Human Services


NCSL Capitol Forum December 10 through 12

Prepare for the 2020 Session

At the NCSL Capitol Forum, Dec. 10-12 in Pheonix, we will tackle issues that states will be discussing in 2020, including vaping and the Supreme Court Roundup. Check out all of the sessions related to health and human services and register now!


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Homeless Youth Policy Scan

States are tackling youth homelessness in a variety of ways. From defining youth homelessness to addressing the disparate outcomes for vulnerable populations. This policy scan addresses these issues as well as common barriers to educational and housing stability.



Human Services


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Early Childhood Home Visiting

Many home visiting models are backed by evidence of effectiveness in meeting one or more objectives, such as increasing school readiness, preventing child maltreatment and promoting positive parenting and healthy child development.This brief is intended to help state policymakers make informed decisions about home visiting policies in their states.


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Addressing Hunger and Nutrition

This new report focuses on five areas of public-private partnerships, including SNAP (formerly known as food stamps), child nutrition, access to healthy food, and distribution of food as well as bilingual and multicultural models that address hunger and nutrition.


Health and Human Services

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, this committee covers state federal health and humans services programs, legislation, regulations and policies.


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Human Services Legislation

The human services area has the following databases available: Child Support and Family Law Legislation Database, Child Welfare 2017 Legislative Enactments Database and Early Care and Education Legislation Database.