Human Services


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Healthy Infant-Toddler Development

For many teens and young adults, unstable living conditions and financial insecurity can make raising infants and toddlers even more trying. Without positive supports, these struggles can lead to poor health, developmental and economic outcomes for young parents and their children.


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COVID-19: Human Services Resources

Access issue summaries, state responses, federal actions and topical resources under five broad human services policy areas: Child Support and Family Law, Child Welfare, Early Care and Education, Economic Security, and Housing and Homelessness. NCSL staff will update this information regularly, so check back often.

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Housing and Homelessness Legislation

NCSL’s Housing and Homelessness Legislation Database tracks filed bills in the 50 states, District of Columbia and U.S. territories.


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State Action on COVID-19

Check out NCSL's new database that brings you up-to-date, real-time information about bills related to and responding to COVID-19 that have been introduced in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.


Health and Human Services

One of eight NCSL standing committees that educates Congress and federal agencies about state concerns and serves as a forum for state legislators and legislative staff, this committee covers state federal health and humans services programs, legislation, regulations and policies.


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Human Services Legislation

The human services area has the following databases available: Child Support and Family Law Legislation Database, Child Welfare 2017 Legislative Enactments Database and Early Care and Education Legislation Database.