New Study Links Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric to Decline in Preventive Healthcare for Children of Immigrant Mothers

Originally published on Express Healthcare Management. A recent study conducted by researchers at Boston University School of Public Health suggests that former President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric may have contributed to […]


Childcare nutrition programs improve health outcomes, food security but are underfunded, researchers argue

Originally published on FoodNavigator-USA. Research that shows toddlers who receive meals and snacks from their childcare are healthier and more food secure than those who bring meals from home underscores the […]


Diaper Pilot Program Aims to Keep Families Healthy, Working

Originally published on Public News Service. Massachusetts groups will be part of a new federal pilot program to help low-income families ensure they have the diapers they need to keep both […]


Study blames Trump for decline in immigrant well-child healthcare visits

Originally published on UPI. Sept. 18 (UPI) — A new study is blaming former President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric for a decline in preventative healthcare visits among children born to migrant […]


Balancing Budgets by Emptying Bellies: WIC Cuts Would Harm Our Youngest Children

Originally published on The Brink. As Congress approaches its annual deadline to pass a new federal budget, a slew of spending bills from House Republicans threaten to gut evidence-based safety […]


Trump’s Anti-immigrant Rhetoric, Policies, Contributed to Decline in Preventive Healthcare Visits among Children of Immigrants

Originally published on BU School of Public Health. Immigration was a defining issue of Donald Trump’s campaign and presidency, and his well-documented embrace of xenophobic and racist rhetoric and policies during […]


‘Policymakers need to do their job too’: Pediatrician’s view on child poverty rate

Originally published on NPR. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: It’s unusual for child poverty to double in a year, and equally unusual, we can pretty clearly say why it happened. The expanded child […]


Children’s HealthWatch Submits a Letter In Opposition of Cutting Arkansas’ Income and Corporate Tax (HB1007)

In Arkansas, Governor Sanders has called for a special session to cut the state’s income and corporate taxes for the second time in 2023. Nearly 80% of this cut would […]


Nourishing Futures: Strengthening Child Health Through SNAP

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) constitutes our nation’s first line of defense against hunger and food insecurity – major drivers of ill health throughout the lifespan. SNAP supports the […]

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Expanding tax credit will make Massachusetts a leader in family policy again

Originally posted on Commonwealth Magazine.  MASSACHUSETTS CONSISTENTLY ranks as the top state to raise a family. The reason is simple: our family policies – from paid leave and childcare to […]