Health Factors

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Ending Youth Homelessness: A Call to Action Forty Years in the Making

Youth homelessness is a complex issue that often has deep roots in family conflict, poverty and trauma.

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Reflections on the 30th Anniversary of the Family Violence Prevention & Services Act

Today, FVPSA supports nearly 1,600 shelters, 200 Tribes and Tribal organizations, and domestic violence coalitions in 56 states and territories.

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Parental Depression and Young Children

More than one in six adults with at least one child has experienced depression.

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Bringing Hope to Native Communities: Resources for Suicide Prevention

Native Americans are an extremely young population and youth are especially vulnerable to suicide.

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The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well Being

Increasing our understanding of children and families who come into contact with the Child Welfare system

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Mapping Out Access to Health Care

HHS has developed resources to help people with new health care coverage understand their benefits and connect to primary care and the preventive services that are right for them.

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International Youth Day: How Youth Can Combat the Stigma of Mental Health

Every year, approximately 20 percent of the world’s youth experience a mental health condition.

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Improving Our Nation’s Heart Health: The Importance of Access to Care

The Affordable Care Act revives true access to care.

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Human Trafficking and Indigenous Populations

Risk factors for trafficking of American Indian, Alaska Native and Pacific Islanders include poverty, poor education and inequality.

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KISRA – Changing Behaviors, Changing Lives, Changing Futures for West Virginia Families

Technology encourages entrepreneurship and healthier lifestyle in Dunbar, West Virginia.

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