Grant Alerts

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – 2018 Culture of Health Prize (Deadline: November 03, 2017)

The Kelly Cares Foundation supports organizations, initiatives, and programs that align closely with their three main pillars: Health, Education, and Community. The Foundation will award 3 grants between $5,000 and $10,000. The Foundation will accept and consider completed applications from 501(c)(3) organizations nationwide.

Health Resources and Services Administration – Children’s Safety Network (Deadline: December 15, 2017)

This funding opportunity aims to reduce fatal and serious injuries among infants, children, and youth by supporting collaborative improvement and innovation among Title V agencies in implementing effective child safety interventions in focus areas determined by states and jurisdictions.

Health Foundation of South Florida – Implementation of Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs (Deadline: Rolling)

This funding opportunity will support organizations in the implementation of evidence-based and innovative programs aimed at increasing children’s knowledge and attitudes toward healthy eating leading to healthier nutrition behavior change. Knowing that good eating behaviors are instilled early on in life, Health Foundation of South Florida is focused on increasing exposure to nutrition and physical activity education in children settings. Priority will be given to projects that implement evidence-based nutrition and physical activity .

Ralph C. Wilson Foundation – Grant (Deadline: Rolling)

The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation is accepting grant applications for organizations in Southeast Michigan and Western New York. The four key focus areas include: Children and Youth, Young Adults and Working Class Families, Caregiving, and Healthy Communities. The Foundation is particularly interested in projects that are creative and visionary, bold and dynamic, as well as feasible and realistic. The Foundation acknowledges that some experiments may not succeed, but prefers the risks involved in the new methods and approaches as opposed to the resolute acceptance of the status quo. The Foundation desires to support projects that offer substantial leverage and trendsetting opportunities.

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Trending Topic: Suicide Prevention

Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among young people ages 10-19, and schools can play a critical role in identifying and intervening in suicidal behaviors to help prevent such tragedies. Schools have a responsibility to support the safety and physical and mental well-being of all of their students, but they do not always feel sufficiently well-equipped to know when and how to act. Training on how to recognize symptoms of mental health issues, identify risk factors for suicide, and respond to students’ needs have benefited many teachers and other school staff who regularly engage with students. This suicide prevention month, learn more about the steps that you and your school can take to ensure the safety of students.

New Resources

  • Mapping America’s Child Care Deserts is a report by Center for American Progress that analyzes the locations of licensed child care providers in 22 states—covering two-thirds of the U.S. population—and finds that approximately half of Americans live in “child care deserts.” In this report, the authors describe child care deserts as areas with little or no access to quality child care.
  • Strategies for Recess in Schools is a document developed by CDC and SHAPE America that provides evidence-based strategies for planning and providing recess in schools to increase physical activity participation and improve academic achievement. 
  • Addressing the Needs of Students with Chronic Health Conditions: Strategies for Schools is a research brief  by CDC about how to lan and develop a coordinated system to meet the needs of students with chronic health conditions. 

Job Opportunities

Institute for Public Health Innovation – Program Manager  (Richmond, VA) 

The Institute for Public Health Innovation is recruiting a full-time Program Manager to manage a growing portfolio of Community Health Worker (CHW) initiatives to promote population health and health equity in Virginia. The Program Manager will initially take the lead in the implementation of the CHW component of two  federally funded projects. The Program Manager will work collaboratively with university researchers and community partners across both initiatives, develop and oversee protocols and training for the effective integration of CHWs and patient navigators into clinical and research teams, and supervise CHWs.

Amador County Public Health – Health Educator  (Sutter Creek, CA)

Amador County Public Health Department is currently seeking a Health Educator I. Under direction, plans, organizes, coordinates and implements public health education programs; provides administrative services including grant writing, budget development and monitoring for public health education programs; and performs related work as required.

Gwinnett, Newton & Rockdale Health Departments – Public Health Nurse (Lawrenceville, GA)

The position Focuses on the prevention of illness, injury or disability, the promotion of health and maintenance of the health of populations. Cares for population with special needs during disasters/emergencies and biological and chemical protocols. Public Health Nurses focus on providing preventive health care, which includes screening services, routine preventive exams, and health education.

North Slope Borough School District – School Counselor (Barrow, AK)

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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