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Child Tax Credit Awareness

Posted:  -  By: Emily Griffey

The stagnation and lack of change in the childhood poverty rate calls for policy makers to do something dramatic and innovative about it. We are excited that the American Rescue Plan included…

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2021 KIDS COUNT Data Book Release

Posted:  -  By: Lauren Snellings

The 2021 KIDS COUNT Data Book was released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, an annually published resource that tracks child well-being nationally as well as state by state and…

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In Recognition of Juneteenth

Posted:  -  By: Kelsey McMahon

The newly federally-recognized holiday Juneteenth celebrates the last enslaved people being freed in the United States. This day commemorates June 19th, 1865, rather than January 1st, 1863, when the Emancipation…

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Introduction to the American Rescue Plan Act

Posted:  -  By: Kaytee Wisley

The American Rescue Plan Act that passed in March 2021 is the third federal relief package and totals $1.9 trillion. It includes a wide range of benefits to create a…

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Virginia Department of Health Releases Two Dashboards: Equity in Action & Equity at a Glance

Posted:  -  By: Lauren Snellings

The Virginia Department of Health has released two new dashboards focused on equity: Equity in Action & Equity at a Glance. Equity in Action highlights data related to programs and initiatives…

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