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LIHEAP Stabilizes Family Housing and Protects Children’s Health

Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on the positive impact of LIHEAP on young children and their families.

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Behind Closed Doors: The hidden health impact of being behind on rent

New research by Children’s HealthWatch finds that families who are behind on rent are more likely to have children in fair or poor health, at risk of developmental delays, and a mother who has symptoms of depression compared to families who are not behind on rent.  Strikingly, the negative health impacts of being behind on rent are […]

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Healthy Moms: Improving the Quality of Life for Baltimore City Mothers

Baltimore mothers with symptoms of depression or poor health have children at increased risk for developmental problems, poor health, and hospitalizations. Baltimore mothers who experience economic stressors are more likely to have symptoms of depression and poor health. Baltimore mothers with a high school education or more, or who are employed, are less likely to have symptoms of depression and poor health. […]

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Reading, Writing and Hungry: The consequences of food insecurity on children and on our nation’s economic success

A research brief, based on a report of the same name written by Children’s HealthWatch and the Food Research Action Center, demonstrates that food insecurity among young children carries significant economic costs for individuals, families, and society as a whole

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Children of Immigrants: Healthy Beginnings Derailed by Food Insecurity

Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on the impact of food insecurity on the children of immigrants.

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Earning More, Receiving Less: Loss of Benefits and Child Hunger

Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on how employment can lead to a harmful loss of benefit for needy families.

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Healthy Families in Hard Times: Solutions to Multiple Family Hardships

New research by Children’s HealthWatch finds that the cumulative effects of multiple hardships on young children, including a lack of nutritious food, unstable housing and inadequate home heating and cooling, decrease the chances of normal growth and development in very young children.  The research shows that the greater the level of hardship experienced, the less […]

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Energy Insecurity is a Major Threat to Child Health

Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on the consequences of energy insecurity and cutting LIHEAP benefits for young children.