Entries by CHW Staff

Hidden Food Stress in the United States

A family sits around a table enjoying dinner. There is enough food tonight so that everyone in the household will go to bed well-fed, but the mother lies awake wondering how she will afford next week’s groceries. This experience of stress is hidden to those around her. She knows that her children need nutritious foods […]

Supporting Population Health Through a Food Pantry

Deborah Frank, M.D., director of the Grow Clinic for seriously underweight children at Boston Medical Center, was approached by one of the clinic’s nutritionists about starting a food pantry back in the 1990s. “She said she was sick and tired of having mothers burst into tears when she told them what their children needed to be […]

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Podcast: Housing as a Health Care Investment

It’s been widely assumed that there’s a strong connection between affordable, stable housing and the health of children. Now, we have proof. On this episode of the Affordable Housing podcast brought to you by Eden Housing, we’ll learn about the latest research from Children’s HealthWatch and the National Housing Conference that shows that public investment […]

Childhood Adversity and Adult Reports of Food Insecurity Among Households With Children

Exposure to childhood adversity, including abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction, is associated with negative long-term health and economic outcomes. Little is known about how adversity exposure in parents’ early lives may be related to later food insecurity for parents and their children. This study investigated the association between female caregivers’ adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and […]

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Podcast: Medical-Legal Partnerships and the Promise and Challenge of Physician Advocacy: An Interview with Dr. Megan Sandel

This month, AMA Journal of Ethics theme editor Arina Evgenievna Chesnokova, MPH, a third-year medical student at Baylor College of Medicine, interviewed Megan Sandel, MD, MPH about how physicians can establish partnerships with attorneys. Dr. Sandel is the medical director of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership and addresses the need for and barriers to […]