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Washington, DC – December 21, 2016 – Mayor Muriel Bowser appointed DC Action’s executive director, HyeSook Chung, as the new Deputy Mayor of Health and Human Services on Monday, December 19, 2016.   The board of directors commends Chung for her leadership and contributions over the past seven years. During Chung’s tenure she created innovative partnerships and built DC Action’s reputation as a… Read more
Yesterday the Census Bureau released its latest five-year block of data and, as DC Action has previously identified, the District’s resident profile is changing. We’re not only becoming a more densely populated city, but our city is also diversifying. As an organization that focuses on the well-being of its youngest citizens, we’re excited to see that children are becoming a more prominent part… Read more
Dear Friend of DC Action for Children:   As a parent, I am heartbroken because far too many children in DC will struggle this holiday season. Our innovative DC KIDS COUNT Data Tool and the KIDS COUNT Data Center paint a stark picture of how many children live in poverty across the District: 40% of DC children’s parents lack secure employment; 40% of DC children and their families receive public… Read more
One of the primary goals of the Quality Improvement Network (QIN) systems evaluation is to provide timely and actionable data and analysis to support the QIN in its development and evolution. To this end, DC Action for Children (DC Action) produced a mid-year report for The BUILD Initiative to review at the midpoint of the evaluation’s first year. The report provides an analysis of the findings… Read more
Research from a range of disciplines provides compelling evidence linking the importance of student health with academic performance: when students are healthy, they are better learners. Since all children are required to attend school starting at age five, school health providers are in a unique position to regularly and consistently support student health. The District of Columbia Department of… Read more

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