Grant Alerts

Promoting Adolescent Health through School-Based HIV Prevention – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Deadline: April 13, 2018)

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to improve the health and well-being of our nation’s youth by working with education and health agencies, and other organizations to reduce HIV, STD, teen pregnancy, and related risk behaviors among middle and high school students. This initiative offers an approach that includes three overall components; school-based surveillance, school-based HIV/STI prevention, and technical assistance and capacity building.

Cultivating Healthy Communities – Aetna Foundation (Deadline: April 18, 2018)

The Cultivating Healthy Communities (CHC) grant program is geared specifically towards nonprofit organizations that work with under served, low-income, and minority populations in the contiguous United States. CHC seeks to catalyze measurable improvements in community health outcomes. Funding directly supports efforts to make under served communities healthier places to live, work, learn, play and pray. Through this RFP, we invite submissions for projects that address the social determinants of health and participants’ physical, mental, and social well-being.

Innovations in Community-Based Crime Reduction Program – Bureau of Justice Assistance (Deadline: April 29, 2018)

This program leads the efforts to enhance the capacity of local and tribal communities to effectively target and address significant and violent crime issues through collaborative cross-sector approaches that are linked with broader neighborhood development goals. The goal of BCJI is to reduce crime, increase trust, and improve community safety as part of a comprehensive strategy to advance neighborhood revitalization. Through a broad cross-sector partnership team, including neighborhood residents, BCJI grantees target neighborhoods with hot spots of violent and serious crime and employ data-driven, cross-sector strategies to accomplish this goal.

ALDI Smart Kids Program – ALDI (Deadline: December 18, 2018)

ALDI Smart Kids is a special program dedicated to supporting the health and wellness of the children in our communities. ALDI does this through supporting local community organizations that encourage kids to be active in the areas of education, physical activity, nutrition, socializing and the arts. Support ranges from monetary donations to ALDI gift cards. Programs should demonstrate affordability and sustainability, a lasting impact on the community and a significant and measurable outcome.

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By Dr. Dan Leikvold, Superintendent, Lead-Deadwood-School District, Lead, South Dakota

The Lead-Deadwood School District is a rural district located in the Northern Black Hills of western South Dakota. It has a K-12 population of around 710.  The tourism, gaming, and mining industries are the primary economic drivers in the Lead-Deadwood Community.

Although there are many outstanding opportunities for workers in the area, as with many school districts, we too have our share of challenges that are directly associated with the effects of poverty.  This includes behavioral issues, transiency, limited access to transportation, and a lack of affordable housing.  The free and reduced lunch rate in our district is around 50%.

Over the course of the last ten years, the school district has identified and worked with multiple local and regional agencies to address the needs of our children and families affected by poverty.  We realize we cannot be all things to all people, but we recognize the crucial connection between our children being happy, healthy, safe and supported and their ability to learn at school. Read More

New Resources

  • The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model expands on the eight elements of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s coordinated school health approach and is combined with the whole child framework. The CDC and Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) developed this expanded model—in collaboration with key leaders from the fields of health, public health, education, and school health—to strengthen a unified and collaborative approach designed to improve learning and health in our nation’s schools.
  • Edutopia presents this informative video on integrating social and emotional learning with literacy. Get a peek at daily advisory meetings where students build skills in both domains within tight-knit groups.
  • The Action for Healthy Kids Wellness Policy Tool is intended to help anyone involved in developing, revising, implementing, and evaluating wellness policies by providing practical guidance and how-to information about the wellness policy process.

Job Opportunities

Population Health Analyst (Cheverly, MD)

University of Maryland Capital Region Health (UMCRH) is in need of an individual to collect, analyze and interpret data and analytics for population health initiatives as well as to develop clinical and operational improvement and efficiency strategies. The candidate will work closely with stakeholders on population health programs and address health improvements for the community. Additionally, this individual will develop and implement reporting programs by ensuring data aggregation, measurement, analysis and reporting while also developing tactics and processes to improve outcomes and lower costs.

Middle School Counselor (Winnetka, IL)

North Shore Country Day School is seeking a clinically skilled individual to serve as our full-time Middle School Counselor. This is a 10-month/school year position, beginning with the 2018-2019 school year. Successful fulfillment of this role requires someone who is: clinically astute; collaborative; highly flexible; a self-starter; creative; and adept at working within multiple client systems.

School Nurse (Lake Forest, IL)

Connection’s Organization seeks an experienced, dynamic School Nurse to work as a member of the team to carry on the tradition of excellence in special education. The School Nurse strengthens and facilitates the educational process by modifying or removing health-related barriers to learning in individual students and by promoting an optimal level of wellness for students and staff.

ADAP Public Health Program Consultant  (Wake County, NC)

This position will be responsible for managing the Premium Co-pay Assistance Program (PCAP), a sub-program of the HIV Medications Assistance Program (HMAP) in North Carolina known federally as AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). The individual will be responsible for researching and analyzing Qualified Health Plans offered in North Carolina and assuring efficient coordination of benefits for allowable services and ensuring that all state and federal requirements are followed. This person will also work with Medical Insurance carriers, the contracted Pharmacy Benefits Manger (currently Ramsell), the contracted Dispensing Pharmacy (currently Walgreens), the Eligibility Processing Unit (POMCS), the Division of Information Resource Management (DIRM), Medical Providers, Case Managers, Clients and Program Staff in order to assure that all clients are appropriately served.

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