December 8, 2020
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Tools, Reports & Resources
COVID-19 RISKS AND IMPACTS AMONG HEALTH CARE WORKERS BY RACE/ETHNICITY REPORT

Kaiser Family Foundation released a new brief that examines the composition of the health care workforce and how the risks and the impact of the pandemic on this workforce vary across racial/ethnic groups. The brief examines the overall impact the pandemic is having on health care workers as well as their attitudes towards taking a COVID-19 vaccine. Read this brief for insights on the health care worker population and their experiences with the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more.

COMBINING STORIES AND DATA TO BETTER PROVE YOUR IMPACT: A NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING GUIDE GUIDE

In this guide by Social Solutions, readers will learn the secrets of effective storytelling, how to use program data in fundraising, best practices for combining data and stories, and real-life examples from peers. Use this guide to enhance your fundraising skills and increase sustainability for your organizationLearn more.

STATE OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY REPORT - REPORT

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has released the State of Childhood Obesity: Prioritizing Children’s Health During the Pandemic. The report explores new data, policy recommendations, and emergency relief efforts to support major federal nutrition programs. Additionally, the report includes stories from local communities working to improve children’s health and equity in response to the pandemic. Read this report to learn strategies and recommendations to improve the health of children in your community. Learn more.
Upcoming Events

MAHEC'S PROJECT ECHO: COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS' PEER LEARNING COLLABORATIVE  
Multiple Dates | View Dates and Register
 
In this twelve-part webinar series, Community Health Workers across North Carolina will come together to make connections and learn from each other. Each session will begin with an informal discussion to engage with others doing similar work across the state, followed by a presentation, relevant case presentation, and Q&A. Topics will include: NC CARE 360, barriers with NC CARE 360, COVID-19, relationships with the health care system, culturally responsive communication, community engagement, and more. Participate in the collaborative to expand your network of Community Health Worker peers and engage in relevant learning to support your communities.
FAMILIES USA 26TH ANNUAL HEALTH ACTION CONFERENCE: POWER. IMPACT. NOW. 
January 28-30, 2021 | Virtual

Save the date for this event. Registration will open in December.
Featured Community-Centered Health Initiative
 
COMMUNITY FOOD STRATEGIES SIX REGIONS OF SHARED GIFTING

Community Food Strategies hosted six Regional Shared Gifting Circles where food councils came together to explore each other’s work and then made decisions on how to distribute funding to each other. Over two half days of virtual convenings, participants met new council members, pitched their proposals, asked questions, offered suggestions, shared resources, and ultimately gifted more than $100,000 to each other. Read this article to learn more about shared gifting, the process, and highlights from participants. Learn more.
Funding & Leveraging Opportunities
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2021 SAFE ROUTES TO PARKS ACTIVATING COMMUNITIES
Application Deadline: December 18, 2020

The 2021 Safe Route to Parks Activating Communities program goal is to develop and initiate action plans to increase safe and equitable access to parks and green space in communities. Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply and must demonstrate a commitment to advancing racial and social equity. Commitment from local agencies (e.g., parks, planning, and transportation decision makers) to work together on improving safe, equitable park access will be required. Learn more.

2021 FARM TO SCHOOL GRANT PROGRAM
Application Deadline: January 8, 2020

US Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for the 2021 Farm to School Grant Program. The annual grant opportunity can be used to develop new farm to school programs or expand existing programs by incorporating local products into school meals, integrating agricultural education in the classroom, and cultivating and expanding farm to school efforts. Learn more.

COMMUNITY HEALTH GRANT FY 22 RFA
Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

Community Health Grant funds, supported through the North Carolina General Assembly, are for assuring access to primary and preventive care to meet the health needs of our state’s most vulnerable populations. Strengthening the safety net through increased levels of collaboration and integration of services and organizations to more effectively sustain and meet the needs of those served is also an important purpose of this grant. Learn more.
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ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION: PIONEERING IDEAS: EXPLORING THE FUTURE TO BUILD A CULTURE OF HEALTH
Application Deadline: Open

The purpose of the funding opportunity is to influence health equity in the future through four areas of focus: Future of Evidence, Future of Social Interaction, Future of Food, and Future of Work. The Pioneering Ideas funding opportunity invites applicants to anticipate the future and support unconventional approaches and breakthrough ideas that can support a future where everyone in the United States can live their healthiest life possible. Learn more.

LEARNING AND ACTION IN POLICY AND PARTNERSHIPS
Application Deadline: December 16, 2020

Learning and Action in Policy and Partnerships (LAPP) will provide funding to community organizations who are partnered with their state government to advance community-led programs focused on data-sharing efforts to improve health, equity and well-being. The objective of LAPP is to facilitate aligned efforts among multi-sector community and state partners that will build a foundation for sustainable policy and systems change. The purpose is to build the capacity of their community’s data ecosystem to initiate, strengthen, and leverage relationships with the state government to improve health, well-being, and equity outcomes. Learn more.

RACIAL EQUITY 2030
Application Deadline: February 25, 2021

Racial Equity 2030 is a global challenge in honor of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s 90th anniversary. It is a call for bold solutions to drive an equitable future for children, their families and communities. This $90 million challenge seeks ideas from anywhere in the world and will scale them over the next decade to transform the systems and institutions that uphold inequity. Solutions may tackle the social, economic, political, or institutional inequities we see today. Learn more.
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