Northeast Health Care Organizations Urge Senators to Oppose Health-Harming Proposals to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Farm Bill

Children’s HealthWatch Letter to Congress on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

On May 29th, 2018, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a letter to Congress urging the legislative body to protect funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The letter was submitted in response to the planned rescission of funding approved by Congress and its harmful effects on the health and well-being of children across the county.


Children’s HealthWatch’s Statement on Executive Order to Cut People off Assistance Programs

President Trump’s executive order directing agencies, including the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Department of Health and Human Services, to propose policy changes that cut people off of federal assistance programs will harm the health and well-being of our nation’s youngest citizens and their families. This proposal is […]


Children’s HealthWatch Statement on the 2018 House Farm Bill

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is our nation’s first line of defense against hunger and food insecurity. A strong SNAP in the Farm Bill is necessary for optimal child and family health. However, based on research from Children’s HealthWatch and from others, the proposed changes-specifically changes to Broad Based Categorical Eligibility, Heat and Eat, […]

Children’s HealthWatch comment on Requirements and Services for ABAWDs

Re: Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Requirements and Services for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents RIN 0584–AE57 Dear Ms. Gersten-Paal: Thank you for the opportunity to comment on USDA’s Advanced Notice on requirements and services for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs). On behalf of Children’s HealthWatch please accept these comments and our […]

Written testimony submitted to the Joint Committee on Revenue

Dear Chairman Brady, Chairman Kaufman, and Members of the Joint Committee on Revenue Thank you for this opportunity to provide testimony on the impact of federal tax reform on Massachusetts and its hard-working families. While it is still too early to have a complete picture of the full impact federal tax reform will have on […]

Children’s HealthWatch submits response to USDA’s proposed rule on school meals standard

On Monday, January 29th, 2018, Children’s HealthWatch submitted a comment in response to the USDA’s proposed rule, “Child Nutrition Programs: Flexibilities for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium Requirements” (7 CFR 210, 215, 220, 226). The proposed rule alters school meal standards so that they are inconsistent with the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and harms our nation’s […]

It’s time for Congress to act on CHIP, DACA

January 12, 2018 Honorable Members of the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate, As a nonpartisan network of pediatricians, public health researchers, and children’s health and policy experts, we know that public policies, even when well intentioned, can put young children’s health at risk. We write today urging you to ensure that […]

Children’s HealthWatch Signs On To Letter Addressing Changes to MassHealth

On October 20th, 2017, Children’s HealthWatch signed on to a letter from Health Care to All addressing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In the letter, the undersigned organizations offered their comments on the MassHealth Section 1115 Demonstration Waiver Amendment. This amendment reduces MassHealth eligibility, and move those who are affected by the […]

Statement on House Budget Proposal

As pediatricians, public health researchers, and child health and policy experts with the non-partisan organization Children’s HealthWatch, we urge members of Congress to ensure sufficient federal funding for programs that provide families necessary resources for becoming and staying healthy. Our research shows that access to food, stable homes, home energy, and affordable health care is […]