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Celebrating Eight Years of Progress towards a Healthier America
Learn about President Obama's progress in creating a healthier America with a consistent focus on food, nutrition, and physical activity.
January 12, 2017 at 3:30 PM ET by Katharine Ferguson
Using Active Management to Improve Efficiency and Drive Investments to High-Need Communities
This Administration has focused on using resources more efficiently and working smarter to ensure that federal investments reach the people and places who most need them.
January 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM ET by Katharine Ferguson
Outcomes-Focused Technical Assistance: Enabling Greater Impact through Data and Evidence
The Administration introduces a new framing that seeks to bring into sharper focus the potential to deploy TA resources in a way that service providers use data.
December 15, 2016 at 5:16 PM ET by
Over 100 Companies Sign the Equal Pay Pledge
Forty-four new employers have signed on to the Equal Pay Pledge, bringing the total number to over 100 businesses who have embraced equal pay policies.
December 7, 2016 at 1:52 PM ET by
A Whole-Family Approach to Serving Families in Rural America
The Obama Administration has invested in innovative approaches to connect low-income families in rural and tribal areas with essential services.
November 17, 2016 at 2:38 PM ET by Chad Maisel
Supporting Clinicians Participating in the Medicare Quality Payment Program
By focusing on collaboration across government and the health care community, the Medicare Quality Payment Program is supporting clinicians in new and well received ways.
November 17, 2016 at 10:53 AM ET by Mina Hsiang, Erin Richardson
New VA – CNCS Collaboration to Connect Funding to Better Outcomes for Veterans
The VA and CNCS announce that they are jointly funding an innovative new approach called Pay for Success to promote better employment outcomes for veterans with PTSD.
November 11, 2016 at 4:42 PM ET by
, Matthew Colangelo
Medicare Policies Illustrate Progress Toward a Smarter Health Care System
Learn about President Obama's progress in prioritizing higher quality patient care, coordinated care, and more efficient spending.
November 3, 2016 at 11:55 AM ET by Jeanne Lambrew and Erin Richardson
Our Report to the President on Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity
Federal Parity Task Force Takes Steps to Strengthen Insurance Coverage for Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
October 27, 2016 at 12:21 PM ET by
Secretary Thomas E. Perez
Our Latest Work to Advance the President’s Early Learning Agenda
The Administration has repeatedly called for significant new investments at the state level to expand access to high-quality early learning.
October 3, 2016 at 11:34 AM ET by Mario Cardona, Senior Policy Advisor for Education in the White House Domestic Policy Council
Digital Connection Helps Kodiak Students
Kodiak High School offers a glimpse at the transformative role education technology is playing in rural America.
September 14, 2016 at 12:36 PM ET by
Secretary Tom Vilsack
Taking Action to Protect American Workers and Employers
The Fair Pay Safe Workplaces final rule and guidance issued yesterday rewards federal contractors who work hard on behalf of the millions of Americans who work for them.
August 25, 2016 at 10:05 AM ET by
Building Welcoming Communities Across Michigan
Last week in Dearborn, Michigan, the White House hosted the seventh Regional Convening on New Americans.
May 18, 2016 at 2:04 PM ET by
Making Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Work
The Affordable Care Act and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Acts ensure that treatment for mental health and substance use disorders.
May 7, 2016 at 11:39 AM ET by
More is Better: Expanding Learning Time in Head Start Programs
The Administration announces nearly $300 million in funding for Head Start programs nationwide.
April 25, 2016 at 8:02 PM ET by
Roberto J. Rodríguez
, Sharon Parrott
Administration Nearly Doubles Number of “Pay for Success” Feasibility Studies
With the addition of 25 new Pay for Success feasibility studies across the country, the Federal government is significantly increasing its investment in PFS.
April 19, 2016 at 5:24 PM ET by
Renewing Our Commitment to Project Labor Agreements
It’s simple: PLAs help provide a good return on investment for the American people.
April 13, 2016 at 12:28 PM ET by Secretary Tom Perez, Department of Labor
Working hand-in-hand with county leaders to build a brighter future for rural kids and families
Today, the Administration announced new efforts to build on ongoing progress to combat rural child poverty.
February 23, 2016 at 12:26 PM ET by Shaun Donovan, Cecilia Muñoz, Jerry Abramson
Expanding Quality Child Care to Help Working Families Succeed
Exciting new steps to expand access to high-quality, affordable child care.
February 17, 2016 at 12:22 PM ET by
Roberto J. Rodríguez
Earned Income Tax Credit Can Help Rural Families
For the last 40 years, the Earned Income Tax Credit has made life better for millions of workers across the United States.
February 1, 2016 at 1:44 PM ET by
Secretary Tom Vilsack
Administration Releases Final Report for 2015 Conference on Aging
The final report for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging summarizes the work of this eventful year.
December 29, 2015 at 4:03 PM ET by
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Criminal Justice Reform, Innovation and the Arts
Last week, the White House held an event celebrating the role of innovation and the arts in promoting criminal justice reform and improving reentry outcomes.
December 21, 2015 at 11:34 AM ET by ROY L. AUSTIN, JR.
Law Enforcement Leads the Change
A diverse coalition digs into the promise of 21st Century policing
December 18, 2015 at 5:00 PM ET by Ronald L. Davis, Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services at the Department of Justice
Keeping the American Dream Alive
White House Task Force on New Americans Releases One-Year Progress
December 15, 2015 at 6:14 PM ET by
, León Rodríguez, Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
As Computer Science Education Week (“CS Ed Week”) Approaches: Calling all CS Learning Champions!
Here is what you can do to advance Computer Science Education.
November 25, 2015 at 9:37 AM ET by
Promoting Greater Transparency and Accountability in Higher Education
The Department of Education announced executive actions and legislative proposals to promote transparency and accountability in higher education.
November 23, 2015 at 11:08 AM ET by
Safer Communities Through Community Prosecution
The White House convened a National Prosecution Summit that brought together more than 100 local, state, and federal prosecutors.
November 18, 2015 at 6:39 PM ET by Roy L. Austin, Jr.
A New Paradigm for Government: Adopting an Outcomes Mindset
Last week, the White House hosted leaders who are advancing a series of new tools that are helping government to drive better outcomes.
November 6, 2015 at 12:04 PM ET by
Investing in Opportunity in Indian Country
Over the course of the Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has made critical investments in Tribal communities.
November 5, 2015 at 6:49 PM ET by
Secretary Tom Vilsack
The Police Data Initiative: A 5-Month Update
Since the launch in May, five additional agencies have committed to opening key data on police interactions with their communities.
October 27, 2015 at 4:01 PM ET by
, ROY AUSTIN
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