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Community Support Grants – Big Lots (Deadline: June 1, 2018)

Big Lots invests in partnerships that improve and enrich the lives of families and children. Giving priorities include supporting programs or organizations in the areas of healthcare, housing, hunger, and education, especially those serving women and children. Giving takes place throughout the United States where stores, distribution centers, and corporate office are operated. Support is provided in the form of monetary gifts, gift cards, and merchandise in-kind.

New York City Community Impact Grants – American Heart Association (Deadline: June 5, 2018)

The American Heart Association NYC is accepting proposals from non-profit organizations that have a focus and/or concentration on expanding healthy food access for children living in underserved communities throughout the five boroughs of New York City. 1.2 million NYC residents live in lower income communities with limited access to healthy food retail, and these same neighborhoods often struggle with high rates of unemployment and diet-related chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Priority will be given to proposals that promote systemic change through strong, outcome-focused initiatives (including, but not limited to, community collaborations, environmental and programmatic interventions, and policy advocacy) that target priority neighborhoods most burdened by a limited access to healthy food. Program deliverables include anticipated measurable impact and outcomes, and an outline of how the program can be sustained and/or reproduced beyond this grant.

Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grants – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Deadline: July 9, 2018)

The purpose of this program is to increase access to and improve the quality of community behavioral health services through the expansion of Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs). CCBHCs provide person- and family-centered services and are available in the 24 states that participated in the FY 2016 Planning Grants for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics. The CCBHC Expansion grant program must provide access to services for individuals with a serious mental illness or substance use disorder, including opioid disorders, children and adolescents with a serious emotional disturbance, and individuals with co-occurring disorders.

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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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  • When rethinking discipline, schools and districts often implement a range of strategies and interventions, including, for example, updating codes of conduct, implementing multi-tiered system of supports, social emotional learning, and restorative practices. To efficiently implement the strategies and interventions, as well as ensure students, especially those at risk for involvement in the juvenile justice system, do not fall between the cracks, schools and districts are increasingly working to create a comprehensive system of student supports that integrates policies and practices. The Supportive School Discipline Communities of Practice, at the National Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Neglected or Delinquent Children and Youth (NDTAC) presents “Building a Comprehensive System of Student Supports” a webinar that is scheduled for Tuesday, May 29, 2018 from 9:30-11:00 am ET.
  • Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago released Missed Opportunities: Pregnant and Parenting Youth Experiencing Homelessness in America. This third Research-to-Impact brief based on Voices of Youth Count research presents findings related to the experiences of young people who are pregnant or parenting and don’t have a stable place to live. Chapin Hall learned that rates of pregnancy and parenthood are high among youth experiencing homelessness, and that many of the young parents are homeless with their children. The brief recommends increasing collaboration among homeless service providers and providers in other systems, including early childhood, early intervention, education, and welfare.
  • As part of its national call to action, Adolescent Health: Think, Act, Grow® (TAG), the Office of Adolescent Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has identified a number of successful strategies for improving adolescent health throughout the country. These Successful Strategies highlight more than 30 successful programs across the country that address one or more of TAG’s Five Essentials for Healthy Adolescents. Youth-serving professionals and families can search for programs by topics such as substance use, school-based services, or health care.

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Program Manager – DC Department of Health (Washington, D.C.)

This position is located in the Department of Health, Health Regulation and Licensing Administration, and Integrative Therapy Division. The incumbent may report directly to the Senior Deputy Director or designee. The Integrative Therapy Division is responsible for implementing and enforcing District of Columbia laws and regulations pertaining to the Integrative Therapy program operations in the District of Columbia. The incumbent ensures conformance with applicable statutory requirements through the issuance of registrations, certifications and licenses, as well as, the coordination of inspections and investigations of program activities. The incumbent coordinates related activities with other governmental agencies when appropriate and provides technical assistance when indicated.

The Wellness Manager is primarily responsible for improving the health outcomes of TCHC patients. The manager will work with licensed nurses, licensed dietitians, medical assistants, medical and Behavioral Health providers, Quality staff and other matrixed staff to implement team based approach to population health management. The scope includes preventive care and chronic care of patients. The incumbent leads in exploring multiple methods to assist patients in preventive care and disease management outside of the exam room. This individual will identify educational needs and learning styles to develop self-management educational tools through collaboration with health care providers, various staff and outside vendors.

School Nurse – Milton Hershey School (Hershey, PA)

Milton Hershey School (MHS) is currently seeking a part-time School Nurse (RN) for its growing campus. MHS is a unique and diverse setting where you can use your clinical skills to positively impact the outcome of children from very diverse backgrounds. This position will be responsible for assessing the health status of the students in the identification and prevention of diseases, providing health care for students including proper documentation and ensuring confidentiality, promoting health teaching in the advancement of health/medical programs, integrating health care for students utilizing the resources within the MHS community, maintaining personal/professional accountability by adhering to the state mandates, MHS standing orders, policies/procedures in providing quality health care, ensuring employee health programs to improve and protect employee health, and striving to maintain health care and programs that are child-centered and consistent with the vision/mission of Student Health Services.

School-Based Counselor – Alum Rock Counseling Center (San Jose, CA)

The Counselor opening at ARCC is a Bilingual Counselor – Level II position and will report to the SEAS Program Manager. The Bilingual Counselor II is responsible for providing Medi-Cal appropriate and approved individual therapy, rehabilitation, collateral and case management services to youth exhibiting and/or engaging in high-risk or delinquent behavior in a school based setting.

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