National Human Services Assembly

Health Policy Affects Us All

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Health Policy Affects Us All

Health care continues to be a priority concern for human service advocates, even as Congress has so far been unable to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Advocates are rallying right now to address a number of recent policy changes and proposals that will undermine health and well-being in communities across the country if implemented. Including […]

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Connecting Tax Policy to Human Services

Last week, the White House and Republican leaders released a policy framework for overhauling the tax code. Congress is now moving into the process of fleshing out the details of that framework, with the goal of passing a tax package this year. The connection between tax policy and human services is a complicated story to […]

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In It for the Long Haul

The nation is rallying around the communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma with an outpouring of support for human service organizations addressing immediate concerns, such as safe food and water, housing, and clothing. Human services will also play a vital role in rebuilding communities over the months and years of the recovery process, but […]

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Telling a Cohesive Advocacy Story

Congress returned to Washington this week with a long list of legislative priorities, including a Hurricane Harvey relief package, FY 2018 spending bills, and raising the debt-ceiling. Overhauling the tax code could also make it onto Congress’ fall agenda. The human service sector has an important role to play in sharing with the public a […]

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Advocacy Messages for the Congressional Recess

Congress is on recess for August, providing advocates across the country with opportunities to connect directly with their representatives, including at town halls, district office meetings, and program site visits. These are perfect opportunities to provide policymakers with a better understanding of how federal human service programs foster well-being to the benefit of entire communities. […]

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