We need your help! What do you think the priority needs of children are in Jefferson County? WIll you complete a quick survey to weigh in with your input?

Here is the link that you can click and take the survey:


The Children's Policy Council of Jefferson County each year relies on input from the community - people like you - to assess and prioritize the unmet needs of children birth to young adults in Jefferson County. It's only 11 questions and will be quick!

Will you also please "Share" this survey link and request via your social media? We need to hear from as many voices as possible!

You are part of the "CPC Nation" and this help in gathering input will just make all of our work together more effective on behalf of children in Jefferson County.

With deep appreciation,

Jan Bell, MPH
Executive Director



CPC Monthly Forums

Everyone who is interested in working together for the benefit of children is welcome at the CPC's First Friday forums.  Each meeting occurs on the First Friday of the month from 8:30 a.m. - 10 am.  Topics and presentations feature current issues effecting children and families in our community.

Location of First Friday Forums: The CPC is grateful to the Children's Aid Society for allowing CPC to meet in their community room, located at 2141 14th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205
for the meetings in 2016.  Have some coffee with people who share your concerns and stay up to date about a broad range of children's issues.

Email:  childrenspolicycouncil@jccal.org for information about the next First Friday program, to RSVP as well as to be added to the email distribution list for First Friday announcements.

Meetings are always open to the public.

2013 Needs Assessment Survey

The Children’s Policy Council of Jefferson County and UAB School of Public Health partnered in 2013 to conduct and analyze a robust survey for people who live in Jefferson County, Alabama to assess their concerns about needs of children and our community's ability to meet those needs.  

  Click here for the 2013 Needs Assessment survey. 

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 website for people seeking mental health information and resources in Jefferson County and North Central Alabama. Read more.

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.

Click here
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

What is Health Action?