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Public Health and Prevention

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Reducing Health Disparities Brief

This brief explores health disparities with a focus on differences across racial and ethnic groups, recent state action to address disparities, and policy options for legislators to consider in their states.

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Immunizations Policy Issues Overview

A snapshot of immunization laws with a focus on children. Also includes an overview of policy topics such as school requirements and exemptions, financing immunization programs, and vaccine safety. NCSL publications and additional resources are also included.

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PUBLIC HEALTH & PREVENTION

Public Health and Prevention

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Health and Human Services

The Health and Human Services Committee is one of eight NCSL Standing Committees that educates Congress and federal agencies about state concerns and serves as a forum for state legislators and legislative staff to learn about and share information regarding programs and initiatives in other states.

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Maternity Care in Crisis

U.S. maternal care is in crisis. Hundreds of women die annually from complications of pregnancy or delivery, and thousands of others experience problems that nearly kill them.

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Overview