Alexandra Kershner
Medical Student
Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin
My name is Alex Kershner and I am third year medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin. I started this project to become more involved in my community and help spread resources to those in need, especially during a pandemic that has affected so many in various ways. I am planning to specialize in OB/GYN, and I hope to try to start a similar program during my career in the future.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Purpose/Background: More families than ever lack access to diapers leading to a public health crisis. Diaper need is a basic need and is defined as an inadequate supply of diapers to change a child as often as needed. 1 in 3 families struggle to provide clean diapers for their babies. Yet, there are no federal programs to assist with diaper needs and diapers cannot be purchased with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Diapers are essential to a baby’s healthy development and are key to providing a solid foundation for children to reach their full potential. In addition…