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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 […]

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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 […]

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Subsidized meals in child care tied to healthier kids and families

Originally published on The Washington Post. Every day, more than 4.2 million children receive nutritious food and snacks through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), a federally funded, state-administered […]

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We cut child poverty to historic lows, then let it rebound faster than ever before

Originally published on Vox. When we talk about child poverty, we’re talking about parents being unsure whether they’ll be able to keep up with their utility bills enough for their kids […]

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This Republican senator wants an expanded child tax credit — with work requirements

Originally published on NPR. An unusual thing happened a couple of years ago: nearly 3 million children in the United States were lifted out of poverty. That’s because of an expansion […]