Health Affairs Virtual Briefing on The Health and Policy Implications of Building Income Supports for Low-Income Families with Young Children

  • Thursday, December 8, 2022
  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern
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WASHINGTON DC USA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE™ -- DECEMBER 2, 2022: The December 2022 issue of Health Affairs features a collection of papers on the topic, "The Health and Policy Implications of Building Income Supports for Low-Income Families with Young Children."

Funded through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Equity-Focused Policy Research program, the articles examine significant racial and ethnic disparities in eligibility and participation in income supports.

You are invited to join us on Thursday, December 8, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern for a virtual briefing event at which selected authors and experts will present their work.

They will discuss how policy makers can better understand the drivers of disparities in access to income support programs - including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program - and identify and evaluate innovative strategies to reduce these disparities.


Kess Ballentine
Assistant Professor, Wayne State University, on "How Low-Paid Parents Navigate The Complex Financial Landscape Of Benefits Cliffs And Disincentive Deserts"

Renee D. Boynton-Jarrett
Associate Professor, Pediatrics Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Boston University

Suniya Farooqui
Senior Data Analyst, Heartland Alliance, on "Temporary Assistance For Needy Families: Sanctioning And Child Support Compliance Among Black Families In Illinois"

Jessica Fulton
Vice President for Policy, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Donna Ginther
Roy A. Roberts & Regents Distinguished Professor of Economics, and Director, Institute for Policy & Social Research, University of Kansas, on "The Association Between State TANF Policies, Child Protective Services Involvement, And Foster Care"

Rita Hamad
Associate Professor, Health Policy Studies, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of California San Francisco, on Understanding Take-Up Of The Earned Income Tax Credit Among Californians With Low Income As A Barrier To Health Equity"

Jennifer Ng'andu
Managing Director, Program, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, on "Economic Well-Being And Health: The Role Of Income Support Programs In Promoting Health And Advancing Health Equity"

Dana Thomson
Senior Research Scientist, Child Trends, "The Role Of Demographic & State Outreach Factors In Receipt Of The EITC Among Hispanic Families With Children"
Other Speakers To Be Announced

Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Access: Open To All


Health Affairs is the leading peer-reviewed journal at the intersection of health, health care, and policy. Published monthly by Project HOPE, the journal is available in print and online. Late-breaking content is also found through, Health Affairs Today, and Health Affairs Sunday Update.

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