The recent 2021 COVID relief package, the American Rescue Plan, includes a significant expansion of the Child Tax Credit, which has the potential to lift millions of children out of poverty. OPS Member Sherri Alderman, MD, MPH, provides a full analysis of the Child Tax Credit, including background on child-targeted cash transfer programs in the US, recommendations, and advocacy opportunities.

In addition to her practice as a developmental behavioral pediatrician, Dr. Alderman is Chair of the AAP’s Council on Early Childhood. She also serves as the Act Early Ambassador to Oregon.

Do you have a personal project or news to share? We’d love to hear about it. Contact Cheryl Matushak, OPS Membership and Operations Manager.

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