2023 Year in Review

2023 was a special year for Children’s HealthWatch: we not only celebrated 25 years of advancing racially equitable and inclusive policies that support young children and families but our research […]


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 […]


Remarks from Gloria Cabrera on the impact of expanded family tax credits during the Healthy Families Tax Credits Coalition celebratory event November 8, 2023

On November 8, 2023, the Healthy Families Tax Credits Coalition, led by Children’s HealthWatch, hosted an event at the Massachusetts State House celebrating the expansion of family tax credits. Bill […]


Friday, October 28, 2022 – Invest Early in Children: Policies, practices, and ideas for action


Critical windows of susceptibility for the effects of prenatal exposure to heat and heat variability on gestational growth

Abstract Background: Studies have shown that prenatal heat exposure may impact fetal growth, but few studies have examined the critical windows of susceptibility. As extreme heat events and within season […]


Prenatal WIC Is Associated with Increased Birth Weight of Infants Born in the United States with Immigrant Mothers

Originally posted on Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Abstract Background The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) improves health outcomes for participating mothers […]


Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Ruling

As pediatricians and public health researchers committed to advancing health equity for all families with young children – particularly families marginalized by unjust policies and systemic racism – we are […]


Harness the Power of Your Story: How Storytelling Informs Policy

“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” – Former U.S. Representative Shirley Chisholm, New York At any level, our elected officials’ fundamental role […]


There May Be No Words, But There Are Actions

There May Be No Words, But There Are Actions At Children’s HealthWatch, we want to acknowledge the depth of grief and anger many have been experiencing in light of recent, […]

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Children’s advocates want universal free school lunches to continue

Originally posted on The Boston Herald. Advocates are calling on state lawmakers to extend free meals at schools, a program that came into place during the pandemic and is even […]