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Parent Leaders and SPAN Staff Testify on NJ Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Application

Parent leaders and SPAN staff testified before the NJ Department of Health Assistant Commissioner for Family Health Services, Gloria Rodriguez; Director of Special Child Health and EI Services, Marilyn Gorney-Daley; and Pauline Lisciotto, Family-Centered Care, to support the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Application's identified priorities around children with special healthcare needs, maternal health/improving pregnancy & birth outcomes (especially Community Health Workers), adolescent health and coordinated school health, and reducing health disparities.

Senate Every Child Achieves Act passed the education committee 22-0​

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 24 – Senate education committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.), following Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s announcement that the Senate would take up their bipartisan agreement to fix No Child Left Behind on Tuesday, July 7, said they look forward to an open debate on the Every Child Achieves Act, which passed unanimously out of committee in April.

“The consensus that Senator Murray and I, along with the entire Senate education committee, have found is this: Continue the law’s important measurements of academic

SPAN celebrates Supreme Court Decision Upholding ACA Subsidies!

SPAN is a proud member of the NJ for Healthcare Coalition and joins all of the coalition members in celebrating today's decision by the US Supreme Court upholding subsidies for consumers in states like NJ without their own health insurance exhange!  

New Jersey consumer health advocates cheered today’s Supreme Court decision in King v. Burwell.  The Court rejected arguments that tax credits were only available to consumers in states that had established their own health exchange.  Thirty-four states, including New Jersey chose not to, instead relying on Healthcare.gov, the federal exchange. 

Parent Leaders and SPAN Staff Testify on NJ Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Application

Parent leaders and SPAN staff testified before the NJ Department of Health Assistant Commissioner for Family Health Services, Gloria Rodriguez; Director of Special Child Health and EI Services, Marilyn Gorney-Daley; and Pauline Lisciotto, Family-Centered Care, to support the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant Application's identified priorities around children with special healthcare needs, maternal health/improving pregnancy & birth outcomes (especially Community Health Workers), adolescent health and coordinated school health, and reducing health disparities.

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