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Health and Human Services

Stories about technology to enable and improve the how state and local government delivers health and human services programs like housing, vaccines, telehealth, child and family services and mental health assistance.

New York City’s new MyCity portal offers residents a single digital space to check eligibility for and gain access to city services and benefits across city agencies, starting with child care.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said expanded telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic effectively reached people struggling with opioid use and contributed to lowering fatal drug overdoses.
Dallas County residents can now monitor data on pediatric asthma through an interactive dashboard, tracking how vulnerable specific ZIP codes and U.S. Census tracts are to risk factors for the chronic disease.
As the opioid epidemic continues to impact communities nationwide, New Jersey and Ohio are using data to understand how overdoses impact constituents as well as to inform their ongoing responses.
New York City started the long-awaited rollout Wednesday of an online portal where residents can apply for all city benefits and services, beginning with child care assistance.
A new number, new attention and new funding have shed light on the challenges faced by the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline as states work to increase accessibility to mental health services.
Pennsylvania's largest school district has joined a state program offering student mental health services through Kooth, but some parents are wary of more data collection and digital mediation through an online platform.
Code for America has announced the second cohort of state partnerships that will work with the organization's Safety Net Innovation Lab to rebuild and innovate in social safety net benefit delivery.
Texas caseworkers and foster care providers often get incomplete and inaccurate information about foster kids in their care because of the state child welfare agency’s archaic technology system.
A two-bill package making its way through the Senate Education Committee would require schools to have working automatic external defibrillators, as well as a safety team trained and certified to use them.