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Pediatrician at NIFA housing summit: ‘Health, wealth and housing — you can’t separate them.’

LINCOLN — Mouse droppings led to a “eureka moment” for Dr. Megan Sandel, who at the time was a pediatric resident in Boston. Sandel, speaking Wednesday in Nebraska, back then […]

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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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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 […]

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Moving Because of Unaffordable Housing and Disrupted Social Safety Net Access Among Children

OBJECTIVES: To measure associations between residential moves because of unaffordable housing costs and disruptions in access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, […]

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The Rent Relief Act of 2023

There is no greater predictor of health than where you live.  Research from Children’s HealthWatch conducted on the frontlines of health care consistently shows that children and their families need […]

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One tool to help create affordable housing — real estate transfer fees

Originally posted on The Boston Globe. The open market has never had a viable mechanism to resolve the problem of escalating housing prices and rampant real estate speculation. For too long, […]

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Residents of color disproportionately hit by evictions after moratorium expired, says new report

Originally posted on WBUR. Megan Sandel, a physician who serves as co-director of Boston Medical Center’s Grow Clinic for Children, cautioned Tuesday that housing displacement can spiral into years of […]

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Housing and Neighborhoods as Root Causes of Child Poverty

Understanding how housing inequities among families with children are rooted in structural racism is important for identifying opportunities to engage in ongoing and collective work as pediatricians to lift children […]

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Children’s HealthWatch Submits Written Testimony to the MA Joint Committee on Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities

On October 29, 2021, Children’s HealthWatch submitted testimony to Chairman Gomez, Chairman Finn, and distinguished members of the MA Joint Committee on Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities in support […]

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Children’s HealthWatch Letter to the House Financial Services Committee

On October 20, 2021, Children’s HealthWatch sent a letter to Chairwoman Waters and distinguished members of the House Financial Services Committee. During a time families of young children, particularly Black, […]