Entries by Children's HealthWatch

Allison Bovell-Ammon testimony before the Joint Committee on Housing

On August 22, 2017, Allison Bovell-Ammon, Children’s HealthWatch Deputy Director of Policy Strategy, testified before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Housing in support of Senate Bills 719 (An Act Relative to the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program) and 724 (An Act Relative to the economic mobility and stability program) and House Bills 2245 (An Act to interagency efforts […]

New evidence sheds light on the impact of civil unrest on mothers’ daily routines and emotional well-being

On April 12, 2015, in Baltimore, Maryland, police officers arrested Freddie Gray, a 25 year-old African American man, who subsequently sustained neck and spinal injuries while in a police vehicle. His death led to protests across the city and erupted in civil unrest: fires, property destruction, and violence. A state of emergency was declared from […]

Civil Unrest in the Context of Chronic Community Violence: Impact on Maternal Depressive Symptoms

Objectives: To examine changes in maternal–child health surrounding the April 2015 civil unrest in Baltimore, Maryland, following Freddie Gray’s death while in police custody. Methods: We conducted cross-sectional Children’s HealthWatch surveys January 2014 through December 2015 in pediatric emergency departments and primary care clinics on maternal–child health and June 2015 through October 2015 on daily […]

John Cook testimony before the Joint Committee on Revenue

On July 11, 2017, John Cook, Children’s HealthWatch Research Scientist and Principal Investigator, testified before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Revenue in support of Senate Bill 1675 and House Bill 2587, “An Act to support Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Sites and expand access to the Earned Income Tax Credit.” These bills provide funding to Voluntary Income Tax […]