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The Rent Relief Act of 2023

There is no greater predictor of health than where you live.  Research from Children’s HealthWatch conducted on the frontlines of health care consistently shows that children and their families need […]

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Mattapan child care center serves parents who work off hours

Originally published on The Bay State Banner. Kiddies Corner was a “proud” investment, said Dr. Megan Sandel, a pediatrician and principal investigator of the Boston Opportunity System Collaborative, which helps […]

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Kids face the greatest risk of eviction of any age group. The consequences can last a lifetime.

Originally published on Youth Today. Dr. Diana Cutts, a pediatrician and principal investigator for Children’s HealthWatch, a child health and development research organization, co-authored another study last year that looks at the impact of […]

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Remarks from Gloria Cabrera on the impact of expanded family tax credits during the Healthy Families Tax Credits Coalition celebratory event November 8, 2023

On November 8, 2023, the Healthy Families Tax Credits Coalition, led by Children’s HealthWatch, hosted an event at the Massachusetts State House celebrating the expansion of family tax credits. Bill […]

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WIC Needs Immediate Funding to Protect the Health and Well-Being of Children

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is a vital program that supports the health and well-being of pregnant and postpartum women, infants, and young children. […]

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Investments Needed to Strengthen and Protect Safety Net Programs for Child and Family Health as Data Reveal a Rise in Food Insecurity Rates

In late October, the United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service released their annual report revealing an alarming increase in food insecurity across all household types from 2021 to […]

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Development and Validation of an Abbreviated Child and Adult Food Security Scale for Use in Clinical and Research Settings in the United States

Abstract Background Food insecurity (FI) prevalence was consistently >10% over the past 20 years, indicating chronic economic hardship. Recession periods exacerbate already high prevalence of FI, reflecting acute economic hardship. […]

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Children’s HealthWatch supports families by addressing food, housing insecurity

Originally published on CBS. BOSTON – Housing and hunger are two of the biggest issues plaguing vulnerable children across our country.  That’s according to the Children’s HealthWatch organization which has […]

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Senator Bob Casey Jr. (D-PA) Is Children’s HealthWatch’s 2023 Champion

Originally posted on Boston Medical.  Today, Children’s HealthWatch announced that it will celebrate Senator Bob Casey Jr. as its 2023 Champion. This annual award is presented to “a champion who advocates for […]

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Governor Healey Signs First Tax Cuts in More Than 20 Years

Originally published on Mass.gov. Charlotte Bruce, Senior Research and Policy Analyst at Children’s HealthWatch and leader of the Healthy Families Tax Credits Coalition:  “The landmark expansion of the Earned Income […]