Children’s HealthWatch, Brief History and Review of Research “A Brief History and Review of Research” presented to USDA FNS staff. Complete webinar available here. Boston Food Insecurity Brief The second installment in the five-city policy action brief series – Hunger: A New Vital Sign, Children’s HealthWatch hosted a webinar to discuss the new Policy Action Brief – RX for Healthy Child Development: Nutritious, Affordable Food Promotes Health and Economic Stability for Boston Families. Complete webinar available here. Baltimore Maternal Employment Brief Featuring the release of the brief: Baltimore Mothers’ Stable Employment Promotes Child and Family Health, which presents new data on how Baltimore mothers’ difficulty in maintaining stable employment is linked to health problems in children’s crucial first years of life. A Baltimore mother shares her personal experience caring for children while struggling to find and keep stable employment and Dr. Black, Principal Investigator, discusses the brief’s findings. The webinar also features Rachel Tucker of Maryland Hunger Solutions, and Maryland State Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg’s Legislative Director, Aaron Glaser. Complete webinar available here.
Cliff Effect Report
Children’s HealthWatch and The Center for Hunger-Free Communities hosted a webinar, featuring the release of the report: Punishing Hard Work: The Unintended Consequences of Cutting SNAP Benefits which details research findings on a phenomenon known as the “cliff effect.” Bonita Cuff, a member of Witnesses to Hunger, shared her personal experience with ‘benefit cliffs’, Children’s HealthWatch researchers discuss the report’s findings, and Matt Unrath of Wider Opportunities for Women discusses public policy solutions to alleviate this issue while preserving and supporting SNAP, a vital and effective public health program.