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News by Topic: Families

Sep 29, 2023 - Overview of maternal healthcare options available in Pennsylvania as maternity services are declining. Discusses Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and Nurse-family partnerships.
Source: Pocono Record
Sep 28, 2023 - Announcement of $24.5 million in funding from the Administration for Children and Families to 34 tribes and tribal organizations for culturally competent home visiting programs for families expecting a baby or with young children.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Sep 13, 2023 - Discusses the challenges that come with providing family-based residential treatment for addiction in rural Minnesota. Notes that treatment in a family-based facility can improve pregnancy outcomes, increase chances of completing treatment, and keep families from being separated. Maternal opioid-related diagnoses have increased in recent years with a disproportionate rise seen in rural areas.
Source: KFF Health News
Aug 28, 2023 - Highlights the Rural Mobile Crisis Response Team (RMCRT), a program in a rural Elko, Nevada that connects youth and families with mental healthcare during a mental health crisis. The pilot program will be evaluated for potential expansion into other rural parts of the state. The program aims to address the mental health provider shortage in the state.
Source: Nevada Current
Aug 21, 2023 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is allowing an additional 30 days for comments on a proposed information collection titled "The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG)." This information collection is designed to provide nationally representative data on factors related to birth and pregnancy rates, family formation and dissolution patterns, and reproductive health. Comments are due within 30 days of this notice.
Source: Federal Register