Remarks from Gloria Cabrera on the impact of expanded family tax credits during the Healthy Families Tax Credits Coalition celebratory event November 8, 2023

On November 8, 2023, the Healthy Families Tax Credits Coalition, led by Children’s HealthWatch, hosted an event at the Massachusetts State House celebrating the expansion of family tax credits. Bill […]


Senator Bob Casey Jr. (D-PA) Is Children’s HealthWatch’s 2023 Champion

Originally posted on Boston Medical.  Today, Children’s HealthWatch announced that it will celebrate Senator Bob Casey Jr. as its 2023 Champion. This annual award is presented to “a champion who advocates for […]


New Study Links Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric to Decline in Preventive Healthcare for Children of Immigrant Mothers

Originally published on Express Healthcare Management. A recent study conducted by researchers at Boston University School of Public Health suggests that former President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric may have contributed to […]


Study blames Trump for decline in immigrant well-child healthcare visits

Originally published on UPI. Sept. 18 (UPI) — A new study is blaming former President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric for a decline in preventative healthcare visits among children born to migrant […]


Trump’s Anti-immigrant Rhetoric, Policies, Contributed to Decline in Preventive Healthcare Visits among Children of Immigrants

Originally published on BU School of Public Health. Immigration was a defining issue of Donald Trump’s campaign and presidency, and his well-documented embrace of xenophobic and racist rhetoric and policies during […]


Nourishing Futures: Strengthening Child Health Through SNAP

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) constitutes our nation’s first line of defense against hunger and food insecurity – major drivers of ill health throughout the lifespan. SNAP supports the […]

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Do Housing Affordability and Supply Challenges Need a Justice Lens?

Originally posted on Boston Univeresity School of Public Health Research News.  It is not news to anyone that rents are escalating again in many cities, including Boston, and these high costs […]


Reduced health care utilization among young children of immigrants after Donald Trump’s election and proposed public charge rule

Abstract: Widespread fear among immigrants from hostile 2016 presidential campaign rhetoric decreased social and health care service enrollment (chilling effect). Health care utilization effects among immigrant families with young children […]


Bringing Healthy Food and a Community Hub to Roxbury

Originally posted on HealthCity. Help from Boston Medical Center Despite the hurdles that come with finding seed money for a start-up fund and the harsh reality that many entrepreneurs of color […]


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 […]