Women’s Issues

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Addressing the Intersections Between Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking

Family Violence Prevention and Services Program supports ACF efforts to assist survivors.

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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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Head Start Provided Boost I Needed to Become Tech Entrepreneur

Software development firm owner credits Head Start for putting her on a path to success.

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Get Ready for the Health Insurance Marketplace

An updated HealthCare.gov and a toll-free number launch today to help make it easy for consumers to learn about the new Health Insurance Marketplace.

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Expanding the Evidence to Help Teen Moms Make Healthy Choices

One of the best ways we can support teen moms is to help them plan their families in a healthy way.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Women’s History Month and ACF: Keeping our Innovators Innovating

ACF programs are vital to advancing the role of women in society.

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Seven young women standing in front of a tipee who are part of the "Living by Sacred Colors Program" funded by ANA.

Violence Against Women Act Will Assist Native Communities to be Resilient, Safe and Healthy

ACF's Administration for Native Americans looks forward to partnering with other federal agencies to keep its grantees and community informed of tools and resources available under the Violence Against Women Act.

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