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Reaching Diverse Customers Through Visual Communications

Infographics' poster-like illustrations grab our attention and help us visualize data.

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Employee Shares Her Foster Care Experience

In the last 12 years, 11 children have called the Rollins Household their home.

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States Advisory Councils’ Plans for Sustaining

Early childhood advisory groups across the nation work on continuing mission without federal funds

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Health Care Reform More Than Just a Website

Learn four basic ways you can apply for and enroll in the Marketplace.

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Meet The Castillo Family

Adoptive parents share their experiences of family traditions, vacations and welcome dinners bestowed on each child who enters the Castillo home.

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HHS Announces New Action on Health and Human Trafficking at Clinton Global Initiative

Funds will be invested in a national technical working group that will strengthen the coordination of medical and health system responses to human trafficking.

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Lights Turn Back On In Government, Stay On In Afterschool Programs

More than 8,000 Lights on Afterschool events highlight the importance of high quality programs for school-age children.

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Innovation in Child Welfare Continues with 8 New Title IV-E Waiver Demonstrations

New York, District of Columbia, Tennessee, Hawai’i, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska and Rhode Island given flexibility with foster care funds to spur innovation.

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Health Reform: A Critical Social Justice Frontier

A new way to find health care coverage begins.

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Preparedness Year-Round – 'We Have Seen'

Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response works hard to provide information and tools to better prepare ACF programs and the individuals, families and communities served by them.

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