Announcements

Posted: August 4, 2020
Agencies & Departments:

HOSA-Future Health Professionals conducted the 43rd annual Virtual International Leadership Conference (VILC) with 7,300 members, advisors, judges and guests on June 24-27, 2020. Virtual ILC highlights included: 77 health-related competitive events, 64 educational workshops, 83 exhibitors, and two keynoters. Learn more and view the 2020 ILC Winners lists.

Posted: July 24, 2020
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, and the Center for Mental Health Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This study guide for the "Improvables" e-learning module can be used for self-guided learning, during a training, or in one-on-one or group supervision. The guide is intended to promote reflection on the issues and ideas raised by the module, which illustrates common mistakes providers make in attempting to have youth- and young adult-driven conversations. Learn more.

Posted: July 9, 2020
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau

This national resource center on health care transition (HCT), offers new and updated resources on its revamped user-friendly website. Got Transition is now offering the updated Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition™ 3.0, which define the basic components of HCT support. The Six Core Elements 3.0 are intended for use by pediatric, family medicine, med-peds, and internal medicine practices. Learn more.

Posted: June 30, 2020
Agencies & Departments:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Pre-Proposal Telecon (Optional): July 7, 2020, 12:30 - 2:00 pm ET
Submission Deadline: August 13, 2020
This call for proposals (PDF, 1 page) seeks an innovative program, opportunity, or product capable of reaching a diverse set of students, with specific focus on underserved and/or underrepresented students in STEM and helping to minimize the inequities faced by communities without ready access to information and communication technology. Proposers shall amplify or create an innovative remote or distance learning program, opportunity, or platform/project to reach K-12 students (in a proposer-identified range of grades) using relevant NASA content during the 2020-2021 school year and/or in summer 2021 and continuing beyond. Projects are required to partner with a NASA Center or other entity and shall be aligned with NASA-themed space exploration, aeronautics, space science, Earth science, and/or microgravity, in context of the NASA Communication themes. The NASA Office of STEM Engagement invites proposals from museums, science centers, planetariums, NASA Visitor Centers, youth-serving organizations, libraries, and other eligible nonprofit institutions. Learn more and apply (PDF, 1 page).

Posted: June 16, 2020
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The ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis looms large, creating deep and disparate consequences for young people and their families. The Center for Promise's nationally representative survey of high school youth reveals their perceptions of the pandemic’s impact on their learning and their lives. The findings suggest that students are experiencing a collective trauma, and that they and their families would benefit from immediate and ongoing support. Learn more.

Posted: June 15, 2020
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The ten core competencies outlined in the report address existing gaps in youth and young-adult mental health systems, and they reflect values that translate into skills, attitudes, knowledge, and abilities of system participants. Read more.

Posted: June 15, 2020
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This guide (PDF, 28 pages) addresses reasons for differences in mental health etiology and outcomes among youth. While some racial and ethnic minority youth experience lower rates of lifetime mental health disorders, their disorders tend to have a more chronic course. Learn more (PDF, 28 pages).

Posted: May 28, 2020
Agencies & Departments:
Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs

Many young people have had their summer internship plans canceled by the pandemic. The Youth Engaged 4 Change (YE4C) team is collecting a listing of paid and unpaid internships to help teens and young adults ages 16-24 build their skills during this time. You can help by sharing opportunities that will be listed on the YE4C website. Share internship opportunities.

Posted: April 30, 2020
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau

These tip sheets from the Child Welfare Information Gateway are designed for service providers to share with parents and caregivers in the context of a particular concern or question. They are not intended to tell the whole story; they merely provide a starting point for a discussion between parent and provider that is grounded in the protective factors. The information is easy to read and focuses on concrete steps that parents can take to strengthen their family. Tip sheets can be downloaded individually or as a packet in English and Spanish. Learn more.

Posted: April 23, 2020
Agencies & Departments:
Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs

The Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs' youth.gov website has a website dedicated to youth ages 16-24, designed to empower youth to improve their lives and the world around them. Share Youth Engaged 4 Change (YE4C) with young people in your network. Learn more.

Posted: April 15, 2020
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau

This resource from the Child Welfare Information Gateway provides scenarios that illustrate how multiple protective factors support and strengthen families who are experiencing stress. These vignettes may be used during training for new family support workers, as a learning tool when working one-on-one with parents, or to stimulate discussion at a parent or community café. Learn more.

Posted: April 10, 2020
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA is providing regular training and technical assistance (TTA) resources (PDF, 3 pages) on matters related to the mental and substance use disorder field as they deal with COVID-19. View the updated available TTA resources to assist with the current situation. Learn more (PDF, 3 pages).

Posted: April 7, 2020
Agencies & Departments:
Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs

This webpage provides the full recording, an interactive transcript, the slide presentation, and additional resources from a live webinar conversation exploring how the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP) helps federal agencies approach positive youth development and emerging ways that the IWGYP is tackling its mission. Federal agencies offer a wide range of services and supports for children and young people, to help them grow into thriving adults. On any given day, youth's lives can touch on the work of multiple federal agencies. Recognizing the vital importance of collaboration among federal youth-serving agencies to better support the whole child, the Interagency Working Group was founded in 2008 to promote achievement of positive results for at-risk youth through coordination and collaboration, evidence-based and innovative strategies, and youth engagement and partnerships. Learn more.

Posted: April 3, 2020
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)

This webpage provides information on how FNS is responding to COVID-19, including Child Nutrition Programs, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs, and USDA Foods Programs. USDA intends to use all available program flexibilities and contingencies to serve program participants across their 15 nutrition programs. They have already begun to issue waivers to ease program operations and protect the health of participants. Learn more.

Posted: March 31, 2020
Agencies & Departments:
U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

This webpage provides questions for communities to consider on how to support children and youth experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 outbreak. Learn more.

Posted: March 27, 2020
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education

The Department of Education has created a webpage to house COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") information and resources for schools and school personnel. Through collaboration and coordination with State and local health departments, State and local educational agencies, other education officials, and elected officials, schools can disseminate critical information about the disease and its potential transmission to students, families, staff, and community. Learn more.

Posted: March 27, 2020
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Education

Students impacted by school closures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can bypass standardized testing for the 2019-2020 school year. Upon a proper request (PDF, 2 pages), the Department of Education will grant a waiver to any state that is unable to assess its students due to the ongoing national emergency, providing relief from federally mandated testing requirements for this school year. Learn more (PDF, 2 pages).

Posted: March 27, 2020
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA is providing regularly-updated guidance and resources to assist individuals, providers, communities, and states across the country with the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 situation. Learn more.

Posted: March 26, 2020
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The National Action Plan to Improve Health Literacy seeks to engage organizations, professionals, policymakers, communities, individuals, and families in a linked, multi-sector effort to improve health literacy. The plan includes seven broad goals with multiple high level strategies for various stakeholders and provides a focal point for the field. Learn more.

Posted: March 17, 2020
Agencies & Departments:
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This tip sheet (PDF, 4 pages) provides information about social distancing, quarantine, and isolation. It also describes feelings and thoughts people may have during and after social distancing, quarantine, and isolation and suggests resources and ways to care for behavioral health during these experiences. Learn more (PDF, 4 pages).