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NCSL’s Early Learning Fellows Convene for Second Face-to-Face Meeting

Last month, 25 legislators and two legislative staff representing 14 states and the District of Columbia traveled to the Mile High City of Denver to participate in the second of two face-to-face meetings as part of their yearlong participation in NCSL’s Early Learning Fellows Program.

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Ten Key State Issues in Public Health | Part 2

This two-part blog series highlights 10 active public health issues in state legislatures, with examples of policy actions underway in states to improve their public health systems and the health status of the residents of their states.

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Ten Key State Issues in Public Health | Part 1

States continue to move forward on their public health priorities. NCSL works with states as they craft legislation to improve their health systems and public health initiatives.

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The Latest State-by-State Child Support Data

Each year the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement releases a preliminary report to Congress detailing 50-state data on numerous child support measures.

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What’s New from Children and Families

NCSL’s Children and Families program covers many human services issues, including child support and family law, child welfare, early care and education, welfare and poverty.

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Early Care and Education Summer Quarter 2017 Update

This edition of the e-update features a handful of recently archived webinars and LegisBriefs from the ECE project staff and other NCSL colleagues.

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Combating Rising Suicide Rates Using Scientific Research

An American adult dies every 12 minutes by suicide. Rising rates have lifted suicide to the 10th leading cause of death in 2015

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Thursday Webinar: Dual Language Learners

The final webinar in NCSL's Early Care and Education series will focus on policy options and strategies to effectively serve preschool through third grade students who are still mastering their native language while also learning English.

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A Sobering Look at the Opoid Abuse Crisis

The scale and urgency of the opioid crisis is clear in the numbers.

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Opioid Crisis Tops HHS Priorities

Confronting the opioid crisis and helping states tackle the myriad problems associated with the epidemic is the top clinical priority for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to Jane Norton, director of the Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs for the department. 

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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.