The Impact of Integrating Behavioral Health with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families to Build a Culture of Health across Two-Generations

The Impact of Integrating Behavioral Health with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families to Build a Culture of Health across Two-Generations

This study evaluates the Building Wealth and Health Network, which, by aligning Medicaid coverage for behavioral services and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) in Pennsylvania, aims to reduce children's developmental risks and improve future income and employment, while reducing the number of returning beneficiaries to the TANF program. Using a propensity score-matched difference-in-differ­ence research design with longitudinally-linked service records and client-reported survey data, this study will assess the network’s impacts and identify ways to improve support systems to promote a Culture of Health within anti-poverty programming.

Project Details

Year: 
2016
Status: 
Active
Primary Investigator: 
Mariana Chilton