Category: Child Health and Hunger

Increased NJ SNAP Benefits to End in March

Posted 2/02/2023 By Alana Vega, Health Policy Analyst Spread the Word about the Increased NJ SNAP Benefits Ending Download this flyer, available in 21 languages, and share with your network. Legislation Introduced to Increase Minimum Monthly Threshold to $95 Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, families have received increased monthly NJ SNAP (sometimes referred […]

NJ FamilyCare Redetermination Beginning April 1, 2023

NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid recipients have been able to maintain health insurance coverage since March 2020 without traditional redetermination periods thanks to provisions specified under the nationwide public health emergency (PHE). At the end of 2022, President Biden signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, an omnibus package that separated the continuous Medicaid coverage provision from the […]

Promoting Preventive Health Among New Jersey’s Children

One study indicates that missed visits were reported more for certain age groups than others–with nearly half of children ages 2-6 and 7-12 missing well-visits. Comparatively, roughly a quarter of parents of children under age 2 reported missing a routine visit. The same study indicated a higher prevalence of missed visits among Hispanic children in comparison to other racial groups; non-Hispanic Black children had the lowest rate of missed visits.

Telemedicine: An Opportunity to Address the Current Health Needs Among Youth

Posted 9/6/2022 By Alana Vega ACNJ Health Policy Analyst and Youth Engagement Coordinator Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the usage of healthcare delivered through video conferencing systems or telephone, also known as telemedicine or telehealth, has increased. Thanks to recent state legislation, New Jersey families — including those on publicly funded health insurance […]

Beneficiarios de NJ FamilyCare: ¡Asegúrese que su seguro médico continúe sin interrupción!

Posted 6/2/2022 By Alana Vega Health Policy Analyst Version en Ingles Desde marzo del 2020, los residentes de Nueva Jersey inscritos en NJ FamilyCare han podido mantener la cobertura, sin la tradicional redeterminación periódica, gracias a las disposiciones especificadas bajo la emergencia de salud pública nacional (PHE). NJ FamilyCare es el programa estatal de seguro […]