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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 […]

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‘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, […]

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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 […]

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A checklist on the Biden presidency: His legislative wins and losses

Originally posted on CBC News. Biden campaigned on more generous family policy — paid parental leave, which, unlike other industrialized countries, the U.S. lacks; universal pre-kindergarten; and a child-tax credit similar […]

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Bring Back the Child Tax Credit

Originally posted on The Progressive News. The data is clear: monthly payments drastically reduced childhood poverty when they were in place. Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and increased inflation, 15% of […]

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Families struggling without child tax credit

Originally posted on WTVR CBS 6. There’s been a 12% increase in food insecurity since child tax credit payments ended.

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Food insecurity rises as families lose child tax credit payments, data shows

Originally posted on WSLS 10 News. Children’s HealthWatch also found disparities in who received the money, which came to about $300 a month per child. Food insufficiency among U.S. families […]

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White House Pushes to Get Child Tax Credit to Low-Income Households

Originally posted on The National Interest. In an effort to ensure that more low-income families that don’t file taxes can get their hands on the enhanced child tax credit (CTC), […]

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Children’s advocates want universal free school lunches to continue

Originally posted on The Boston Herald. Advocates are calling on state lawmakers to extend free meals at schools, a program that came into place during the pandemic and is even […]