Imagine powerful network of agencies, school systems, child advocates, school nurses and counselors identifying and solving common problems.
Imagine Jefferson County's children receiving services they desperately need - more often, faster and with consistency.
Imagine hundreds of representatives from Jefferson County's vast collection of organizations that serve children coming together to share knowledge and resources. Now Imagine yourself as part of this network - working together so children in our county have every opportunity for health and happiness.
Building Partnerships to Benefit Children
Needs Assessment Survey
The Children’s Policy Council of Jefferson County and UAB School of Public Health are sponsoring a survey for people who live in Jefferson County, Alabama. Your answers will help us better understand the needs of children and families who live in the county so that we can work toward making it a better place for children, youth, and families. Please click here to take the survey.
New Location for Children's Policy Council Monthly Meeting
Please join us Friday, May 3 at 8:30 a.m. in the Auditorium of the Birmingham Museum of art for our monthly meeting. Our featured guest is Dr. Ann Slattery, DrPH, RN, RPH. Dr. Slattery is a clinical toxicologist and directs the Regional Poison Control Center at Children's of Alabama. She will speak about household products and the danger they pose to children.
Meetings are always free and open to the public. Please join us!
Alabama Education Legislative Tracker
Stay informed of what is going on in this year's Regular Legislative Session. Please click here for more information.
Youth Art Month
The Birmingham Museum of Art is proud to present its twentieth Youth Art Month exhibition, open March 3 to May 5, 2013! Youth Art Month was established to recognize the essential role of art in a balanced education.
Important Changes for the Alabama GED
Thanks to everyone who came out to the CPC meeting about upcoming changes to the GED. Mo Jones and Kim Lee gave a fantastic presentation about the new GED Assesment and other changes to the GED Program.
Marie Leech covered the story for al.com
. Please click here to read her article
Safe Sleep for Infants
Please find time to watch this video and share it with families of infants. It is very well done and debunks a lot of myths about how babies should sleep.
Alabama Mental Health Resource Directory
Alabamamentalhealth.org is a new website for people seeking mental health information and resources in Jefferson County and North Central Alabama. Read more
Lights On Afterschool
On January 17th and 19th, the Children's Policy Council highlighted afterschool programs across Birmingham. Click here to read more
After School Coordinators from across Jefferson County have a blast at CPC's recent Let's Get Physical training.
Help Children in Jefferson County
make healthy choices.
Making Smart Choices at School Lunch
Eating lunch in the cafeteria is a fun part of your school day –
and a time when you make lots of choices about what you eat.
Making Your Own Healthy School Lunch
Let’s face it – school lunches can get boring.
Nutritious Snacks for After School
After a long day at school,
most kids are ready for a snack to recharge their batteries.
8 Smart Vending Machine Snacks
A quick vending machine snack can be a catch-22.
for more healthy, fun recipes!
Please check out our friends at Food Revival for tips on grocery store shopping and nutrition.
Learn more about Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice
from our Health Action Partners at ChampionsForHealth.org.