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Quick Look: Human Services Headlines

THE ARC & Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness via The ARC FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders) is an umbrella term describing the effects from pregnant mothers who drank alcohol. FASDs are the most common condition associated with disabilities that are 100% preventable. Read More     Childhood Mental Disability Rates Up, Study Finds via HealthDay…

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Join us: Creating an Opportunity Agenda for America

You’re in the fight every day, but on September 30, we invite you to join us and other state, local, and national level human services professionals and advocates to talk poverty and collective impact! Let’s create a vision for opportunity in America that encompasses the work we do. While over 52 million Americans are actively…

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National Urban League and African American College Success

by Justin Bigelow, Policy Associate National Human Services Assembly On Tuesday night, the National Urban League hosted “#MamaIMadeIt: College Success for African Americans.” As a town hall style meeting with students and experts in the education and policy fields, the event sought to highlight the successes and challenges of increasing African American participation in higher…

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The 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book

The 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book is now available! The 25th edition of Casey’s annual report brings attention to the well-being of America’s children and examines how U.S. kids have fared since 1990. While the report notes gains in child health, safety and education since 1990, it also raises concerns about the development of children living in low-income…

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Upcoming Events in September

As Congress returns from their August recess, briefings are once again populating our event calendar. Here are two that we wanted to highlight from Feeding America and Youth Advocate Programs, Inc., two of NHSA’s members.     Hunger in America 2014: A Study on the Charitable Food Assistance Network  Friday, September 12 10:00am-11:00am — 332…

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Poverty, Ryan, and Reality

When Rep. Paul Ryan (R-MN) first spoke about his latest proposal to reduce poverty in America, many in the human services field were skeptical, but optimistic. It’s certainly time to engage in a national dialogue around creating and strengthening opportunities for families, and this new set of recommendations is an improvement over the draconian budgets…

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Glen Campbell’s Goodbye Tour – A Moving Account of Alzheimer’s

by John Leonard for the National Human Services Assembly As part of its ongoing work with people with Alzheimer’s and their families and caregivers, Volunteers of America, a member of the National Human Services Assembly, is supporting the documentary feature film, “I’ll Be Me,” chronicling Glen Campbell’s Goodbye Tour. Three years ago, legendary musician Glen…

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Medicare in Good Health — For Now

by Patricia Barry, Senior Editor, AARP Publications originally published on the AARP Blog. View the original post here. Medicare is in much better health and has a somewhat longer life expectancy than previously expected, according to the 2014 Medicare Trustee’s report released today. Spending on Medicare’s Part B program, which covers mainly doctors’ services and outpatient…