Entries by CHW Staff

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Allison Bovell-Ammon’s Testimony Before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Health Care Financing in Support of the Bill to Close the Snap Gap

On May 28th, Allison Bovell-Ammon, Deputy Director of Policy Strategy, testified before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Health Care Financing in support of the Senate Bill 678 and House Bill 1173, “An Act improving public health through a common application for core food, health and safety-net programs”. Passing this bill will help close the ‘SNAP […]

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Prenatal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Participation: A Step Toward Human Capital Development

This JAMA Pediatrics editorial focuses on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, evaluations of the program before and after the 2009 food package revisions, and a new JAMA Pediatrics quasi-experimental study by Hamad et al that looks at whether the revised 2009 WIC food package improved perinatal and birth […]

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Children’s HealthWatch’s Public Comment To Oppose the Proposed Changes to the Federal Poverty Guidelines by the Office of Management and Budget

On June 21st, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a public comment to the Office of Management and Budget’s proposal to change the version of the Consumer Price Index used to adjust the federal poverty thresholds for inflation from the Consumer Price Index for Urban Workers to the Chained Consumer Price Index for Urban Workers. We oppose the […]

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SNAP Benefit Reductions and Cutoffs may put Children’s and Families’ Health at Risk

Originally published on FRAC ResearchWIRE. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is an essential and effective nutrition program that helps people of all ages stay healthy. Though the program’s explicit goal is to improve food security by providing consistent, adequate access to enough food for an active, healthy life, it also acts as a work […]

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Children’s Healthwatch’s Public Comment to Oppose HUD’s Proposed Rule That Would Evict Mixed-Status Families from Public and Subsidized Housing

On June 21st, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a public comment on the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Notice of Public Rule Making (NPRM) for “Housing and Community Development Act of 1980: Verification of Eligible Status” (HUD Docket No. FR-6124-P-01). We oppose this proposed rule that would evict mixed-status families from public and subsidized housing […]