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Advocating Early Swim Lessons

Children as young as 1-year-old are learning how to swim at local Y branches. But why? They can’t possibly be ready.

On the contrary, “you’re never too young to learn how to swim.”

Just look at this adorable little girl who’s doing great at such a young age, and she realizes, “When you get tired, you float.”

Local YMCAs are hosting free swimming lessons to children. The program, “Project Guard: Make a Splash,” is run by Dr. Angela Beale of Adelphi University.

Knowing how to swim is not only fun, but it’s safe.

Two children of Central Islip lost their lives on April 14 because […]

More than 1.7 Million Children Covered

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which was reauthorized in 2009, has had immense success, reaching and helping children all over the country. The Affordable Care Act and Children’s Health Insurance Program budgeted $140 million for the “Connecting Kids to Coverage Outreach and Enrollment Grants.”

Grants, amounting anywhere between $190,000 to $1 million, were recently awarded to “41 state agencies, community health centers, school-based organizations and nonprofit groups,” reaching 22 states.

These programs will “ensure that more children across the nation have access to the quality health care they need,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to “promote enrollment this fall in Medicaid […]