Grant Alerts

National Youth Leadership Initiative – Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) (Deadline: May 30, 2018)

The ONDCP would like to enhance the efforts of the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program by engaging youth to become involved in coalition work and become substance abuse prevention leaders within their communities. DFC-funded community coalitions are required to work with various sectors of their community to identify local drug problems and implement comprehensive strategies to create community-level change. The contributions of community coalitions constitute a critical part of the nation’s drug prevention infrastructure. DFC-funded community coalitions are a catalyst for creating local change where drug problems manifest.

Supporting Tribal Youth: Training and Technical Assistance and Youth Leadership Development – U.S. Department of Justice (Deadline: June 18, 2018)

The U.S. Department of Justice is seeking applications for funding to provide training and technical assistance to all federally recognized tribes around juvenile justice issues, including intensive support to Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s tribal program grantees, and further the National Intertribal Youth Leadership Development Initiative by supporting and enhancing tribal youth engagement, coordination, and action related to juvenile justice, delinquency prevention, and public safety issues in Indian country. This program furthers the Department’s mission to prevent crime and delinquency and build resiliency by providing culturally appropriate training, support, resources, information, and other related technical assistance to assist tribes and tribal youth.

ESA Foundation Grant – Entertainment Software Association  (Deadline: June 22, 2018)

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation is dedicated to supporting positive programs and opportunities that make a difference in the lives of America’s youth.  The Foundation seeks to harness the collective power of the interactive entertainment industry to create positive social impact in our communities.  ESA supports geographically diverse projects and programs that benefit American boys and girls of all races and religions.

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By guest blogger, John Rosiak, Principal and Founder of Prevention Partnerships, Lead-Deadwood-School District, Lead, South Dakota

The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools has a core focus on the important work of connecting schools to resources and organizations that can improve health outcomes of students. There are many different partners in our communities that can support our schools in the effort to keep students healthy and safe. A critical partner—particularly in these times of heightened security—is law enforcement. Many communities are rushing to put law enforcement officers in schools as a way to increase safety. But before posting officers on campus, it is important that schools, law enforcement, policymakers, as well as other community partners look at the many issues involved, so that communities can make a thoughtful decision. Read More

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  • With the help of its partners-Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, Children’s Dental Health Project, National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, and Oral Health America-the School-Based Health Alliance successfully launched the School Oral Health Resource Library. This library serves as an access point to resources from reputable oral health organizations and programs. The platform simplifies and streamlines the search and identification of relevant resources for all who are engaged in school oral health at the national, state, and local levels.
  • The Department of Population Health at NYU School of Medicine, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is releasing the new City Health Dashboard on Tuesday, May 15. This one-stop resource pulls together 36 measures of health, the factors that shape health, and drivers of health equity to help cities leverage the power of data to create healthier and more equitable communities. The City Health Dashboard is unique in that it gives users the ability to view many of its measures, such as access to parks and healthy foods, opioid overdose deaths, income inequality, and chronic absenteeism in schools, at both the city and neighborhood level. Register for their launch day webinar – which will give a tour of the dashboard – here.
  • In “The Changing Transition to Adulthood”, Richard A. Settersten, Jr., Ph.D. examines the transition to adulthood today, how it has changed over time, what skills and capacities are helpful for youth, and the roles of families, education, and employment in the process. Dr. Settersten is a professor of human development and family sciences at Oregon State University.

Job Opportunities

Oral Health Program Evaluator – Wisconsin Department of Health Services (Madison, WI)

The incumbent provides a high level of collaboration with team members, other programs, partner groups, academic faculty, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Health Resources and Services Administration. The incumbent will provide leadership for the development and use of meaningful evaluation measures. This position will also analyze and interpret the qualitative and quantitative data and write summary reports for internal program adjustment and for dissemination to key stakeholders.

Community Health Coordinator – Project Concern International (Washington, D.C.)

The Community Health Coordinator will support PCI’s health team, one of four technical areas in the Technical Leadership and Support team. The health portfolio includes integrated programming in sexual and reproductive health (SRH), adolescent health, maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH), nutrition, HIV/AIDS, and infectious diseases. This position will be responsible for organizing and managing project documents and ensuring timely and effective coordination and communication within the HQ health team, between HQ and field teams, across technical teams and with colleagues in PCI’s San Diego office. The individual will also be responsible for coordinating donor reporting processes, program design and proposal development and research studies; drafting technical briefs and capacity statements; editing of programmatic materials; accessing and sharing of state-of-the-art resources and promising practices; and facilitation of organizational learning and capacity building. Applicants should have experience in at least one of the technical areas above, have technical writing skills, and be highly organized and detail-oriented.

School Nurse – Herberg Middle School (Pittsfield, MA)

The school nurse provides first aid and distributes daily prescribed medications and as needed prescribed medications. The nurse assesses illnesses and refers to physicians as needed. This individual will set up individual nursing care plans for students with disease processes or chronic conditions of the school-age children in the building. This position will also intervene to promote, maintain, or restore health and to prevent illness.

School Counselor – Creative Minds International Public Charter School (Washington, D.C.)

Creative Minds International Public Charter School is seeking a Counselor to provide individual, small-group, and classroom guidance services to students. Counselors observe children during classroom and play activities and confer with their teachers and parents to evaluate and support the children’s strengths, weaknesses, or special needs. In conjunction with teachers, administrators, and outside providers the counselor will make sure that the curriculum addresses both the academic and the developmental needs of students.

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