News & Announcements
Early Education Opportunities for Hispanic Children (posted 4/30)
Posted: April 30, 2009
This issue of Social Policy Report published by the Society for Research in Child Development entitled Early Education Opportunities for Children of Hispanic Origins makes recommendations for policymakers, practitioners, and researchers in education based upon the fact that young hispanic children are the largest racial/ethnic group in the U.S., as well as the youngest and fastest growing. The article attempts to address the under-education of racial minorities, specifically Hispanic youth because they provide a unique opportunity based upon their linguistic profile by offering recommendations for the federal government including: ensuring that there are a higher number of culturally knowledgeable preschool and early elementary teachers proficient in both English and Spanish, continuing to explore more dual-language programs, and expanding the scope of databases developed to assess student performance. To download the publication click here .
Federal Economic Stimulus Legislation - Nonprofit Grant Opportunities (posted 4/29)
Posted: April 29, 2009
The National Council of Nonprofits has prepared a report analyzing the $787 billion economic stimulus legislation, summarizing the major spending and tax cut provisions and identifying potential grant opportunities for nonprofits. To download the report from their webiste click here .
RWJF Releases Report on Intimate Partner Violence in Immigrant and Refugee Communities (posted 4/16)
Posted: April 16, 2009
Initimate Partner Violence in Immigrant and Refugee Communities: Challenges, Promising Practices and Recommendations
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released a report on April 7, 2009 identifiying Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) as a widespread costly and complex social problem nationwide with serious health and safety implications. The RWJF partnered with the Family Violence Prevention Fund to produce this publication that provides an overview of IPV from a variety of standpoints and offers recommendations and summaries for future work and funding efforts surrounding this issue.
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Ethnic Minority Affairs Office Releases Journal on Health Disparities (posted 4/16)
Posted: April 16, 2009
In March 2009 the American Psychological Association's Ethnic Minority Affairs Office released their semi-annual news journal Communique. This issue, entitled Psychological and Behavioral Perspectives on Health Disparities, provides an overview of health disparities and how they are manifested across different populations and different health outcomes. Events related to eliminating health disparities and further resources are also identified. For more information click here .
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White House Launches HIV/AIDS Communication Campaign (posted 4/14)
Posted: April 14, 2009
On April 7th the White House launched a national HIV/AIDS communication campaign Act Against AIDS . This is the first national CDC HIV/AIDS Campaign in more than a decade. The campaign will feature public service announcements (PSAs) and online communications, as well as targeted messages and outreach to the populations most severely affected by HIV/AIDS, beginning with African-Americans, with subsequent phases focusing on Latinos and other communities disproportionately impacted. To help achieve widespread use of the campaign messages within African-American communities, the Obama Administration also announced the Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative (AAALI), a partnership with 14 of the nation’s leading African-American civic organizations to integrate HIV prevention into each organization’s outreach programs. To read the full press release click here . For further information visit AIDS.gov .