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Guaranteed Income Improves Health


On August 15th, Grace Streltzov, our Healthy Economy planner, attended a regional conversation on guaranteed income initiatives that give participants cash without conditions. Panelists discussed the impacts of cash supports on health outcomes and ways the model can address racial economic and health inequities. Participants in guaranteed income pilots report spending more time with their children and improved access to career advancement opportunities. Increasing household income was identified as a critical need for supporting youth success by multiple participants in the Community Collaborative for Children’s Success community planning process and a pilot basic income initiative was prioritized as a top strategy by the community of South San Francisco.