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ASPE Releases Series of Briefs Focused on Evidence

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), awarded Child Trends a contract for the project “Emphasizing Evidence-Based Programs for Children and Youth: An Examination of Policy Issues and Practice Dilemmas Across Federal Initiatives.” This contract was designed to assemble the latest thinking and knowledge on implementing evidence-based programs and developing evidence-informed approaches.

Learn the Facts: National School Lunch Program and Alternative Schools

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program available to public and nonprofit private schools, as well as residential child care institutions throughout the country.

Youth Leadership Program For Communitywide Teen Pregnancy Prevention in Texas

UTTH is one of nine statewide or community-based organizations participating in a demonstration project to test the effectiveness of innovative, multicomponent, communitywide initiatives in reducing the number of teen pregnancies and births in communities with the highest rates.

PAST OPPORTUNITY: Summer Opportunities for Youth

Summer is a great time for youth to explore the many opportunities that are available to them. Be it through jobs, internships (paid or unpaid), and/or volunteering, all are excellent and important ways youth can learn to gain real world experience and contribute to their community.

The Affordable Care Act Gives Young Adults Greater Control Over Their Own Health Care

Lower Costs for Young Adults

  • Financial Relief for Young Adults and Ensuring Affordable Coverage
    • Provides premium tax credits for young adults making up to roughly $43,000 a year to ensure that they can afford quality coverage in the new state-based Health Insurance Exchanges which start in 2014. Millions of young adults will be eligible for these tax credits to help them afford coverage. Those who still cannot afford coverage will qualify for a hardship waiver.