NIH Launches Moms’ Mental Health Matters


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NIH Launches Moms' Mental Health Matters

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The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has launched Moms' Mental Health Matters, a new initiative to raise awareness among pregnant and postpartum mothers, their families, and health care providers about depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after the baby is born.
NICHD has developed free health education materials in English and Spanish. The posters describe the signs of depression and anxiety during and after pregnancy and address the misconception that for all women, pregnancy and new motherhood can only be "the happiest time of your life." In addition, the action plan helps moms identify when and where to seek help, and the conversation starter postcard, specifically designed for a mom's support system, offers suggestions for communicating with a loved one about this issue.

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Reporting System Performance Measures - Deadline Reminder


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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD Exchange Mailing List

Reporting System Performance Measures - Deadline Reminder


The deadline to submit the System Performance Measures data in HUD’s Homelessness Data Exchange (HDX) is Monday, August 15, 2016 at 7:59:59 PM EDT. Meeting the data submission deadline is a factor considered by HUD in the FY 2016 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Competition.

Resources

There are several resources available to assist you in submitting this data. You are encouraged to review the following two items to ensure you are prepared to meet the deadline:
  • Visit the module in HDX to ensure that you have the proper access in HDX and that you are familiar with the data you need to submit.
     
  • Review the System Performance Measures: 2016 Data Submission Guidance, which provides detailed information on how to submit the 2016 System Performance Measures Report in HDX.
HUD recently posted a set of FAQs on the measures and there are additional System Performance Measures resources available on the System Performance Measures web page. You can also view recordings of the recent System Performance webinars at the following links:

Questions

If you have any questions, first check the FAQs. If you cannot find an answer, please submit your question to the HUD Exchange Ask A Question (AAQ) portal:
  • If you have a question related to HDX, select “HDX: Homelessness Data Exchange (Including PIT, HIC and AHAR)” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.
     
  • If you have a question about the measures, including your Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) report generated for the measures, select “HMIS” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process and include “Reporting” in the subject line.


HUD, DOJ, and HHS Release Joint Letter Providing Information Regarding Access to Federally Funded Life-Saving Services and Housing for Immigrants


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HUD, DOJ, and HHS Release Joint Letter Providing Information Regarding Access to Federally Funded Life-Saving Services and Housing for Immigrants


Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a joint letter reminding recipients of federal funds how the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996 applies to their programs.
Through PRWORA, Congress restricted immigrant access to certain federal public benefits but also recognized exceptions to protect life or safety. Congress authorized the Attorney General to identify programs, services, and assistance that meet specific criteria for which immigrants remained eligible regardless of immigration status.
The purpose of this letter is to remind housing and service providers that they must not turn away immigrants experiencing homelessness or victims of domestic violence or human trafficking, on the basis of their immigration status, from certain housing and services necessary for life or safety – such as street outreach, emergency shelter, and short-term housing assistance including transitional housing and rapid re-housing funded through the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) and Continuum of Care (CoC) Programs.
The letter from the Attorney General and the Secretaries of HHS and HUD, dated August 5, 2016, is not a new policy. It reiterates existing laws and policies and applies those policies to programs that were not in effect when the original Attorney General Order was signed in 2001.
If you have any questions, please submit them to the HUD Exchange Ask a Question (AAQ) Portal. If you have questions related to the CoC Program, please select “CoC Program” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process. If you have questions related to the ESG Program, please select “ESG Program” from the “My question is related to” drop down list on Step 2 of the question submission process.


Stand Down Funding Available from Department of Labor


Stand Down Funding Available From Department of Labor
Applications must be approved in early September
Since the first event in San Diego in 1988, Stand Downs have connected homeless veterans with meaningful services and community support. Based on the philosophy of a "hand up, not a hand out", the heart of the Stand Down is providing homeless veterans with a safe place to rest, recover, and connect with each other.
Are you interested in hosting a Stand Down in your community? The Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS) has approximately $250,000 still available for Stand Down grants in 2016. Applications must be approved in early September, so apply now. All funds must be spent by December 31. The grant provides awards of up to $10,000 for multi-day or $7,000 for one-day events.
A webinar on the application process is available on this page. Interested applicants should also read the Federal Register Notice here.
For the latest news, resources and grant information, visit our website at www.nchv.org.
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
333 1/2 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003
202-546-1969 or toll-free 1-800-VET-HELP