Help Us Make a Difference for Young Children

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Children’s HealthWatch seeks your support. Early childhood is a special period of brain and physical development. The first three years of a child’s life are vital for setting their health trajectory for the rest of their lives. It is much more effective and efficient to invest in this time period to ensure optimal development than try to mitigate developmental gaps later. However, for millions of children, their well-being during this critical window is threatened by poverty, economic hardships, structural racism, and discrimination.

For 23 years, Children’s HealthWatch (headquartered at Boston Medical Center) has been on the forefront of timely, actionable research connecting economic hardships and public policies to the health and development of young children and families. Our work on the frontlines of pediatric care brings relevant data to inform policy decisions that ensure all children have equitable opportunities for healthy and successful lives. Our research has been cited on the floors of Congress and state legislatures, in national media, and countless research publications and has spurred policy improvements that promote health and economic equity.

We cannot do this work, however, without the generous support of funders like you. Our work helps shape policies that can change young children’s lives. We were key partners in the expansion of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits during the COVID crisis. We led the state coalition that doubled Massachusetts state EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) from 15% to 30%, putting thousands of dollars back into family pockets, and we have been a vital and unique voice for the health benefits of historic expansions to the Child Tax Credit. If you believe that all children should thrive and have hardship-free childhoods, then please click here to provide your tax-deductible contribution toward an organizational or individual sponsorship. Read on for sponsorship details and benefits! For more information on our upcoming virtual Fall Celebration on Monday, October 25, click here. For more information on our Equity Can’t Wait series, click here.

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Children’s HealthWatch
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Children’s HealthWatch relies on grants and private donations to fund research, dissemination, and advocacy. Donations from individuals, groups, and foundations determine the size of the impact we make on:

  • The health of the children we serve
  • The policies that affect them

We appreciate your support and thank you in advance for the impact your contribution will make on the lives of America’s children.

– The Children’s HealthWatch Team