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March 2021

New Funding Opportunity on No Wrong Door Community Infrastructure Grants: Scaling Network Lead Entities [public.govdelivery.com]

Through this funding opportunity, the Administration for Community Living plans to award approximately 10 cooperative agreements to domestic public or private non-profit entities. The intent of these awards is to provide funding directly to community-based organizations (CBOs) either serving or interested in serving as a Network Lead Entity to develop Community Integrated Health Networks that contract with health care sector entities (e.g., accountable care organizations, health plans,...

VA TICNs eNote March 29 2021 [grscan.com]

Illustration by Sally Deng Resources for Responding to Violence Against the AAPI Community 5 Asian-Founded Wellness Resources for members of the AAPI (Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders) community who might be in need of support, right now and always. What You Can Do to Fight Violence and Racism Against Asian Americans from PBS includes information on bystander intervention, historical resources, suggestions for legislative advocacy, and more. Watch a video conversation on supporting AAPI...

REGISTER NOW! An Integrated Approach: Investing in Whole Person Approaches to Child and Family Well-being [go.auntbertha.com]

Thursday, April 8, 2021 11 AM – 12:30 PM, Central Standard Time Children do best when maintained safely with family in their own homes. Supporting the holistic needs of children and families is a community effort, requiring strong partnerships among many stakeholders. Most children in the foster care system are enrolled in Medicaid, leading to clear opportunities for cross-sector collaboration. The 2018 Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) represents the most significant child...

Join April 13 peer learning forum on prioritizing community wellbeing in disaster recovery [preventioninstitute.org]

Prioritizing equity and community wellbeing in the wake of catastrophic events April 13, 2021, 9:30 am to 11:00 am Pacific Time / 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm Eastern Time Whether dealing with COVID-19, wildfires, storms, or other disasters, life as we know it has been disrupted in many ways over the past year. With recovery efforts underway, including $4 billion recently allocated through the American Rescue Plan Act to address mental health challenges, suicide, and substance misuse, states and...

Announcing the Redesigned National Child Abuse Prevention Month Website [childwelfare.gov]

It's Here! The National Child Abuse Prevention Month Website Is Live The National Child Abuse Prevention Month website has a brand-new look—and all new resources to help you put innovative prevention strategies into practice! The most important thing we can do to keep children safe is to support families before they reach a crisis. Explore the new resources and find out how we can work within our communities to help children and families thrive! [ Please click here for more information and...

ACEs Aware is Now Hiring [acesaware.org]

Now Hiring! ACEs Aware is seeking two candidates to serve as Science/Clinical Advisor s to the ACEs Aware initiative. The advisors will provide and facilitate scientific and clinical expertise, input, and review of initiative activities and work products. This full-time role involves working closely with California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, and requires robust knowledge on ACEs and toxic stress science and research, including the impact of toxic stress on neuro, immune,...

Is it time to decolonize the housing market? [hcn.org]

By Jessica Douglas, High Country News, January 27, 2021 In mid-December, a federal survey found that more than 1.5 million Californians were behind on rent, while more than 2.5 million had little to no confidence that they’d be able to make their rent in January. The Biden administration extended a federal eviction moratorium through March, but tenants across the West are bracing for eviction when that moratorium ends. According to Jackie Fielder (Two Kettle Lakota and Hidatsa), who is...

Biden Plots a Revolution for America's Children [nytimes.com]

By Nicholas Kristof, March 24, 2021 The most revolutionary part of President Biden’s agenda so far is his focus on a constituency that doesn’t write whiny op-ed columns, doesn’t vote, doesn’t hire lobbyists and so has been neglected for half a century: children. Biden’s proposal to establish a national pre-K and child care system would be a huge step forward for children and for working parents alike. It would make it easier for moms and dads to hold jobs, and above all it would be a...

A San Francisco Experiment Will Give Some Pregnant Women $1,000 a Month. Could Other Cities Be Next? [time.com]

By Abigail Abrams and Abby Vesoulis, Time, March 18, 2021 When Maile Chand reminisces about her 2016 pregnancy, the first thing that comes to mind isn’t how she prepared her daughter’s nursery or vetted baby names. Instead, she remembers constantly struggling to find enough money for food and rent in San Francisco. Chand was just 20 years old at the time, living in the nation’s most expensive city, and working a low-paying retail job while attending community college. Navigating San...

The Biden EPA Withdraws a Key Permit for an Oil Refinery on St. Croix, Citing 'Environmental Justice' Concerns [insideclimatenews.org]

By Kristoffer Tigue, Inside Climate News, March 25, 2021 The Biden administration handed environmental justice advocates a major victory on Thursday when it announced it was withdrawing a key pollution permit for an oil refinery in the U.S. Virgin Islands that locals say has long fouled their air and water and endangered their health. Citing “environmental justice concerns” and the new administration’s priority to consider “the needs of overburdened communities,” the Environmental Protection...

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