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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 […]

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Written Testimony to the Joint Committee on Ways and Means

On October 1, 2021, Children’s HealthWatch and the rest of the Healthy Families EITC Coalition submitted testimony to inform 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 urge the Committees to allocate a portion of the […]

Written Testimony to the Joint Committee on Ways and Means and the House Committee on Federal Stimulus and Census Oversight

On September 22, 2021, Children’s HeathWatch submitted testimony to inform the distribution plan for the $4.8 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding in Massachusetts. In this testimony, Children’s HealthWatch urges the Committees to allocate a portion of the funds to programs that reduce health disparities in the Commonwealth. Specifically, we strongly advocate […]

Children’s HealthWatch Comments in Response to the Request for Information from the Congressional Caucus on SDOH

On September 21, 2021, Children’s HealthWatch responded to a request for information from the Congressional Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Caucus. The first section of the response covers our experience with SDOH challenges, and we answer questions about which specific SDOH challenges our organization has seen to have the most impact on health, as well […]

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Children’s HealthWatch Is Deeply Concerned With the Consequences of the Supreme Court’s Decision to Overturn the National Eviction Moratorium

As a network of pediatricians and child health researchers, Children’s HealthWatch is deeply concerned with the impending and devastating consequences of the Supreme Court’s decision on August 26th to overturn the national eviction moratorium. Issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in response to the alarming health implications of eviction during the […]