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Commentary: Trump’s budget is bad for America’s poor

BUDGETS are documents that show the priorities of administrations. Last week, Donald’s Trump’s White House rolled out its first budget that shows it puts walls, weapons and war ahead of America’s poor. This budget plunders money for food from seniors, heat from families and educational programming from America’s kids. It bars America’s most vulnerable from […]

Baby, it’s cold outside…and inside, it isn’t much better

For many children and families across the nation, snow and cold weather signal joyous memories of missed school days to go sledding and drink hot cocoa. However, for low income and poor families, the cold signals something more serious: the impending challenge to adequately and affordably warm their homes without sacrificing other necessities, such as […]

Northeast Regional Anti-Hunger Network letter regarding 2014/15 utility cost increase

As members of the Northeast Regional Anti-Hunger Network (NERAHN), a coalition of anti-hunger organizations in the seven-state Northeast region, we are writing to you to express serious concern about the impact on low-income households of the utility rate increases that are now taking effect across our area. The hardships brought on by these skyrocketing costs […]

The Winter that Still Refuses to End

While the exceptionally hard winter we New Englanders and many others across this nation recently experienced is fading into remote, faint memories for most of us, for others its effects still linger. Even though we have packed away our winter coats and pulled out our T-shirts, shorts and tank tops, many families are still struggling […]

SNAP cuts hurt: Moving from hunger to opportunity

President Obama asserted last week in his State of the Union address that what united us as a nation is “the simple, profound belief in opportunity for all – the notion that if you work hard and take responsibility, you can get ahead.” He rightly pointed out, however, that too many Americans are working just […]

Children’s HealthWatch and Zero to Three Letter to Farm Bill Conferees

As farm-bill conferees try to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the farm-bill before the end of the calendar year, Children’s HealthWatch and Zero to Three submitted a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members.

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Federal Programs that Protect Young Children’s Health

Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on federal programs that support young children’s health and development.

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LIHEAP Stabilizes Family Housing and Protects Children’s Health

Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on the positive impact of LIHEAP on young children and their 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.

Why LIHEAP is Essential Hearing

Testimony to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Subcommittee on Children and Families, United States Senate .