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The American Rescue Plan's Assistance for Children, Elderly, and Low-Income Families []

By Tara O'Neill Hayes, American Action Forum, February 16, 2021 Executive Summary The Biden Administration’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan , currently making its way through Congress, would provide significant financial assistance through a wide array of government programs. In addition to the myriad provisions t he American Action Forum re views here , the package provides funding for child care , child abuse and prevention, nutrition assistance, and health care in rural areas . This...

Coronavirus: Addressing Disparities with California Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris []

By Washington Post Live, The Washington Post, February 19, 2021 As California surpasses New York in the number of deaths due to COVID-19, the state continues to grapple with vaccine shortages, disparities in immunizations, and the rapid spread of coronavirus mutations. California Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris, MD, who advises the governor on matters of public health, joins Washington Post Live for a discussion focused on the state of California’s battle with COVID-19. She’ll discuss...

What’s in the House bill to implement the provisions in the Biden-Harris $1.9 trillion stimulus package to strengthen families? 

On Feb. 22, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget approved legislation that is the product of the work of nine committees to bring the Administration’s American Rescue Plan—the $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package—closer to reality by March 14 when unemployment benefits expire for millions of Americans. The Budget Committee released the text of the 591-page bill and a short report making the case for COVID relief and the economic impact of the pandemic ( click here for...

ACEs Action Plan launched to make New Jersey a 'trauma-informed/ healing centered state'

Growing up with trauma inextricably linked to racism in southern Illinois, working as a state employee in Minnesota, training folks about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and diversity and equity in several states—these are just a few of the life experiences Dave Ellis brings to the work he is now doing as executive director of the New Jersey Office of Resilience. Seven months ago Ellis took the job to head the Office of Resilience with the assurance that there would be a deep and...


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