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  • U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Azar Statement on March for Life

    U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Azar Statement on March for Life

    U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Azar Statement on March for Life| site |



    (January 23, 2020) - - Today (January 23, 2020), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:


    Secretary Azar Statement on March for Life


    HHS Secretary Alex Azar released the following statement regarding the annual March for Life and the Trump Administration’s continued efforts to protect life and conscience: “As thousands from across the country gather to march for life, I am proud to serve as part of the most pro-life administration in this country’s history, and I am immensely proud to join President Trump at the march as he becomes the first President to address this important gathering in person. President Trump believes that every life has inherent dignity and value, and it is an honor to lead a department that has demonstrated our full commitment to protecting the dignity of life fro...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Invests 97 Million Dollars in Rural Broadband Infrastructure to Improve Service for 22,000 Subscribers in 11 States

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Invests $97 Million in Rural Broadband Infrastructure to Improve Service for 22,000 Subscribers in 11 States




    Projects Will Provide High-Speed Communications Technology to Support Economic and Educational Opportunities


    Washington, DC - - (August 1, 2018) - - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $97 million in 12 projects to provide or improve rural broadband service in 11 states. “A person’s location should not determine whether he or she has access to modern communications infrastructure,” Secretary Perdue said. “That is why USDA is partnering with businesses and communities by investing in state-of-the-art broadband e-connectivity to remote and rural areas. These investments will expand access to educational, social and business opportunities for 22,000
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  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces Grantees for Title X Family Planning Program Services

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces Grantees for Title X Family Planning Program Services





    (August 2, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Population Affairs announced the 96 grantees to whom HHS intends to award Title X family planning service grants for fiscal year 2018. Twelve of the intended awards go to grantees who are new to Title X. These grants, which are expected to be awarded no later than September 1, 2018, cover all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and six Pacific jurisdictions, and support delivery of Title X services in almost 4,000 service sites. Title X service grants are awarded through a competitive process to public and private not-for-profit entities including state and local health departments, hospitals, university health centers, and nonprofit organizatio...
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  • Flashback - - - Emma and Noah Once Again Social Security’s Most Popular Baby Names for 2015

    Mothers Day Flashback


    Emma and Noah Once Again Social Security’s Most Popular Baby Names for 2015





    From Press Release of May 6, 2016


    For the second year in a row, Emma and Noah are America’s most popular baby names. This marks the third year at number one for Noah and the second for Emma. There are two new names in the top 10 this year—Benjamin and Harper, the first time either name has ever reached such heights. Like a name, Social Security is with you through life’s journey. For future parents who need some inspiration and help with naming their baby, Social Security is unveiling a new baby names quiz at Social Security Matters, the agency’s interactive blog located at http://blog.socialsecurity.gov. At the blog, people can find information on retirement, disability, and survivors benefits, online services, and much more. It also is a place...
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  • Veterans Administration to host Nationwide Baby Shower for Mother’s Day

    Veterans Administration to host Nationwide Baby Shower for Mother’s Day




    Washington, DC - - (April 9, 2018) - - To honor and support Veterans welcoming new children into their families in 2018, 60 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers (VAMC) around the country will host baby showers between May 5-16, the weeks surrounding Mother’s Day, in partnership with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. “The Nationwide Baby Shower will ensure Veterans have what they need to focus on the joy of growing their families in those stressful first weeks,” said acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “With this effort, our goal is to celebrate Veteran parents — especially moms — while also increasing awareness of VA’s comprehensive maternity care services and to encourage women Veterans to Choose VA to support their health and wellness goals.” Women make up approximately 10 percen...
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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Study Finds Improved Feeding Practices Among Infants Participating in WIC

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Study Finds Improved Feeding Practices Among Infants Participating in WIC





    January 23, 2017


    Washington, DC - - (January 12, 2017) - - Breastfeeding rates increased sharply over the past 20 years among women participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), based on the findings of a new USDA study.

    The Infant Year Report from USDA’s WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study 2 updates findings last collected in 1995. The new study found that 83 percent of mothers breast fed their babies, compared to 56 percent of mothers in the first USDA WIC Infant Feeding Practices Study.

    “The results of this ongoing study are very encouraging,” said Agriculture Under Secretary Kevin Concannon. “Research has shown that breastfeeding provides a healthy nutritional foundation for infants
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NIH Funds Community Engagement Research Efforts in Areas Hardest Hit by COVID-19

National Institutes of Health Funds Community Engagement Research Efforts in Areas Hardest Hit by COVID-19 | site |




(September 16, 2020) - - Today, September 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:

The National Institutes of Health today announced a $12 million award for outreach and engagement efforts in ethnic and racial minority communities disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The award to RTI International, a non-profit research institution, will support teams in 11 states established as part of the NIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities. These teams have received initial funding to immediately create CEAL programs, and RTI will serve as the Technical and Administrative Support and Coordination (TASC) center.


The CEAL research teams will focus on COVID-19 awareness and education research, especially among African Americans,
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HUD and Census Bureau Release New American Housing Survey

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Census Bureau Release New American Housing Survey | site |


2019 survey provides pre-pandemic insights on home accessibility, food security, and housing costs



(September 16, 2020) - - Today, September 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development published the following information:

WASHINGTON - According to the new 2019 American Housing Survey (AHS) released today by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau, the percentage of American renter households spending 30 percent or more of their income on housing costs held steady at 51 percent between 2017 and 2019.


The 2019 AHS offers the most comprehensive picture of the nation’s housing inventory pre-pandemic. As researchers try to understand more current data on the state of housing from multiple data sources, the new survey informs our understanding
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IRS releases State-by-State breakdown of nearly 9 Million Non-filers getting Economic Impact Payments Letters

IRS releases State-by-State breakdown of nearly 9 Million Non-filers who will be Mailed Letters about Economic Impact Payments | site |



(September 17, 2020) - - Today, September 17, 2020, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published the following information:

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today released a state-by-state breakdown of the roughly nine million people receiving a special mailing this month encouraging them to see if they're eligible to claim an Economic Impact Payment.

The IRS will mail the letters to people who typically aren't required to file federal income tax returns but may qualify for an Economic Impact Payment. The letter urges recipients to visit the special Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool on IRS.gov before the October 15 deadline to register for an Economic Impact Payment. "The IRS continues to work hard to reach people eligible for these payments," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Retti
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