The Affordable Care Act Is More Important Now Than Ever

There is clear evidence that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is making a tremendous difference in the lives of tens of millions of Americans who are unemployed and in need of accessible quality health care during the COVID-19 pandemic. In March the number of unemployed individuals rose sharply from 5.7 million to 23.1 million[1] and

Take Action Now: Support House Funding Levels for Health and Human Services Programs

Over the next several weeks, the House and Senate will be working on drafting a final fiscal year (FY) 2020 omnibus appropriations bill in hopes of meeting the November 21 continuing resolution deadline. As is so often the case, the House and Senate Labor-Health and Human Services-Education (Labor/H) appropriations bills differ.  Overall, the House FY

This Month in Photos: July – August 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of Regional Councils: This Month in Photos!

Each month, NARC publishes Regional Councils: This Month in Photos to highlight events and activities taking place in regions around the nation.

This Month in Photos: June – July 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of Regional Councils: This Month in Photos!

Each month, NARC publishes Regional Councils: This Month in Photos to highlight events and activities taking place in regions around the nation.

The Argument for Regionally Based Job Training Programs

What began as a single city- or county-based job training system some 45 years ago has morphed into a robust, multi-jurisdictional job training system that reflects how and why economies emerge. Going beyond governmental boundaries, this system provides workforce development based on labor markets, economic development areas, local economies, industrial composition, labor force conditions and participation, and much more.

The Importance of a Federally-funded Job Training System

In times of very low unemployment, the need for an effective and well-funded federal job training system may be greatest. This is the first of a two-part series on workforce development: Keep an eye out next week for the second article: Why a Regional Job Training System Makes the Most Sense.

Regions and the Aging of America

According to the Population Reference Bureau, the number and characteristics of America’s older residents is shifting dramatically. Here are some basic facts.

Regions and the Aging of America

According to the Population Reference Bureau,[1] the number and characteristics of America’s older residents is shifting dramatically. Here are some basic facts: The number of older Americans (those age 60 and older) will double from 46 million to more than 98 million by 2060; Older Americans by mid-century will make up nearly one-quarter of the

This Month in Photos: February 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of Regional Councils: This Month in Photos!

Each month, NARC publishes Regional Councils: This Month in Photos to highlight events and activities taking place in regions around the nation.