Inclusive Public Health Quarterly Special Edition - June 2020

June 30, 2020

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June 2020

 


Remote Positions Available for Immediate Hire at AUCD


Employment Opportunities to Support the Act Early State and Territorial Team in Response to COVID-19

Applications Due July 6, 2020

In response to emerging needs resulting in part from COVID-19, a nationwide Act Early State/Territorial Team initiative focused on building resilience among families with young children served by early childhood systems is under development. These state/territorial teams will focus on parent-engaged developmental monitoring, screening, and referral initiatives to ensure that children with developmental delays are identified early and connected with services that can help them as early as possible. To support this effort, three new temporary positions are available at AUCD’s National Center on Disability in Public Health:

Employment Opportunities to Support the Act Early State and Territorial Team in Response to COVID-19

Applications Due July 6, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak impacts all communities across the US - including the over 61 million Americans who have disabilities. Approximately 1 in 4 Americans have a disability, yet state and local preparedness planning, mitigation and recovery efforts do not consistently include them. The new National Technical Assistance and Training Center on Disability Inclusion and Emergency Preparedness is a component of AUCD's National Center on Disability in Public Health and will address the needs of people with disabilities in COVID-19 state and local efforts, specifically to educate various audiences across the public health workforce, from medical, nursing and allied healthcare providers to public health practitioners, on including people with disabilities in emergency response efforts. To support this effort, three new temporary positions are available at AUCD’s National Center on Disability in Public Health:


Funding Forecast


AUCD-CDC Subaward Opportunity Forecast 

A Nationwide Act Early State and Territorial Team Response to COVID-19
RFA Release Date: July 7, 2020
Informational Call: July 14, 2020 at 4:30pm ET
Number of Awards: up to 56
Award Floor: a minimum of $75,000 per team

In Brief:

  • A nationwide Act Early State and Territorial Team Initiative focused on building resilience among families with young children served by early childhood state systems is under development
  • Funding and technical assistance for new State and Territorial Teams across the country focused on supporting early identification of developmental concerns and building resilience among families connected to early childhood state systems will be made available
  • Act Early Ambassadors will be expected to lead or co-lead along with closely related public health partners these State and Territorial Teams
  • A complementary competitive Act Early Ambassador RFA to achieve representation in all eligible States and Territories will be made available at the time of this funding opportunity
  • Teams must include representation from specific programs/systems who will need to be engaged prior to proposal, each providing a brief statement of intended commitment to the team as part of the application
  • More information will be made available on the AUCD website by the close of business on July 7
  • An informational call on the opportunity will take place on July 14 at 4:30pmET. No pre-registration is necessary. The link to join this informational session is: https://zoom.us/meeting/92360179823
  • Questions? Contact Danielle Webber at [email protected] 
For additional information, continue reading...

COVID-19 Emergency Response Information


Stay Safer at Home. Stay Healthy.
COVID-19 Emergency Response Information at

AUCD's National Center on Disability in Public Health


CDC's Considerations for Wearing Cloth Face Coverings

blue and white CDC logoCDC recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other social distancingmeasures are difficult to maintain. Cloth face coverings may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others. Cloth face coverings should NOT be worn by children under the age of 2 or anyone who has trouble breathing, is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. Continue Reading...

 


AUCD News & Events


Public Health is for Everyone Toolkit Updates: COVID-19 Resources!

PHEtoolkit logo with image of 1 red and 3 orange stick figures to show 1 in 4 American adults in your community have a disability The Public Health is for Everyone Toolkit is a one-stop collection of resources on health and disability. The online toolkit serves to increase the capacity of public health professionals to create programs that benefit entire communities, including people who have disabilities. The Public Health is for Everyone Toolkit provides resources to enhance planning efforts in key issue areas such as emergency preparedness, nutrition, obesity, health care access, accessibility, and more.

Visit the COVID-19 issue area of the PHEtoolkit.org to see all the newly added resources for current information and strategies for support and coping with social distanicing! You can also submit resources to be included in the toolkit here!

Stories Needed About the Impact of COVID-19 on People with Disabilities

Congress is writing the next bill to respond to the needs of Americans in this crisis. In order for the needs of people with disabilities and their families to be addressed in the next bill, members need to hear about the real impacts. Often, a short personal story is helpful for them. Below are tips and tools to share your story. Continue Reading…

Social Media Update! Follow @AUCDNews and #PHis4Everyone

Twitter logo, white bird on blue backgroundAUCD is consolidating its social media presence to Hear from experts on steps to better serve and interact with followers. Effective April 2020, AUCD's National Center on Disability in Public Health, @Phis4Everyone twitter handle will no longer be active. Instead, you will now receive the same great public health news from @AUCDNews with the hashtag, #PHis4Everyone. Follow @AUCDNews on twitter and our new hashtag, #PHis4Everyone, to keep up to date on public health news from AUCD!

 

Submit Newsletter Content!

Would you like to share important updates or innovative practices from your program to be included in the next newsletter edition?

AUCD invites you to submit notable information from your project including information about your staff, upcoming or archived events, new programs, and resources. Submissions will be screened to determine fit for inclusion. Articles can be submitted using the online form or emailed to Jordan Kerr.

 

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Remote Positions Available for Immediate Hire at AUCD

Funding Forecast

COVID-19 Emergency Response Information

AUCD News & Events

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