Positive mental health can have a significant impact on a child’s academic performance and overall well-being.

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

New Resources

CDC Healthy Schools

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. 

Children’s Health and Education Mapping Tool

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.

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

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

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

Senior Associate | Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut (Farmington, CT)

Provides evaluation and quality improvements for school mental health projects. Learn more.

Early Childhood Coach | Prevent Child Abuse, New Jersey (Newark, NJ)

Coach, mentor, and provide support to childcare centers to improve quality of care. Learn more.

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

Promote health and provide health services to students, faculty and staff. Learn more.

Grants Accountant | Youth and Opportunity United (Y.O.U.) (Evanston, IL)

Manage government and private grants, including close coordination with program teams. Learn more.


Upcoming Meetings

September 1-30, 2019
September 19, 2019 1:00 PM ET
September 25, 2019 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET
September 26, 2019 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET
September 26, 2019 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
September 26, 2019 4:00 – 5:30 PM ET
October 3, 2019 2:00 PM ET

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