What Guaranteed Income Means for Public Health

What Guaranteed Income Means for Public Health

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott has joined the ranks of 60 mayors across the U.S. piloting guaranteed income programs—financial assistance initiatives that aim to improve health equity by giving unrestricted cash payments to residents living at or below the poverty line.

The Baltimore Young Families Success Fund (BYFSF) will give $1,000 a month for 24 months to 200 randomly selected 18- to 24-year-old parents living in Baltimore City. Lorraine T. Dean, ScD , an associate professor in Epidemiology , working together with PhD student Sevly Snguon, MPH, through Dean’s research team , will help evaluate BYFSF’s impact on public health. Poverty, […]

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