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A National Imperative: Joining Forces to Strengthen Human Services in America

February 1, 2018

“A National Imperative: Joining Forces to Strengthen Human Services in America” is a report commissioned by National Assembly member the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) and produced by Oliver Wyman and SeaChange Capital Partners. This groundbreaking report focuses on human services community-based organizations, their economic and […]

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National Coalition Requests Increased Funding for Federal Child Care Assistance

February 1, 2018

Today, the National Women’s Law Centerdelivered a letter, signed by NHSA and more than35 other national organizations, to the leadership of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees asking them to increase funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant by $2.9 billion for fiscal year 2018. This increase would provide nearly 230,000 additional low-income families with high-quality […]

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Medicaid Work Requirements Continue to Raise Uncertainty

February 1, 2018

Access to healthcare is a core human service that enables everyone in our communities to build and maintain emotional, physical, and financial well-being. This includes timely and reliable access to high-quality preventive care, as well as services that address differing health and wellness needs throughout life. When people are healthy, they are better equipped to […]

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Governing Magazine: “Tax Law Could Deliver Billion-Dollar Blow to Social Services”

January 18, 2018

Yesterday, Governing magazine published the article, “Tax Law Could Deliver Billion-Dollar Blow to Social Services,” which quotes NHSA CEO Lee Sherman. It also includes quotes and insight from NHSA board member David Thompson, from National Council of Nonprofits, and other sector leaders from Alliance for Strong Families and Communities (Marlo Nash), American Public Human Services Association, and Independent Sector.

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SAMHSA Freezes Clearinghouse for Evidence-Based Programs

January 18, 2018

The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), in its current form since 2006, is a clearinghouse of evidence-based substance abuse and mental health treatment and prevention programs administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In late December, SAMHSA abruptly terminated the contract with the organization responsible for reviewing submissions […]

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