Statement on the swearing in of January Contreras as Assistant Secretary for Administration for Children and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

On Thursday, April 21, 2022, following bipartisan confirmation by the U.S. Senate, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra was formally sworn in January Contreras as Assistant Secretary for Administration for children and families (ACF).

“As January Contreras takes the helm of the Administration for Children and Families, she brings valuable expertise, based on years of distinguished public service and a strong record of advocating for the well-being of children, families and families. underserved communities,” HHS Secretary Becerra said. “Deputy Secretary Contreras will be a critical partner as we fight adversity, work to expand access to child care, and more — with the goal of advancing equity. challenges and seize the opportunities ahead as we fight to leave no one behind during the COVID-19 pandemic and to advance our mission to protect the health and well-being of all children and families .

A biography of Contreras can be found here.

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