Brief Findings from the Work Support Strategies Evaluation: Streamlining Access, Strengthening Families
Heather Hahn
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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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Research Areas Health and health care Nonprofits and philanthropy Families Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Families with low incomes Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Welfare and safety net programs Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  State health care reform Child care Foundations and philanthropy Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Work supports Kids in context Hunger and food assistance Child care and workers
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center