Health Care

HHS Officials Dr. Howard Koh and Leon Rodriguez speak to community leader Venus Gines from Texas.

Working Across Hispanic Communities to Lift More Families into the Middle Class

More than 40 Hispanic community leaders from across the country attended ACF's National Hispanic Roundtable to discuss better ways to make our human services programs more accessible to eligible Hispanic families and children.

Photo of Grace Zhang, an ACF intern.

Your Health is Worth a Shot

Young adults who don’t have appropriate vaccination are at higher risk of catching vaccine-preventable diseases and transmitting them.

A physician consults with a patient in front of a display of xrays.

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Screenings and the ACA

Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer in men and women in the United States combined.

Photo of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monument in Washington, D.C.

Black History Month

ACF regional administrator calls for campaign to make the tremendous benefits of the Affordable Care Act a reality in the lives of our disadvantaged citizens who face health care disparities —  a concern Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., often talked about in his speeches.

Photo of Van Kuno, an ACF Grantee in Washington state.

Former Refugee Helps Others Achieve American Dream

The Health Profession Opportunity Grant program helps put new Americans on a path to self-sufficiency.

Photo of sick child.

It’s Not Too Late to Vaccinate

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone aged six months and older should get a flu shot in order to decrease their risk of getting sick.

Photos of Quinton Sanders

Health Program Lifts Young Man Out of Poverty

Out of work, no diploma and struggling in poverty just three years ago, Quinton Sanders now has a full-time career in the medical field thanks to the Affordable Care Act's Health Profession Opportunity Grants program.

OCC Director Shannon Rudisill and Tenderheart ChildCare and Preschool Founder Angie Hogan

Child Care Centers Increase Physical Activity and Good Nutrition Practices

Read how Oregon child care provider Tenderheart Childcare and Preschool has the set the standard across the state by incorporating more physical activity and better nutrition practices for children in care.

Luz Torres prepares to draw blood from a patient.

Connecting Americans with In Demand Jobs

Authorized by the Affordable Care Act, the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program provides education and training to TANF recipients and other low-income individuals for occupations in the health care field that pay well and are expected to be in high demand.

A doctor examines a young girl.

Managing Psychotropic Medications for Children and Youth in Foster Care

This week, the Administration for Children and Families, along with its partners in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), brought together child welfare, Medicaid, and mental health leaders from all 50 States and the District of Columbia to work collaboratively to strengthen efforts in managing psychotropic medications for children and youth in foster care.

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