The Family Room Blog

Photo of Elena Miller-TerKuile, age 27, from La Jara, Colorado, on her farm.

Elena’s #GetCovered Story: Pursuing Her Dream to Farm

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Elena was able to continue her dream to farm with her father and afford health insurance.

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Sharing Lessons Learned from the Current Knowledge of Early Care and Education Partnerships

Check out the findings from a literature review of 78 studies on the characteristics of ECE partnerships.

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ACF Anti-Trafficking Initiatives: 2014 Year in Review

From increased grant funding and identification of human trafficking cases to strengthened partnerships and health care response, much was accomplished this past year.

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Family Engagement Inventory Now Live!

Learn about a new interactive web-based tool that helps familiarize professionals in child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, education and early childhood education on family engagement.

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Child Welfare Information Gateway Unveils New Website

New functionality enhances access to child welfare information, resources and tools.

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#GetCovered: Make a New Year's Resolution for 2015

If you sign up between now and January 15th – your 2015 coverage will begin February 1, 2015.

The Inupiat Community of the Arctic Slope working in a computer center.

Harnessing the Power of Cloud-based Computing in the Arctic Circle

How do you bring technology and qualified staff to manage Native communities located miles above the Arctic Circle? This was the challenge facing the Inupiat. Problem was solved with ANA support.

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Flu Vaccination: Keeping Your Child Healthier in Disasters and Every Day

20,000 children under the age of 5 in the United States are hospitalized annually with flu-related complications.

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Our #GetCovered Story: Insurance Let Us Get Through a Health Crisis Together

Earnest, 59, and Sharon, 57, have been married 22 years. This is their story about what getting coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace meant to them.

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New Resources to Support the Financial Well-being of Youth in Foster Care

The Children’s Bureau and the Office of Community Services Partner to Develop A Financial Empowerment Toolkit for Youth and Young Adults in Foster Care.

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