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Children’s HealthWatch’s Public Statement Regarding the Public Charge Rule

As pediatricians, public health researchers, and child health and policy experts, Children’s HealthWatch opposes in the strongest terms changes to the public charge rule made by the Department of Homeland Security. These changes will endanger the health and well-being of families of immigrants and their children. We are deeply alarmed by efforts to penalize participation […]

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Children’s Healthwatch’s Testimony for Two Bills in Massachusetts Related To Improving the EITC and Supporting Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Sites

On July 23rd, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a testimony to Chairman Hinds, Chairman Cusack, and members of the Joint Committee on Revenue. Currently, the state has opportunities to improve the health of young children and reduce economic hardship by enacting legislation that responds to the realities of working families with young children. We write in strong […]

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Children’s Healthwatch’s Testimony in Support of Several Bills in Massachusetts Related to the DTA, Children and Families, Homelessness, Two Generational Approaches and the Cliff Effect

On July 16th, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a testimony to Chairwoman Chang-Diaz, Chairwoman Khan, and members of the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. Currently, the state has opportunities to improve the health of young children and reduce economic hardship by enacting legislation that responds to the realities of families with […]

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Children’s Healthwatch’s Testimony in Support of Three Bills in Massachusetts That Would Protect Families Either Facing an Eviction or Having Already Experienced Eviction

On July 16th, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a testimony to Chairman Eldridge, Chairwoman Cronin, and members of the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on the Judiciary. Currently, the state has opportunities to improve the health of young children by enacting legislation that responds to the housing needs of families with young children by reducing risk of evictions, […]

Dr. Mariana Chilton’s Testimony at Philadelphia City Council’s Hearing on Child Hunger

On March 5th, Dr. Mariana Chilton, Principal Investigator, testified before the Philadelphia City Council at the Hearing on Child Hunger.  At the hearing, Dr. Chilton advocated for making a citywide plan to end hunger that promotes economic security and prevents violence.

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Allison Bovell-Ammon’s Testimony Before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Health Care Financing in Support of the Bill to Close the Snap Gap

On May 28th, Allison Bovell-Ammon, Deputy Director of Policy Strategy, testified before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Health Care Financing in support of the Senate Bill 678 and House Bill 1173, “An Act improving public health through a common application for core food, health and safety-net programs”. Passing this bill will help close the ‘SNAP […]

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Children’s HealthWatch’s Public Comment To Oppose the Proposed Changes to the Federal Poverty Guidelines by the Office of Management and Budget

On June 21st, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a public comment to the Office of Management and Budget’s proposal to change the version of the Consumer Price Index used to adjust the federal poverty thresholds for inflation from the Consumer Price Index for Urban Workers to the Chained Consumer Price Index for Urban Workers. We oppose the […]

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Children’s Healthwatch’s Public Comment to Oppose HUD’s Proposed Rule That Would Evict Mixed-Status Families from Public and Subsidized Housing

On June 21st, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a public comment on the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Notice of Public Rule Making (NPRM) for “Housing and Community Development Act of 1980: Verification of Eligible Status” (HUD Docket No. FR-6124-P-01). We oppose this proposed rule that would evict mixed-status families from public and subsidized housing […]

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Dr. Ana Poblacion’s testimony before the Massachusetts Board of Early Education and Care

On May 14th, Dr. Ana Poblacion testified before the Massachusetts Board of Early Education and Care.

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Children’s HealthWatch’s Public Comment on USDA’s proposed rule “Requirement for Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents”

On March 29th, 2019, Children’s HealthWatch submitted public comment on the USDA’s proposed rule “Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults without Dependents.”