Becoming basic needs informed starts with asking the right questions, and thinking hard about how lack of resources can affect health and wellness.

Government assistance and/or low-wage jobs are often insufficient to meet the basic needs of a family or an individual. When people cannot afford things like hygiene products or transportation, their lives are disrupted in many ways.

The first-ever Basic Needs-Informed Curriculum training program is designed to expand the mindset of professionals by coaching participants to consider addressing the gaps in basic needs, and other poverty-related issues, in their agency assessments, patient/client intakes, and/or delivery of medical care to children and families living in poverty.

The curriculum teaches that the adoption of basic needs-informed care can result in a more effective, efficient delivery of services and supports.

We can improve our assessments by understanding and applying basic needs-informed questions to problems whose root cause may be more simple than we realize.

The Basic Needs-Informed Curriculum is for social service, educational and medical professionals who provide assistance and care to poor and low-income families and children.

  • Social Workers
  • Case Managers
  • Teachers
  • Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Nurses
  • Doctors