Newly Published Article Describes the Development and Utility of Partner Build Grow


In an article recently published by the Journal of Youth Development, our team at the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools discusses the context and methodology that led to the development of Partner Build Grow: An Action Guide for Sustaining Child Development and Prevention Approaches, as well as the framework that it lays out to create sustainable programming through partnership-building between schools and other community resources.

As described further in the article, the guide offers tools and practical guidance for creating and sustaining school-connected initiatives that support students’ physical and mental health, social-emotional development and educational success.

Read the full peer-reviewed article and learn more about this valuable resource here.


New Resources

National Youth Sports Strategy

The National Youth Sports Strategy, recently released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the first federal strategy of its kind to outline steps to help promote universal access to sports and activities for all youth. The resource includes guidance for parents, coaches, schools, policymakers and other community organizations. Learn more.

Reappraising Academic and Social Adversity Improves Middle School Students’ Academic Achievement, Behavior and Well-Being

In this recently published study, researchers find that a low cost intervention can help to improve the social and psychological well-being of students as they transition from elementary to middle school. The brief intervention—a simple writing exercise—showed positive effects on attendance, grades and rates of disciplinary incidents in comparison to a control group. Learn more.

School Health as a Strategy to Improve Both Public Health and Education

This academic review from the Annual Review of Public Health integrates the latest research on the relationships between health and education systems and their associated outcomes. It also provides an overview of modern school health programs and their components. Learn more.


Center Resources

[Toolkit]: Partner Build Grow: An Action Guide for Sustaining Child Development and Prevention Approaches
[Publication]: Developing a Business Plan for Sustaining School Mental Health Services: Three Success Stories
[Publication]: Improving Access to Children’s Mental Health Care: Lessons from a Study of Eleven States

View Additional Tools & Resources


Grant Alerts

Afterschool Grants | Youth Service America

Awards to support afterschool programs though youth-led service or service-learning activities. Learn more.

Deadline: October 4, 2019

Child Health Research Awards | Charles H. Hood Foundation

Supporting hypothesis-driven projects focused on child health. Learn more.

Deadline: October 7, 2019

Garden Grants Program | Whole Kids Foundation

Funding projects to support schools and nonprofit organizations to turn outdoor spaces into educational gardens. Learn more.

Deadline: October 15, 2019

Grants for Gardens | Annie’s

Providing funding to schools and school-connected nonprofits to build school gardens. Learn more.

Deadline: November 1, 2019

Advancing State and Urban Maternal and Child Health (MCH) | Health Resources and Services Administration

Purpose is to strengthen state and urban MCH programs’ capacity to deliver services that improve MCH outcomes. Learn more.

Deadline: November 15, 2019

Literacy Grants Program | City National Bank

Funding classroom projects that foster creativity and critical thinking in students. (Schools in CA, NV, NY, TN, GA, MN, DC are eligible.) Learn more.

Deadline: November 30, 2019

Community Grants | Costco Wholesale

Costco Wholesale engages in charitable efforts across the country by funding programs that focus on supporting children, education, and health and human services. Learn more.

Deadline: Rolling


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

Program Coordinator, Supportive and Healthy Schools | Advocates for Youth (Washington, DC)

Provides technical assistance and capacity-building in schools to support sexual health and health services. Learn more.

Middle School Case Manager | Fresh Lifelines for Youth (Milpitas, CA)

Help at-risk youth to focus on academics and behavioral adjustments. Learn more.

School Behaviorist | Roseville Community Charter School (Newark, NJ)

Conduct behavior assessments and create programs to support students with emotional and behavior disorders. Learn more.

Part-Time Youth Worker | Youth and Opportunity United (Y.O.U.) (Evanston, IL)

Support relationship-building and social-emotional development with youth in afterschool programs. Learn more.


Upcoming Meetings

September 1-30, 2019
October 3, 2019 2:00 PM ET
October 10, 2019 8:30 – 5:00 PM ET
November 7-9, 2019 

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