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Addressing Food Insecurity Among Young Children During the Pandemic: Innovations from Vermont and Washington State

Originally published on Center for Health Care Strategies. III. Vermont’s Statewide Approach to Hunger Screening: Lessons from the Pandemic Speaker: Beverly Boget, Director of Early Childhood, Health Care, Integration, Let’s Grow Kids, Tanya Lachapelle, Community and Program Supports Specialist, Let’s Grow Kids, and Lauren Smith, Help Me Grow Coordinator, VT Department of Health The Vermont […]

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COD’s Dialogue Over Distance Presents ‘Housing Is Health Care’

Originally published on Medscape. According to a recent study published in the journal “Pediatrics,” crowded housing, frequent relocations and homelessness exacerbate children’s pre-existing health conditions and the family’s overall stress level. Another study from Children’s HealthWatch shows that when families don’t have stable housing, their risk of struggling with poor health outcomes and material hardships—such […]

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Pediatricians: How to Help Families Get the New Child Allowance

Originally published on Medscape. With the stroke of a pen, President Biden signed into law a provision in the American Rescue Plan that will lift nearly 10 million children above or closer to the poverty line this year. The expansion of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) into a child allowance is not only a significant step toward ensuring that […]

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Ayanna Pressley, Elizabeth Warren to Headline Forum on Antiracism as Health Policy

Originally published on BU Today. Today’s panel discussion will be moderated by Kimberly Atkins (COM’98, LAW’98), Boston Globe senior opinion writer and member of the paper’s editorial board, and will feature Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, executive director of Children’s HealthWatch; Megan Sandel (SPH’02,’03), a School of Medicine associate professor of pediatrics; Kaye-Alese Green, a MED diversity and inclusion fellow and a […]

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Podcast: Hunger in America – Part 2

Originally published on Two Reporters. When you see students across the nation struggling with learning and behavioral problems, it could be partly because their families can’t afford enough good food. Dr. Megan Sandel has a bold idea: give them more money.

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Get Konnected! Announces List of Most Impactful Black Women in Boston

Children’s HealthWatch is so proud of our Advisory Board members, Charlotte Golar-Richie and Karen Charles Peterson, for being named as two of Get Konnected!’s 2021 ‘Boston’s Most Impactful Black Women’ in the Boston Pioneers and Law, Politics, and Public Sector categories, respectively.

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Podcast: Hunger in America – Part 1

Originally published on Two Reporters. We all wish we had a doctor like Megan Sandel – kind, eloquent, a great story-teller, and passionate about social justice. Children she treats at the GROW clinic echo poor regions of Africa, they’re so malnourished – but it’s Boston. Megan says America has barely begun to tackle social problems […]

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How Will Biden’s Fix for Child Poverty Affect Kids’ Health?

Originally published on Tradeoffs. The recently passed $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act includes a sweeping expansion of the child tax credit, a policy change that could protect millions of kids from poverty — and the health risks that come with it. Episode Credits Guests: Deborah Frank, MD, Founding Director of the Grow Clinic at Boston Medical Center (retired); Professor […]