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The Impact of Hunger on Youth

Children’s HealthWatch founder and Principal Investigator, Dr. Deborah Frank presented “The Impact of Hunger on Youth ” at Rhode Island In Action: Feeding Children Where They Live, Learn, and Play, in Providence, Rhode Island on April 30,2015.

Researchers Discuss Links between Affordable Housing and Family Well-being

Presented at the NLIHC 2015 Housing Legislative Forum on housing stability and child health.

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.

Expanding the State Earned Income Tax Credit: Reducing the Housing Affordability Gap for Low-income families in Massachusetts

On December 11, 2014, Children’s HealthWatch presented results from a four-month planning process to better understand how an increased Massachusetts Earned Income Tax Credit could be used as a strategy to improve housing stability and child health and development. Members of the Massachusetts Legislature, as well as advocates, researchers, funders, and providers were in attendance.

Social Determinants of Health: Emerging Strategies for an Evolving Healthcare System

Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Dr. Megan Sandel, presented at Medical Legal Partnership Boston’s annual conference “Social Determinants of Health: Emerging Strategies for an Evolving Healthcare System” on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Dr. Sandel was a participant on a Plenary Panel: Health Equity in Massachusetts: Beyond Biology, Beyond Interpreters, Beyond Insurance.

Boston City Council Hearing on Food Insecurity

On October 20, 2014, Children’s HealthWatch founder and Principal Investigator, Dr. Deborah Frank testified before the Boston City Council on the state of food insecurity in Boston. In addition to her testimony, Dr. Frank submitted a letter to the City Council. The hearing was ordered by Councilor O’Malley and held by the Council’s Committee on […]

The State of Equity in Metro Boston Action Agenda release event

Children’s HealthWatch Research and Policy Director, Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, presented at the release of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council’s State of Equity in Metro Boston Action Agenda. Based on the findings of the 2011 State of Equity in Metro Boston Indicators Report, it is a set of recommendations and action items to create a more […]

Undernourished and Overweight: The link between food insecurity and obesity

Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Dr. Diana Cutts, presented “Undernourished and Overweight: The link between food insecurity and obesity” at the Minneapolis Jewish Federation.

Undernourished and Overweight: The link between food insecurity and obesity

Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Dr. Diana Cutts, presented “Undernourished and Overweight: The link between food insecurity and obesity” at the Minnesota American Academy of Pediatrics Conference. Click here to watch the presentation.

Witnesses to Hunger Panel Discussion: Mom Knows Best

Co-hosted a panel discussion with Witnesses to Hunger on the health impacts of poverty.