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Women’s History Month: A Cause for Celebration, A Cause for Concern

During Women’s History Month, we often reflect on and celebrate the achievements of women around the world, particularly in the face of unimaginable obstacles. While we’ve come a very long […]

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Immigrant Advocates Call For Tax Credit Equity

Originally published on State House News Service. Immigrant advocates on Thursday lobbied for expanded eligibility of a tax credit that’s seen as a key tool to prevent poverty and improve […]

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In Hospitals, Affordable Housing Gets the Long-Term Investor It Needs

Originally published in The New York Times. Hospitals can also use another key resource: their own land and property. Boston Medical Center and Trinity Health both have plans to build […]

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Explaining “A Short Adverse Experiences Measure Among Mothers of Young Children”

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are a specific set of household-level adversities children may experience, including emotional and physical abuse, neglect, and other household stressors. Since the concept was first introduced […]

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A Short Adverse Experiences Measure Among Mothers of Young Children

OBJECTIVES: Screening for parental adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in pediatric settings can be burdensome because of the questionnaire’s length and sensitive nature. Rapid screen- ing tools may help address these […]

Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Prevalence of VLFS in Children among Children of Foreign-Born Mothers

Abstract: This research examined VLFS in children among households with foreign-born (FB) mothers compared to US-born mothers through three research questions: Is mother’s foreign-born status (FBS) associated with VLFS in […]

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Overcoming Invisibility

Like most little kids, I wished for superpowers when I was younger. Being able to do something otherworldly (ironically) appealed to my introverted personality as a way to stand out […]

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Association between Child Tax Credit advance payments and food insufficiency in households experiencing economic shocks

Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic brought increases in economic shocks due to poor health and lost employment, which reduced economic well-being, especially in households with children. The American Rescue Plan Act […]

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Permanently Expanding the Child Tax Credit Can Make Generational Change

Originally published on The Brink. In 2021, Congress used the American Rescue Plan Act to dramatically expand the Child Tax Credit (CTC), which provides tax credits based on income level […]

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Involving Families in Public Policy Innovation to Reduce Cost-Driven Moves and Related Disruption

This is a commentary to Moving Because of Unaffordable Housing and Disrupted Social Safety Net Access Among Children by Kathryn M. Leifheit et al. Click here to read the original […]