Raising Strong Healthy Kids


Raising Strong Healthy Kids

Children need an adequate, healthy diet during the early stages of development in order to develop the skills that will help them succeed in school, including memory skills, emotional stability, and social skills.

Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps), the nation’s most important program for combating hunger, has been linked to lower health care costs and improved health outcomes.

There is a direct link between food insecurity and adverse health outcomes, a complicating effect on illness management, and a higher cost of health care.  Having your child approved for health insurance is crucial to protecting them and keeping them up-to-date with vaccinations.

By reading the information below, you can learn more about Health Insurance (Husky), Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Affordable Connectivity Programs that can prevent children from being disconnected from the Internet.

Qualifying for SNAP benefits.

  • Not on SNAP and want to learn if you may qualify?  Your household may be eligible to receive SNAP benefits.  Call 866-974-SNAP (7627) or visit www.ctsnap.org


Are You Eligible for HUSKY Health Insurance?

  • HUSKY is health insurance that helps people with low income pay some or all of their medical bills. HUSKY A, C, and D are also known as Medicaid, and HUSKY B is also called CHIP or SCHIP.
  • I. HUSKY A (or Medicaid) – For children in families with limited income. Parents, relative caregivers and pregnant women
    may also be eligible.
  • II. HUSKY B (or Children’s Health Insurance Program) – For children in families with higher incomes.


You can apply for HUSKY A or HUSKY B any time of the year.

  • To apply online, please visit AccessHealthCT.com
  • To apply by phone, please call 855-394-2428 (TTY: 855-789-2428)
  • For general information about HUSKY Health, please visit www.ct.gov/Husky

Call 1-877-CT-HUSKY (877-284-8759) to learn more about HUSKY.


Afford Internet Services for Low-Income Families

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a new federal program that helps low-income households offset the monthly cost of a new or existing internet service and connected devices like a laptop or tablet.

How to Apply

  1. Apply Online
  2. Apply by Mail
  3. Apply through a participating internet service company


Who Is Eligible?

  • If an adult or dependent participates in certain federal assistance programs such as SNAP, Medicaid, WIC, or other programs (see full list here)
  • Based on their household income (200% or less than the Federal Poverty Guidelines)
  • If someone in the household already receives a Lifeline benefit