Funding Announcement: Reducing Disparities in Breastfeeding through Peer & Professional Lactation Support

NACCHO

With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NACCHO is pleased to offer a funding opportunity for local health departments (LHDs) and community-based public, private, non-profit, or faith-based organizations to provide peer and professional lactation support to African American and underserved (e.g. ethnic minority group or low-income) women and infants. The purpose of this project is to increase implementation of evidence-based and innovative breastfeeding programs, practices, and services at the community level, specifically focused on peer and professional lactation support to breastfeeding mothers in predominantly African American communities; and to develop and maintain public health partnerships critical to building community support for breastfeeding.

NACCHO will make at least 70 awards available to LHDs, community-based public, private, non-profit, or faith-based organizations, and lactation support providers for a 2-year breastfeeding project. The Reducing Disparities in Breastfeeding through Peer and Professional Lactation Support (Breastfeeding) project is a 4-year cooperative agreement with CDC to increase implementation of evidence-based breastfeeding programs, practices, and services at the community level.

NACCHO is hosting two (2) optional webinars on September 25, 2014 at 1:30 pm E.T. and September 26, 2014 at 9:30 am E.T. to discuss the funding opportunity and respond to questions. The webinar will be recorded and posted to the NACCHO website.

Click here to view the funding announcement.

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Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Join us for some brown bag lunch workshops!

October 23, 2014- Baby Brain Waves: Part 2 (11:00AM to 1:00PM)

This final section of Baby Brain Waves will focus on things that influence brain development. We will go into detail how things in every day life can contribute to or hinder healthy brain development. All the information presented is research based from universities worldwide. This cutting edge information will deepen and strengthen knowledge that family home visitors and early childhood educators can use to communicate to families and use while working with children in practical ways.

For more information or to register please click here.

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November 10, 2014- Affordable Care Act 101 (11:00AM to 1:00PM)

This workshop will cover the changes that have happened as a result of the ACA and what to expect during the next open enrollment. Eligibility for financial assistance in the Marketplace, penalties for remaining uninsured and how to find help for families will also be discussed.

For more information or to register please click here.

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“Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture”

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Love of Literacy: A Children’s Book Festival

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SAzAEYC Annual Conference

SAzAEYC invites you to join them for their annual conference- “Celebrating Connections: Linking Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning!”

When: Saturday, October 18, 2014
Where: University of Arizona

Keynote Speaker: Ellen Booth Church, renowned early childhood educator advocate

This year the conference offers more sessions, plus 6 hours of Professional Development!

Deadline to register: Friday, October 3, 2014

For the brochure and registration information please visit: http://sazaeyc.org/

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Job Opening: Enrichment Program Site Director

Vail Community Programs is looking for a dedicated leader to fill a Program Director position at one of our Early Childhood Enrichment Programs.  This position offers a real opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Leadership & management of an early childhood enrichment program with an out-of-school-time component.
  • Program operations, staff management, and parent communication.

Successful Candidates will have:

  • Knowledge of child development
  • Some experience as a Director of Assistant Director of an early childhood program
  • BA in ECE or related field preferred
  • Minimum Associates Degree in ECE or related field
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills

How to Apply:
For more information and a full job description please visit: http://www.vail.k12.az.us/human-resources/jobs/employmentopportunities/
Search under classified positions for Site Director

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Job Opening: Opportunity Youth Leadership Coordinator (Part Time)

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona has a job opening for an Opportunity Youth Leadership Coordinator.  This position is a part-time (05 FTE), 12 month grant funded position primarily responsible for developing and managing the activities of the Opportunity Youth Leadership Council, a component of the Youth on the Rise (YOTR) collaborative.

This part-time position requires a motivated individual with a high level of initiative, and excellent communication and management skills. This position will lead approximately 12 youth ages 16 – 24 through the process of developing a youth leadership council consistent with the goals of YOTR; assist in the management of activities of the Council; oversee a strategic plan for the Council; guide and train both youth and YOTR partners in aspects of youth leadership and working with youth generally; coordinate youth member application and selection process and assist with resource development for Council activities as required.

For more information on this position and how to apply please click here.

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