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The Healthy Families EITC Coalition Submits Witten Testimony to the MA Joint Committee on Revenue

On February 22, 2022, the Healthy Families EITC Coalition submitted testimony to Chairman Cusack, Chairman Hinds, and distinguished members of the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Revenue on H.4361: An Act to improve Massachusetts’ competitiveness and reduce the cost of living. On behalf of the Healthy Families EITC Coalition, we strongly urge the Committee to include […]

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Letter to the Family Reunification Task Force

On January 27, 2022, Children’s HealthWatch wrote a letter to the Family Reunification Task Force at the Department of Homeland Security. The letter comments on recommendations to reduce the separation of migrant parents, legal guardians, and children, and such separations’ impact. The letter voices support for the Administration’s Executive Order 14011, Establishment of Interagency Task […]

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Children’s HealthWatch Comments on the Department of State’s interim final rule, “Visas: Ineligibility Based on Public Charge Grounds”

On January 14, 2022, Children’s HealthWatch submitted comments on the Department’s of State’s interim final rule, “Visas: Ineligibility Based on Public Charge Grounds,” published in the Federal Register on November 17, 2021. … As pediatricians and public health researchers, we are acutely aware of the harmful health and economic consequences resulting from long-standing exclusions of […]

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Children’s HealthWatch Submits Written Testimony to the MA Joint Committee on Education

On January 4, 2022, Children’s HealthWatch submitted testimony to Chairman Lewis, Chairwoman Peisch, and distinguished members of the Joint Committee on Education in strong support of H.714/S.314: An Act relative to universal school meals. As a nonpartisan network of pediatricians, public health researchers, and children’s health and policy experts committed to improving children’s health in America, […]

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Children’s HealthWatch Submits Written Testimony to the MA Joint Committee on Revenue

On December 13, 2021, Children’s HealthWatch submitted testimony to Chairman Hinds, Chairman Cusack, and distinguished members of the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Revenue in strong support of H.2871/S.1841: An Act to increase family stabilization through the earned income tax credit. We would also like to express our strong support for S.1852: An Act providing a […]

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Healthy Families EITC Coalition Submits Written Testimony to the MA Joint Committee on Revenue

On December 13, 2021, the Healthy Families EITC Coalition submitted testimony to Chairman Hinds, Chairman Cusack, and distinguished members of the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Revenue on H.2871/S.1841: An Act to increase family stabilization through the earned income tax credit, and S.1852: An Act providing a guaranteed minimum income to all Massachusetts families. The Healthy […]

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Children’s HealthWatch Comments on the Driver of Health Screening Rate and the Driver of Health Screen Positive Rate

On behalf of Children’s HealthWatch, we applaud the National Quality Forum (NQF) Measures Application Partnership’s consideration of MUC 2021-136 (Driver of Health Screening Rate) and MUC 2021-134 (Driver of Health Screen Positive Rate). Children’s HealthWatch seeks to improve the health and development of young children and their families by informing equitable policies that address and […]

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Children’s HealthWatch Submits Written Testimony to the MA Joint Committee on Education

On November 23, 2021, Children’s HealthWatch submitted testimony to Chairman Lewis, Chairwoman Peisch, and distinguished members of the MA Joint Committee on Education in strong support of H.605/S.362: An Act Providing Affordable and Accessible High Quality Early Education and Care to Promote Child Development and Well-Being and Support the Economy in the Commonwealth. On behalf […]

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Letter to the ICD-10-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee

On November 11, 2021, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a letter to the ICD-10-CM Coordination and Maintenance Committee in support of the Gravity Project Multi-Domain Social Determinants of Health ICD-10-CM Application. Children’s HealthWatch seeks to improve the health and development of young children and their families by informing equitable policies that address and alleviate economic hardships and […]

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Children’s HealthWatch Submits Written Testimony to the MA Joint Committee on Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities

On October 29, 2021, Children’s HealthWatch submitted testimony to Chairman Gomez, Chairman Finn, and distinguished members of the MA Joint Committee on Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities in support of H.202/S.111: An Act to improve emergency housing assistance for children and families experiencing homelessness. As a nonpartisan network of pediatricians, public health researchers, and children’s […]