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Haitian Migrants Face Unique Challenges Finding U.S. Housing

Originally posted on HealthCity. Haitian people continue to be displaced by natural and geopolitical forces, creating a perfect storm of people turning to U.S. ERs seeking shelter. PEDRO PARDO, Getty […]


Robust policies reduce food insecurity and child poverty

In September 2022, the US Department of Agriculture released their annual “Food Security in the US” report for the 2021 calendar year. Food insecurity, identified as a household level social […]


Maternal depression and anxiety exacerbate hardships — How to help the mothers in your life

Recall the last time you told a child “no” and how it made you feel. If you are a parent, you say “no” a lot: No, we cannot stay at […]


Harness the Power of Your Story: How Storytelling Informs Policy

“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” – Former U.S. Representative Shirley Chisholm, New York At any level, our elected officials’ fundamental role […]


There May Be No Words, But There Are Actions

There May Be No Words, But There Are Actions At Children’s HealthWatch, we want to acknowledge the depth of grief and anger many have been experiencing in light of recent, […]


Food insufficiency in families with children increased after expiration of Child Tax Credit monthly payments

Originally posted on Economic Policy Institute. Amidst the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and increased inflation, 15% of households with children reported food insufficiency in March–April 2022. The reports of food insufficiency—sometimes or often […]


Between a rock and a hard place: Why the US child care system is broken, and how we can start to fix it

“I can’t get a job if I can’t afford day care,” Alex explains to a caseworker while bouncing her two-year-old daughter on her lap. “I need a job to prove […]


Promoting Hope Through Monthly Payments For Children

HOPE Week of Action Blog – March 7-11, 2022 Authors: Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba member of the HOPE National Advisory Board, and Allison Bovell-Ammon Last July, a TikTok trend embodied a moment […]


Building an Equitable Future for Children and Families: Key Policy Opportunities to Support Children’s Health and Well-Being

Originally posted on the Community Catalyst Blog. It’s been six months since passage of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), and provisions designed to decrease child poverty and increase health […]