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Agency Budget Oversight Hearing, Fiscal Year 2019, Department of Health, Home Visiting

Testimony of Ruqiyyah Abu-Anbar, Early Childhood Policy Fellow DC Action for Children Agency Budget Oversight Hearing Fiscal Year 2019 Department of Health Before the Committee on Health Council of the District of Columbia April 9, 2018 Good afternoon, Councilmember Gray and members of the Committee on Health. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Council as it reviews the...

Testimony, DOH Performance Oversight Hearing, FY 2017-2018

Testimony of Shana Bartley, Acting Executive Director DC Action for Children Agency Performance Oversight Hearing Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Department of Health Before the Committee on Health Council of the District of Columbia February 12, 2018 Good afternoon, Councilmember Gray and members of the Committee on Health. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Council as it reviews the Department...

The case for funding home visiting locally

It’s that time again: budget development season is here and funding is on everyone’s mind. Advocates are scrambling to finalize Fiscal Year 2019 budget asks, while DC agencies have put their pencils down on their own budget requests. In the backdrop of this shuffle, funding is at risk for important federal programs supporting young children and their families. One such...