Congressional Action on Health Care and the Restructuring of Medicaid

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Innovative Strategies to Address Diaper Need

The inability to afford diapers for babies and toddlers is a significant source of stress for low-income families. As discussed in a previous Network blog post, gaps in federal safety net programs currently prevent them from addressing this challenge. However, innovative strategies to address diaper need are emerging. 

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Resource: Legal Interventions to Reduce Overdose Mortality

It is estimated that 15,000 deaths each year are caused by opioid overdose. These overdoses are typically reversible through the timely administration of the drug naloxone and the provision of emergency care. In an attempt to reverse this increase in preventable overdose deaths, many states have recently amended older laws to increase access to emergency care for opiate overdose and encourage those who assist a person experiencing an overdose.

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