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You are in the Community Health section of the Casey Foundation Knowledge Center, which offers resources that are either published or funded by the Casey Foundation. Resources include those that explore investments in connecting low-income families to affordable, accessible, and quality health care in community settings.

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How Human Service Programs and Their Clients Can Benefit from National Health Reform Legislation

2011

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)1 seeks to greatly reduce the number of uninsured Americans. This report looks at ways the ACA can open the door for policies and practices that can reduce human services programs’ error rates, lower their administrative costs, and cut red tape for families.

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The Effects of State EITC Expansion on Children's Health

2012

This brief examines the impact of state-level adoption of EITCs on a set of health-related outcomes for children, including: (1) health insurance coverage, (2) use of preventive medical and dental care, and (3) health status measures including maternal reports of child health and body mass index (BMI).

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Costs of Cutting Health Care: An Analysis of Recent Changes to New Jersey FamilyCare

2011

This policy report uses results from the Family Resource Simulator and the Basic Needs Budget Calculator to analyze New Jersey’s work support policies through the lens of cuts to New Jersey FamilyCare (NJFC). It examines the significant and measurable ways in which these cuts affect low-income children and families, the state budget, and the local economy.

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Publication thumbnail for How Human Service Programs and Their Clients Can Benefit from National Health Reform Legislation

How Human Service Programs and Their Clients Can Benefit from National Health Reform Legislation

2011

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)1 seeks to greatly reduce the number of uninsured Americans. This report looks at ways the ACA can open the door for policies and practices that can reduce human services programs’ error rates, lower their administrative costs, and cut red tape for families.

more >>

 
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A Doctor When We Need One: Access to Healthcare in Wisconsin for Immigrant Children and Families

2011

This KidsCount brief discusses the unique challenges facing families new to the United States and its complex health care system.

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The Dental Safety Net in Rhode Island

2011

This report looks at the dentists and their teams in private practice who provide care to the underserved to ensuring adequate oral health care for all Rhode Islanders.

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