Voices From the Field

Why Breastfeeding is Good for Babies, Women—and Employers

By March of this year, over eight million Americans had enrolled in health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These plans bring a host of new benefits for women, including federal regulations that make it easier for women to breastfeed. The ACA requires that health insurance plans cover…

Working to End Food Hardship in Alexandria

Suzanne Chis, Deputy Director for the Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services, discusses recommendations from a new report on alleviating food access issues, and how the Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services and others can work together to improve Alexandria's health food system.