Children’s HealthWatch Statement RE: Proposed Information Collection on 2020 Census, Docket No. USBC-2018-0005

As a nonpartisan network of pediatricians, public health researchers, and children’s health and policy experts, we believe the 2020 Census proposed information collection is a critically important issue. We oppose the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census in the strongest possible terms, and have respectfully submitted the following comments on the 2020 […]

Children’s HealthWatch Farm Bill Letter to the U.S. Senate

Dear Members of the Senate, As pediatricians and public health researchers with the non-partisan organization Children’s HealthWatch, we write to express our position on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the Nutrition title of the Farm Bill based on our research and expertise. SNAP is our nation’s first line of defense against hunger and […]

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Children’s HealthWatch Statement on Family Separation

Children’s HealthWatch is a nonpartisan network of pediatricians, public health researchers, and children’s health and policy experts. We adamantly oppose the cruel and inhumane process of separating children from their parents at the border currently being employed by US Government agencies. We urge in the strongest terms possible that the separations be discontinued immediately, and […]

Northeast Health Care Organizations Urge Senators to Oppose Health-Harming Proposals to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Farm Bill

Children’s HealthWatch Letter to Congress on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

On May 29th, 2018, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a letter to Congress urging the legislative body to protect funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The letter was submitted in response to the planned rescission of funding approved by Congress and its harmful effects on the health and well-being of children across the county.

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Children’s HealthWatch’s Statement on Executive Order to Cut People off Assistance Programs

President Trump’s executive order directing agencies, including the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Department of Health and Human Services, to propose policy changes that cut people off of federal assistance programs will harm the health and well-being of our nation’s youngest citizens and their families. This proposal is […]

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Children’s HealthWatch Statement on the 2018 House Farm Bill

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is our nation’s first line of defense against hunger and food insecurity. A strong SNAP in the Farm Bill is necessary for optimal child and family health. However, based on research from Children’s HealthWatch and from others, the proposed changes-specifically changes to Broad Based Categorical Eligibility, Heat and Eat, […]

Children’s HealthWatch comment on Requirements and Services for ABAWDs

Re: Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Requirements and Services for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents RIN 0584–AE57 Dear Ms. Gersten-Paal: Thank you for the opportunity to comment on USDA’s Advanced Notice on requirements and services for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs). On behalf of Children’s HealthWatch please accept these comments and our […]

Written testimony submitted to the Joint Committee on Revenue

Dear Chairman Brady, Chairman Kaufman, and Members of the Joint Committee on Revenue Thank you for this opportunity to provide testimony on the impact of federal tax reform on Massachusetts and its hard-working families. While it is still too early to have a complete picture of the full impact federal tax reform will have on […]

Children’s HealthWatch submits response to USDA’s proposed rule on school meals standard

On Monday, January 29th, 2018, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a comment in response to the USDA’s proposed rule, “Child Nutrition Programs: Flexibilities for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium Requirements” (7 CFR 210, 215, 220, 226). The proposed rule alters school meal standards so that they are inconsistent with the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and harms our nation’s […]