Entries by CHW Staff

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Diana Cutts, MD, Appointed Chair of Pediatrics

Originally published on Hennepin Healthcare News. Diana Cutts, MD, has been appointed Chair of Pediatrics at Hennepin Healthcare. Dr. Cutts served as Interim Chair since 2018 and was selected as permanent chair following a national and local search process. Dr. Cutts joined the Department of Pediatrics in 1992 as a staff pediatrician and Medical Director […]

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Children’s Healthwatch’s Testimony In Support Of S.2453: “An Act Relative To Establishing A Food And Health Pilot Program”

On January 22nd, Children’s HealthWatch, based at Boston Medical Center, submitted a testimony to Chairwoman Comerford, Chairman Mahoney, and  members of the Joint Committee on Public Health in support of S.2453: “An Act relative to establishing a Food and Health Pilot Program”. As a nonpartisan network of pediatricians, public health researchers, and children’s health and […]

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Forum: Affordable Housing Bill Meets Critical Need

Originally published on Portland Press Herald. LD 1645, “An Act To Create Affordable Workforce and Senior Housing and Preserve Affordable Rural Housing,” is a bipartisan bill carried over from last year and is being considered by the Legislature. It would fund a $20 million annual affordable housing tax credit, which, over its four-year span, could […]

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Children’s Healthwatch’s Testimony In Support Of H.1264: “An Act Relative To Further Provide A Rental Arrearage Program”

On January 14th, Children’s HealthWatch, based at Boston Medical Center, submitted a testimony to Chairman Crighton, Chairman Honan, and members of the Joint Committee on Housing to submit testimony in support of H.1264: “An Act relative to further provide a rental arrearage program”. As a nonpartisan network of pediatricians, public health researchers, and children’s health […]

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Campaign Hosts Panels At National Press Club

Originally published on Opportunity Starts at Home. Washington, DC – Yesterday, the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign hosted a panel discussion at the National Press Club with senior leaders from the National League of Cities, Catholic Charities USA, Children’s HealthWatch, National Women’s Law Center, and National Low Income Housing Coalition to discuss the prioritization of housing affordability in […]

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Medicaid Doesn’t Pay For Housing. Here’s What It Can Do To Help Meet Enrollees’ Social Needs

Originally published on Health Affairs Blog. Access to safe, affordable housing supports people’s physical and mental health, research shows. This connection has led some health care stakeholders to conclude that Medicaid programs or health plans should pay directly for housing. We disagree: Diverting Medicaid funding from health care to housing is the wrong approach to addressing […]

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The Hidden Health Costs of Eviction

Originally published on PBS News Hour. Millions of Americans are forced from their homes every year. Evictions are usually considered in economic terms — an outcome of housing supply and income levels — but what about their physical and emotional impact? Research increasingly shows housing insecurity takes an enormous toll on people’s health. William Brangham […]

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A Doctor Retires, but Continues the Fight

Originally published on The Boston Globe. The beautiful baby girl fidgets in her mother’s lap as the kindly doctor with a stethoscope around her neck approaches her tiny patient with the affection of a doting grandmother who’s just popped in for a visit. “OK, my little friend,’’ the doctor says as 10-month-old Alana Nguyen suddenly […]