Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on the positive impact of LIHEAP on young children and their families.

LIHEAP Stabilizes Family Housing and Protects Children’s Health

Research by Children’s HealthWatch shows that the federal government’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program protects very young children from the risk factors for poor child health that are associated with energy insecurity.  Energy insecure families are more likely to move frequently, experience food insecurity, and have poor child health outcomes.  LIHEAP attenuates these risks, helping to stabilize families’ housing and to protect children’s health and growth.