The following resources include both national and community services to assist families with a variety of needs related to poverty and health care.
HealthyChildren.org Poverty and Child Health
This HealthChildren.org article reviews the consequences of poverty on child health (here in Spanish).
Official benefits website of the US government and includes information for citizens to identify benefits that they may be eligible to receive, and application information. Benefits address a variety of needs including food/nutrition, health care, housing and utilities, child care, and tax assistance.
United Way 211
Free national telephone service that helps identify health and human services.
Cap 4 Kids
Provides information on community services for children and families in select cities.
National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership
Provides resources for embedding civil legal services into health care settings, in order to address legal and social needs. Medical Legal Partnerships have demonstrated positive impacts for patients and health care settings.
National organization that utilizes volunteer students within health care settings, to screen for basic needs and help make referrals to resources in the community.
Help Me Grow
System that assists states in identifying children at risk for developmental and behavioral problems, then helps families find community-based programs and services.
American Academy of Pediatrics