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Federal and State Efforts to Reduce Food Waste

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) partnered to recognize April as  Winning on Reducing Food Waste Month  to tackle the growing problem of wasted food across the country.

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What’s New from Children and Families? - April 2019

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

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Tracking State Innovations in Medicaid - Part 2

This blog, the second in a two-part series, discusses Medicaid state policies related to substance use disorder and mental health innovations; payment and delivery system reforms; and long term services and supports.

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Tracking State Innovations in Medicaid: Part 1

As states continue to spend a significant portion of their general fund on Medicaid, policymakers continue to explore strategies to improve efficiency, outcomes and cost-effectiveness of their Medicaid programs.

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What's New From Children and Families | March 2019

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

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What’s New from Children and Families? February 2019

Do you know how many infants are born in your state or community each year? Find that information and much more on the National Collaborative for Infant and Toddlers (NCIT) Online Solution Center.

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Early Learning a Priority for Washington State Legislators

NCSL’s Early Care and Education staff traveled to Olympia, Wash. to support an Early Learning Forum during new member orientations in January.

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What’s New from NCSL’s Children and Families Program in January 2019?

DID YOU KNOW? States collected more than $32 billion on behalf of 15.1 million children served by child support enforcement programs during fiscal year 2017?

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Hunger Partnership Focuses on Food Waste, Nutrition and National Security

Addressing the Farm Bill, reducing food waste and looking at nutrition issues as a matter of national security were key topics at NCSL’s recent Hunger Partnership meeting.

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Reflecting on NCSL’s Early Learning Fellows Program

As we close out 2018 and begin making plans for the new year, NCSL’s Children and Families and Education programs are reflecting on our work over the years to support early care and education.

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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.