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Pennsylvania House Lawmakers Raise Awareness About Diaper Needs

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