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Declining Teen Birth Rate A Public Health Success for States

The U.S. teen birth rate reached another record low in 2014, with 24.2 births per 1,000 females ages 15 to 19.

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Trends Show More Young Children Getting ADHD Medication

Over the last decade, the number of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has increased by 42 percent.

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Health Survey Shows 50-state Progress, Challenges

States have made significant improvements in health systems performance over the past couple of years, according to a new report from The Commonwealth Fund, "Aiming Higher: Results from a Scorecard on State Health System Performance, 2015 Edition."

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NCSL Teams With Public Health Law Network For Water Supplies Disclosure List

NCSL has teamed up with the Public Health Law Network, Eastern Region out of the University of Maryland Carey School of Law to produce a list of state laws related to the disclosure of public water supplies.

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This blog offers updates on the National Conference of State Legislatures' research and training, the latest on federalism and the state legislative institution, and posts about state legislators and legislative staff. The blog is edited by NCSL staff and written primarily by NCSL's experts on public policy and the state legislative institution.