Healthy Futures

Seize the Summer: Keep Kids Active and Engaged in Learning

Did you know students can experience learning loss when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer months? On average, students lose the equivalent of two months of math and reading skills during the summer months. More than half of the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income youth can be explained by unequal access to summer learning opportunities.

Fighting HIV/AIDS in Washington, DC

This post originally appeared on the White House Blog on July 25, 2012.

Sarah* had been living with HIV for 10 years when she discontinued her treatment. After witnessing a murder in her neighborhood, she was afraid to leave her house for care. She was isolated, suffering from post-traumatic stress, and had to cope without HIV treatment for more than three years.

Helping People with Mental Illnesses Thrive

This post originally appeared on the White House blog on June 5, 2012.
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