COVID-19: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Employment
Keywords Covid-19, CYSHCN
Part of the Catalyst Center COVID-19 Resource Series.
The public health emergency resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic has real implications for state Title V programs as well as families raising children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).
State programs like Medicaid/CHIP and Title V, which are integral to the system of services and supports for children and youth with special health care needs, must be ready to adapt and respond to the current challenges faced by children, families, providers, and other stakeholders.
These fact sheets help explain employment provisions for families in the CARES Act. Families raising CYSHCN are more at risk than ever for experiencing financial hardship due to job loss, loss of health insurance, and other factors. Understanding these policy changes can aid in reducing the risk of family financial hardship.
Download the full series, or individual fact sheets below.