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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. 2011. Online services for key low-income benefit programs: What states provide online with respect to SNAP, TANF, child care assistance, Medicaid, and CHIP. Washington, DC: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 42 pp.

Annotation: This paper focuses on state information available online for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, child care assistance, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program. The paper presents an overview of findings related to what online information these programs provide and a list of links, organized by state.

Contact: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 820 First Street N.E., Suite 510, Washington, DC 20002, Telephone: (202) 408-1080 Fax: (202) 408-1056 E-mail: center@cbpp.org Web Site: http://www.cbpp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Children's Health Insurance Program, Costs, Government financing, Low income groups, Medicaid, Public assistance, State programs, Supplemental food programs, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

National Governor's Association, Center for Best Practices. 2004. Child and youth well-being under welfare reform: State policy options. Washington, DC: National Governors Association, Center for Best Practices, 10 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This brief discusses state policy options for improving the well-being of children within the welfare system as well as the broader population of low-income children. The brief also explores additional funding sources for child well-being initiatives, including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, the Social Services Block grant, WIA (Work Investment Act) youth funds, child and maternal health grants, and other resources. The brief offers descriptions of programs in specific states, additional online resources on tracking child outcomes, conclusions and endnotes.

Contact: National Governors Association, Center for Best Practices, Hall of the States, 444 North Capitol Street, Suite 267, Washington, DC 20001-1512, Telephone: (202) 624-5300 Fax: (202) 624-5313 E-mail: webmaster@nga.org Web Site: http://www.nga.org/cms/center Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Block grants, Child health, Children, Financing, Initiatives, Low income groups, Maternal health, Public policy, Social services, State programs, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Welfare programs, Welfare reform

Children's Sentinel Nutrition Assessment Program. 2004. The safety net in action: Protecting the health and nutrition of young American children. Boston, MA: Children's Sentinel Nutrition Assessment Program, 13 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about the safety net that supports the access to nutritious food by infants, children, and their families. The report discusses the social and economic context of food insecurity; explains the meaning the food insecurity; describes Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, the Food Stamp Program, WIC, the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program, and subsidized housing; and includes a call to action. Statistical information is presented in figures throughout the report. An appendix provides an overview of the Children's Sentinel Nutrition Assessment Program. The report concludes with a list of references and acknowledgments.

Contact: Children's HealthWatch, Dowling Building, 771 Albany Street, Ground Floor, Boston, MA 02118, Telephone: (617) 414-6366 Fax: (617) 414-7915 E-mail: childrenshealthwatch@childrenshealthwatch.org Web Site: http://www.childrenshealthwatch.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Families, Food stamp program, Housing programs, Infant health, Low income groups, Nutrition, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, WIC Program

Epstein J. 2003. Welfare, women, and health: The role of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. Menlo Park, CA: Kaiser Family Foundation, 12 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief highlights what is known about both direct and indirect effects of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program on women's health and outlines opportunities for TANF reauthorization to improve and strengthen the program's ability to effectively address the health needs of poor women.

Contact: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, Telephone: (650) 854-9400 Secondary Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (650) 854-4800 Web Site: http://www.kff.org Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Federal programs, Low income groups, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Women's health

Levin-Epstein J, Greenberg MH, eds. 2003. Leave no youth behind: Opportunities for Congress to reach disconnected youth. Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy, 109 pp.

Annotation: This report discusses six programs being considered by the 108th Congress for reauthorization, using a lens of policies to assist disconnected youth. The programs discussed include (1) adult education and literacy programs of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act in Title II of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), (2) financial aid programs addressing cultural and academic barriers to access to higher education under the Higher Education Act, (3) special education and related services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), (4) services and programs for homeless and runaway youth funded by the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA), (5) services and cash assistance provided to youth under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant, and (6) youth services and activities funded under the WIA. The report concludes with endnotes.

Contact: Center for Law and Social Policy, 1200 18th Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 906-8000 Fax: (202) 842-2885 E-mail: http://www.clasp.org/about/contact Web Site: http://www.clasp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Adult education, Cultural barriers, Disabilities, Federal programs, Homeless persons, Literacy programs, Public policy, Runaways, Special education, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Young adults

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2003. Welfare reform must protect the health of women and children. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 3 pp.

Annotation: This document focuses on the importance of protecting the health of women, children, and families by helping them move out of poverty. It calls on Congress to adopt the following proposals in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families reauthorization: (1) increase funding for child care, (2) help parents care for children with special health care needs, (3) provide transitional medical assistance, (4) lift restrictions on legal immigrants, (5) prevent domestic violence, (6) expand definition of work, (7) include all families, such as children living with grandparents or other relatives, (8) build strong youth, (9) stop the "super waiver, " and (10) strengthen abstinence education.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Abstinence, Adolescents, Child care, Child health, Children with special health care needs, Domestic violence, Families, Federal programs, Financing, Immigrants, Parents, Poverty, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Welfare reform, Women's health

Levin-Epstein J, Hutchins J. 2003. Teens and TANF: How adolescents fare under the nation's welfare program. Washington, DC: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 8 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief describes the history and main provisions of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, focusing on those that relate directly to adolescents, and describes what is currently known about the program's impact on three different groups of adolescents: TANF adolescents parents, adolescents living in TANF households, and adolescents who are involved with TANF-funded activities. Statistical information is presented in one figure within the brief. The brief concludes with a reference list.

Contact: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Washington, DC Office/Public Affairs Center, 1330 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (202) 347-5274 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.kff.org/about/bjcc/bjcc_floor.cfm Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent parents, Adolescents, Low income groups, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Welfare reform

Levin-Epstein J. 2003. Welfare, women, and TANF: The role of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. Washington, DC: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 12 pp. (Issue brief)

Annotation: This issue brief highlights what is known about the direct and indirect effects of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program on women's health and outlines opportunities for TANF reauthorization to improve and strengthen the program's ability to effectively address the health needs of women with low incomes. The brief deals with the following topics: (1) what is TANF, (2) how do poverty, welfare, and women's health connect, (3) TANF policies focused on women's health, (4) Other TANF policies also affect women's health, and (5) 2003 welfare reauthorization and beyond. Statistical information is presented in figures throughout the brief. A table at the end of the brief presents key research on women's health and welfare. The brief concludes with a reference list.

Contact: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Washington, DC Office/Public Affairs Center, 1330 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 347-5270 Fax: (202) 347-5274 E-mail: Web Site: http://www.kff.org/about/bjcc/bjcc_floor.cfm Available from the website.

Keywords: Low income groups, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Welfare reform, Women's health

National Council on Disability. 2003. TANF and disability: Importance of supports for families with disabilities in welfare reform—Position paper. Washington, DC: National Council on Disability, 22 pp.

Annotation: This position paper presents several case studies describing families receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) in which at least one family member has a disability. Each case study highlights a different type of situation. The paper discusses the barriers to work faced by TANF families dealing with a disability and provides recommendations for how to ameliorate the problems these families face.

Contact: National Council on Disability, 1331 F Street, N.W., Suite 850, Washington, DC 20004-1107, Telephone: (202) 272-2004 Secondary Telephone: (202) 272-2074 Fax: (202) 272-2022 E-mail: ncd@ncd.gov Web Site: http://www.ncd.gov/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Disabilities, Families, Low income groups, Temporary assistance for needy families, Welfare reform, Working parents

   

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.