The US government acknowledges the struggle of low-income, working families raising children by providing the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a program repeatedly shown to improve child health but largely overlooked by the pediatrics community. During the 2016 tax season, we developed a program called “StreetCred” (http://www.mystreetcred.org) to help families access the EITC while visiting their pediatricians in primary care clinics.
Hole MK, Marcil LE, Vinci RJ. Improving Access to Evidence-Based Antipoverty Government Programs in the United States: A Novel Primary Care Initiative. JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171(3):211–212. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.3868
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