-Post from National Assembly on School-Based Health Care Newsletter August 8, 2012-
August 5th - 11th is National Health Center Week
This week, we’re celebrating more than 2,000 school-based health centers (SBHCs) that serve communities and students all across the country. The theme for 2012’s National Health Center Week is “Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Powering Healthier Communities.”
SBHCs are vital to the communities they serve, promoting healthy lifestyles and providing access to health care for youth and adolescents – many of whom would not receive it otherwise.
Visit http://www.healthcenterweek.org/ to learn about events being held in your community and read on for some exciting news about NASBHC’s youth engagement and funding opportunities.
NASBHC Launching National Youth Advisory Council
We are excited to announce the launch of a National Youth Advisory Council (YAC) as part of our ongoing effort to support and advance the engagement of youth in our work. Youth ages 15-21 – who have used a SBHC or worked to address health care issues that affect young people – are eligible to apply for a two-year position on the council. SBHC staff are encouraged to support students in submitting an application by September 14th. For more information, review the NASBHC YAC Overview and contact Kellye McKenzie, Adolescent Health Policy Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maternal and Child Health Funding Opportunity
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s (MCHB) Research Program announced that the R40 Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Research funding opportunity is now available at http://www.grants.gov/. It includes funding for both extramural multi-year research projects and the Secondary Data Analysis Studies (SDAS) Program. Applications are due September 13, 2012.
To locate the funding opportunity announcement and the application instructions:
- Go to http://www.grants.gov/.
- Click on Find Grant Opportunities.
- Enter HRSA-13-139 into the “Search by Keyword” box. Make sure to include both hyphens when entering the code.
- Click on the "Opportunity Title, R40 Maternal and Child Health Research Program" link to review and download the application.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Issues Shared Services Learning Community "Call for Proposals"
The Center for Sharing Public Health Services, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) administered by the Kansas Health Institute, will manage the Shared Service Learning Community, a program to foster a peer-learning environment among teams of public health leaders and policy makers taking a systematic approach to sharing of services, resources, and functions across multiple public health agencies and jurisdictions.
RWJF will provide two-year grants of up to $125,000 for up to eighteen teams of public health officials, policy makers, and other stakeholders that are exploring, implementing, and/or improving cross-jurisdictional sharing arrangements between two or more public health agencies. The complete Call for Proposals, webinar details, and the online application are available at the RWJF Web site.
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