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Announcements

Posted: November 21, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education (ED)

This campaign includes a series of public service announcements about the impact of chronic absenteeism and a website with information and resources to help parents ensure their children attend school each day. Learn more.

Posted: November 21, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, National Center for Disaster Preparedness

This website features resources related to social media’s role in emergency management, including a free online course, informational videos, and a literature review of current research and tools. Learn more.

Posted: November 21, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service

This webpage features English- and Spanish-language resource guides to help connect food insecure families to food assistance resources. Learn more.

Posted: November 21, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice

This video features Michael Davis, Director of Public Safety at Northeastern University, describing the concept of procedural justice and how it can be integrated into policing operations to improve community relations and address crime challenges. Learn more.

Posted: November 21, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice

This report (PDF, 87 pages) presents findings of an environmental scan that identified programs addressing the developmental needs of young adults involved in the criminal justice system. It also discusses legislation with provisions sensitive to the developmental level and maturation of justice-involved young adults. Learn more (PDF, 87 pages).

Posted: November 21, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

This website features federal resources regarding religious discrimination, as well as policy guidance and examples of OCR case resolutions involving religious discrimination claims. Learn more.

Posted: November 21, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This report describes a study that examined the extent to which state governments conduct child body mass index (BMI) surveillance. The findings show that only 14 states collect child BMI data in a manner consistent with standard definitions of public health surveillance. Learn more.

Posted: November 21, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This report illustrates the percentage of births among teens that were preterm, organized by race and ethnicity. Preterm births declined for each racial/ethnic group, except among non-Hispanic Asian or Pacific Islander teens, where the change was not significant. In 2014, the percentage of births that were preterm was higher among non-Hispanic black and non-Hispanic Asian or Pacific Islander teens than among other groups. Learn more.

Posted: November 21, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

This fact sheet describes eligibility for health care coverage, including through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), for youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness. It also provides information on subpopulations of youth who may be eligible, services covered, enrollment, and Medicaid and CHIP income eligibility levels for each state. Learn more.

Posted: November 21, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Injury Prevention & Control: Division of Violence Prevention, VetoViolence

This web app provides information and space for practitioners and teams to develop and edit customized youth violence prevention plans and measure progress. Learn more.

Posted: November 18, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

This report to Congress responds to recommendations for HHS contained in the March 2016 final report of the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities. It identifies areas in which the vision of HHS specifically overlaps with the Commission's recommendations and responds briefly to each of the individual recommendations that affect HHS. Learn more.

Posted: November 18, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, Institution of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics

This report provides an analysis of beginning postsecondary students’ coursetaking between 2003 and 2009, documenting the scope, intensity, timing, and completion of remedial coursetaking and its association with various postsecondary outcomes. Learn more.

Posted: November 17, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics

This report (PDF, 188 pages) examines the educational progress and challenges students face in the United States by race and ethnicity. It features data on multiple indicators, including demographics of students, enrollment, achievement, student behaviors, high school completion, postsecondary education, and outcomes of education. Learn more (PDF, 188 pages). 

Posted: November 17, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

This redesigned website, which serves as a resource for traffic safety marketing and communications information, now features increased search engine functionality, new material, and an improved mobile interface. Learn more.

Posted: November 17, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Adolescent Health

This webpage provides tips for caregivers on keeping track of what shots teens have had and when others may be due. It also includes a helpful checklist of vaccines needed at different stages of a child’s life. Learn more.

Posted: November 17, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This resource includes 2015 BRFSS data and related information. The BRFSS is a state-based surveillance system that uses survey phone calls to collect information on risk behaviors, clinical preventive health practices, and health care access for adults 18 and older. Learn more.

Posted: November 17, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

This website features a search tool to help families find local dentists who see children and accept Medicaid and CHIP. Learn more.

Posted: November 17, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This resource provides information on the nature and prevalence of suicide in the United States, advocates for a comprehensive, public health approach to suicide prevention, and highlights multiple promising suicide prevention approaches. Learn more.

Posted: November 16, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration

Application Deadline: January 20, 2017
This internship provides students with the opportunity to work on current transportation-related topics and issues and prepare them for future public service opportunities. The paid internship is open to all qualified applicants, but is designed to provide opportunities in transportation for qualified women, persons with disabilities, and members of diverse populations that have been under-represented. Learn more.

Posted: November 16, 2016
Agencies & Departments:
National Endowment for the Arts

Application Deadline: January 26, 2017
These grants support community reading programs, each designed around a single book, with themes such as racism, immigration, art, and family relationships. Applicants can include various organizations such as housing authorities, arts centers, community organizations, faith-based organizations, school districts, and tribal governments. A webinar for potential applicants will be held November 16, 2016, 3-4 p.m. EST. Learn more.