Category: Child Health and Hunger

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 […]

NJ FamilyCare Recipients: Make Sure your Health Insurance is Not Interrupted!

Posted 6/2/2022 By Alana Vega Health Policy Analyst   View in Spanish Since March 2020, New Jersey residents enrolled in NJ FamilyCare have been able to maintain coverage, without traditional redetermination periods, thanks to the provisions specified under the nationwide public health emergency (PHE). NJ FamilyCare is the state health insurance program, which encompasses Medicaid […]

Tell Our U.S. Senators: Our Young Learners Need Us to “Build Back Better”

On November 19th, the United States House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act which will provide $400 billion for child care and preschool—the largest federal investment of its kind. The funding will provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for New Jersey’s children, families and educators by: Making child care affordable for all families with children from […]