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Mississippi Lands First 10-year Medicaid 1115 Waiver Extension

During the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, the state of Mississippi received a gift that will keep giving, at least for the next 10 years: the first 10-year extension of a Medicaid waiver.

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What's New From Children and Families | December 2017

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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Webinar: State Home Visiting Programs

Home visiting is a prevention strategy used to support pregnant moms and new parents to promote infant and child health, foster educational development and school readiness, and help prevent child abuse and neglect.

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Early Care and Education Fall Quarter 2017 Update

This edition of the e-update features a short list of recent NCSL resources. Resources include a LegisBrief about children with special health care needs, an archived webinar about legislative Children’s Caucuses and highlights from a recent human services chairs meeting.

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What's New From Children and Families | November 2017

DID YOU KNOW: November is National Adoption Month 2017. NCSL tracks legislation related to adoption in our Child Welfare Enacted Legislation Database.

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Human Services Chairs Meeting Focuses on Multi-Generational Strategies

In early October, 27 chairs of human services and related appropriations committees representing 21 states convened in Nashville, Tenn. for NCSL’s Human Services Chairs Meeting.

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What's New From Children and Families - October 2017

DID YOU KNOW: NCSL’s Children and Families Program convened its third annual Human Services Chairs Meeting in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 2-4? For more about the programming and resources, visit our webpage.

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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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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.