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Healthy Moms: Improving the Quality of Life for Baltimore City Mothers

Baltimore mothers with symptoms of depression or poor health have children at increased risk for developmental problems, poor health, and hospitalizations. Baltimore mothers who experience economic stressors are more likely to have symptoms of depression and poor health. Baltimore mothers with a high school education or more, or who are employed, are less likely to have symptoms of depression and poor health. […]

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Reading, Writing and Hungry: The consequences of food insecurity on children and on our nation’s economic success

A research brief, based on a report of the same name written by Children’s HealthWatch and the Food Research Action Center, demonstrates that food insecurity among young children carries significant economic costs for individuals, families, and society as a whole

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Children of Immigrants: Healthy Beginnings Derailed by Food Insecurity

Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on the impact of food insecurity on the children of immigrants.

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Earning More, Receiving Less: Loss of Benefits and Child Hunger

Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on how employment can lead to a harmful loss of benefit for needy families.

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Energy Insecurity is a Major Threat to Child Health

Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on the consequences of energy insecurity and cutting LIHEAP benefits for young children.

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Child Care Feeding Programs Support Young Children’s Healthy Development

Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on the benefits of childcare feeding programs.

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Funding Shortfalls for Housing Vouchers Could Have Serious Health Consequences for Children

Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on the consequences of cutting funding for subsidized housing.

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Affordable Health Care Keeps Children and Families Healthy

Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on the consequences for children when caregivers have to make tradeoffs on basic health and household expenses.