First Friday: CPC Monthly Meetings

Everyone who is interested in working together for the benefit of children is welcome at the CPC's First Friday meetings.  Each meeting occurs on the First Friday of the month at 8:30 a.m. Each meeting features a speaker or presentation about current issues effecting children and families.  For 2014 the CPC is grateful to Gateway Family Services for making their community room available for thse meetings.  Breing your coffee and stay in tune with a broad range of children's issues.

Meetings are always open to the public.

Please note that we are meeting at a new location. Monthly meetings will now be at Gateway Family Services.

Please click here for directions or click here to visit the Gateway website.

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.  


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 is a new 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?