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As Awareness Around the Importance of Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity Increases, State Legislation Follows Suit
This blog outlines how state/territorial health officials can advance health equity through state policymaking and cross-sector approaches to addressing the social determinants of health.Big P, Evidence Informed, Family Friendly, Health Equity

ASTHO Essentials for Childhood Policy Guide
Policies that help families meet their basic needs and access supportive services in the community can ease the stress that sometimes gives rise to child abuse and neglect. As the examples provided inmore »Evidence Informed, Family Friendly, Little P

Avoiding ACEs by Helping Families During COVID-19
This blog summarizes how policies around paid family leave, stable housing, and unemployment benefits can prevent and mitigate the harm from ACEs during COVID-19.Big P, COVID-19, Evidence Based, Family Friendly

COVID-19’s Impact on Pregnancy and Childbirth Policies
There is currently limited information on how COVID-19 affects pregnant people. This blog summarizes doula reimbursement, home birthing and midwifery, and postpartum health and paid family leave as keymore »Big P, COVID-19, Experience Based, Family Friendly, Health Equity

NCSL Brief: Preventing and Mitigating the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences
This brief highlights state strategies to prevent and reduce ACEs and their negative effects. These policies include building resilience in children and families, helping parents reduce stress, and increasingmore »Big P, Experience Based, Family Friendly, Health Equity

Preventing ACEs During COVID-19
This brief highlights policy considerations to strengthen jurisdictions’ ability to continue to create and maintain safe, stable, nurturing environments for children and families during the COVID-19 responsemore »Big P, COVID-19, Evidence Based, Family Friendly