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President Obama signs the Affordable Care Act into law on March 23, 2010.

Affordable Care Act Turns 3

This March, ACF celebrates the third anniversary of the health care law that continues to provide critical coverage to millions of Americans.

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Cutting Bureaucracy with Common Sense Innovation

New pilot program will use technology to streamline the placement of foster children across state lines.

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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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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.

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Vegetable transplants being grown in a greenhouse.

ANA: Working to Make Fresh and Traditional Foods Available and Affordable

The Administration for Native Americans funds projects that help local Tribal governments operate farms and provide fresh fruits and vegetables to remote communities.

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A yellow graphic with the following words in blue: Sunshine Week at the Administration for Children and Families.

ACF Celebrates Sunshine Week

ACF’s launch of a revamped “Reading Room” will help commemorate “Sunshine Week,” March 10-16 — a nationwide initiative to underscore the importance of open government.

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Photo of President Obama signing the Violence Against Women Act surrounded by advocates and politicians.

President Obama signs the Violence Against Women Act: What it Means for Victims of Human Trafficking

VAWA reauthorized key federal anti-trafficking programs for the next four years and added new protection for victims of violence and human trafficking.

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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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Education Secretary Arne Duncan and HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius talk to children in an education setting.

America's Middle Class Promise Starts Early

Early childhood education is one of the best investments we can make in America's future.

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Princeton Director Dr. Joanne Rodriguez, Region II Administrator Joyce Thomas and ACF Special Assistant Laura Irizarry.

ACF Debuts Program Directory, Resource Guide in Spanish

ACF rolls out key outreach materials in Spanish to help promote access to eligible populations in need of services.

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