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The Healthy Families EITC Coalition is Deeply Disappointed that Permanent Tax Relief for Families with Low Incomes has Been Removed from Final Economic Development Legislation

This week Massachusetts legislative leaders announced that they had reached an agreement on an economic development package that they state will “help ease the financial strain brought on by challenging […]

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Statement on the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals Decision on DACA

Children’s HealthWatch is deeply disappointed with the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals decision to uphold that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), as originally established, is unlawful. The decision […]

Healthy Families EITC Coalition Statement on Massachusetts Tax Relief Legislation

In July 2022, the Healthy Families EITC Coalition celebrated the unanimous passage of An Act to improve Massachusetts’ Economic Development in the House and Senate. This landmark bill would raise […]

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Children’s Healthwatch Is Deeply Disappointed Key Provisions to Support Families Are Notably Absent From the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

While the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 takes important steps toward the urgent issues of lowering health care costs and addressing climate change, Congress is missing a critically important opportunity […]

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Healthy Families EITC Coalition Submits a Letter on Tax Relief Implementation in Economic Development Bill Negotiations

On July 27, 2022, the Healthy Families EITC coalition, a statewide nonpartisan network of advocates working to improve the health and well-being of Massachusetts families through an expansion of the […]

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Children’s HealthWatch Commends the US House Education & Labor Committee for Introducing the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act

Children’s HealthWatch commends the US House Education & Labor Committee for introducing the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act, which reauthorizes child nutrition programs with robust, evidence-based solutions. This proposal strengthens […]

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Dr. Maureen Black Testifies to the House Committee on the Budget

Dr. Maureen Black, Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, provided a testimony to Chairman Yarmuth, Ranking Member Smith, and Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Budget on the […]

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Recommendations for the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

On July 15, 2022, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a letter to Ambassador Susan Rice on recommendations for the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. Given decades of research on the […]

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Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Ruling

As pediatricians and public health researchers committed to advancing health equity for all families with young children – particularly families marginalized by unjust policies and systemic racism – we are […]

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Letter to the House Committee on Rules

On March 28, 2022, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a letter to Chairman McGovern, Ranking Member Cole, and distinguished members of the House Committee on Rules in support of the White House […]