Our story

Scroll through more than 25 years of change that matters.

Smart Policy Works was founded in 1992 – during the era of welfare reform – with the sole purpose of improving access to public benefits programs and preserving the integrity of the Social Security Disability Income programs. Our work has grown exponentially since then, but we work today toward the same purpose: to break down economic, social, and structural barriers to health and well-being.



AllKids logoA state-run program in Illinois, AllKids provides comprehensive healthcare benefits for children in lower-income households, the first state plan to hold forth the promise of universal health care coverage for children.

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NCHSD logoA technical assistance partnership, the National Consortium for Health Systems Development provided state-tailored aid for projects to develop comprehensive health and employment service systems for people with disabilities.

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