For a moment there, we made inroads on child poverty

Originally published in The Boston Globe. Monthly Child Tax Credit made a measurable difference  We write in strong support of former acting Boston mayor Kim Janey’s call for monthly cash benefits […]


Life in a single room

Originally published in The Boston Globe. For Dr. Megan Sandel, such stories are all too familiar. As a lead researcher at Children’s HealthWatch, a research group at Boston Medical Center, Sandel […]


FACT SHEET: The Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces More Than $8 Billion in New Commitments as Part of Call to Action for White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

Originally posted on WhiteHouse.gov. Pillar 5 – Enhance Nutrition and Food Security Research  CHILDREN’S HEALTHWATCH: By 2030, the nonprofit Children’s HealthWatch will raise $1.9 million to advance research and deepen understanding […]


Those who need relief most are getting short end of Mass. tax refund

Originally posted on The Boston Globe. Re “Refunds could be bigger than expected: Checks triggered by 1980s law are expected to be 13% of taxpayer liability” (Page A1, Sept. 17): It’s true […]


Addressing Food Insecurity At Its Root

Originally posted on BU Experts. Ahead of the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health, food insecurity expert shares research-backed approaches for addressing hunger in the U.S. It is […]


What if doctors could write prescriptions for adequate housing? More than anything else, it might improve a person’s overall health

Originally posted on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. A study by Children’s HealthWatch in Boston estimated that housing instability among families with young children will result in $111 billion in avoidable health […]


What We Can Learn From Recent Reports About the Impact of the Expanded Child Tax Credit and the Ongoing Need for Outreach

Originally posted on Child Tax Credit Outreach. The Impact of the Child Tax Credit In August, Children’s HealthWatch, Revolutionary Healing, and the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice […]


‘Worrisome’ data link eviction to poor health in children

Originally posted on Healio. Eviction was associated with increased odds of poor health in children and their parents, according to a study published in Pediatrics. Co-author Dr. Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, […]


New study shows families with children at higher risk for eviction

Originally posted on Verywell Family. A new study released by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) shows families with children facing or experiencing eviction have poorer health than those who […]

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Allison Bovell-Ammon Interviewed By WNHN Radio

On August 10th Allison Bovell-Ammon, Director of Policy Strategy at Children’s HealthWatch, and Shailly Gupta Barnes, Policy Director of the Kairos Center and the Poor People’s Campaign, were interviewed by […]