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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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Early Education Leaders Sec. Arne Duncan, Linda K. Smith, Sec. Kathleen Sebelius, Shannon Rudisill and George Sheldon meet before a conference.

A Week to Remember for Early Childhood Development

A look at the work being done across the country to improve early childhood education and development.

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Study Suggests Increased Risk of Fatal Health Problems for Abused and Neglected Children

The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being explored the well-being of 5,873 children who had contact with the child welfare system during a 14-month period beginning in February 2008.

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Tackling Native American Child Nutrition

ACF programs are joining the fight for healthy and food secure American Indian and Alaska Native children and families.

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The TANF-SSI Disability Transition Project

A recent OPRE report examines two income support programs that are important for many low-income people with disabilities.

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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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Want to Serve Your Country? Apply to be an HHSentrepreneur

ACF seeks highly talented professionals who have experience with design thinking, lean startup and building coalitions to revolutionize the way grantees tackle problems as part of its HHSentrepreneurs project.

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What Communities Need to Know about Child Sex Trafficking

Human traffickers thrive on manipulating the hopes, dreams, and needs of children and adults into various forms of exploitation.

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President Obama’s Early Learning Initiative

Supporting Children with Disabilities

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A Look Ahead for the Early Childhood State Advisory Councils

How State Advisory Councils are improving Early Childhood Programs nationwide

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