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The Southern Regional Initiative to Improve Access to Benefits for Low Income Families With Children

Acknowledgements

The Southern Institute on Children and Families would like to express its appreciation to The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for providing support for the Southern Regional Initiative to Improve Access to Benefits for Families With Children. Special appreciation is extended to Judith Whang, our Program Officer, for her support and assistance and to Michael Beachler, the initial Program Officer, for his leadership during the first stages of the project.

Appreciation is also extended to the Foundation for Child Development for providing additional support for the first two state site visits.

The Southern Institute would also like to thank the many persons in the 17 southern states and the District of Columbia who participated in the site visit discussions. Special appreciation is extended to the following persons who served as our site visit contacts.

The Southern Institute would also like to acknowledge our speakers and moderators at the Southern Regional Forum on Improving Access to Benefits for Families With Children. They are: Lee Alexander (National Transportation Consortium of States); Secretary Alvin Collins (Maryland); James Cosper (Florida); Margaret Dunkle (IEL Policy Exchange, Institute for Educational Leadership); Stephanie Fanjul (North Carolina); Richard Fenton (Health Care Financing Administration); Jack Frazier (West Virginia); William Freeburn (Arkansas); Nela Gibbons (South Carolina); Robert Goble (Carter Goble Associates, Inc.); Deborah Giffin (Virginia); Steven Golightly (Administration for Children and Families); Keith Johnson (Tennessee); Tom Jones (Missouri); Barbara Kamara (District of Columbia); Jana Key (Florida Healthy Kids); Pam Leyhe (Missouri); Brian Menzies (Charity Cars, Inc.); Roger Neptune (West Virginia); Peggy Peters (Georgia); Gwen Power (South Carolina); Jerry Ross (Kentucky); Becky Shoaf (Georgia); and Susan Woodbury (Delaware).

Appreciation is also extended to the child care staff and the Medicaid eligibility staff in the 17 southern states and the District of Columbia for their completion of surveys related to eligibility policies.

The Southern Institute would also like to recognize the leadership of Robin Britt, former Department of Human Resources Secretary, now Policy Advisor for Children, Families and Non-Profits, North Carolina Governor's Office, who provided initial encouragement and support for the developmental work on the information outreach brochures. We would also like to recognize and express appreciation to the State of North Carolina for granting permission for the Southern Institute to replicate the outreach brochures in other states.