Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on federal programs that support young children’s health and development.

Federal Programs that Protect Young Children’s Health

Research has shown that children who suffer from poor nutrition, unstable housing and inadequate home heating have a greater likelihood of poor health, a higher risk of developmental delays, and in some cases, an increased risk of hospitalization.  Fortunately, our country has a number of highly effective programs, including SNAP, WIC, LIHEAP and subsidized housing, that help protect brain and body growth in very young children.