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HHS Partnership Center News

 2/12/16 From Mike Jackson
For your edification, I am forwarding  community information, developed by the Department of Health and Human Services.
HHS, through partnerships and the District Department of Human Services  offers  pathways forward for  the Georgia Avenue Partnership,  (GAP) to provide federal Grants  for additional community services for Ward 4 constituencies on Georgia Avenue.   Implementing applications for workforce programs, coupled with Grants and Scholarships is my key  focus.  GABIDDC, and UDC  has and is developing new curriculum for the purpose of implementing Workforce Programs specific to scopes of work within the community.
*  The Elm Street Group has broken ground for the development of 225 units of housing, across the street from Walter Reed.
*  The new DC Firer House is under way with renovations at 4TH and Butternut, NW
*  Walter Reed will be coming on-line within the next six month,
 The DC government lag time for implanting a means for training progress applications from the city council appears to fall on deaf ears.
Curriculum, and class room space are just  two of the components required to deliver results successfully. A commitment
from stakeholders to deliver scopes of work  that can be obtained  to offer work to human capital resources within
 the immediate community needs to be address, by the ANC’s  and educational stakeholders Coolidge and Roosevelt.
 Emory Beacon and GABIDDC are developing  scopes of work for implement a clean team  for Georgia Avenue..
This is a starting point, developing  7  job’s is not enough. when there exist over 1,000 that could be realistically prepared
and trained  to implement.
 Building the  skill sets within the community,  is the foundation and  platforms of economic and community development.
 The Brookings Institute labels the process as “Building A City from Within”
The point of this information, is to solicit feedback and your input
 On February 22nd 2016, please offer your input at the  ANC 4 B meeting..
 Michael A. Jackson

 (202) 604-3097


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Dear Partners

The Third Open Enrollment Period for 2016 had come to a close! We are happy to report that, thanks in part to the hard work and dedication of many faith-based and community partners around the country, 12.7 million Americans have selected affordable, quality health plans for 2016 coverage through the Marketplace.  Thanks to partners who held enrollment events,  worked phone banks, tweeted, blogged, hosted webinars and promoted materials and information through their newsletters and social media, millions of new people enrolled, and more customers came back to the Marketplace and actively selected a new plan relative to last year.  The Affordable Care Act has become a crucial part of health care in America, and families across our country have the health and financial security that health coverage provides. We hope you will join as we now strive to move folks from “Coverage to Care” and help people with new health care coverage understand their benefits and connect to primary care and the preventive services that are right for them, so they can live long and healthy lives.  
In this newsletter, we include information about upcoming webinars on viral hepatitis as well as strengthening child care and pre-K programming. On these and so many issues that we work on through HHS, we are excited to connect and work with you in the year ahead.  
Acacia Bamberg Salatti, Director
Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services


Health Ministers Can Empower Congregants to Respond to Viral Hepatitis and Liver Cancer

Thursday, February 18 at 11:30 AM EST 

(10:30 am CT, 9:30 am MT, 8:30 am PT)

Viral hepatitis is a leading cause of liver cancer in the U.S.  In 2013, more people died of hepatitis C than all 60 other infectious diseases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) combined. These outcomes are preventable if people are aware of their status and take action.. On this webinar, cohosted by our Center and the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, speakers will highlight opportunities for screening, linkage to care, and curative treatment, as well free resources and strategies to connect  communities around May awareness events and to achieve the goals of the national Viral Hepatitis Action Plan.

Supporting High Quality Services and Preventing Expulsions in Faith-based and Community Early Childhood Programs

Wednesday, February 24 at 1:30 PM EST

(12:30 PM CT, 11:30 am MT, 10:30 am PT)

The beginning years of any child’s life are critical for to building the early foundation of learning, health, and wellness needed for success in school and later in life. This webinar will increase awareness of the expulsion and suspension issues in early childhood settings, and spotlight policies and practices that support healthy development. Participants will learn how they can help strengthen the overall quality of child care and pre-K programs to ensure the best services possible for children in their community. Dr. Walter Gilliam, Director of the Zigler Child Policy Center at Yale and a leading researcher on child development and early childhood education will be a featured presenter on the webinar. 

National African American History Month: Preparing Communities through Partnerships

Thursday, February 25 at 1:00 PM EST

(12:00 PM CT, 11:00 am MT, 10:00 am PT)

In celebration of National African American History Month, FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division invites you to a webinar focusing on engaging the public on nationwide disaster preparedness and resilience efforts serving African American communities.

Grant Opportunities

Communities Addressing Childhood Trauma (ACT)

Description: This grant seeks to address unhealthy behaviors in minority youth and provide them with opportunities to learn coping skills and gain experiences that contribute to more positive lifestyles and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices.
Application Deadline: April 18, 2016
Grant Administered by: Office of Minority Health within the Assistant Secretary for Health, HHS

Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program: Implementation and Expansion Grants

Description: Funds will support 5-year grants (cooperative agreements) between the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and federally-recognized Indian tribes (or a consortium of Indian tribes), tribal organizations, or urban Indian organizations that are currently operating an evidence-based home visiting program and propose to sustain and/or expand their established infrastructure for home visiting services in tribal communities.
Application Deadline: March 23, 2016
Grant Administered by: Office of Child Care within the Administration for Children and Families, HHS

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Heroes — Reverend Kelly Miller Smith 1920-1984

ReverendSmith The Reverend Kelly Miller Smith was born October 28, 1920, in the all-black town of Mount Bayou, Mississippi, to Terry Monroe and Priscilla (Anderson) Smith. He got his bachelor’s degree in religion in 1942 at Morehouse College and a Master of Divinity at Howard University.
He participated in the founding of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), was the head of the local NAACP and in January 1958 organized the Nashville Christian Leadership Council (NCLC) as an affiliate of the SCLC. The NCLC would become a movement center not only for local organization but a recruitment and training center for young future leaders.

He taught Homiletics at the Baptist Theological Seminary. Students in his class included future leaders of the Civil Rights movement, including the Reverend James Bevel, John Lewis, The Reverend C.T. Vivian and Bernard Lafayette. [page 176] Reverend James Bevel would recall:

“He was down to earth, he was young and he was logically clear. He never did come to the end of his sermons whooping and screaming. He came to logical, rational crescendos, based on logic, something like King…[page 176]”

Reverend Smith worked with another young Minister, Reverend James Lawson to recruit from nearby Colleges. The students they recruited would go on to lead sit in’s and non-violent protests and be leaders themselves. The ministers they recruited provided both flexible networked organizing centers for non-violent resistance and a refuge for movement people from around the country.

The students recruited would form the Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Their numbers would include, in addition to the before mentioned John Lewis, Bernard Lafayette and James Bevel; Diane Nash Bevel, Marion Barry, Cordell Reagan and Matthew Jones — all of whom would go on to provide years of leadership to the Civil Rights movement and to their country.

Sources and Further Reading:
Origins of the Civil Rights Movement by Aldon D. Morris, page 174-177