National Human Services Assembly

Public Policy

Public Policy in Human Services

The National Human Services Assembly focuses on a variety of policy and advocacy issue areas, most notably in the youth, intergenerational, disabilities, aging, and the human service sector at-large or the broader nonprofit community.

Current Issues & Initiatives

As a membership association of national human service providers, the National Assembly tracks a diverse range of public policy issues, and chooses to act on certain priorities from time-to-time.

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Washington Policy Council

The Washington Policy Council is a dynamic group of public policy leaders from the National Assembly’s member organizations that come together about policy issues relating to human services.

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The National Assembly is currently building a database, called PolicySource, to map comprehensively and share information related to federal public policy issues impacting the sector.

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Other Policy Priorities

The National Human Services Assembly supports a variety of other policies that are not part of our major initiatives, such as public charge, census, higher education, appropriations, and more.

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Latest Updates

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National Reframing Initiative

Build public support for human services so that all people have the opportunity to reach their full potential and contribute to thriving communities.

Care about Federal Legislation?

Then you'll want to check out our FREE public policy tool, PolicySource, to stay updated on tons of legislation and issues affecting the sector.