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Children’s HealthWatch Statement on the American Families Plan

Children’s HealthWatch applauds the significant investments in the health and well-being of young children and families proposed in the Biden-Harris Administration’s American Families Plan (AFP), released yesterday. Central to equitable recovery and truly building back better, the AFP includes historic investments in child care and universal pre-kindergarten, permanently expands recent improvements to the Earned Income […]

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Let’s make school meals free for all kids

Originally published on Commonwealth Magazine. Just over 5 percent of students paying full price eat both school breakfast and lunch, daily. That means, unfortunately, school meals carry with them the label of being “poor;” a label that brings fear of stigma for far too many children and can be enough to lead some to skip […]

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Thursday, October 15, 2020 – Please Watch The Recording For Access Not Granted: Barriers To Health Care and Equity for Children and Families During COVID-19

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 – Please Watch A Recording For The State of Hunger in Massachusetts: Before & Since the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 – Please Join Us For Hunger to Health In COVID and Beyond: Food Policy as Health Policy

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 – Watch the Recording For Early Education & Care: Key to Healthy Children and a Productive Workforce

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 – Please Join Us For Hunger and Housing Lessons from COVID-19

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Access to High-Quality, Affordable Child Care: Strategies to Improve Health Across Boston and the Commonwealth

Access to High-Quality, Affordable Child Care: Strategies to Improve Health Across Boston and the Commonwealth Summary of Findings Cost, location, hours, and/or availability of high-quality child care may restrict parent’s ability to work and/or further their education, a condition referred to as “child care constraints”. Children’s HealthWatch research found that parents and children in families […]

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Access to High-Quality, Affordable Child Care: Strategies to Improve Health

Access to High-Quality, Affordable Child Care: Strategies to Improve Health High-quality, nurturing, and affordable child care is essential to support children and their parents. A large body of evidence demonstrates the importance of high-quality early environments as critical determinants of school readiness, cognitive and social outcomes, and later educational and career success for children living […]

Born to Thrive Minnesota Summit: Growing Strong, Smart Kids through Healthy Eating and Active Play

On December 9, 2014, Dr. Diana Cutts, Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator and Pediatrician at Hennepin County Medical Center, presented at the Born to Thrive Minnesota Summit on Perspectives from the Field. Click here for presentation slides.