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  1. Report of the Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence

    This report was created as part of the Defending Childhood Initiative created by Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. This initiative strives to harness resources from across the Department of Justice to: Prevent children’s exposure to violence; Mitigate the negative impact of children’s exposure to violence when it does occur;...
  2. The Affordable Care Act: What American Indian and Alaska Native Parents Need to Know

    The federal government provides for medical access for a variety of people through federal health insurances like Medicaid, Medicare, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Medicare provides health coverage to people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with end-stage renal disease (permanent kidney...
  3. Enhancing and Diversifying the Nation’s Health Care Workforce

    A new report by the Texas Health Institute, Enhancing and Diversifying the Nation’s Health Care Workforce, examines 19 workforce provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which are key to advancing racial and ethnic equity in the health care system. Population of focus: Hospitals, Clinics, Health centers Link to resource: The Affordable...
  4. Young Adult Smoking Risk Factors: Impulsivity, Regular Alcohol Use, Poor Grades

    A new study finds three risk factors for smoking among young adults are being impulsive, using alcohol regularly and receiving low grades in school. The study included 1,293 teens, who were followed from ages 12 to 24. By age 22, three-quarters of the teens had tried smoking. The researchers from the...
  5. Racism Takes a Toll on Kids’ Mental Health

    Being a victim of racism may trigger poor mental health, depression and anxiety in children and teens, according to a new review. The report, published in the October issue of the journal Social Science & Medicine, looked at 461 cases of links between racism and the health and well-being of youngsters....
  6. How to Close the LGBT Health Disparities Gap: Disparities by Race and Ethnicity

    In the past decade lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, people have made rapid progress in winning and securing equal rights. Fifteen states and Washington, D.C. now give same-sex couples at least some of the same rights afforded to heterosexual married couples. Even more states offer nondiscrimination protections based...