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2019 KIDS COUNT Reveals Positive Trends for Some Children, Disparities Persist

Leslie Boissiere, vice president of external affairs for The Annie E. Casey Foundation, presented mixed findings from the 30th anniversary edition of the foundation’s KIDS COUNT Databook at NCSL’s Legislative Summit.

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Trends in 2019 Injury Prevention and Opioid Abuse Prevention Legislation  

Injury prevention remains a key issue for state lawmakers due to its high toll on individual’s health and state and individual finances.

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HHS Committee Chairs Gather in Denver

Policymakers gathered to expand their knowledge of health and human services issues, exchange policy options and successes in health and human services, bridge connections between legislators and issue experts, and develop individual action plans to confront issues head on.

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What’s New from Children and Families: August 2019

NCSL worked with legislators and legislative staff to design a new guidebook for considering prenatal-to-three issues and policy options. Strong Beginnings, Successful Lives: A Prenatal-to-Three Policy Guidebook for Legislators is now available for your use. Check it out and learn more about infant and toddler baseline facts and figures, state examples and actions to consider taking in your state.

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Policy Solutions, Innovations Featured at Opioid Policy Fellows Conference

The second meeting of the 2019 Opioid Policy Fellows focused on innovation and collaborations among many state and community partners, including a session on successful examples of collaboration between the health and justice systems.

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Mississippi and West Virginia recently signed legislation to remove the lifetime ban on public benefits for those formerly convicted of drug-related crimes. As of 2019, only South Carolina and Guam continue to prohibit drug felons from receiving public assistance. 

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Closing the Opportunity Gap in the Early Years

Research demonstrates that low-income and African-American and Hispanic students enter kindergarten far behind their peers in math and literacy skills.

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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 security, housing and homelessness. Learn more about our program.

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What’s New from Children and Families? June 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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Early Learning Fellows: Here Comes the Class of 2019

The first meeting of the 2019 Early Learning Fellows program is right around the corner. This new cohort, the eighth in the program, includes 24 legislators and two legislative staff representing 13 states.

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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.