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Using data to improve the lives of children and their families

Each year the U.S. Census Bureau releases data on the state of poverty in the United States. We know that children living in poverty face increased risk of poor health and development. Understanding the landscape of poverty is important for designing policies and programs that reduce its effects. On the one hand, the recent U.S. […]

Opportunities To Change The Outcomes Of Traumatized Children

The Childhood Adversity Narratives (CAN) has developed a new narrative “Opportunities To Change The Outcomes Of Traumatized Children” to help inform policy makers and the public about the costs and consequences of child maltreatment and adversity. The goal of this narrative is to show that there are proven interventions and opportunities to change these personally tragic […]

Expanding the State Earned Income Tax Credit: Reducing the Housing Affordability Gap for Low-income families in Massachusetts

On December 11, 2014, Children’s HealthWatch presented results from a four-month planning process to better understand how an increased Massachusetts Earned Income Tax Credit could be used as a strategy to improve housing stability and child health and development. Members of the Massachusetts Legislature, as well as advocates, researchers, funders, and providers were in attendance.

Statement on Rising Child Poverty in Massachusetts

Two reports recently released by the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) provide new information regarding the state of child poverty in the United States from 2012 to 2013. Both reports found a statistically significant decline in poverty between 2012 and 2013. Despite this, poverty rates for children in Massachusetts continue to climb. Data from […]

Statement on New Census Bureau Poverty Data

Two reports released yesterday by the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) provide new state and local income, income inequality, and poverty statistics. According to the report, Poverty: 2012 and 2013, which compares statistics from the 2012 and 2013 ACS, 15.8 percent of the U.S. population (48.8 million people) had income below the poverty level […]

The Lies We Tell and the Secrets We Keep

The day I decided to write this blog post was very similar to proposing marriage:  I’d already made up my mind, but I wanted my parents’ blessing. I called them before I went over to their home, which immediately put my mother on alert since I have a key to their place and show up […]

Witnesses to Hunger Panel: The Health Impacts of Poverty

Co-hosted a panel discussion with Witnesses to Hunger on the health impacts of poverty.

Children’s HealthWatch Webinar — RX for Healthy Child Development: Nutritious, Affordable Food Promotes Health and Economic Stability for Boston Families

Hosted a webinar, which featured the release of a new Children’s HealthWatch Policy Action Brief: “RX for Healthy Child Development: Nutritious, Affordable Food Promotes Health and Economic Stability for Boston Families.”

Reinventing the War on Poverty

Presented at the Atlantic Media Event “Reinventing War on Poverty“, in Washington, DC.

When Women Succeed, America Succeeds

Presented at the “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds” Women’s Economic Agenda Event at Community College of Philadelphia with Nancy Pelosi.