Health & Human Services
One idea on the table as House and Senate negotiators wrangle over the farm bill is work requirements for SNAP recipients. But that would also require states to run job training programs.
Lawmakers are expected to come back into session on Monday to consider dozens of recent vetoes by Gov. Paul LePage on bills ranging from Medicaid expansion to banning "conversion therapy."
“What we’re seeing is an influx of state policymakers starting to wrap their arms around the fact that learning doesn’t start in kindergarten,” said Bruce Atchison of the Education Commission of the States.
Cyndi Lauper, who co-founded one of the groups that issued the report, said her hope is it will help states “amp up” their efforts.
A massive study solidifies the link between particulates from cars and diabetes.
The KIDS Count Data Book, an annual release, analyzes child well-being in each states based on 16 indicators in four categories.
Many dying patients turn not to medically assisted suicide, legal in just seven states and Washington, D.C., but to palliative sedation.
The romaine lettuce crisis may be officially over, but this agriculturally rich area has taken a big economic hit.
Gov. Matt Bevin says the plan is the best way to keep the popular program solvent. Critics say he’s ignoring key data and thousands risk losing coverage.
“In 16 states, more than one-in-five children live in food insecure households,” new research from The Hamilton Project notes.
Washington's HealthCareCompare, created by a state agency, allows residents to research the cost and quality of hundreds of medical, dental and pharmacy services and procedures.
A new CDC report highlights geographical trends in leisure-time physical activity.
The decision likely will have broader implications as other jurisdictions have disclosure requirements on the books for pregnancy centers, although those have also been subject to legal challenges.
Amid growing health concerns, policymakers in multiple states want to ban PFAS from food packaging and limit the substances in drinking water.
The lone star tick used to live in warm southeastern states, but its habitat appears to be spreading thanks to rising temperatures across the U.S.
Regardless of the individual contributing causes of greater risk of obesity in rural areas, experts are mostly in agreement that more effective programs are needed in rural areas to assist people in learning how to live healthier lives.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Intergovernmental ‘venom’ in S.C. … Colo. to adopt Calif.-style auto emission standards … and coral disease heading to Key West.
Mental health co-responder programs are increasingly common in law-enforcement agencies across the country, due largely to declines in the resources available to mental health providers that have forced police officers and sheriff’s deputies to take on additional responsibilities when answering calls.
Beyond physical abuse and neglect, vulnerable senior citizens also face financial exploitation from their caregivers.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | D.C. voters approve measure to eliminate tipped minimum wage … Del. blood emergency … and a Calif. mayor ends up with 5,000 purple water bottles.
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