Entries by CHW Staff

John Cook testimony before the Joint Committee on Revenue

On July 11, 2017, John Cook, Children’s HealthWatch Research Scientist and Principal Investigator, testified before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Revenue in support of Senate Bill 1675 and House Bill 2587, “An Act to support Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Sites and expand access to the Earned Income Tax Credit.” These bills provide funding to Voluntary Income Tax […]

To support early childhood development, invest in housing

A growing body of research is demonstrating what we already intuitively know: that our children will have a much brighter future if they begin the journey of life in a decent, affordable home. Investments to improve housing quality and affordability for families with children can help set the stage for success later in life. Alternatively, […]

To support early childhood development, invest in housing

A growing body of research is demonstrating what we already intuitively know: that our children will have a much brighter future if they begin the journey of life in a decent, affordable home. Investments to improve housing quality and affordability for families with children can help set the stage for success later in life. Alternatively, […]

How we can help families move from hardship to health

One of the most remarkable things about pediatric medicine is the simple fact that most of the time, sick kids get better. I’ll admit – few things are as terrifying as being a new parent and having your toddler admitted to the hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit for an acute asthma attack. But it’s true, […]

Silbert and Frank: Benefit to breakfast ‘after the bell’

Massachusetts is one of the wealthiest states in the nation. Yet one in seven children here is at risk of hunger because of their family’s financial situation. For far too many low-income children, breakfast, the most important meal of the day, is often the hardest to come by. While the majority of low-income children participate […]