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Haitian Migrants Face Unique Challenges Finding U.S. Housing

Originally posted on HealthCity. Haitian people continue to be displaced by natural and geopolitical forces, creating a perfect storm of people turning to U.S. ERs seeking shelter. PEDRO PARDO, Getty […]

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In record numbers, families without shelter are turning to Massachusetts emergency departments

Originally posted on WBUR. When 5 p.m. strikes on weekdays, and on weekends and holidays, the emergency room — where there’s a roof, food and a team of social workers […]

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An Atlanta hospital takes on the city’s housing crisis

Originally posted on NPR. BIELLO: Mercy Care in Atlanta is not alone. In the last decade or so, several health care systems across the U.S. have made significant investments in […]

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Some CPS parents are just getting summer 2022 pandemic food benefit cards now, with no explanation

Originally posted on CBS News. Dr. Deborah Frank is a professor of child health and wellbeing at Boston University School of Medicine. “Yes, somebody should be communicating,” Frank said. “So […]

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USDA Proposes Science Driven Updates to Foods Provided Through WIC | What They’re Saying

Originally posted on USDA. Proposed changes promote nutrition security and maternal and child health, increase flexibility for participants WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2022 – This month, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA’s […]

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Financial Coaching Offers New Paths To A Healthy Future

With the enhanced Child Tax Credit, “we found that families were better able to afford food, catch up on rent, and parents reported better health outcomes,” says Allison Bovell-Ammon, director […]

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Tightening abortion laws reignite conversation around a permanent Child Tax Credit

Originally posted on Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper. Many families that were helped are struggling again The child tax credit expansion reduced food insufficiency by 26% in 2021, according to Allison Bovell-Ammon, […]

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Loss of Child Tax Credit Advance Payments Tied to Higher Food Insecurity

Originally posted on HealthDay. FRIDAY, Oct. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Food insufficiency among U.S. households with children increased after they stopped receiving monthly advance Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments […]

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Food insufficiency increased in US households by 25% after expiration of Child Tax Credit payments

The six short months of these Child Tax Credit advanced payments clearly made a big difference for American families, a permanent expansion would be a game-changer for reducing child poverty for good. There is more to do to make sure that very low-income families actually get the monthly payments, prompting efforts like GetCTC.org, but a permanent expansion allows resources and awareness to build around the policy in a way that short-term fixes don’t.”

Paul Shafer, Study Senior Author, Assistant Professor of Health Law, Policy & Management, BUSPH

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US Food Insufficiency Spiked by 25% After Monthly Child Tax Credits Expired

Originally posted on Newswise. In the months after the advance federal Child Tax Credit cash payments ended in December 2021, low-income families with children struggled the most to afford enough […]