An estimated 176,000 children in Georgia, or 6.6% of children, were uninsured in 2021. Voices, in partnership with Quality Care for Children, is launching a pilot program aimed at improving health outcomes for our kids.
Lesley Kelley, Voices’ Policy Analyst, with Angie Wilson, Health and Family Support Specialist
“HealthyUs” includes three early childhood education centers, and connects caregivers living in families with low income to services and supports which address the Social Determinants of Health.
Participating families will connect with a Health and Family Support Specialist for the next year. During this time, they will receive assistance in enrolling in qualifying food, medical, and cash benefits programs; nutrition coaching and cooking lessons; and early childhood parenting skills. They will also receive assistance navigating the health care system.
At the conclusion of the pilot, Voices will evaluate whether it had its intended impact to connect families with services and supports to increase child and family health and well-being.