At the Administration for Children and Families, we help to promote the social and economic well-being of millions who are struggling to get into the middle class.
ACF administers more than 60 programs that include family assistance, Head Start, child welfare and other programs for families and children.
Our efforts to help lift people out of poverty got extra help from the Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law by President Obama in 2010. This bold new legislation created comprehensive health insurance reforms that will take full effect in 2014. The law also provided crucial funding for health programs to help most in need and served by ACF programs.
In ACF the Affordable Care Act funds:
Anticipating this growth, the Affordable Care Act gave ACF’s Office of Family Assistance funding for 32 HPOG programs throughout the nation. Grantees that educate this future workforce partner with community organizations to enhance supportive services for HPOG students, such as transportation, dependent care and temporary housing.
As you can see below, for many of these future medical professionals, this opportunity is a second chance at life.
ACF is working hard with communities of color to help promote these great opportunities provided by the Affordable Care Act. For more HPOG success stories, visit the HPOG Community.
George L. Askew, M.D., serves as the first chief medical officer for the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). In this role he provides expert advice and consultation to the assistant secretary for children and families on the development of plans, programs, policies, and initiatives that address the health needs and strengths of vulnerable children and families