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The Case for Increasing the Massachusetts Earned Income Tax Credit

Pause for a moment. Now picture yourself as part of a family of four. You have two young kids, you and your spouse work full-time jobs. You and your spouse work hard to provide for your children and have provided everything they need, ensuring they have a fulfilling childhood. Possibly a better childhood than your own. Up until now, you managed to get by, but rent has crept up and […]

To support early childhood development, invest in housing

A growing body of research is demonstrating what we already intuitively know: that our children will have a much brighter future if they begin the journey of life in a decent, affordable home. Investments to improve housing quality and affordability for families with children can help set the stage for success later in life. Alternatively, […]

To support early childhood development, invest in housing

A growing body of research is demonstrating what we already intuitively know: that our children will have a much brighter future if they begin the journey of life in a decent, affordable home. Investments to improve housing quality and affordability for families with children can help set the stage for success later in life. Alternatively, […]

On the House: Pediatrician stresses link between health, having stable housing

A few years ago, Dr. Megan Sandel treated a child at Boston Medical Center’s Grow Clinic, where Sandel is associate director. The child was 2 years old but the size of a 1-year-old. “We tried everything — PediaSure, medications, scopes,” Sandel said. “Nothing worked.” The case was worrisome because, as Sandel noted, “if you’re not […]

Here’s the prescription that Ben Carson needs to write for HUD

As a physician, Dr. Ben Carson knew the right prescriptions to give to his neurosurgery patients. But as the newly confirmed secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, will he be able to provide the right prescription for HUD? The wrong one is cutting HUD’s budget by a staggering $6 billion (down 13.2 […]

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Dr. Sandel shares “Housing and Health: Why a Stable, Decent, Affordable Home is Like a Vaccine” at the Urban Land Institute Housing Opportunity 2014 Conference

At the Urban Land Institute Housing Opportunity 2014 Conference, Dr. Sandel shares “Housing and Health: Why a Stable, Decent, Affordable Home is Like a Vaccine” (at 14:12)

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Home Matters America features Dr. Megan Sandel discussing how homes matter for health.

Home Matters America features Dr. Megan Sandel discussing how homes matter for health.

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Children’s HealthWatch Research and Policy Director, Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba discusses the importance of safe, stable, and affordable housing on the health & well-being of children

Affordable Housing in Charlotte, Charlotte Talks Children’s HealthWatch Research and Policy Director, Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba discusses the importance of safe, stable, and affordable housing on the health & well-being of children. 9:10-12:00 — Importance of safe, stable, and affordable housing 12:15-13:45 — Food insecurity and emphasizes setting the trajectory for a healthy future 19:15-20:40 […]

Why are Pediatricians and Child Health Researchers Talking about Tax Policy?

Just over 50 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared an “unconditional war on poverty,” with the promise that “we shall not rest until that war is won.” Throughout the next several decades, numerous anti-poverty policies were added to those began during Johnson’s war on poverty, and many others were reformed – most recently with […]

Can the Housing Vaccine Help a Community? Thinking from People to Populations

I have been traveling a lot this fall to meetings with leaders in housing development, policy, and research, and I am always struck that the housing world is starting to connect the dots on housing and health, but they are not talking about the patients I see. When talking to parents of young patients at […]