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Children’s HealthWatch Research and Policy Priorities are comprised of the topics on which we will be focusing for the next two to three years.  While we continually collect data on all of our core topics, especially food, housing, and energy insecurity, in anticipation of issues that will form the national public policy debate we focus on a subset of policy-relevant analyses.  In so doing, Children’s HealthWatch brings timely scientific evidence about the links between hardships associated with poverty – inadequate food and unstable housing conditions to name a few – and children’s health into the public policy arena.

All research and policy topics are evaluated with regards to their association with young children’s food security, health and development.