Best Starts for Kids is now accepting applications to further fund community supports that primarily focus on young women of color between the ages of 12-24 years who are at-risk, currently, or were involved in the criminal legal system, face challenges staying in school, completing high school, gaining access to higher education and employment opportunities.
Public Health – Seattle & King County is hiring a Policy Manager (Health Services Administrator I) responsible for planning, implementing, directing and evaluating the maternal and child health policies and programs for Public Health. This leader will provide strategic direction for Best Starts for Kids implementation and policy leadership for all facets of Public Health’s…
For those interested in the Stopping the School-to-Prison Pipeline Community Supports RFP, but who were unable to join the live webinar or attend an information session, the webinar recording is now available. Click here to view the request for proposals and apply on ZoomGrants.
Beginning this week, about 15,000 randomly chosen families with children in elementary school will receive a letter asking them to take the Best Starts for Kids Health Survey to help Best Starts for Kids answer these important questions about our kids’ health and well-being. Here are 7 things families should know about the Best Starts for Kids Health Survey.
As we reflect on 2018, so many Communities of Opportunity partners have organized for a more racially just and equitable region. For example, COO partner organizations mobilized over 250 people to serve in critical leadership roles to advance change in communities. Check out some of the other inspiring 2018 numbers from Best Starts for Kids and…
Communities of Opportunity is hiring a Project/Program Manager (PPM II) to join our team to implement COO’s vision of enhancing community leadership and investing in community-led solutions to advance racial, social and economic equity in King County. The Project/ Program Manager will provide technical assistance to COO grantees and manage a portfolio for place-based and cultural community…
Jennifer and her daughter Connie enrolled in the Parent-Child Home Program–a program supported by Best Starts for Kids. Learn how they benefited. So much so that Jennifer has gone on to work for Parent-Child Home Program as a home visitor!
We partnered with Seattle Children’s PlayGarden to apply their expertise to help organizations throughout King County understand disability and feel empowered to say “yes!” to kids with disabilities.
The Request for Proposals to support an Adolescent Immunization Improvement Partnership is now available. Applications are due by February 6.
In the process of developing this program over the last year, Best Starts gained a deeper understanding of the resources required to effectively support regional child and adolescent health improvement efforts. Moving forward, the Best Starts for Kids program will reflect the National Improvement Partnership Network’s Improvement Partnership model. This will expand the scope of the program to better provide a sustainable strategy to ensure that all adolescents receive appropriate and timely vaccines as well as address other child health priorities. Beginning in 2019, the quality improvement learning collaborative will be a part of the Improvement Partnership.
The Best Starts for Kids Implementation Manager is a new position that will provide high-level project and program management to Best Starts’ implementation activities. Applications close January 2, 2019!
While a child’s brain is still developing, simple everyday interactions can serve as important tools to nurture a growing mind. Check out these easy crafts that you and your children can do together during Winter break!