The CDC’s latest Vital Signs report contains the most comprehensive estimates to date on the widespread impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and recommendations for preventing them to improve the health and prosperity of Americans. You can find a link to the report and numerous related resources, including key takeaways and links to infographics, on our website. There’s also a business-and-policy-focused press release available on our blog.
There is a maternal health and mortality crisis in this country. House Resolution 4768, the Home Visiting to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Act, would double the federal government’s investment in evidence-based home visiting to reach more families and address risk factors associated with maternal mortality and morbidity. Please join me in contacting your member of Congress today, and urge him/her to support H.R. 4768.
There’s a brand new Healthy Families America website, and we can’t wait for you to try it out! New and upgraded features include:
- Tailored navigation for affiliates, parents & friends, and policymakers;
- Updated Site Finder;
- Rich-media success stories; and
- Much, much more
In case you missed them (or you simply want to revisit these inspiring presentations), the welcoming and award ceremonies and all three plenary sessions of “Moving Upstream,” the 2019 Prevent Child Abuse America national conference, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, are now available to view on our YouTube channel.
Chicago—Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) announced today that its signature evidence-based home visiting program, Healthy Families America (HFA), has received the highest rating—“well-supported”—from the Title IV-E Prevention Services Clearinghouse.
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At Prevent Child Abuse America® , we are dedicated to helping children and families thrive. Founded in 1972 in Chicago, Prevent Child Abuse America works to promote the healthy development of children and prevent child abuse before it occurs. Our 48-state chapter network works every day to promote the kind of strategies and activities that make a difference locally, as well as nationally, assisting nearly 100,000 families a year through our signature Healthy Families America® program.
We accomplish our work through our signature prevention program Healthy Families America and spread awareness of child abuse prevention through our Pinwheels for Prevention campaign.
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PRESS RELEASE: Lead Author of New CDC Report Cites Business, Policy Solutions to Prevent Adverse Childhood Experiences, Improve Americans’ Health
Please support H.R. 4768, the Home Visiting to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Act
Dr. Melissa Merrick responds to New York Times articles on child sexual abuse