Children’s HealthWatch testimony before the Joint Committee on Education

On June 20, 2017, Children’s HealthWatch submitted testimony before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Education in support of Senate Bill 257, “An Act Providing Immediate Child Care Assistance to Homeless Families.” This bill gives families living in homeless shelters immediate access to childcare vouchers.

Children’s HealthWatch written testimony to the Joint Committee on Revenue

On June 6, 2017, Children’s HealthWatch submitted testimony before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Revenue in support of Senate Bill 1521 and House Bill 1504, “An Act to improve the Earned Income Tax Credit for healthier families.”

Children’s HealthWatch testimony at the Massachusetts State House re: Lift the Cap on Kids campaign

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Dr. Ana Poblacion, Postdoctoral Fellow at Children’s HealthWatch, testified before the Massachusetts House of Representatives Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities’ hearing on support of two Acts: An Act Relative to the Well Being and Care of a Child and An Act to Lift the Cap on Kids.

Field Hearing: Growing Jobs and Economic Opportunity: Perspectives on the 2018 Farm Bill

Written Testimony Submitted to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry United States Senate Katherine Alaimo, PhD, MS Associate Professor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Michigan State University Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH Director, Center for Hunger-Free Communities Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health Co-Principal Investigator, Children’s […]

Allison Bovell Testimony Before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Health Care Financing

On May 2, 2017 Allison Bovell, Children’s HealthWatch Research, Policy, and Communications Coordinator, testified before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Health Care Financing in support of Senate bill 612, “An Act improving public health through a common application for core food, health and safety-net programs”.

Juell Frazier, Witnesses to Hunger – Testimony Before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Health Care Financing

On May 2nd, 2017 Witnesses to Hunger member, Juell Frazier, testified before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Health Care Financing in support of Senate bill 612, “An Act improving public health through a common application for core food, health and safety-net programs”.

Statement on recent harmful policy developments

Consistent with our longstanding values and mission, Children’s HealthWatch remains committed to improving the health and well-being of young children and their families in the United States regardless of immigration status, country of origin, or religion. This statement reflects our deep concerns about the Executive Orders regarding immigration to the US and immigrants’ status in […]

Assessment of the Barriers That Constrain the Adequacy of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Allotments

Children’s HealthWatch submitted comments to USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service on proposed research on barriers that constrain the adequacy of SNAP allotments.

Lift the Cap on Kids in Massachusetts

The Cap on Kids – sometimes called the Family Cap – denies welfare benefits to children conceived while – or soon after – the family received Temporary Assistance for Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC). Massachusetts is one of only 17 states that still have a Cap on Kids or similar policy. Children’s HealthWatch research shows TAFDC family […]

Feedback to House Agriculture Committee Past, Present, and Future of SNAP Hearing Series

On October 4, 2016, Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Dr. Mariana Chilton, provided testimony to Chairman Conaway and to the House Agriculture Committee to provide feedback on the Past, Present and Future of SNAP hearings held over the last two years by the Committee.