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2022-23 Oversight Testimony: DC Health

March 2, 2023

Children’s Law Center Policy Attorney Leah Castelaz testified before the DC Council Committee on Health about the DC Department of Health. Leah highlighted how DC Health’s support of two programs, HealthySteps and Home Visiting, are critical to the array of services that provide support for families. Both programs strengthen the parent-child relationship, thus promoting protective factors, and can address the full range of child and family needs and connect them with supports, services, and resources, thus reducing risk factors. She noted that investments in these programs are critical.