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Friday, October 1, 2021 – Join BU Center for Antiracist Research for What the Science Tells Us: Racial Health and Economic Inequities During the Pandemic

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021 – Join Us for a Virtual Town Hall on the Unequal Impact of COVID Relief Policies on Families With Young Children

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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 coverage and access are making an impact. Families have been able to afford food and basic expenses to keep their children healthy because of the […]

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How the Child Tax Credit Can Break Cycles of Addiction | Opinion

Originally posted on Newsweek. Next week, 36 million American households will receive their third monthly payment of the recently expanded Child Tax Credit. The credit, which has a long history of bipartisan support and was increased under the American Rescue Plan, provides families on average more than $400 each month, a cash infusion that experts […]

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Children’s HealthWatch Is Deeply Concerned With the Consequences of the Supreme Court’s Decision to Overturn the National Eviction Moratorium

As a network of pediatricians and child health researchers, Children’s HealthWatch is deeply concerned with the impending and devastating consequences of the Supreme Court’s decision on August 26th to overturn the national eviction moratorium. Issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in response to the alarming health implications of eviction during the […]

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OPINION | Eduardo Ochoa and Diana Cutts: Opportunity Waits

Originally posted on the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette. Last week, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its re-evaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan (TFP). The TFP is how benefits in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are determined, and its recent re-evaluation led the USDA to increase benefits in the program by 27 […]

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Children’s HealthWatch Applauds the USDA’s Re-Evaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan

Children’s HealthWatch applauds the USDA’s re-evaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan. As a network of pediatricians and public health researchers, Children’s HealthWatch commends the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its commitment to making evidence-based decisions in its recent re-evaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan (TFP).  The TFP is the cost basis for the […]

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Richard Sheward is running to raise money for Children’s HealthWatch

Originally posted on Boston.com. In our “Why I’m Running” series, Boston Marathon runners share what’s inspiring them to make the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton to Boston. If you’re running the marathon, you can share your #WhyImRunningBoston story here. Name: Richard Sheward Age: 35 From: Brookline, Mass. While there are many reasons why I’m running the 2021 Boston Marathon, the […]

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The American Rescue Plan Act, A Critical Opportunity To Improve Child And Family Health

Originally posted on Health Affairs Blog. The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provides a critical opportunity to improve child and family health and well-being by reducing the poverty and food insecurity that too many families, especially families of color, experience. The ARPA expands the benefits and eligibility of the income support programs, the Child Tax […]