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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 […]

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Children’s HealthWatch Comments on the Department of Homeland Security’s Advanced Notice of Public Rule Making

On October 22, 2021, Children’s HealthWatch submitted comments on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Advanced Notice of Public Rule Making, “Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility” published in the Federal Register on August 23, 2021. On behalf of Children’s HealthWatch, a network of pediatricians, public health researchers, and policy and child health experts, please accept […]

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Children’s HealthWatch Letter to the House Financial Services Committee

On October 20, 2021, Children’s HealthWatch sent a letter to Chairwoman Waters and distinguished members of the House Financial Services Committee. During a time families of young children, particularly Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and immigrant families – are experiencing alarming rates of housing instability and homelessness, which imperil their health, we call upon you to invest […]

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

On October 15, 2021, Children’s HealthWatch submitted testimony to Chairman Keenan, Chairman Arciero, and distinguished members of the MA Joint Committee on Housing in support of H.1385: An Act providing upstream homelessness prevention assistance to families, youth, and adults, H.1428/S.898: An Act codifying the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program / An Act Relative to the Massachusetts Rental Voucher […]

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

On October 7, 2021, Children’s HealthWatch submitted testimony to Chairwoman Comerford, Chairwoman Decker, and distinguished members of the Joint Committee on Public Health in strong support of H.2298/S.1403: An Act relative to establishing a Food and Health Pilot Program. In the testimony, we highlight that the prevalence of food insecurity across the United States and in […]

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Healthy Families EITC Coalition Submits Written Testimony to the MA Joint Committee on Ways and Means

On October 1, 2021, the Healthy Families EITC Coalition submitted testimony to Chairman Rodrigues, Chairman Michelwitz, and distinguished members of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means on the distribution plan for the $4.8 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding in Massachusetts. On behalf of the Healthy Families EITC Coalition, we strongly […]

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

On October 1, 2021, Children’s HealthWatch submitted testimony to Chairman Gomez, Chairman Finn, and distinguished members of the Joint Committee on Children, Families and persons with disabilities in strong support of H.119/S.96: An Act to lift kids out of deep poverty, and H.208/S.119: An Act concerning public assistance for working families and the creation of a pilot […]

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Written Testimony to the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities

On October 1, 2021, Children’s HealthWatch submitted testimony in strong support of An Act to lift kids out of deep poverty (H.199/S.96) and An Act concerning public assistance for working families and the creation of a pilot program to address the impacts of the cliff effect (H.208/S.119). The mission of Children’s HealthWatch is to improve […]