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STUDENT E-CIG/COMBUSTIBLE USE
GRANT PROGRAM OPPORTUNITY FOR SCHOOLS
The Harvard Medical School Center for Addiction Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital is looking for schools to submit letters of interest to support and participate in a $10 million dollar grant from the AmerIcan Heart Association to research and develop EFFECTIVE diversion programs to stop/reduce student use of e-cig/combustibles.
According to the Center, this project could transform our understanding of electronic cigarette use in youth, particularly with regard to racial and socioeconomic factors that may mitigate or exacerbate effects. One aim they would like to include is to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability and initial efficacy of school-based intervention that serves as an alternative to discipline for nicotine use infractions.
Schools interested in being a site for this research and implementation project are asked to submit letters of interest by THIS Thursday, Dec. 19th. The grant RFP was released this past Friday and the application is due soon, so a quick turnaround requires letters be submiited ASAP. Schools who submit letters are not required to particIpate if the grant is awarded. Participating schools will NOT have to provide staff-the Center will provide social workers and therapists to work in the school.
If you would like to submit a letter of interest to be a program site, this letter template can be submitted via email to Randi Schuster, PhD, Assistant Professor at the Center at this email: RSCHUSTER@mgh.harvard.edu by THURSDAY DEC 19TH
LETTER OF INTEREST TEMPLATE
Please join the Brookline Health Department and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations in our first forum in a series of three addressing Racism and Public Health. Over the course of the three forums we will aim to use data to tell a story and have discussions on the history of racism through the decades and its impact on health in particular, how social determinants cause health disparities, and the impacts of racism on mental health.
Our first forum will be held on Monday January 13, 2020 from 6-8pm at the Florida Ruffin Ridley School. The panel discussion will focus on “Racism as a Public Health Issue”. Our panel of speakers include Dr. Swannie Jett; Brookline Director of Health and Human Services, Dr. Barbara Brown; Chair of the Hidden Brookline Committee, Dr. Anthony Schlaff; Director of Public Health Program at Tufts University, and Dr. Raul Fernandez; Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at Wheelock College. Bernard Greene, the Brookline Select Board Chair, will be the moderator for the discussion.
For more information, please contact Caitlin Starr, MPH, CDE at email@example.com or at 617-730-2345.
Our most recent workshop "Mental Health Training for Library Staff" on 10/30 was a huge success!
Thank you to Jon Mattleman for leading this engaging and necessary training. Our attendees thought so too!
"Thank you! I never knew a mental health training could be so enjoyeable!"
"The group discussions were really useful"
"....longer would be nice!"
Announcing our 2018 grant winners!
For more information about their projects, visit our grants page.
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