Breaking Down Silos to Address Maternal and Infant Mortality: Lessons from the Local Level
The livestream of this event is available for on-demand viewing.
On October 16, 2023, NACo hosted a briefing on innovative county solutions to address disproportionate Black maternal and infant mortality rates.
During this signature event, attendees heard from county leaders, national experts, and partners as they examine potential solutions through peer-to-peer information exchanges and policy discussions.
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Early Childhood and PN-3 Programming
The first three years of a child’s life are the “bricks and mortar” of brain development - building the foundation for future learning, behavior, and health.
The County Human Services and Education Landscape
On November 13, members of NACo's Commission on Mental Health and Wellbeing sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committees on Finance and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. The Commission called on Congress to support counties in delivering high-quality, assessible mental health services to address residents' comprehensive behavioral health needs in any mental health legislation package.
Elected officials can help promote the use of a more holistic approach to combatting substance use disorder.
Senators launch the Bipartisan Mental Health Caucus, a promising partner for NACo's Commission on Mental Health and Wellbeing in advancing crucial mental health policy.
NACo submits comments on the proposed Mental Health Parity rule, championing mental health coverage, supporting fair treatment limits and robust data collection and requesting consideration of county health plan administration.