Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) – Family to Family Health Information Centers (Deadline: December 04, 2017)
The purpose of this funding is to promote optimal health for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) by helping families and health professionals be partners in health care decision-making and facilitating access to cost-effective, quality healthcare.
Food and Nutrition Service – Farm to School Grant (Deadline: December 08, 2017)
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to; make local food products available on the menu of the eligible schools, serve a high proportion of children who are eligible for free or reduced price lunches, incorporate experiential nutrition education activities in curriculum planning that encourage the participation of school children in farm and garden-based activities, demonstrate collaboration between eligible schools, nongovernmental and community-based organizations, agricultural producer groups, and other community partners, include adequate and participatory evaluation plans, and demonstrate the potential for long-term program sustainability.
This Funding Opportunity seeks to encourage applications that employ innovative research to identify mechanisms of influence and/or promote positive sustainable health behavior(s) in children and youth (birth to age 21). Applications to promote positive health behavior(s) should target social and cultural factors, including, but not limited to: schools, families, communities, population, food industry, age-appropriate learning tools and games, social media, social networking, technology and mass media.
This program seeks to improve health outcomes through the establishment of integrated networks that collaboratively employ evidence-based disease management and preventive health activities; build the capacity of communities to address social determinants and barriers to healthcare access; and increase access to and utilization of preventive health care, medical treatment, and supportive services. The Communities Initiative specifically targets the unmet healthcare and supportive service needs of racial and ethnic minority populations at highest risk for poorer health outcomes.
Trending Topic: CHHCS at CSMH Conference
On Thursday, October 19th, the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools (CHHCS), in partnership with Bainum Family Foundation, presented at the Center for School Mental Health Conference. The presentation focused on bridging research, practice, policy and philanthropy to build capacity of school-based mental health initiatives. The presenters included the Director of CHHCS: Olga Acosta Price, PhD; Bainum Family Foundation’s Senior Director of Evaluation: Nisha Sachdev, DrPh, PsyD and Senior Director of Program Development: Noel Bravo. Check out the live recording of the presentation here.
The Director of Community Health & Wellness is responsible and accountable for the operations of the Community Health & Wellness program including: Diabetes Prevention and Control, the Tobacco Prevention Department, and Women, Infants, and Children program. The Director of Community Health & Wellness supervises the daily operations of these programs and assures clinical integration within YKHC and tribal health throughout the state of Alaska.
The Community Health & Development Director supervises the work of the Eat Well Play Hard in Child Care Settings (EWPHCCS), Farm to Preschool (F2P), Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), Creating Breastfeeding Friendly Communities (CBFC), and Community Health Outreach on behalf of the Capital District Child Care Council. The Director works with agency staff to set public health strategic priorities and takes the lead in developing and coordinating health promotion initiatives. S/he creates an organizational response to trends and issues identified from analysis of population health related information to strengthen and improve community health service for children and families.
The School Nurse provides care within the school setting, which includes administering medications, providing first aid services, and maintaining health records under the direction of the Supervisor of School Health Services.
The School Counselor will provide individual and small group counseling and classroom presentations in a school setting, and student social/emotional support, as needed. Implement programs, training and services on topics such as substance abuse, suicide prevention/ intervention, social/emotional skills, state and district-wide assessment, etc. Oversee graduation status, alternative education options and dual credits.
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