The United States has one of the highest maternal mortality rates of any developed country in the world. While this data point is surprising to many, there is now an opportunity for both the nation and Pennsylvania to improve, should our state’s Department of Human Services opt to do so.
Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-Pa., on Friday introduced the bipartisan READ Act with Reps. Bruce Westerman (R-AR), Julia Brownley (D-CA) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA). More than 30 million adults in the United States cannot read or write above a third-grade level.
All schools and child care programs in Pennsylvania have been advised of the Voluntary Lead in Child Care and School Drinking Water Testing Program, which will provide $1.74 million from a federal grant for testing lead in drinking water.
One of the most significant elements of the $1.9 trillion stimulus plan that’s rolling out across the U.S. right now is a provision that would guarantee some income for at least a year to people with children.
Pennsylvania has seen a sharp decline in reports of child abuse and neglect over the last year, and some advocates see that as a sign of trouble. Experts say they have no doubt child abuse is still occurring. But many children haven’t been in classrooms as often — or at all — due to the […]