The Impacts of Increasing Household Energy Prices on Health and Health Care Costs in New York State

Children’s HealthWatch conducted research for this Entergy whitepaper, which seeks to quantify some of the most prominent health care costs attributable to increasing energy prices in New York State and New York City.

Home Energy Insecurity (HEI): Measurement and Consequences

Gave a webinar on energy insecurity as part of New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)’s LIFE Webinar Series.

Household Hardships, Public Programs, and Their Association with the Health and Development of Very Young Children: Insights from Children’s HealthWatch

Many research and advocacy groups use econometrics and/or biostatistics to explore the health and educational effects of food insecurity. Children’s HealthWatch (formerly known as the Children’s Sentinel Nutrition Assessment Program or C-SNAP) is one such group. Children’s HealthWatch was founded in 1998 to bring evidence and analysis from the front lines of pediatric care to policy […]


Federal Programs that Protect Young Children’s Health

Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on federal programs that support young children’s health and development.


LIHEAP Stabilizes Family Housing and Protects Children’s Health

Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on the positive impact of LIHEAP on young children and their families.


Healthy Families in Hard Times: Solutions to Multiple Family Hardships

New research by Children’s HealthWatch finds that the cumulative effects of multiple hardships on young children, including a lack of nutritious food, unstable housing and inadequate home heating and cooling, decrease the chances of normal growth and development in very young children.  The research shows that the greater the level of hardship experienced, the less […]

Cumulative Hardship and Wellness of Low-Income, Young Children: Multisite Surveillance Study

This article shows that the level of a novel cumulative index of 3 prevalent hardships (food, housing, and energy insecurity) is a robust predictor of the health and development of children 4 to 36 months of age. In a sample size of 7,141 participants, 37% reported no material hardship, 57% moderate hardship, and 6% severe […]


Energy Insecurity is a Major Threat to Child Health

Children’s HealthWatch published a new policy brief on the consequences of energy insecurity and cutting LIHEAP benefits for young children.


Stable Housing and Utilities: Keeping Baltimore’s Babies Healthy

This policy report illustrates the connection between unaffordable housing and utilities and health outcomes among young children in Baltimore MD.

Increasing Energy and Food Processes and Their Impacts on Child Health and Development

Hot Topic Session at the Annual Conference of the Pediatric Academic Societies