Entries by Children's HealthWatch

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Families Need Congress to Prioritize Economic Relief: 5 Measures to Promote Child and Family Health

In the wake of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, we are disheartened to see the Senate’s swift movement to confirm a replacement to the Supreme Court while continuing to leave negotiations on a bipartisan COVID relief package stalled and families struggling. Millions of people across the country have lost income as a result […]

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Boston Medical Center-led initiative wins $5 million from JPMorgan Chase to help inner city neighborhoods

Originally published on The Boston Globe. JPMorgan Chase is awarding $5 million over three years to a new Boston Medical Center-led initiative aimed at preparing residents of inner-city neighborhoods for better paying jobs and increasing access to affordable housing. The financial services giant and the hospital plan to announce on Thursday that Boston is the […]

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Stress from worrying about eviction causing physical problems for kids, parents

Originally published on Local 12. CINCINNATI (WKRC) – Dr. Megan Sandel is the co-director of the Grow Clinic at Boston Medical Center. They work with children diagnosed with “failure to thrive.” “These are kids that are an inch off of the growth curve. They meet the World Health Organization diagnosis for malnutrition, but they live in the […]

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Feeding America warns of shortage of up to EIGHT BILLION meals across the country over next 12 months, which could leave millions of Americans hungry during the pandemic

Originally published on Daily Mail. Megan Sandel, co-director of the Grow Clinic for Children at Boston Medical Center, said that she’s seen low-income parents who usually make ends meet are running out of food by the middle of the month. ‘Now they are running out of their food budget the second or third week of […]

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Pandemic Creates Plague of Evictions

Originally published on Urban Milwaukee. Doctor: Evictions akin to “toxic exposure” Dr. Megan Sandel, a pediatrician at Boston Medical Center, said at least a third of the 14,000 families whose children are seen at the center have fallen behind on their rent, a figure mirrored in national reports. Hospital officials worry that an evictions spike would trigger […]

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How housing negatively impacts our physical and mental health

Originally published on KUSI News. SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Housing Federation (SDHF) will hold its 2020 Annual Affordable Housing and Community Development Conference virtually the week of Oct. 5-9th. Bringing more than 600 industry professionals and community and business leaders together, the annual conference will cover topics ranging from financing strategies to […]

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ESTUDIO: Inseguridad alimentaria se duplicó en MA con la pandemia

Originally published on El Planeta. La pandemia ha duplicado el número de personas que padecen inseguridad alimentaria en Massachusetts, particularmente a las familias afroamericanas y latinas, señala un informe de Boston Foundation, Project Bread y Children’s HealthWatch Massachusetts ha tenido tradicionalmente una inseguridad alimentaria más baja que el promedio nacional. Sin embargo, la pandemia hizo […]