Mission: Prevention Works! is a coalition that promotes positive childhoods in Clallam County.
PW! Update: 2-13-2019
CALENDAR Logic Models: More Than Just Extra Work Thursday, February 21, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Webinar, Hosted By: GrantStation
Logic models are not a passing fad. If you need to create a logic model for your program, but don't know where to start, this webinar is for you! Using the Measuring Program Outcomes: A Practical Approach from the United Way of America, Alice Ruhnke will demonstrate why logic models are critical for program planning and evaluation. Participants will learn how to create and use a logic model to help improve services and impact on the community. Target audience: executive directors, program managers, and grantwriters. Cost: $69/person or $149/group of up to 10 people.
New Date: Where We Are With the Opioid Use Epidemic In Clallam County Monday, February 25, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm,
Carver Room, Port Angeles Library
The Clallam County Department Of Health And Human Services invites all community members to this informational meeting to learn about and discuss: how the opioid use epidemic has affected Clallam County residents, what our County has done to respond to the epidemic, available treatments for individuals with opioid use disorders, and how to get and use Narcan to reverse an opioid overdose. Dr. Allison Berry Unthank, MD, MPH, Clallam County Health Officer will present. A Narcan kit will be provided to all interested attendees who watch a short training video. Opioid overdoses can be reversed by administering the opioid reversal drug Naloxone (Narcan). The increased availability and use of Narcan in Clallam County has resulted in a decrease in the number of opioid overdose deaths in the past year.
Kiwanis Kids Fest Saturday, March 2, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Vern Burton Community Center, Port Angeles
All families are invited to the 30th Kids Fest in Port Angeles. Information and hands-on activities for all ages. Clallam County Community Safety Day will also be taking place. Free.
Clallam County Job Fair Wednesday, March 20, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Vern Burton Community Center, Port Angeles
Hosted by: Clallam County Job Fair
A great resource for anyone looking for a job in Clallam County. Dozens of area employers, helpful workshops, and valuable employment resources.
Free Tax Preparation Assistance Various Dates & Locations
The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers - especially those 50 and older - at multiple locations across Clallam County, including Forks,
Port Angeles, and Sequim. Click on the link above to find your location learn what information you need to bring with you.
NEWS / RESEARCH County to Distribute Homelessness Grant Money Clallam County Commissioners approved the homelessness task force funding recommendations for the next three years. Funded agencies include Serenity House, Concerned Citizens, Healthy Families of Clallam County, Sarge’s Place, The Answer for Youth, and OlyCap.
Risk and Protection Profiles for Substance Abuse Prevention for Washington State and its Communities Updated community risk profile data is available from the Washington Department of Social and Health Services. The Profiles, comprised of over 450 reports, provide annual trends for the last 5 to 12 years for the state and every county, school district, and locale. The indicators cover topics such as child and family health, availability of drugs and substance abuse, criminal justice involvement among teens and adults, academic performance of children and youth, and socioeconomic conditions in your community. Nearly 50 indicators are presented in graphs, maps and tables; the reports are available in PDF and Excel. The profiles are updated twice a year.
Few Kids Meet Sleep, Exercise, and Screen Time Recs Federal survey data from 2011-2017 found that only 7% of boys and 3% of girls met recommendations for sleep, physical activity (at least one hour of moderate exercise), and screen time exposure (no more than 2 hours per day). “Compared to kids 14 or younger, 16-year-olds were about 23% less likely to get the proper amount of sleep, screen time, and physical activity, and 17-year-olds were 46% less likely.”
Possip Text-Messaging Service Enables Two-Way Communications Between Families and Schools Possip, a combination of the phrase “positive gossip,” is a service some schools are using to improve communication with parents. The program was created by an educator contemplating “how do you help parents identify issues when they are just mildly annoyed and before they are really, really angry.” Parents are encouraged to text positive comments and/or issues of concern. At one pilot school, 88% of comments were from happy or mostly happy parents. Positive notes are shared with teachers and help to build morale throughout the building. The same school reported that the number of families coming to school emotionally charged diminished a great deal.
Program Coordinator Perinatal Support Washington
The Program Coordinator (PC) will be an important part of our small 2-3 person staff. An ideal candidate will be able to manage a fast-paced program, be highly organized, detail oriented, and able to work independently with direction. At this time Perinatal Support WA does not have an administrative office, work is done remotely and the schedule is very flexible. PC is required to attend weekly staff meetings in person (or via video conference). This position may be open to candidates who do not live in Seattle, however in-person attendance at events in Seattle will be required throughout the year. As our organization grows we may ask the Program Coordinator to work in an office setting.
Maternity Support Services RN First Step Family Support Center
The Maternity Support Services health nursing supports the woman in accomplishing self-care and decision making for the health and wellbeing of herself and infant during pregnancy and the post pregnancy period. Nursing services should be offered within an individualized, family centered, community based and culturally competent framework. Please see the position description for more information. A valid RN license from the State of Washington is required.
GRANTS Hillman Innovations in Care Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation
The goal of this grant is to advance leading edge, nursing-driven models of care that will improve the health and health care of vulnerable populations, including the economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ people, the homeless, rural populations, and other groups that encounter barriers to accessing quality health care services. We seek bold, evidence-based, patient- and family-centered approaches that challenge conventional strategies, improve health outcomes, lower costs, and show potential for national replicability. The foundation specifically seeks proposals that address the health care needs of vulnerable populations in the following areas: Maternal and Child Health, Care of the Older Adult, and Chronic Illness Management. Due Date: March 4.
Birth Equity Project (BEP) Washington State Department of Public Health
Washington State Department of Health (DOH) proposes to fund projects aimed at improving maternal health and birth outcomes in priority populations through the Center for Disease Control Preventative Health and Health Services Block Grant (PHHS). We are inviting communities to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to apply for direct funds to plan and implement a three year Birth Equity Project aimed at achieving these goals. This project will support holistic, culturally appropriate and multigenerational approaches to improving the health of mother and baby. Funded projects will achieve measurable and meaningful outcomes through implementation of evidence based/evidence informed or community informed prevention models. LOI Due: March 4. Contact Brittany Hichcliffe at Brittany.Hinchcliffe@doh.wa.gov for more information.
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