Category: Child Health and Hunger

Did you know NJ Kids Count data shows WIC participation is not where it should be?

Facebook Twitter Linkedin By Hannah Korn-Heilner, Policy Associate For more information on this topic, contact Hannah at hkornheilner@acnj.org By Olivia Carrara, Leontine Young Fellow For more information on this topic, contact Olivia at ocarrara@acnj.org The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, commonly known as WIC, provides supplemental nutritious food to pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum […]

Did you know that NJ’s number of uninsured children continues to drop?

Facebook Twitter Linkedin By Alena Siddiqui For more information on this topic or kids count data, contact Alena at asiddiqui@acnj.org Taking care of one’s own health plus a child’s health is important but very costly if you do not have health insurance. Expenses like doctor’s appointments, prescriptions, and hospital visits come with a hefty price […]

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 […]