The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently released the School Health Profiles report, featuring the latest data and trends on school health policies and practices across the country. The report summarizes information collected through biennial surveys completed by school leaders from most states and many large urban school districts in the United States. Data summaries include information about the status of school health education requirements, school-based health services, family and community engagement, school health coordination, and more.
The information and data provided from this report can be especially useful for school health leaders, policymakers and other decision makers to identify gaps that may negatively impact students’ health and academic success, as well as to guide the development of practices that may improve student health outcomes.
Find more information and read the full report here.
Chronic stress in early childhood not only impacts behavior and the ability to learn in the short-term, but may also contribute to life-long health problems. In this interview by Child Trends, Dr. Jack Shonkoff explains the research that support these findings. Learn more.
Exposure to adverse child experiences can lead to abnormal levels of stress, which increases risk of serious illnesses. Find practical, low-cost strategies for creating a positive and supportive environment within schools and classrooms. Learn more.
Untreated anxiety in children tends to get worse over time. While medication is often prescribed for children with anxiety, extensive research shows that cognitive behavioral therapy may actually be the most effective treatment for reducing symptoms of severe anxiety. Learn more.
Purpose of program is to increase access to effective trauma-focused treatment and services systems in communities for children and adolescents. Learn more.
Deadline: December 23, 2019
Grants aim to foster youth-led initiatives that promote positive health outcomes through civic engagement and leadership. Learn more.
Deadline: January 6, 2020
Supports the planning and implementation of unique programs for children which motivate and encourage reading Learn more.
Deadline: February 1, 2020
Build environmental literacy of K-12 students to support environmental health and resiliency of communities. Learn more.
Deadline: March 26, 2020
Please note: The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools does not administer these funding opportunities. Please refer to each organization for further direction and details.
Support mental health access and shape delivery of counseling and services. Learn more.
Facilitate school safety programs/policies for school safety, including mental health, student discipline, data collection/analysis, etc. Learn more.
Support youth community engagement and their development of self-care, social and community living skills. Learn more.
Design and deliver resources to schools to improve the social and emotional health of students and staff. Learn more.