Child Health

Health and Economic Justice Responses to New York’s COVID-19 Crisis

Our health care system is being pushed beyond its limits. Our fragmented payment and delivery systems are ill-suited to respond to the crisis and are leaving health care consumers confused and without the care they need. Children who depended on the safety, security and opportunity offered by schools and community programs, no longer have access to the same level or quality of services. These impacts can be particularly devastating for children and families living in poverty. Many New Yorkers living in poverty may no longer be able to remain in their homes, have enough food to eat or access essential care and services. However, all hope is not lost. New York still has sufficient resources to shore up the safety net.