Children’s HealthWatch Statement on Threat to 2022 Public Charge Rule

Two years ago, Children’s HealthWatch and our partners celebrated the rescission of the 2019 public charge rule – a harmful and racist wealth test policy that penalized participation of immigrant […]

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Haitian Migrants Face Unique Challenges Finding U.S. Housing

Originally posted on HealthCity. Haitian people continue to be displaced by natural and geopolitical forces, creating a perfect storm of people turning to U.S. ERs seeking shelter. PEDRO PARDO, Getty […]


Immigrant-Inclusive Policies Promote Child and Family Health

In this issue of AJPH, findings by Miller et al. (p. 1738) suggest that anti-immigrant rhetoric and proposed changes to public charge during the early years of the Trump administration significantly […]


Statement on the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals Decision on DACA

Children’s HealthWatch is deeply disappointed with the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals decision to uphold that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), as originally established, is unlawful. The decision […]


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 […]

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Food insecurity rises as families lose child tax credit payments, data shows

Originally posted on NBC News. Children’s HealthWatch also found disparities in who received the money, which came to about $300 a month per child. Food insufficiency among U.S. families with […]

Children’s HealthWatch Statement RE: Proposed Information Collection on 2020 Census, Docket No. USBC-2018-0005

As a nonpartisan network of pediatricians, public health researchers, and children’s health and policy experts, we believe the 2020 Census proposed information collection is a critically important issue. We oppose […]

It’s time for Congress to act on CHIP, DACA

January 12, 2018 Honorable Members of the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate, As a nonpartisan network of pediatricians, public health researchers, and children’s health and policy […]

Bring us your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free: Caring for children of immigrants

Recently, Alex, a 10 year-old boy in my pediatric practice, was in the office complaining of a stomachache. I asked the usual questions: When did it start? Did it happen […]

Statement on recent harmful policy developments

Consistent with our longstanding values and mission, Children’s HealthWatch remains committed to improving the health and well-being of young children and their families in the United States regardless of immigration […]