Pennsylvania House lawmakers are calling attention to diaper and incontinence product needs in the state. Sept. 25-29 is Diaper Need Awareness Week in Pennsylvania. According to the House Democratic Caucus:
- Half of American families struggle to provide diapers for their children, impacting more than 15 million children younger than 3.
- Incontinence products can cost as much as $1,000 a year, which is unaffordable to many seniors on fixed incomes.
- A lack of clean, disposable undergarments poses a serious health risk, potentially leading to infection and even death.
House Bill 229 – proposed by Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York County – would establish a grant program to improve and expand access to clean diapers for infants, children and incontinent adults. Read more.
Source: WGAL.com, September 26, 2023