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An Atlanta hospital takes on the city’s housing crisis

Originally posted on NPR. BIELLO: Mercy Care in Atlanta is not alone. In the last decade or so, several health care systems across the U.S. have made significant investments in […]


Some CPS parents are just getting summer 2022 pandemic food benefit cards now, with no explanation

Originally posted on CBS News. Dr. Deborah Frank is a professor of child health and wellbeing at Boston University School of Medicine. “Yes, somebody should be communicating,” Frank said. “So […]


USDA Proposes Science Driven Updates to Foods Provided Through WIC | What They’re Saying

Originally posted on USDA. Proposed changes promote nutrition security and maternal and child health, increase flexibility for participants WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2022 – This month, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA’s […]


Immigrant-Inclusive Policies Promote Child and Family Health

In this issue of AJPH, findings by Miller et al. (p. 1738) suggest that anti-immigrant rhetoric and proposed changes to public charge during the early years of the Trump administration significantly […]


Financial Coaching Offers New Paths To A Healthy Future

With the enhanced Child Tax Credit, “we found that families were better able to afford food, catch up on rent, and parents reported better health outcomes,” says Allison Bovell-Ammon, director […]


Changes in Economic Hardships Arising During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Differences by Nativity and Race

Abstract Hardships in early childhood impact health. Few longitudinal studies have examined pandemic-related hardships among families with young children by race/ethnicity or nativity. We used prospective longitudinal data from 1,165 […]


Tightening abortion laws reignite conversation around a permanent Child Tax Credit

Originally posted on Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper. Many families that were helped are struggling again The child tax credit expansion reduced food insufficiency by 26% in 2021, according to Allison Bovell-Ammon, […]


The Healthy Families EITC Coalition is Deeply Disappointed that Permanent Tax Relief for Families with Low Incomes has Been Removed from Final Economic Development Legislation

This week Massachusetts legislative leaders announced that they had reached an agreement on an economic development package that they state will “help ease the financial strain brought on by challenging […]


Statement on the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals Decision on DACA

Children’s HealthWatch is deeply disappointed with the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals decision to uphold that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), as originally established, is unlawful. The decision […]