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Columbia University
Mailman School of Public Health


National Center for Children in Poverty

Lee J. Kreader, PhD
Deputy Director

The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is the nation’s leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children. NCCP uses research to inform policy and practice with the goal of ensuring positive outcomes for the next generation. We promote family-oriented solutions at the state and national levels.

Our vision:

  • Family economic security
  • Strong, nurturing families
  • Healthy child development

Using knowledge gained from research, we can find ways to:

  • Make work pay and improve work supports.
  • Provide nurturing early learning environments for young children.
  • Secure adequate health and mental health care for our nation’s families.

Link to publications and research


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