In order to build the necessary foundation to thrive and become healthy, productive adults, children and youth need to have access to physical, social and emotional supports. Advocates for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) has long acknowledged the need for all children to have affordable health care coverage to help make this happen. Through a […]
Category: Child Health and Hunger
How the American Rescue Plan Health Benefits Will Help Kids
Policy Counsel Peter Chen explores the ways that the American Rescue Plan indirectly benefits children by offering services and supports for the individuals who care for them.
Webinar: CACFP 101- Learn about the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a reimbursement-based program available for licensed child care centers, registered family child care providers and before- and after-school care programs.
Ensuring Children are Covered During COVID
NJ showed an increase in the child uninsured rate, but it was below the national average. It also shows that the uninsured rate for Hispanic/Latino children under 19 was 6.8 percent compared to NJ’s overall uninsured rate of 4.3 percent.
Addressing Maternal Health Inequities During Civic Unrest and the Pandemic
This town hall was held to address the ways that systemic racism has impacted maternal health and what that has meant for many mothers of color over time and during the Covid-19 pandemic.