Looking Back: Honoring Second Chance Month at HHS

April 2023 was Second Chance Month, a time that is focused on ensuring those who have been involved with the criminal justice system are truly given t

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HHS Releases New Guidance to Encourage States to Apply for New Medicaid Reentry Section 1115 Demonstration Opportunity to Increase Health Care for People Leaving Carceral Facilities

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HHS Releases Report to Increase Language Access for Persons with Limited English Proficiency

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What Are the Risk and Protective Factors for Violent Child Death?

Gun violence and traffic crashes may seem like unpredictable events. But they are not random. They are systematic. Data reveal trends and patterns in gun violence and traffic crashes that can help us identify risk factors and protective factors. This is especially important for addressing violent child deaths. So what does the data show? Join …
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5 Essential Frameworks for Preventing Violent Child Death

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