• July/August 2014
  • Vol. 15, No. 7

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Training Youth Advocates on Health-Care Law

In 2012, the youth-led organization Foster Youth in Action held a national convening of youth in out-of-home care to develop a peer-to-peer learning and support network and a unified strategy for effecting policy change pertaining to foster care in the United States. Due to the success of last year's meeting, the national convening will occur annually, and a December 2013 article in the Chronicle of Social Change highlights the 2013 meeting that was centered on training youth advocates on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The article features a Q&A between the Chronicle and Foster Youth in Action Executive Director Janet Knipe.  

In the Q&A, Knipe said her organization is being proactive about the ACA's provisions affecting youth in care and aims to give youth the tools to help educate their peers about the new law.

"Training Youth Advocates on Affordable Care Act," by John Kelly, Chronicle of Social Change, 2013, is available here:


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