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2019 RWJF Culture of Health Prize – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Deadline: November 01, 2018)

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture of Health Prize (the Prize) recognizes communities that have come together around a commitment to health, opportunity, and equity through collaboration and inclusion, especially with historically marginalized populations and those facing the greatest barriers to good health. The Prize honors those communities that are working to give everyone the opportunity to live well, including residents that are often left behind. A Culture of Health recognizes that where we live—our access to affordable and stable homes, quality schools, reliable transportation—make a difference in our opportunities to thrive, and ultimately all of this profoundly affects our health and well-being. The Prize elevates the compelling stories of community members who are working together to transform neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and more—so that better health flourishes everywhere, for everyone.

Institute of Education Sciences (IES): Low-Cost, Short-Duration Evaluation of Special Education Interventions – Department of Education (Deadline: March 07, 2019)

This funding intends to provide national leadership in expanding fundamental knowledge and understanding of the developmental and school readiness outcomes for infants and toddlers with or at risk for a disability, education outcomes for all students from early childhood education through postsecondary and adult education, and employment and wage outcomes when relevant (such as for students who engaged in career and technical, postsecondary, or adult education).

Funding Opportunity – Gray Family Foundation (Deadline: December 1, 2019)

The Gray Family Foundation’s Environmental Education program seeks to support programs that stimulate or promote the teaching of environmental education in K-12 environments and increases outdoor experiences for youth.

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CHHCS Presents at the Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health

(pictured left to right) Olga Acosta Price, PhD, Director of CHHCS; Nisha Sachdev, DrPh, PsyD and Noel Bravo, MPP, Senior Director of Evaluation and Senior Director of Program Development at Bainum Family Foundation

Dr. Olga Acosta Price, Director of CHHCS joined Dr. Nisha Sachdev and Noel Bravo, Senior Director of Evaluation and Senior Director of Program Development at Bainum Family Foundation, to present at the 2018 National Center for School Mental Health Conference this past week!  Their presentation, Advancing a Citywide School Mental Health Initiative: Lessons from University Facilitated Public-Private Partnership, used a case approach to demonstrate a university-facilitated public private partnership to bring leaders including practitioners, policymakers, and researchers to create a system response for a coordinated school-based mental health strategy. In addition, the session highlighted funding, capacity-building, and policy solutions that can emerge from cross-sector facilitated discussions.

(pictured left to right) Olga Acosta Price, PhD, Director; Linda Sheriff, MEd, Deputy Director; Rachel Sadlon, MPH Assistant Director of Reserach and Evaluation at CHHCS

The CHHCS team also presented at the conference. The presentaiton titled, Advancing Local Solutions: Understanding Health, Education and Community Context to Promote Student Success at Local, State and National Levels, focused on discussing the process by which stakeholders can determine how best to align school and community programs so that they can build and sustain safe and supportive environments for all students. Understanding community context and practical frameworks, and using examples from local, state, and national efforts, 4 steps will be presented that have helped stakeholders develop and strengthen school-connected programs that support student success.

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New Resources

  • RISING SUN Toolkit for Resilience – (The National Institute of Mental Health)
    • The National Institute of Mental Health, in collaboration with the Mental Health Innovation Networkand other federal partners, has released the RISING SUN toolkit to help clinicians, communities, policymakers, and researchers measure the impact and effectiveness of suicide prevention efforts in rural and tribal communities. 
  • 2018 State of Early Childhood Data Systems (
    • This new Early Childhood Data Collaborative report provides state-by-state understanding of early childhood data systems. This new analysis tool reveals that, because early childhood and education data are siloed by program and state agency, many policymakers struggle to use this data to improve and support their programs.
  • Somewhere to Turn: Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Adoptive and Guardianship Families (Sierra Health Foundation)
    • The Adoption Competent Mental Health Guides were recently released in California to help build mental health capacity and competency for post-adoption youth. The guides were created as part of AB 1790, which addressed barriers to the availability of adoption/permanency mental health professionals and created recommendations to remove those barriers.

Job Opportunities

Director of Student Wellness – Bridgewater College (Bridgewater, VA)

The Director of Student Wellness collaborates with offices and partners across campus to create a broad, cohesive framework for health promotion. In that role, the Director of Student Wellness serves as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator, assisting the Title IX Coordinator with prevention of, and response to, sexual misconduct. The Director serves as a campus resource on a broad set of issues including community awareness, bystander intervention, and education and training to address a range of student wellness concerns, including but not limited to healthy relationships, alcohol and other drug use and abuse, nutrition and physical activity, mental health, sexuality, and sexual assault and violence.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist – New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center (NYPCC) (Brooklyn, NY)

New York Psychotherapy and Counseling Center (NYPCC) is a leading non-profit organization in New York that has been caring for the community for over 40 years. We are currently seeking warm and empathetic Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists to join the team.  Candidate responsibilities include; the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders of recipients under his/her care, provision of medication therapy and medication education as required, participation in the development of, and is a signatory of treatment plans, conducting mental status examinations and reviewing and approves discharge plan.

Maternal-Child Engagement Specialist – Baltimore Medical System (Baltimore, MD)

The Maternal and Child Engagement Specialist, as part of the Pregnancy Assistance Grant, will provide case management for pregnant and parenting teens. The Engagement Specialist will provide individual and group education opportunities, such as Circle of Security and Parent Café, as well as linking pregnant teens, teen fathers and parenting teens to social service programs to promote family stability.

Call for Proposals and Abstracts

Submit a proposal here. Deadline: October 26th





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