APRIL 2018

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MASBHC Conference : Register Today!

Maryland Assembly on School Based Health Care's 2018 Annual Conference will be taking place on Thursday May17th, 2018 at The Meeting House in Columbia, MD.

We are honored to welcome Dr. Christopher Renjilian as our 2018 Keynote Speaker. Dr. Renjilian is a pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine and Sports Medicine at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Renjilian will be delivering his keynote on, Practical Resilience: The Power of Caring adults to Recognize and Build Strengths in Young People.

Important registration information: 
  • Early Bird Registration until May 1st: $85
  • After May 1st: $95
  • Day of registration: $105
  • Organizations that register 5 or more attendees will receive 10% off.
Hallways to Health Webinar Series

Hallways to Health Webinar Series: 

Part 1 - Introduction to the Hallways to Health Model
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 2:00pm  

This webinar will introduce the Hallways to Health model and share successful approaches in obesity prevention, social and emotional health, and worksite wellness for school employees. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 2:00pm

This webinar will describe the benefits and process of creating a school-wide wellness team to achieve a vision for school-wide wellness. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 2:00pm  

This webinar will describe the benefits of conducting school-wide needs assessments. Presenters will provide lessons from the Hallways to Health sites on the roles of school-based health centers (SBHCs) in advocating for and using school-wide data to inform and design school-wide wellness approaches. 

In this webinar, presenters will introduce the elements required to sustain school-wide wellness efforts. Presenters will describe the roles of funding, creating institutional policies and procedures, and formalizing partnerships in sustaining school-wide efforts. 
Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant

Aetna Foundation's 2018 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program is now accepting applications. This will be the Foundation's only open RFP this year. The Foundation expects to award up to $2 million in grants to organizations that increase opportunities for low-income, minority communities to make healthy choices in the places they live, work, learn, and play. Grant requests can range between $50,000 and $100,000 for projects that span 18 to 24 months. The Foundation seek partners whose work addresses pressing issues in the following domains: Built Environment, Community Safety, Environmental Exposures, Healthy Behaviors, and Social/Economic Factors.

Applicaiton Process:
  • Stage 1: Submit an online Stage 1 application by April 18, 2018 at 3PM ET
  • Stage 2: If Stage 1 application accepted, a smaller group of applicants will be invited to submit a full application for Stage 2. 

Please visit the Aetna Foundation website and read the RFP, which includes a detailed FAQ section, for more information and other materials to assist you in applying.

Action for Healthy Kids Grant Opportunity

Parents for Healthy Kids grant  opportunity for the 2018-2019 school year, s chools will be awarded grants up to  $1,000  to support physical activity and nutrition initiatives and to engage parents. These funds will be awarded to schools in which a parent volunteer or PTA/PTO are leading the charge for the initiatives. Funded schools will also receive expertise and technical assistance to ensure the success and sustainability of the school wellness initiatives. 

Application deadline has been extended to April 13th!