developing positive (PBIS) behavioral programs for targeted populations; developing and conducting in service trainings; providing crisis counseling, de-escalation, and intervention as needed; training staff in redirection and de-escalation techniques and developing system-wide protocols; and assisting in the development, staff training, and monitoring of a district-wide PBIS.

Framingham Public Schools- School Nurse (Framingham, MA) 

Framingham Public Schools seeks a school nurse to promote the academic progress and success of students by assisting them to maintain, improve, or adapt to their health status. The nurse will contribute significantly to the attainment of optimal health and educational potential of each student.

Upcoming Meetings

June 20, 2017, Webinar: 2:00- 3:30 PM EDT. Using Administrative Data to Address Policy-Relevant Research Questions in Early Care and Education Webinar

July 8-11, 2017, Phoenix, AZ. National Council of La Raza Health Summit

July 11-13, Pittsburgh, PA. NACCHO 2017 Annual Conference- Public Health Revolution: Bridging Clinical Medicine and Population Health

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