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Legislative Resources Supporting Young Children and Their Families

This month the National Association for the Education of Young Children celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Week of the Young Child.

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Register Now: Intergovernmental Partnerships Supporting Prenatal-to-3 Well-Being

To promote intergovernmental action on prenatal-to-3 policies, NCSL is partnering with the National League of Cities (NLC) and the National Association of Counties Research Foundation (NACoRF) to host intergovernmental meetings focused on policy solutions to issues families are facing.

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RAPID-EC Project: Real-Time Data on COVID’s Effects on Families With Young Children

The Rapid Assessment of Pandemic Impact on Development – Early Childhood project, or RAPID-EC, offers a variety of stakeholders─policymakers, advocates and researchers to name a few─a first-person look at how COVID-19 has impacted the day-to-day lives of over 1,000 families with young children across the country.

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Medicaid Policy Trends in 2020: COVID, Coverage and Costs

Medicaid, which accounts for a significant portion of state expenditures and also the largest source of federal revenue for states, continues to be a high priority for state policymakers.

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Improving Children’s Access to Oral Health Services During a Pandemic

Children in Medicaid received more than 7 million fewer dental services between March and May of this year compared to the same period last year.

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Supreme Court to Decide Legality of Arkansas Medicaid Work Requirements

In Azar v. Gresham and Arkansas v. Gresham the Supreme Court will decide whether it was lawful for the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to allow Arkansas to require certain Medicaid recipients to work or look for work.

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30 Years of Protection for Substance Use and Mental Illness Under the ADA

When President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, 1990, it became the most sweeping piece of civil rights legislation ever enacted for people with disabilities.

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New National Suicide Hotline

With the pandemic exacerbating the rate of suicide, Congress has stepped in and passed a new law designating “988” as a new national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline, connecting individuals directly to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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NCSL’s FY 2020 Early Care and Education State Budget Report Now Available

It’s no secret that supporting healthy development from birth to age 5 is vitally important. What happens or doesn’t happen in these early years becomes the foundation for adult health and well-being.

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Bootcamp Addresses Family First, Other Child Welfare Topics

More than 40 state legislators and legislative staff took part in NCSL’s Family First Boot Camp in August.

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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.