Health Factors

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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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Happy 20th Anniversary, Early Head Start!

A momentous decision two decades ago acknowledged how important the period from prenatal to age three was to children’s development and well-being.

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Foster Care and Human Trafficking – A Parent’s Perspective

Despite common beliefs, slavery in the U.S. did not end 150 years ago.

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Housing Assistance Programs for Super Storm Sandy Survivors

ACF funds local New Jersey and New York programs to provide shelter and assistance.

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Preparing Teens to Be Leaders, in Teen Pregnancy Prevention and Beyond

Program gives young people structured leadership opportunities to empower and prepare them for adulthood.

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