2016 State of the Child in Jefferson County?


CPC First Friday Forum

Friday, June 3, 2016,  8:30 – 10:00 am


NOTE:  YOU and your peers within the “CPC Child-Serving Nation” are the featured stars of our June First Friday Forum.  


This interactive First Friday Forum is dedicated and designed to capture YOUR VIEWS concerning the unmet needs and issues that are currently facing children in Jefferson County  in the areas of Education, Early Care, Health, Safety and Economic Security.


One of the mandated responsibilities of the Children’s Policy Council is to identify the unmet needs of children and submit an annual Needs Assessment/Annual report every year to Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education.  The results are used to inform, reinforce and guide priorities, policies and programs in our collective response to unmet needs and issues facing children.  




Kindly RSVP: belljan@jccal.org

Children’s Aid Society Community Room
2141 14th Avenue South, Birmingham AL 35205

P.S.  You’ll be glad you came.



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.

Needs Assessment Survey

The Children’s Policy Council of Jefferson County and UAB School of Public Health partnered to conduct and analyze a 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 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?