Announcements

Posted: August 26, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Application Deadline: Multiple
Through the fiscal year (FY) 2016 Service Area Competition (SAC), HRSA will award approximately $1.2 billion in funding to an estimated 465 SAC applicants. A SAC application is a request for federal financial assistance to continue support of comprehensive primary health care services in a service area currently served by a Health Center Program grantee whose project period is ending in FY 2016. Learn more.

Posted: August 25, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy

This guide provides information for public and private businesses interested in facilitating internship programs (PDF, 60 pages) that attract all young adults, including those with disabilities. The information in the guide can be adapted by employers to meet the goal of their internship program, regardless of size, and can be used to promote overall inclusion in their organization or agency. Learn more (PDF, 60 pages).

Posted: August 18, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Labor, Job Corps

Job Corps not only provides the certifications and skills needed to build a successful career, it provides students with a purpose. Nursing students from the Jacksonville Job Corps share a day in the life of a nursing student and describe what they love most about their program. Learn more.

Posted: August 18, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Office of Federal Student Aid

The Office of Federal Student Aid at the Department of Education provides an overview of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA takes about 30 minutes to complete, is free, and provides students access to grants, loans, and work-study funds from the federal government. Learn more.

Posted: August 18, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Multiple

USA.gov created a free Financial Self Defense kit that provides credit reports, debt calculators, retirement information, tactics for fraud protection, financial tips, and more. Order a free kit to begin safeguarding your financial future. Learn more.

Posted: August 18, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The CDC developed recommendations for students, faculty, and staff participating in study abroad programs, research, foreign exchange, or other international travel for education purposes, which address how travel might be affected by the Ebola outbreak and how these individuals can protect themselves from Ebola. Learn more.

Posted: August 18, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Pathways to Safer Opioid Use is a new, interactive training that teaches healthcare providers how to implement opioid-related recommendations from the HHS National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention (PDF, 190 pages). During the training, users assume the role of four characters — pharmacist, physician, patient, and nurse — and make decisions about preventing adverse drug events related to opioid use. Free continuing medical education (CME) credit is available to participants who complete the course. Learn more.

Posted: August 18, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

CDC worked with partner organizations to create A Story of Health, a series of case-based training opportunities in online/eBook format that feature fictional characters facing diseases as well as their families. Each story contains the latest scientific research about disease origin and helpful facts about disease prevention. Download the eBook to earn free continuing education (CE) credit; each story is accredited separately. Learn more.

Posted: August 18, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

New research funded by NIMH analyzed antipsychotic prescription data between 2006-2010. The data show that, in children ages 1-6, boys were more than twice as likely as girls to receive an antipsychotic prescription. This pattern held true for boys and girls ages 7-12, before narrowing for those ages 13-18, and finally becoming more comparable for young men and women ages 19-24. Learn more.

Posted: August 18, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

Prepared by the Council of Juvenile Correction Administrators (CJCA) with support from OJJDP through the Center for Coordinated Assistance to the States, this toolkit presents an overview of the issue of isolation in correctional and detention facilities (PDF, 33 pages). It also includes a summary of the research on the negative impacts of isolation and guidance for reducing the use of isolation. Learn more (PDF, 33 pages).

Posted: August 18, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics

Using data from the 2011-2013 National Survey of Family Growth, this report updates nationally representative estimates and trends for HIV testing in the past year among the United States household population ages 15-44. Overall, 19% of people ages 15-44 in 2011-2013 were tested for HIV in the past year. Higher percentages of HIV testing in the past year were seen for people ages 15-34, compared to those ages 35-44, and for non-Hispanic black people compared to other race and ethnicity groups. Learn more.

Posted: August 18, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

As a member of the global public-private partnership Together for Girls, CDC collaborated with Cambodia, Haiti, Kenya, Malawi, Swaziland, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe to conduct national household surveys of children and youth, ages 13–24, to measure the extent of violence against children. The lifetime prevalence of experiencing any form of sexual violence in childhood ranged from 4.4% among females in Cambodia to 37.6% among females in Swaziland, with prevalence in most countries greater than 25%. In most countries surveyed, the proportion of survivors who received services, including health and child protective services, was ≤10.0%. Learn more.

Posted: August 18, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This early release includes estimates for 15 selected health measures based on data from the 2014 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and presents estimates from 1997-2013 for comparison. CDC will update estimates as each new quarter of NHIS data becomes available. Learn more.

Posted: August 18, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education

This blog post commemorates Immigrant Heritage Month and shares the author’s immigration story to illustrate the power of career and technical education in creating career pathways for all Americans, including immigrants. Learn more.

Posted: August 18, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education

This blog post describes the history of ConnectED, President Obama’s initiative to incorporate Internet connectivity and educational technology into classrooms. Many of the accomplishments of ConnectED help schools connect to the Internet, leverage technology to re-imagine learning, and access technology and training resources. Learn more.

Posted: August 18, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; National Child Traumatic Stress Network

This podcast describes how children exposed to traumatic events can exhibit symptoms that overlap with ADHD and, in some cases, could result in inaccurate diagnoses. It also provides suggestions for ways to talk about impulsive and disruptive behaviors with school staff and pediatricians to make sure that children receive the services they need. Learn more.

Posted: August 18, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education (ED)

This blog post describes the outcomes from the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault and the efforts of the Office for Civil Rights to improve the coordination of ED’s enforcement efforts related to sexual violence. The post also outlines the new regulations that took effect on July 1, 2015, with the implementation of the changes to the Clery Act by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. These regulations increase transparency and require institutions to make enhanced disclosures regarding disciplinary proceedings and protective measures following sexual crimes, as well as have training programs to inform the campus community about awareness and prevention. Learn more.

Posted: August 18, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC); OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center

This one-day online training identifies the five core elements of resiliency and explores how the organizational resiliency model can be implemented in victim service agencies through policies, supervisory techniques, and trainings. Continuing education unit (CEU) is offered for this training. Learn more.

Posted: August 18, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

The May/June 2015 issue of OJJDP News @ a Glance includes a top story and video message from OJJDP Administrator Robert L. Listenbee that highlight OJJDP’s efforts to address and prevent youth violence and victimization. The issue also includes features on National Missing Children’s Day, the Coalition for Juvenile Justice Conference, and the OJJDP-sponsored National Law Enforcement Training in Child Exploitation. Learn more.

Posted: August 18, 2015
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

FDA and CDC analyzed data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health and National Vital Statistics System during 2002-2013 to assess trends in heroin use among demographic and particular substance-using groups. Results show that heroin use has increased significantly across most demographic groups. Results also suggest an increase in heroin abuse or dependence parallels the increase in heroin-related overdose deaths, and reflects heroin use is occurring in the context of broader poly-substance use. Learn more.