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Changes to Block Grants in the General Assembly Budget

Changes to Block Grants in the General Assembly Budget

We break down the details of this year’s Health and Human Services block grant funding changes. By Rose Hoban Every year, many..

August 28, 2014 with 1 Comment
Stealth Cuts Eat Away at Child Care Programs

Stealth Cuts Eat Away at Child Care Programs

Health advocates sigh with relief at the end of the legislative session if their program is fully funded for another year. Or is it? By..

August 7, 2014
Autism Insurance Bill Likely to Die in Session’s Final Days

Autism Insurance Bill Likely to Die in Session’s Final Days

A bill that would allow children with autism to get health insurance coverage for treatment that passed the House over a year ago looks..

July 31, 2014
Health Care Budget Briefs: Epi Pens, Tanning Beds, Raise the Age

Health Care Budget Briefs: Epi Pens, Tanning Beds, Raise the Age

By Jasmin Singh, Hyun Namkoong, Rose Hoban As lawmakers worked behind closed doors this week to put the finishing touches on this year’s..

July 31, 2014
UPDATED: Child Fatality Task Force in the Crosshairs – Again

UPDATED: Child Fatality Task Force in the Crosshairs – Again

An amendment to the technical corrections bill sponsored by Rep. Grier Martin (D-Raleigh) that eliminates the language repealing the Child..

July 25, 2014
Advocates Push for Medicaid Breastfeeding Support Coverage

Advocates Push for Medicaid Breastfeeding Support Coverage

The North Carolina Child Fatality Task Force is pushing for an initiative to have Medicaid cover medical lactation support services. By..

July 18, 2014
Durham Woman With 3D Printer Makes Artificial Hands at Home

Durham Woman With 3D Printer Makes Artificial Hands at Home

Geeks are helping people with disabilities take the creation of assistive devices into their own hands – literally. Story, photos and..

July 14, 2014
Getting Ready for the Real World

Getting Ready for the Real World

Events like Real World Down East help prepare foster kids for the responsibilities of adulthood and independence. By Hyun Namkoong Sadie..

July 10, 2014
Lawmakers Call for Action on Reducing Suicides

Lawmakers Call for Action on Reducing Suicides

By Jasmin Singh The North Carolina House of Representatives passed a resolution Wednesday authorizing legislative staff to study ways to..

July 3, 2014
Helping Fill the Summer Meal Gap

Helping Fill the Summer Meal Gap

Food banks and hunger-relief organizations are critical to the safety net for people, and especially children, who are affected by food..

June 30, 2014
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