Embedding 529 College Savings Accounts in Pediatric Care: A Pilot Innovation

Published:September 03, 2021DOI:
      Our pilot created a feasible and novel workflow to embed financial services and education into pediatric care. It takes a health equity approach by providing systematic support to low-income families of color, who have historically been excluded from financial tools and education.


      To read this article in full you will need to make a payment

      Purchase one-time access:

      Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
      One-time access price info
      • For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
      • For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'


      Subscribe to Academic Pediatrics
      Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
      Already an online subscriber? Sign in
      Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect


      1. Kids Count Data Center. Children in poverty (100 percent poverty) in the United States. 2021. Available at: Accessed October 1, 2021.

      2. United States Government Accountability Office. A small percentage of families save in 529 plans. 2012. Available at: Accessed March 23, 2021.

        • Rosalsky G
        How the crisis is making racial inequality worse.
        National Public Radio, 2020
        • Fry R
        • Cilluffo A
        Rising share of undergraduates are from poor families, especially at less selective colleges.
        Pew Research Center, 2019
        • Beverly SG
        • Clancy MM
        • Sherraden M
        Universal accounts at birth: results from SEED for Oklahoma kids (CSD research summary No. 16-07).
        Washington University, Center for Social Development, St. Louis, Mo2016
        • McGonagle K
        • Schoeni R
        • Sastry N
        • et al.
        The panel study of income dynamics: overview, recent innovations, and potential for life course research.
        Longitud Life Course Stud. 2012; 3: 188-198
        • Marcil LE
        • Hole MK
        • Jackson J
        • et al.
        Anti-poverty medicine through medical-financial partnerships: a new approach to child poverty.
        Acad Pediatr. 2021; 21: S169-S176