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.

Congressional Hunger Center Fellows – Training on Hunger and Public Health

Children’s HealthWatch research and Policy Director, Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, led a training on hunger and public health for the incoming class of Congressional Hunger Center Fellows.             The Congressional Hunger Center trains and inspires leaders who work to end hunger, and advocates public policies that create a food secure world.

Researchers Discuss Links between Affordable Housing and Family Well-being

Presented at the NLIHC 2015 Housing Legislative Forum on housing stability and child health.

NHC 2015 Annual Policy Symposium: How Housing Can Help Individuals and Families Succeed

Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Dr. Megan Sandel, presented at the National Housing Conference Annual Policy Symposium, “How Housing Can Help Individuals and Families Succeed”, on Friday, June 12, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Dr. Sandel gave a presentation that discussed results of recent research on health impacts of homelessness on children and expectant mothers.

Hunger and Health: Connecting Patients to Food Assistance

On June 23, 2015, Children’s HealthWatch founder and Principal Investigator, Dr. Deborah Frank, presented on a webinar about why doctors care about hunger and the Hunger Vital Sign™, an easy two-question screener validated by Children’s HealthWatch.

Home Matters for Health on Long Island

Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, Children’s HealthWatch Research and Policy Director, presented on housing and health at the Home Matters for Health on Long Island conference.

Born to Thrive Minnesota Summit: Growing Strong, Smart Kids through Healthy Eating and Active Play

On December 9, 2014, Dr. Diana Cutts, Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator and Pediatrician at Hennepin County Medical Center, presented at the Born to Thrive Minnesota Summit on Perspectives from the Field. Click here for presentation slides.

Expanding the State Earned Income Tax Credit: Reducing the Housing Affordability Gap for Low-income families in Massachusetts

On December 11, 2014, Children’s HealthWatch presented results from a four-month planning process to better understand how an increased Massachusetts Earned Income Tax Credit could be used as a strategy to improve housing stability and child health and development. Members of the Massachusetts Legislature, as well as advocates, researchers, funders, and providers were in attendance.

Social Determinants of Health: Emerging Strategies for an Evolving Healthcare System

Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Dr. Megan Sandel, presented at Medical Legal Partnership Boston’s annual conference “Social Determinants of Health: Emerging Strategies for an Evolving Healthcare System” on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Dr. Sandel was a participant on a Plenary Panel: Health Equity in Massachusetts: Beyond Biology, Beyond Interpreters, Beyond Insurance.