The government shutdown is a very scary thing for families that depend on government services to survive.
Important programs like WIC, food stamps and Head Start are at serious risk for reducing their output to families.
Are you worried a program that helps your family will stop? What could you even do about it?
What does all of this mean for vulnerable families and how they are being impacted by the shutdown?
Can your pediatrician help you advocate for these programs and help you navigate the shutdown?
In this segment of Healthy Children, special guest, Dr.Lolita M. McDavid, MD, a member of the Committee on Federal Government Affairs for the American Academy of Pediatrics offers help and hope in these tumultuous times.