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News by Topic: Children and youth

Aug 8, 2022 - Presents the findings of a study of junior high and high school students in rural Appalachia, noting that more than 7% of respondents disclosed a gender identity that does not fully match their sex assigned at birth. Describes the potential risk for depression, self-harm, and distress related to gender dysphoria among gender-diverse youth and the need for access to gender-related care and mental health services.
Source: WVU Today
Jul 26, 2022 - Announces the annual adjustments to the federal and state funding levels and reimbursement rates for the Child and Adult Care Food Program. Updated rates are effective from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 26, 2022 - Announces the annual adjustments to the federal and state funding levels and reimbursement rates for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, and the reimbursement rates for institutions participating in the Special Milk Program for Children. Updated rates are effective from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 25, 2022 - Announces the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) awarding more than $10 million in Farm to School Grants to 123 projects across the country and empowering states with $60 million in non-competitive grants to develop stronger and sustainable Farm to School programs over the next 4 years.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Jul 21, 2022 - The Indian Health Service (IHS) is accepting applications for a cooperative agreement for Youth Regional Treatment Center (YRTC) Aftercare Programs. The purpose of this program is to help American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth pursue and sustain safety, sobriety, and employability after release from a YRTC. Applications are due by September 19, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 20, 2022 - The Census Bureau is seeking comment on proposed revisions to the Household Pulse Survey, which helps to inform on a range of topics related to households' experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Proposed revisions include new questions on the ability to carry out day-to-day activities due to experiencing long COVID, non-parental childcare arrangements and costs of childcare, changes in transportation behaviors due to cost of gas, a series of questions regarding access to infant formula, and inflation and changes in behavior due to increasing prices. The Census Bureau is also proposing modifications to questions related to the reference period for the unemployment insurance items, how households meet spending needs, and replacing employment categories with the standard North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 19, 2022 - Announces $49 million in funding awarded to organizations that serve uninsured children, parents, and families, with grantees including state and local governments, tribal organizations, safety net organizations, nonprofit organizations, and schools. Describes the funding program's 3-year track and its goals to expand Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollment and retention.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jul 8, 2022 - Describes the challenges facing rural families in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) finding and purchasing infant formula during the nationwide shortage. Highlights the experience of a mother living near the state border in Wisconsin and challenges for mothers in Minnesota.
Source: Kaiser Health News
Jul 7, 2022 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking nominations of qualified individuals for consideration for membership on its Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC). CHPAC provides independent advice to the EPA Administrator on a broad range of environmental issues affecting children's health. Nominations are due by August 15, 2022.
Source: Federal Register
Jul 5, 2022 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking comments on information collection requests for two of HRSA's Maternal and Child Health Bureau programs: 1) the Pediatric Mental Health Care Access (PMHCA) Program and 2) the Screening and Treatment for Maternal Depression and Related Behavioral Disorders (MDRBD) Program. The information collected will be used to evaluate the PMHCA and MDRBD programs and guide future policy decisions regarding increasing health professionals' capacity to address patients' behavioral health and access to behavioral health services. Comments are due by September 6, 2022.
Source: Federal Register