CHHCS Presents at School Mental Health, APHA Annual Conferences


During the week of November 4-8, we had the opportunity to present and lead a number of workshops and conference sessions. In Buffalo, NY, we led a presentation and work session with teachers, school-based health practitioners, school leaders and other community stakeholders to discuss strategies for supporting students by developing and strengthening coalitions.

At the Annual APHA Meeting and Expo, we joined a panel presentation to discuss effective partnerships for improved outcomes, and led a poster presentation to share insights about our action guide, Partner Build Grow. Later in the week we were at the Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health where we were joined by the Bainum Family Foundation in leading a conference session on methods for assessing school-wide capacity to implement a comprehensive school mental health system. 

What did we learn from the meetings? That there’s a thirst for information about integrating school-connected resources to support student social and emotional wellbeing into the school system. Please let us know if we can help you!



Virtual Healthy School

Visit virtual classrooms on this interactive site to learn more about evidence-based school health practices within the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model and how to implement them in your own school. Learn more. 

The Current Landscape of School District and Charter Policies that Support Healthy Schools

A new report provides administrators and policymakers with valuable data about how education agencies can use policy to build healthy schools according to the WSCC framework. Learn more.

Integrate Classroom Physical Activity in Schools.

In the 2018 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth, 24% of children ages 6–17 met the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity. A new report describes the health and academic benefits of physical activity, and strategies to integrate it into classrooms throughout the school day.  Learn more.


Center Resources

Sustaining School-Community Resources (Webinar recording, June 2018)
The Impact of School-Connected Behavioral and Emotional Health Interventions on Student Academic Performance
Partner Build Grow: An Action Guide for Sustaining Child Development and Prevention Approaches

View Additional Tools & Resources


Grant Alerts

Community Action Grants | American Association of University Women

Provides funds to innovative programs that promote education and equity for women and girls. Learn more.

Deadline: December 1, 2019

Youth Creating Change | Community Collaborative for Child Health

Apply for mini-grants for help to support new, youth-led initiatives that promote positive health outcomes through civic engagement. Learn more.

Deadline: December 3, 2019

The Follett Challenge | Follett

Follett encourages schools and/or districts to share stories about how they are preparing students for life after high school for a chance to win up to $30,000 in Follett products and services. Learn more.

Deadline: December 12, 2019

ALDI Smart Kids | ALDI

ALDI is dedicated to supporting local community organizations that encourage kids to be active in education, physical activity, nutrition, socialization, arts, etc. Learn more.

Deadline: December 15, 2019

Run for Good Grant | Saucony Run for Good Foundation

Aims to keep kids healthy and active. Funding organizations that provide opportunities for kids to build a healthier lifestyle. Learn more.

Deadline: December 15, 2019

National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative | SAMHSA

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

Innovative Reading Grant | American Association of School Librarians

Supports the planning and implementation of unique programs for children which motivate and encourage reading Learn more.

Deadline: February 1, 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.



Job Opportunities

Classroom Counselors | Seneca Family of Agencies (Fremont, CA)

Utilize behavioral and clinical techniques to support mental health needs of students. Learn more.

Social Worker/Mental Health Professional | Association to Benefit Children (New York, NY)

Provide services, including crisis assessments, de-escalation, and coordination of care to long-term services. Learn more.

Youth Mental Health Therapist | South Lane Mental Health (Cottage Grove, OR)

Build therapeutic relationships and provide therapy to youth and support to families. Learn more.

Therapist (MST-CAN) | Youth Villages (Johnson City, TN)

Conduct MST assessments, implement treatment plans and interventions, provide clinical treatment. Learn more.



Upcoming Meetings and Events

December 4, 2019 2:00 – 3:00 PM EST
December 5, 2019 

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