Committees & Signature Projects
Basic pageAll matters pertaining to children’s issues, foster care, public assistance and income support, services to senior citizens and individuals with disabilities, immigration policy, social services, and elementary, secondary and post-secondary education.
Basic pageThe Pritzker Children’s Initiative (PCI), a project of the J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation, is a national effort to promote high-quality early learning and development for children from birth to age three with the goal of improving kindergarten readiness.
Basic pageUnder the leadership of 2017-2018 NACo President Roy Charles Brooks, NACo is embarking on an initiative that focuses on the critical role counties play in breaking multi-generational cycles of poverty, especially with our children.
NACo’s Healthy Counties Initiative aims to enhance public/private partnerships in local health delivery, improve individual and community health, and assist counties to effectively implement federal health reform.
The County Health Rankings show us where we live matters to our health and provides counties with an annual check-up of their health. The Rankings provide local-level data that shows how people from one county to another rank on a range of factors that determine health to ensure that every community is a healthy place to live, learn, work and play.
The Stepping Up Initiative, a joint intiative between NACo, the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation, helps advance counties’ efforts to reduce the number of adults with mental and co-occurring substance use disorders in jails.