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April 2022Vol. 23, No. 3National Call to Action on Racial Equity

On February 3, 2022, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released an Information Memorandum (ACF-IM-IOAS-22-01) to emphasize ACF's commitment to supporting and promoting racial equity, particularly calling attention to programs and policies that may cause systemic barriers to the well-being of children and families of color.

Along with the Information Memorandum, ACF released a video to act as a call to action for system administrators and other stakeholders and provide information about ACF's actions regarding advancing racial equity, the significance of racial equity, and ways child welfare stakeholders can make an impact to advance equity. The video includes stories from parents with lived experience.

To learn more about how ACF is advancing and supporting the cause for racial equity in human services and child welfare, read the Information Memorandum and view the video.