EITC as a magic medicine

Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Dr. Megan Sandel, delivered remarks at the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Statewide Kick-Off in Springfield, Massachusetts on Friday, January 27, 2017.

Social Determinants Across the Life Course: The Need to Invest in Families

On December 5th, 2016, Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Dr. Megan Sandel, presented at the The Root Cause Coalition’s First Annual National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health on December 5 – 6, 2016 at The Drake Hotel in Chicago, IL.

Intersection of Health and Housing Webinar

On October 4th, 2016, Children’s HealthWatch and Crescendo Consulting co-presented a webinar on the “Intersection of Health and Housing.”. Healthcare providers, researchers, policy advocates and community organizers are finding themselves at the intersections of housing and health. As new research and innovative approaches that seek to better understand and address the convergent housing and health needs of […]

Unintended Consequences: Family health and well-being and the SNAP cliff effect

Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba presented at “Understanding and Generating Solutions to the Cliff Effect” event on March 31st in Boston, which was co-sponsored by Children’s HealthWatch and the University of Massachusetts Boston, Center for Social Policy.   Click here to view the presentation slides.

Health and Housing 101: Understanding the Intersections

On May 11th, Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Dr. Megan Sandel was featured in Health and Housing 101: Understanding the Intersections, a webinar also featuring Eva Marie Stahl, Ph.D. from the Community Catalyst’s Alliance for Children’s Health (CCACH) team, and Janet Vivieros, MPH from  the National Housing Conference. The slides from the presentation are here

Food is Medicine: Promoting Food Security in Health Care and Community Settings

Children’s HealthWatch Senior Policy Analyst – State Policy, Richard Sheward, presented an in-depth look at how The Hunger Vital Sign (a two-question food insecurity screening tool) enables community-based hunger relief organizations and health care organizations to partner and collaborate to increase their impact and address the root causes of hunger and poverty in innovative ways. […]

Housing as a Health Care Investment for Children

On April 25th, 2016, Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Dr. Megan Sandel discussed findings from recent research conducted by Children’s HealthWatch which shows that access to affordable housing is associated with lower risk of hospitalization among infants from vulnerable, low-income families. Click here to watch the webinar.

Housing, Child Health and Healthy Communities

Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, Children’s HealthWatch Research and Policy Director, presented on housing and health at Habitat Charlotte’s Building Futures: A Symposium on Affordable Housing.

Connecting the Dots: How Safe, Affordable Housing Can Improve Individual and Family Health

Richard Sheward, Children’s HealthWatch Senior Policy Analyst – State Policy delivered a presentation on health and housing at the Bronx Health and Housing Consortium’s 5th Annual Convening.

The Impact of Hunger on Youth

Children’s HealthWatch founder and Principal Investigator, Dr. Deborah Frank presented “The Impact of Hunger on Youth ” at Rhode Island In Action: Feeding Children Where They Live, Learn, and Play, in Providence, Rhode Island on April 30,2015.