Entries by Children's HealthWatch

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‘Worrisome’ data link eviction to poor health in children

Eviction was associated with increased odds of poor health in children and their parents, according to a study published in Pediatrics. Co-author Dr. Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, PhD, MPH, Executive Director of Children’s HealthWatch and an assistant research professor at Boston University, told Healio that the project began with an interest in how evictions affected “very […]

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New study shows families with children at higher risk for eviction

A new study released by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) shows families with children facing or experiencing eviction have poorer health than those who do not. Following the COVID-19 pandemic in which the labor force was disrupted, leaving working families struggling to retain jobs and make ends meet, today’s economic climate now includes high […]

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Eviction and Household Health and Hardships in Families With Very Young Children

Abstract Background Families with versus without children are at greater eviction risk. Eviction is a abstract perinatal, pediatric, and adult health concern. Most studies evaluate only formal evictions. Methods Using cross-sectional surveys of 26 441 caregiver or young child (<48 months) dyads from 2011 to 2019 in emergency departments (EDs) and primary care clinics, we […]

Healthy Families EITC Coalition Statement on Massachusetts Tax Relief Legislation

In July 2022, the Healthy Families EITC Coalition celebrated the unanimous passage of An Act to improve Massachusetts’ Economic Development in the House and Senate. This landmark bill would raise the state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to 40% of the federal credit, providing permanent tax relief for nearly 400,000 families across Massachusetts. Coupled with […]

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Prenatal WIC Is Associated with Increased Birth Weight of Infants Born in the United States with Immigrant Mothers

Originally posted on Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Abstract Background The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) improves health outcomes for participating mothers and children. Recent immigration policy changes increased chilling effects on WIC access and utilization. Associations between WIC participation and neonatal outcomes among infants born to […]