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Children’s Advocates Welcome Biden Administration’s Actions to Expand Legal Pathways for Undocumented Spouses and Dreamers

Washington, D.C., June 18, 2024 – Members of the Children Thrive Action Network applaud and welcome steps the Biden Administration has taken today to create additional pathways for legal status […]

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Pediatrician at NIFA housing summit: ‘Health, wealth and housing — you can’t separate them.’

LINCOLN — Mouse droppings led to a “eureka moment” for Dr. Megan Sandel, who at the time was a pediatric resident in Boston. Sandel, speaking Wednesday in Nebraska, back then […]

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Diagnosing the youth mental health crisis? Don’t forget housing and extreme heat

THE CITY OF BOSTON recently announced a new $21 million initiative to address the urgent need for more mental health services and programs for youth and families. This announcement follows a report from […]

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Immigrant Advocates Call For Tax Credit Equity

Originally published on State House News Service. Immigrant advocates on Thursday lobbied for expanded eligibility of a tax credit that’s seen as a key tool to prevent poverty and improve […]

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In Hospitals, Affordable Housing Gets the Long-Term Investor It Needs

Originally published in The New York Times. Hospitals can also use another key resource: their own land and property. Boston Medical Center and Trinity Health both have plans to build […]

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Permanently Expanding the Child Tax Credit Can Make Generational Change

Originally published on The Brink. In 2021, Congress used the American Rescue Plan Act to dramatically expand the Child Tax Credit (CTC), which provides tax credits based on income level […]

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At a hospital’s teaching kitchen, patients get a taste of food as medicine

Originally published on Stat News. At Boston Medical Center, the birth of this health-enhancing showroom was largely fueled by the existing food pantry. The food pantry was started in 2001 […]

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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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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 […]