home visiting council

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...

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...

Testimony of Shana Bartley, DOH Performance Oversight Hearing, FY 2016-2017

Testimony of Shana Bartley, Acting Executive Director DC Action for Children Agency Performance Oversight Hearing Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Department of Health Before the Committee on Health Council of the District of Columbia February 17, 2017 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...

Refreshing a Home Visiting Council in DC: Some Initial Lessons Learned

The DC Home Visiting (HV) Council recently held its first retreat, meant to refresh and restart the HV Council. Think of this retreat as a concentrated strategic planning day led by a national advocate for applying home visiting as a family support strategy, Jason Sabo of Frontera Strategies. Jason gave members of the HV Council perspective on how our work...