Entries by Children's HealthWatch

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BMC Pediatrician Presents a Model for Stably Housing Families in White House Forum

Originally posted on BMC HealthCity. One in five renters living with children are having difficulty keeping up on rent. Megan Sandel, MD, proposes a three-pronged solution. “One thing that the COVID-19 pandemic has really made clear is that it has increased housing stability from a crisis to now, really, a pandemic in and of itself,” […]

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Kids go hungry, face malnutrition as safety net ebbs

Originally posted on Bloomberg. Quicktake “Charge” clip with Children’s HealthWatch Co-Lead Principal Investigator, Dr. Megan Sandel. “We know that people are using the Child Tax Credit well." Watch Children’s HealthWatch Co-Lead Principal Investigator @megansandel on @business talk about why the #AdvancedCTC is so important! pic.twitter.com/mY8h9QhlDt — Children’s HealthWatch (@ChildrensHW) December 21, 2021

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Hunger Stunts Growth of American Babies as Inflation Hits Hard

Originally posted on Bloomberg. Underfed children are falling behind the growth curve in some high-risk areas, while other families turn to cheaper, less-nutritious foods to fill up. Both will have lasting impacts. One-year-olds are falling further behind the growth curve at a Boston clinic that treats toddlers so underweight their brain development is at risk. […]

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Postnatal exposure to PM2.5 and weight trajectories in early childhood

Background: Inconsistent evidence has assessed the impact of air pollution exposure on children’s growth trajectories. We investigated the role of 90-day average postnatal fine particulate matter (PM2.5) exposures by estimating the magnitude of effects at different ages, and the change in child weight trajectory by categories of exposure. Methods: We obtained weight values from electronic health […]

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Children’s HealthWatch Submits Written Testimony to the MA Joint Committee on Revenue

On December 13, 2021, Children’s HealthWatch submitted testimony to Chairman Hinds, Chairman Cusack, and distinguished members of the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Revenue in strong support of H.2871/S.1841: An Act to increase family stabilization through the earned income tax credit. We would also like to express our strong support for S.1852: An Act providing a […]

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Healthy Families EITC Coalition Submits Written Testimony to the MA Joint Committee on Revenue

On December 13, 2021, the Healthy Families EITC Coalition submitted testimony to Chairman Hinds, Chairman Cusack, and distinguished members of the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Revenue on H.2871/S.1841: An Act to increase family stabilization through the earned income tax credit, and S.1852: An Act providing a guaranteed minimum income to all Massachusetts families. The Healthy […]

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Children’s HealthWatch Comments on the Driver of Health Screening Rate and the Driver of Health Screen Positive Rate

On behalf of Children’s HealthWatch, we applaud the National Quality Forum (NQF) Measures Application Partnership’s consideration of MUC 2021-136 (Driver of Health Screening Rate) and MUC 2021-134 (Driver of Health Screen Positive Rate). Children’s HealthWatch seeks to improve the health and development of young children and their families by informing equitable policies that address and […]

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Children’s HealthWatch Submits Written Testimony to the MA Joint Committee on Education

On November 23, 2021, Children’s HealthWatch submitted testimony to Chairman Lewis, Chairwoman Peisch, and distinguished members of the MA Joint Committee on Education in strong support of H.605/S.362: An Act Providing Affordable and Accessible High Quality Early Education and Care to Promote Child Development and Well-Being and Support the Economy in the Commonwealth. On behalf […]