It is critical that all children in the United States have access to nutrition, healthcare, and other services to help them grow and thrive. Yet federal eligibility rules for immigrant children and mixed status families are complex and limit access for this rapidly growing population. Assistance with enrollment through community outreach and culturally competent services is key to ensuring that all eligible immigrant children and families are able to participate in these vital programs.

These presentations from experts in the field provide an overview of the federal eligibility rules for immigrant children and mixed status families and the barriers to access, as well as strategies for improving access and increasing enrollment.

This webinar was hosted by the Coalition for Access and Opportunity. Led by First Focus, CLASP, and Single Stop, it is a multi-sector collaboration of advocates, researchers, and practitioners with the mission to share and publicize best practices, identify federal opportunities, and promote policy reforms that will strengthen the safety net by removing barriers to participation.

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Cara Baldari, Senior Policy Director, Family Economics, First Focus

Avideh Moussavain, Economic Justice Policy Attorney, National Immigration Law Center (Download presentation)

Elizabeth Colvin, Insure Central Texas Director, Foundation Communities (Download presentation)

Stephanie Altman, Assistant Director of Health Care Justice, Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law (Download presentation)

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