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  • Supporting Young Children with Disabilities: Solutions for Improving Food Security

    High costs associated with raising a child with disabilities can strain the family budget and lead to trade-offs between basic needs. Children’s HealthWatch research demonstrated that families of children with SHCN who receive SSI were more likely to be food insecure compared with families of children with SHCN not receiving SSI. Read more

  • The $1.2 Billion Child Health Dividend

    Health and special education-related costs of food insecurity for households with young children in the US were estimated to total more than $1.2 billion in 2015 dollars. The persistently high prevalence of food insecurity continues to drain resources from families, communities, and the U.S. economy. Key policy changes in a variety of areas could alleviate hardships and reduce costs, ultimately improving the future prosperity of all people in the US. Social infrastructures, including nutrition assistance programs and working-family tax credits, provide vital resources for reducing food insecurity and saving money. Read more

  • The Earned Income Tax Credit in Massachusetts: Alleviating poverty today, increasing opportunity tomorrow

    The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is widely considered one... Read more

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