Welcome to the Council on Women and Girls Weekly Highlights! This week, White House officials met with families benefiting from services provided by Medicaid. We heard from the parents of children living with physical, development and intellectual disabilities who depend on the services administered by funds from the federal government. The recipients of Medicaid are more than numbers; they are real Americans facing real hardship. This Administration will not allow their stories to be left unheard by continuing to advocate for the vitality and wellbeing of these Americans.
Additionally, First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to Palm Desert, California on Tuesday to attend the funeral of former First Lady Elizabeth Ann ‘Betty’ Ford, who stood as a powerful advocate for women across this nation. Kathleen Selebius, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, announced the launch of a technology challenge to develop an innovative software application that provides young adults with tools to help prevent domestic violence and abusive relationships.
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Monique Dorsainvil is a Staff Assistant in the Office of Public Engagement focusing on the Council on Women and Girls and LGBT Outreach