National Diaper Bank Network Study of
Diaper Insecurity, Health, and Economic Mobility in the U.S.
The first fully-funded, national research project undertaken to assess the economic and fiscal impacts of free diaper distribution to families in need.
When families receive diapers from community-based diaper banks and/or basic needs banks, more families are able to work or attend school, healthcare spending is reduced, and children are healthier, according to the comprehensive findings of the soon-to-be-released National Diaper Bank Network Study of Diaper Insecurity, Health, and Economic Mobility in the U.S.
Commissioned by the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN), in partnership with the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis, the study assesses the economic and fiscal impacts of free diaper distribution to families in need. More than 65 NDBN-member diaper banks and basic needs banks throughout the country participated in the breakthrough research which is expected to impact national, state, and local public health policies and legislation.
The full study is expected to be relased in the summer of 2023. Preliminary state data, collected by particiapting diaper banks, is available below.
For more informaiton on the National Diaper Bank Network Study of Diaper Insecurity, Health, and Economic Mobility in the U.S., contact [email protected].
Kelley E.C. Massengale, PhD, MPH, Principal Investigator
Lynn Comer, MS, Co-Investigator
Diaper Need and Its Impact
State Fact Sheets
All NDBN-member diaper banks and basic needs banks were invited to participate in the National Diaper Bank Network Study of Diaper Insecurity, Health, and Economic Mobility in the U.S. Sixty-five (65) NDBN members chose to participate in the data collection. The following State Fact Sheets reflect the findings of the respective states for which statistically relevant sample sizes were collected and analysed as part of the study. Not all states are represented.
Participating NDBN Members
National Diaper Bank Network extends its gratitude to the following member diaper banks and basic needs banks whose active participation in the study made this research possible.
- Honolulu – Aloha Diaper Bank
- Cedar Rapids – Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank
- Shreveport – Basic Necessities
- Portland – Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services
- Baltimore – ShareBaby, Inc.
- Detroit – Metropolitan Detroit Diaper Bank
- Detroit – The Natural Momma Me Initiative
- Grand Rapids – Great Start Parent Coalition of Kent County
- Holland – Nestlings Diaper Bank
- Kalamazoo – St. Luke’s Diaper Bank (c/o St. Luke’s Episcopal Church)
- Clarksdale – Diaper Bank of the Delta
- Kansas City – HappyBottoms
- New Madrid – Southeast Diaper Bank at New Madrid County Family Resource Center
- Springfield – Diaper Bank of the Ozarks
- St. Louis – St. Louis Area Diaper Bank
- Omaha – Nebraska Diaper Bank
- Las Vegas – Baby’s Bounty
- Tulsa – Emergency Infant Services
- Sioux Falls – Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Sioux Falls
- Rock Springs – Community Diaper Bank of Southwest Wyoming