Grant Alerts

Health Foundation of South Florida- Healthy Eating Active Communities (Deadline: Rolling)
The goal of the Health Foundation of South Florida Healthy Eating Active Communities initiative is to build environments that promote nutrition and physical activity at the individual, family, institutional/organizational, and community levels.  Grants will support the implementation of evidence-based and innovative programs aimed at increasing children’s knowledge of and attitudes toward healthy eating, leading to healthier nutrition behavior change.

The Gerber Foundation– Pediatric Research Program Grants (Deadline: 12/01/17)
The program seeks fresh approaches to addressing issues faced by care providers that, when implemented, will improve the health, nutrition and/or developmental outcomes for infants and young children.  The board is particularly looking for practical solutions that can be easily and rapidly implemented on a broad scale with a predictable time frame to clinical application.

United Nations Federal Credit Union Foundation- Foundation Grants  (Deadline: 06/30/17)
The UNFCU Foundation is a New York non-profit organization with a mission to sustain the path out of poverty through healthcare and education for women and children. It supports organizations and initiatives that work to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, empower women and youth by offering them opportunities for self-development and economic advancement, promote well-being and provide access to healthcare for women and their families, and provide disaster relief.

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National Ask Day- Encouraging parents to ASK if there is an unlocked gun in the homes where their children play

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Quality-Spending Interactive, June 2017 Updatean interactive tool created by the Commonwealth Fund, allows users view the relationship between health care quality and spending in their state or local area.

Behavioral Health Barometer is a report published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that provides a snapshot of behavioral health among children and adults in the United States.

Can Equity Be Taught?, an article from Edutopia, discusses approaches to fostering mutual trust and understanding between a predominantly white teaching force in the U.S. and a quickly diversifying student population.

Job Opportunities

Health Resources in Action- Research Analyst (Boston, MA)
The Research Analyst position will work exclusively on HRiA’s SÍ Texas: Social Innovation for a Healthy South Texas evaluation. This multi-site initiative, sponsored by Methodist Healthcare Ministries and funded by the Social Innovation Fund, addresses integrated behavioral health (IBH) to prevent physical and behavioral health co-morbidities by improving and expanding the delivery of IBH services through tested, replicable IBH models that address physical and behavioral co-morbidities and transform treatment among 8 local subgrantees in southern Texas.

National Policy Institute, University of California Agriculture & Natural Resources- Epidemiologist (Berkeley, CA)
The Epidemiologist will provide leadership for the design and analysis of nutrition education and obesity prevention research and evaluation efforts for California’s SNAP-Ed program. 

Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy- School Nurse (Washington, DC)
Position responsibilities revolve around emergency nursing management for injuries and accidents and community involvement. A few responsibilities include evaluating students’ physical condition and referring them to appropriate resources as needed; providing first aid care and medically prescribed support and/or services; developing policies, procedures and work standards for school health program; coordinating school and community health activities and serving as a liaison health professional between home, school, and community; and professional development on health-related topics for students and staff, among other responsibilities.

Pueblo City Schools- School  Psychologist (Pueblo, CO) 

The school psychologist will administer, score and interpret psychological assessments; provide short-term counseling and consultation services for students; provide consultation services relating to children with disabilities; and chair and record staffings and annual reviews, among other responsibilities.

Upcoming Meetings

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

July 19, Webcast and in-person workshops, Washington, DC. Community-Based Health Literacy Interventions: A Workshop

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