Family Resource Simulator Policy Impact Case Studies

Twenty-eight million working families and individuals rely on public benefits, such as childcare subsidies, SSI, Medicaid, SNAP, free school lunch, EITC, or free pre-K to make ends meet; however, public benefit programs sometimes penalize families as they earn more. Program administrators and policymakers have the power to improve and streamline program rules, but they need […]

Best Practices in Information Collection and Dissemination for Immigrant-Serving Organizations (Year 3 of 3)

This report is the final of three that describes the social and economic needs of low-income immigrants in Suffolk and Nassau Counties, New York, commonly referred to as Long Island. It was supported by a 3-year grant from the New York State Office for New Americans (ONA) Community Navigator Program, through a subcontract with the Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN). This third and final report synthesizes […]

Addressing Barriers to Oral Health and Health Care for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in New Jersey, Five-Year Plan

This report is the culmination of an 18-month New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities (NJCDD) research grant awarded to Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) to identify barriers to oral health and health care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and to develop a […]

Do States’ Immigrant-Friendly Policies Improve the Health of Children of Immigrants?: The Impact of Driver’s License Policies for Undocumented Immigrants and “Sanctuary” Policies on Access and Use of Health Care

This study examines the health impacts of local and state immigration-related policies that support undocumented immigrants and their families. The research question we sought to answer in this study was “Do sanctuary policies and driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants increase the chances that children of these immigrants receive adequate medical and dental care?” We focused […]

A Qualitative Study of the Social and Economic Needs of Low-Income Immigrants on Long Island (Year 2 of 3)

This report is the second of three that describes the social and economic needs of low-income immigrants in Suffolk and Nassau Counties, New York, commonly referred to as Long Island. It was supported by a grant from the New York State Office of New Americans (ONA) Community Navigator Program, through a subcontract with the Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN). […]

Approaches to Protect Children’s Access to Health and Human Services in an Era of Harsh Immigration Policy

Learn about our Making Work Supports Work project. Changes in U.S. immigration policy and enforcement priorities since January 2017 have led more mixed-status immigration families to live in a climate of fear and anxiety. In October 2018, the Trump administration proposed to use executive rule-making authority to change the definition of ‘public charge’ from someone […]

Disability Perspectives on Paid Leave: A Qualitative Anaysis of Leave-taking Among Workers Affected by Disabilities or Serious Health Conditions

The Arc/National Center for Children in Poverty Paid Leave Study Disability Perspectives on Paid Leave: A Qualitative Analysis of Leave-taking Among Workers Affected by Disabilities or Serious Health Conditions presents ground-breaking research on how workers with disabilities and working caregivers of people with disabilities use, need, and benefit from paid family and medical leave. It […]

A Demographic Profile of Long Island’s Low-Income Immigrant Community (Year 1 of 3)

Immigrant communities play a significant role in the economy of Long Island. They have been broadly impacted by recent federal and state policy changes. This report is the first of three that describe the social and economic needs of low-income immigrants on Long Island, New York. This 3-year project producing 3 separate reports conducted between 2017-2020 was supported by a grant from the New York State Office […]

A Demographic Profile of Long Island’s Low-Income Immigrant Community

How Federal and State Food Stamps Programs Affect Recent Immigrant Families in the United States

Learn about our Social Inclusion & Respect for Diversity project. “Food insecurity” is defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a lack of consistent access “to enough food for an active, healthy life.” This kind of insecurity can be measured either for entire households or for only children in affected households. According to the […]