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  • Dr. Jill Biden: Military Support Will Define Future Leaders

    At the 2012 4-H Youth Conference, Dr. Jill Biden applauded the support 4-H has always given military families, saying the Club has always provided "military-connected children [with] an outlet -- a chance to use their talents -- and helped them reach their full potential,” she said.

  • Let's Move! Tweetup at the White House: Easter Egg Roll

    Let's Move invites its followers on twitter and facebook and their children to apply for their chance to attend the next tweetup for the 134th annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

  • Faces of the New Health Care Law

    Today, March 23, marks the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. Three remarkable women -- each truly the face of health care reform --share their stories about how the new health care law is affecting their lives and the lives of their families.

  • Helping A Community Discover (Re-Discover) An Active Lifestyle

    Dr. Richard Kozoll, determined to reverse the effects of a less mobile population, plays to the natural beauty of the outdoors in rural New Mexico. His prescription for getting communities excited about moving outdoors: infrastructure changes.

  • Organizing the Community for Healthier Lifestyles

    Sarah Bucher has made it her mission to promote healthy lifestyles for employees, participants, child care centers and YMCA programs. In her role as the Director of Healthy Living at YMCA and JCC of Greater Toledo, Bucher has connected community leaders to create local and state-level changes in policy, systems and environment.

  • Recreation Employees Make a Difference

    Humbled by the difference he has made in the lives of Portland children -- and those who are young at heart -- Andre Ashley continues to advocate for programs that encourage physical activity and recreation in communities.

  • Health Care Reform in Action: One Family's Story

    Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Nathan - whose son Thomas has a chronic illness -- is no longer haunted by worries like, what's going to happen if I lose my job? What's going to happen when Thomas hits his lifetime cap? How will we survive?

  • Promoting Peaceful Communities through Sport and Play

    Robert and Amy Castaneda have made it their mission to make their community "a peaceful place through sport and play" founding Beyond the Ball in 1998, a youth and community development organization which "uses the power of sport to change lives, give hope, reclaim space and develop a culture of opportunities for youth and families in Chicago."

  • Breaking it Down: The Health Care Law and Cost Control

    The Affordable Care Act includes a number of key provisions designed to help make health care more affordable – in fact, many Americans are seeing lower costs, and health care spending growth in 2009 and 2010 decreased to record lows

  • Increasing Access to Locally Grown and Healthy Food

    The "Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food" Compass is just one of the many new tools initiated by USDA, designed to enable communities across the country to take part in the making our children and families healthier.