Families

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Why Obesity Matters

September is National Childhood Obesity Month.

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Meet The Lucien Family

For Traci Lucien of Laurel, Maryland, the bond she formed with her adopted daughter took place before they ever met.

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Pens, Paper, Pencils and Preparedness!

As you prepare for the school year begins, you should also ask yourself, is your family ready if the unexpected occurs?

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Health Profession Opportunity Grants Program Celebrates Students' Success

More than 10,000 students have completed health care occupational training programs.

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Photo of Lori and Steven Brown with their four children.

Semper Fi: Lori and Steven Brown

The first time the Browns inquired about adopting from foster care they felt rebuffed. See how AdoptUSKids helped meet their mission.

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HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reads a storybook to children in an early education classroom.

The Numbers Are In: Sequestration Cuts 57,000 Kids from Head Start

Those 57,000 include more than 51,000 fewer children in Head Start (ages 3-5) and nearly 6,000 fewer children, families and pregnant women in Early Head Start (ages 0-3) in the current program year due to sequestration.

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Native American community with Sec. Kathleen Sebelius, Acting Asst. Sec. George Sheldon and ANA Com. Lillian Sparks. Photo by Navajo Nation Press Office.

Navajo Nation Visit Demonstrates Cultural Resiliency and the Importance of Language

ANA Commissioner Reflects on Recent Trip to the Largest Tribe in Indian Country

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Share Your Opinions On Child Care and Development Fund's Proposed Rule

Comment period for CCDF's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking has been extended until Aug. 23.

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Million Hearts: A national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in 5 years.

Protect One, Protect All

An interview with Dr. Janet Wright, Executive Director of the Million Hearts Campaign

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Breastfeeding, Because It’s Easy, Right?

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated the first week of August. ACF employee and new mom LT. Tala Hooban shares her experience and resources.

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