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 program to address the impacts of the cliff effect.

The mission of Children’s HealthWatch is to improve the health and development of young children by informing policies that address and alleviate economic hardships. We accomplish this mission by interviewing caregivers of young children on the frontlines of pediatric care, in urban emergency departments and primary care clinics in five cities: Boston, Minneapolis, Little Rock, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Our headquarters are located at Boston Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.