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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.”

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Dr. Eduardo Ochoa’s testimony before the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services

On March 12, 2019, Dr. Ochoa testified before the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services for their “Growing a Healthy Next Generation: Examining Federal Child Nutrition Programs” hearing. Click this link for more information on the hearing and to watch Dr. Ochoa’s testimony.

Dr. Maureen Black’s testimony before the Appropriations Committee in Maryland

On February 5th, 2019, Dr. Maureen Black testified before the Appropriations Committee in Maryland on the Summer SNAP for Children Act (HB0338 and SB0128). To watch Dr. Black’s testimony, click this link and start the video at 01:42:45. If you are a resident of Maryland and wish to express your support of the Summer SNAP […]

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Children’s HealthWatch warns of risks to families under the current government shutdown

On January 17, 2019, Children’s HealthWatch released a statement warning of the risks families face under the current government shutdown.

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Children’s HealthWatch’s Public Comment on Public Charge

On December 6, 2018, Children’s HealthWatch submitted public comment on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s Notice of Public Rule Making (NPRM) for “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds.”

Children’s HealthWatch Public Comment Opposing Proposed Changes to Fee Waiver Eligibility Criteria

On November 27, 2018, Children’s HealthWatch submitted public comment on the Department of Homeland Security and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services proposed changes to waiver eligibility criteria.

Children’s HealthWatch’s Public Comment on “Apprehension Processing, Care and Custody of Alien Minors and Unaccompanied Children”

On November 1st, 2018, Children’s HealthWatch submitted comment on the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed rule, “Apprehension Processing, Care and Custody of Alien Minors and Unaccompanied Children” (83 FR 45486).

Children’s HealthWatch’s Statement Opposing Changes to Public Charge

As pediatricians, public health researchers, and child health and policy experts, we strongly oppose the regulatory proposal “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” released by the Department of Homeland Security this weekend. This proposal will endanger the health and well-being of families of immigrants and their children.[1] Children’s HealthWatch is committed to improving the health and […]

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Letter to 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee

Dear Members of the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Committee, As pediatricians and public health researchers, we seek to inform your deliberations on the 2018 Farm Bill by summarizing the most current medical research regarding health benefits of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Based on our 20 years of research and clinical experience with the […]