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Financial Coaching Offers New Paths To A Healthy Future

With the enhanced Child Tax Credit, “we found that families were better able to afford food, catch up on rent, and parents reported better health outcomes,” says Allison Bovell-Ammon, director […]

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Tightening abortion laws reignite conversation around a permanent Child Tax Credit

Originally posted on Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper. Many families that were helped are struggling again The child tax credit expansion reduced food insufficiency by 26% in 2021, according to Allison Bovell-Ammon, […]

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The Healthy Families EITC Coalition is Deeply Disappointed that Permanent Tax Relief for Families with Low Incomes has Been Removed from Final Economic Development Legislation

This week Massachusetts legislative leaders announced that they had reached an agreement on an economic development package that they state will “help ease the financial strain brought on by challenging […]

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Loss of Child Tax Credit Advance Payments Tied to Higher Food Insecurity

Originally posted on HealthDay. FRIDAY, Oct. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Food insufficiency among U.S. households with children increased after they stopped receiving monthly advance Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments […]

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Food insufficiency increased in US households by 25% after expiration of Child Tax Credit payments

The six short months of these Child Tax Credit advanced payments clearly made a big difference for American families, a permanent expansion would be a game-changer for reducing child poverty for good. There is more to do to make sure that very low-income families actually get the monthly payments, prompting efforts like GetCTC.org, but a permanent expansion allows resources and awareness to build around the policy in a way that short-term fixes don’t.”

Paul Shafer, Study Senior Author, Assistant Professor of Health Law, Policy & Management, BUSPH

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US Food Insufficiency Spiked by 25% After Monthly Child Tax Credits Expired

Originally posted on Newswise. In the months after the advance federal Child Tax Credit cash payments ended in December 2021, low-income families with children struggled the most to afford enough […]

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US food insufficiency surged by 25 percent after end of child tax credits: analysis

Originally posted on KTLA News. The percentage of U.S. families who could not afford sufficient food increased substantially in the months after the federal government’s advance child tax credit cash payments […]

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U.S. Child Hunger Spiked in Weeks After Child Tax Credits Repealed

Originally posted on HealthDay. MONDAY, Oct. 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Child tax credits had a huge impact in U.S. households that struggle to afford food. And after those credits ended, many […]

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Ensuring food security and health beyond the Covid-19 public health emergency

“This significant increase in food insufficiency among families with children is particularly concerning for child health equity,” lead author Allison Bovell-Ammon, director of policy and communications at Children’s HealthWatch at Boston University School of Public Health, said in a statement.

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Association of the Expiration of Child Tax Credit Advance Payments With Food Insufficiency in US Households

Key Points Question  Was expiration of advance Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments associated with increased food insufficiency in the US? Findings  In a cross-sectional study of repeated surveys from a nationally representative […]