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Two-Part Webinar Feb 25 and Mar 4: Healing School Communities in the Context of Racial Violence: Where Do We Go From Here?

Cross-posting from the The Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC):

Healing School Communities in the Context of Racial Violence: Where do we go from here? is a two-part learning series intended for students, families, educators and school mental health professionals who are navigating the ongoing impact of racial violence in all forms on student mental health. Each 1.5 hour learning session will feature a moderator who will engage advocates, leaders and the school mental health workforce in a conversation that focuses on: Navigating discussions which are grounded in advancing racial equity and inclusion both in and out of school; Elevating strategies for communicating and engaging in the ongoing work to support the mental health of students and school mental health professionals which are grounded in community wisdom and build upon protective factors, both in and out of school; Developing spaces which engender opportunities for the field to improve its commitment to fostering a workforce ready, able and willing to hold racial violence as a mental health issue in a way that is founded in community strengths and wisdom while supporting and building protective factors. Learn about the speakers and access the recordings for each learning session below.

Session 1: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Register
Session 2: Thursday, March 4, 2021 Register

Learn more about the speakers here
MHTTC Network
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Funding Opportunity: HRSA Health Center Program Service Expansion – School-Based Service Sites

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has announced the School-based service sites (SBSS) funding opportunity.  This is the $5 million that was included in the year-end COVID relief bill.

Overview

Fiscal year (FY) 2021 School-Based Service Sites (SBSS) funding is available for Health Center Program award recipients on a competitive basis. SBSS funding will expand access to health center services by increasing the number of patients who access comprehensive primary health care services through Health Center Program service delivery sites located at schools.

Health centers will accomplish this by:

  • adding new Health Center Program service delivery sites at schools, or
  • expanding comprehensive primary health care services at existing Health Center Program service delivery sites located at schools.

One-time funding will be available in year 1 for equipment purchases and minor alterations and renovations (A/R) (with or without equipment purchases).

Focus Areas

Your application must demonstrate how you will use SBSS funds in your current service area to increase the number of patients served at school-based service sites by adding or expanding one or more of the following services:

  • General primary medical care,
  • Mental health,
  • Substance use disorder,
  • Oral health,
  • Vision, and/or
  • Enabling services.

Summary:

Full application package link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331608

New School-Based Health Center in Federal Way!

Federal Way Public School students will now have access to valuable health care services through the district’s first School Based Health Center (SBHC) at TAF@Saghalie.

There are students who do not have easy access to health care, but the district is fortunate to have partners like Kaiser and HealthPoint who are addressing this longstanding equity gap by making services available at TAF@Saghalie.

The SBHC opened January 25, 2021, with a virtual ribbon-cutting held February 11. Registration is open to TAF@Saghalie and Decatur High School students and will be expanded to other FWPS students at a later date.  The district renovated existing space at TAF@Saghalie to house the SBHC, and healthcare  services will be provided by HealthPoint, in partnership with Federal Way Public Schools (FWPS).

“Now more than ever, we need to remove barriers so our scholars have equitable access to healthcare in our community,” said Superintendent Dr. Campbell. “Our district’s  partnership with HealthPoint will bring these services directly to students to support their achievement in school and social emotional needs as well.”

HealthPoint is a community health center that provides high-quality, affordable care at 19 locations in King County.

Read the full press release and the HealthPoint blog post about the new SBHC.

Job posting: Executive Director, The Health Center, Walla Walla

The Health Center

Founded in 2009, The Health Center (THC) was established as an independent, non-profit school-based organization, with the mission of advancing the success of at-risk students at Walla Walla’s Lincoln High School by addressing their physical, emotional, and social needs. Today, The Health Center operates fully staffed clinics at four different schools in the Walla Walla community, each providing medical, behavioral health, and social support referral services free of cost to students.

The Position

The Health Center is seeking its next Executive Director, an exceptional leader capable of maintaining the organization’s momentum, broadening its community reach and influence, and ensuring its financial sustainability. This individual will manage important relationships across a diverse set of constituencies and, working with the Board of Directors, craft strategic and operational plans that are flexible, responsive, and informed by credible research and demonstrated success. Read the full job posting.

Funding Opportunity: Washington Department of Health RFP to improve youth sexual health care

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is announcing a new competitive funding opportunity to improve youth sexual health care. The Adolescent Health program at DOH is looking for organizations who provide youth sexual health services, strengthen linkages and referrals to youth sexual health services, and/or educate youth about sexual health services.

Read the full RFP by looking at the Public Bid Calendar on WEBS and filtering the search to display opportunities from the Department of Health. Applications are due on February 8, 2021 and as a reminder organizations must be registered in WEBS to apply.

See detailed information below:

Title: Network Implementation Sites To Improve Youth Sexual Health

Description: The purpose of this Solicitation is to select 6-10 of the most qualified contractors to be an implementation site for a statewide network dedicated to improving youth sexual health care. Contractors will work in partnership with Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) to improve youth sexual health care in their communities; in particular, youth from historically marginalized and underserved populations.

Customer Reference Number: DOH-RFP25858-0

Close Date: Monday, February 8, 2021

Questions regarding this opportunity should be directed to the contact person listed in WEBS for this opportunity.  To view the full details of this opportunity login now HERE.

Once logged in, you should be taken directly to this solicitation. To view other solicitations, click on the “Search Opportunities” on the left hand side.

There may be more than one additional document posted for this opportunity; please download all documents and amendments on the bid details page.

If you do not download all documents, your bid response may be incomplete.

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