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Supporting Young Children with Disabilities: Solutions for Improving Food Security

High costs associated with raising a child with disabilities can strain the family budget and lead to trade-offs between basic needs. Children’s HealthWatch research demonstrated that families of children with SHCN who receive SSI were more likely to be food insecure compared with families of children with SHCN not receiving SSI.

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The Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit: Prescriptions for Healthy Families

Together, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) provide a meaningful hand up to millions of families across the United States. Unfortunately, the strength of the EITC and CTC are both at risk of being undermined. Several key provisions of the EITC and CTC are set to expire at the end […]

NHC 2015 Annual Policy Symposium: How Housing Can Help Individuals and Families Succeed

Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Dr. Megan Sandel, presented at the National Housing Conference Annual Policy Symposium, “How Housing Can Help Individuals and Families Succeed”, on Friday, June 12, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Dr. Sandel gave a presentation that discussed results of recent research on health impacts of homelessness on children and expectant mothers.

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Building on Strength: Keeping Young Children Connected to WIC

This brief examines the health impacts of dropping out of WIC and reasons families report becoming disconnected from the program in Minnesota

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Compounding Stress: The Timing and Duration Effects of Homelessness on Children’s Health

New research from Children’s Health Watch highlighted in a joint brief with the Center for Housing Policy at the National Housing Conference shows the younger and longer a child experiences homelessness, the greater the cumulative toll of negative health outcomes, which can have lifelong effects on the child, the family and the community.

Nutrition and Brain Development

On Aug 18 Dr. Diana Cutts led two 30-minute sessions on the topic of Nutrition and Brain Development fir Parents In Community Action.

Using Safe and Affordable Housing as a Vaccine for Healthier Children

Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Dr. Megan Sandel, was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Urban Land Institute Housing Opportunity conference in Denver. Click here to read the full article.

1000 Days Initiative Roundtable

Spoke on child health and development at the 1000 Days Initiative Roundtable in Washington, DC.

Federally Subsidized Food Programs: Relation to children’s health and potential to influence policy.

Spoke on health and nutrition at the “Strengthening Connections Among Child and Family Research, Policy and Practice”  symposium at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) in Alexandria, VA .

Environmental effects of stress on early brain development

Presented “Environmental effects of stress on early brain development” at the Advances in nutrition and Brain Development conference in Retalhuleu, Guatemala.