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Lifting children out of food insecurity

Replacing the maximum Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) allotment with a benefit that reflects the real cost of a healthy diet, expanding the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) eligibility to age 6, and maintaining the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program […]

Momentum Grows for Housing as Health Care

by Maya Brennan A steady drumbeat of research has documented that stable, decent, and affordable housing in a safeneighborhood provides a platform for good health and for managing chronic health conditions. International comparisons have consistently shown that the United States is not keeping up with other developed nations on health outcomes, despite outspending them on […]

Md. Gov. Larry Hogan chooses tourism over education — again

By Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Maureen Black, and Amber Gove Gov. Larry Hogan has doubled down in his bid to force Maryland public schools to fit 180 days of instruction (not to mention professional development, holidays and weather-related closures) into a school year that begins after Labor Day and ends by June 15. The policy — […]

A Remedy for Food Insecurity

To the Editor: Re “Limiting Food Stamp Choices Can Help Fight Obesity,” by Aaron E. Carroll (The Upshot, Sept. 27): Food insecurity, like any serious illness, threatens the health and development of our children. It’s also costly. Research from Children’s HealthWatch, a nonpartisan network of pediatricians and public health researchers, has shown that food insecurity […]

Intersection of Health and Housing Webinar

On October 4th, 2016, Children’s HealthWatch and Crescendo Consulting co-presented a webinar on the “Intersection of Health and Housing.”. Healthcare providers, researchers, policy advocates and community organizers are finding themselves at the intersections of housing and health. As new research and innovative approaches that seek to better understand and address the convergent housing and health needs of […]

Childhood poverty associated with chronic disease, quality of health

Children are among the poorest populations in the U.S., with more than 21 percent living in poverty as of 2014. And research finds that such economic circumstances are among the greatest threats to a child’s health and well-being both before and after birth. “Poverty is toxic,” Deborah Frank, MD, founder and a principal investigator of […]

Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale

The 2016 Lancet Early Childhood Development Series highlights early childhood development at a time when it has been universally endorsed in the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.This Series considers new scientific evidence for interventions, building on the findings and recommendations of previousLancet Series on child development (2007, 2011), and proposes pathways for implementation of early childhood […]