The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools is proud to be part of the team behind the report, “Advancing Comprehensive School Mental Health Systems: Guidance From the Field,” which was released earlier this week. The report’s insights are designed to promote positive school climate and safety, strengthen students’ social and emotional learning, and foster mental health and general well-being, while reducing the prevalence and severity of mental illness.
Developed by a national team of mental health experts, this report has one clear call to action: All U.S. schools should adopt comprehensive school mental health systems as a standard practice. And to ensure the greatest impact, these systems should take a public health approach, focusing on prevention and early identification of mental health and substance abuse concerns—not just treatment of them.
Learn more about this collaborative effort and read the full report here.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched an updated website dedicated to health promotion in schools. The site includes current research, guidelines, communications materials, training tools for professional development and other resources for teachers, parents and administrators to support school health programming in schools. Learn more.
The School-Based Health Alliance has recently developed and released the Children’s Health and Education Mapping Tool, which overlays geographic information with multiple health datasets. The tool can be used to help identify areas in high-need of health services expansion. Learn more.
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.
Awards to support afterschool programs though youth-led service or service-learning activities. Learn more.
Deadline: October 4, 2019
Supporting hypothesis-driven projects focused on child health. Learn more.
Deadline: October 7, 2019
Funding projects to support schools and nonprofit organizations to turn outdoor spaces into educational gardens. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2019
Purpose is to strengthen state and urban MCH programs’ capacity to deliver services that improve MCH outcomes. Learn more.
Deadline: November 15, 2019
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.
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.
Provides evaluation and quality improvements for school mental health projects. Learn more.
Coach, mentor, and provide support to childcare centers to improve quality of care. Learn more.
Promote health and provide health services to students, faculty and staff. Learn more.
Manage government and private grants, including close coordination with program teams. Learn more.