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As I See It: Healthy Incentives Program worth year-round investment

Originally published on Telegram & Gazette. As we pass winter’s midpoint here in Worcester, thoughts of local farms and fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables may be far from the average person’s mind. For the customers of the REC Mobile Farmers Markets, fresh healthy produce is available right down the block. On a recent February morning, […]

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Bill designed to allow families to save, not lose assistance

Originally published on The Porterville Reporter. U.S. Representative T.J. Cox-D has introduced a bill designed to help low income families to continue to be able to save money while not losing eligibility for public assistance programs. The bill is in response to President Trump’s proposed budget in which programs such as food stamps would be […]

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Dr. Deborah Frank’s Speech Featured During SNAP Gap Lobby Day

On February 11th, a video of a speech by Dr. Deborah Frank, Founder of Children’s HealthWatch, was featured at the Massachusetts State House during the SNAP Gap Lobby Day. 

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February 5th, 2020 – Dr. Megan Sandel Testifies Before The House Of Representative’s Committee On Oversight And Reform

On February 5th, the House of Representative’s Committee on Oversight and Reform, Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held a hearing on “A Threat to America’s Children: The Trump Administration’s Proposal to Gut Fair Housing Accountability.” Dr. Megan Sandel, Co-Lead Principal Investigator of Children’s HealthWatch, testified to discuss how current efforts by the Department […]

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Number of Homeless Students Rises to New High, Report Says

Originally published on The New York Times. Some children lost a stable home when a parent succumbed to opioid addiction. Others were forced to stay in hotels after hurricanes or fires destroyed their homes. Still others fled abuse or neglect. More than 1.5 million public school students nationwide said they were homeless at some point […]

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Podcast: Health Equity and Housing

Dr. Megan Sandel discusses how where you live impacts your health and “place-based” approaches to health equity with host Regina Cannon.

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Food Insecurity and Health

Food Insecurity and Health – Overcoming Food Insecurity Through Healthcare-Based Interventions  An Implementation Guide In Collaboration With Humana. Children’s HealthWatch was a key contributer.

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Podcast: How Hospital and Housing Partnerships Can Heal Communities

At Boston Medical Center, 25 percent of patients admitted to the hospital are homeless, and even more live in unsafe places or are at risk of being evicted; conditions that research shows can exacerbate health problems. Children’s HealthWatch data from BMC’s pediatric Emergency Department shows that one in three families are housing insecure, meaning they […]

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Congressman McGovern Gives A Speech In Honor Of Dr. Deborah Frank

Congressman Jim McGovern of Massachusetts gave a speech on the House of Representatives floor on January 15, 2020 to honor Dr. Deborah Frank, Founder of Children’s HealthWatch, for her extensive career and her commitment to improve child health in the United States. Read the transcript below.  Mr. Speaker today, I’m here to recognize the career […]

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Children’s HealthWatch’s Public Comment To Oppose SSA’s NPRM on “Rules Regarding the Frequency and Notice of Continuing Disability Reviews”

On January 27th, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a public comment strongly opposing the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on “Rules Regarding the Frequency and Notice of Continuing Disability Reviews.” Social Security disability benefits are an essential support for individuals and children with disabilities in families with low incomes. If passed, the proposed […]