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With $3M investment, Boston hospitals treat housing instability as a health issue

Originally published on Boston Business Journal. Three Boston hospitals are working to address housing instability, investing a combined $3 million to keep people from being evicted and plan future affordable […]

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90,000 in Mass. could be affected by Trump’s callous food-stamp cuts

Originally published on The Boston Globe. Not too long ago, food stamps enjoyed bipartisan support in Washington. After all, it’s hard to argue with a program that keeps the poorest […]

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Island embraces Food Is Medicine state plan

Originally published on The Martha Vineyard’s Times. If nutritious food prevents chronic disease and promotes long-term health, why shouldn’t it be included in our healthcare plans? That’s the notion behind […]

Health Impact Assessment of Creating a State-Level Refundable Earned Income Tax Credit in Arkansas

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families and Children’s HealthWatch have conducted the following Health Impact Assessment to estimate the potential health-related impacts of creating a state-level, refundable Earned Income Tax […]

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Children’s Healthwatch’s Testimony for Two Bills in Massachusetts Related To Improving the EITC and Supporting Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Sites

On July 23rd, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a testimony to Chairman Hinds, Chairman Cusack, and members of the Joint Committee on Revenue. Currently, the state has opportunities to improve the health […]

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Senator Warren and Representative Lawson Introduce the College Student Hunger Act of 2019 to Address Hunger on College Campuses

Originally published on Warren.Senate.Gov. More than 30% of college students might face food insecurity, and almost 2 million at-risk students did not receive SNAP benefits in 2016, even though they […]

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Constructing Invisible Walls through National and Global Policy

Worldwide 37,000 people are forced to flee their homes every day due to conflict and persecution. The factors that lead people to leave their home countries often originate with economic […]

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Children’s Healthwatch’s Testimony in Support of Several Bills in Massachusetts Related to the DTA, Children and Families, Homelessness, Two Generational Approaches and the Cliff Effect

On July 16th, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a testimony to Chairwoman Chang-Diaz, Chairwoman Khan, and members of the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. Currently, the […]

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Children’s Healthwatch’s Testimony in Support of Three Bills in Massachusetts That Would Protect Families Either Facing an Eviction or Having Already Experienced Eviction

On July 16th, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a testimony to Chairman Eldridge, Chairwoman Cronin, and members of the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on the Judiciary. Currently, the state has opportunities to […]

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Housing Instability Among Families With Young Children With Special Health Care Needs

Video Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Children with special health care needs (SHCNs) have significant medical and educational expenses affecting household finances. Housing instability can be detrimental to family well-being. Our objective […]