home visiting

Testimony to DC Council on Home Visiting Programs

Testimony to the DC Council on Home Visiting Programs by Nisa Hussain, Early Childhood Program Associate DC Action supports maintaining level funding in the FY 2021 budget for DC Health and the Department of Behavioral Health’s (DBH) critical early childhood health, mental health, and home visiting programs at this important time in the District’s history. While the country navigates the...

Testimony to DC Council on Home Visiting Programs

Testimony to DC Council about Home Visiting Programs | Ruqiyyah Anbar-Shaheen DC Action chairs the Home Visiting Council with other advocates, community-based providers, and agency leaders. This body works to strengthen home visiting in the District by building a cross-sector network of support for programs, advocating for resources and funding for their stability and growth, and collaborating to address system-wide...

OP-ED: Protect Home Visiting! Don’t Cut Families With Young Children Out of the Budget

Ruqiyyah Anbar-Shaheen, DC Home Visiting Council Chair and DC Action for Children Director of Early Childhood Policy and Programs, and Fernanda Ruiz, DC Home Visiting Council Program Committee Co-Chair and Mary’s Center Home Visiting Director, wrote for Under3DC about the importance of sustaining funding in the DC budget for vital home visiting programs. The stress of parenting through a public...

Council Testimony: DC Health Performance Oversight Hearing, FY 2018-2019

Testimony of Ruqiyyah Abu-Anbar Director of Early Childhood Policy and Programs DC Action for Children Agency Performance Oversight Hearing Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Department of Health Before the Committee on Health Council of the District of Columbia February 8, 2019 Good morning, Councilmember Gray and members of the Committee on Health. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Council as...

Agency Budget Oversight Hearing, Fiscal Year 2019, Child and Family Services Agency

Testimony of Shana Bartley, Acting Executive Director DC Action for Children Agency Budget Oversight Hearing Fiscal Year 2019 Child & Family Services Agency Before the Committee on Human Services Council of the District of Columbia April 18, 2018 Good morning, Councilmember Nadeau and members of the Committee on Human Services. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Council as...

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...

DC Action's Testimony at the Public Hearing on the Infant and Toddler Developmental Health Services Act of 2017 and the Bolstering Early Growth Investment Amendment Act of 2017

Testimony of Shana Bartley, Acting Executive Director DC Action for Children Public Hearing on “B22-0203, Infant and Toddler Developmental Health Services Act of 2017” And “B22-355, Bolstering Early Growth Investment Amendment Act of 2017” Before the Committee on Education, the Committee on Finance and Revenue, and the Committee on Health Council of the District of Columbia September 27, 2017 Good...

DC Action's Testimony at the Public Hearing on the Home Visiting Services Pilot Program Establishment Act of 2017

​ Testimony of Shana Bartley, Acting Executive Director DC Action for Children Committee on Health Hearing on B22-350 – Home Visiting Services Pilot Program Establishment Act of 2017 Before the Committee on Health and Human Services Council of the District of Columbia September 18, 2017 Good morning, Chairperson Gray and members of the Committee on Health. Thank you for the...