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Welcome to Sunshine Week!

The importance of transparency in government is highlighted this week.

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Sierra’s Adoption Story

Sierra Nichelle Shyanne Keech, 15, of Alaska shares with us her advice to parents and children about adoption.

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New CB Web Section Offers Videos and Publications on Program Evaluation in Child Welfare

Program evaluation plays a critical role in child welfare.

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Planning an Effective Response for the Next Epidemic — with Children in Mind

ACF's Dallas Regional Office focuses on children and the early childhood development community during emergency planning conference.

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Dahn Guirung's Family Just Got Covered

Dahn Guirung wants to make sure his family is healthy and strong so they can invest in their daughter’s future.

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The Affordable Care Act: What’s in it for American Indians and Alaska Natives?

ANA Commissioner shares reasons why it is important for American Indians and Alaska Natives, to sign up for health insurance by March 31.

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Betty Li Just Got Covered

After visiting her neighborhood resource center and signing up for insurance, getting sick no longer means financial trouble.

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ACA Enrollment Event Signs Up Southeast Asian Immigrants and Refugees

Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition works to increase access to health care for America's newest citizens.

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Giving Foster Youth a Voice

Children’s Bureau Uses Social Media to Help Collect Data to Improve State Foster Care Systems.

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A Big Week for Tribal Early Childhood Programs

New and exciting opportunities for tribal communities to expand high-quality early learning and development launched this year.

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