Work Support Strategies was a multiyear, foundation-funded initiative to help eligible low-income families get and keep the full package of work supports, particularly the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicaid/Children's Health Insurance Program, and child care assistance. Through grants, expert technical assistance, and peer learning, the initiative helped Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and South Carolina reform, modernize, align, and integrate the systems delivering work support programs to increase families' well-being and stability. This brief summarizes the changes the states made, the outcomes of those changes, and what we learned from their experiences.
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