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Monitoring Children’s Health on the Front Lines of Care

Children’s HealthWatch monitors the impact of economic conditions and public policies on the health and well-being of very young children. For more than a decade, we have produced original, timely research and analysis linking nutrition, housing, energy and other policy issues to children’s health and development.

Latest News

  • Hunger is a ‘silent crisis’ in the USA

    Children's HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Mariana Chilton, was featured in a USA Today article on the "silent crisis" of rising food insecurity in the US. Read more

  • Doctors: Stop Making MA Homeless Families Jump Through This Hoop

    Children's HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Megan Sandel, was quoted in a Public News Service article on efforts to change a Massachusetts regulation that sometimes requires homeless families with children to live in places unfit for human habitation before becoming eligible for a shelter Read more

  • A healthy place to live

    Children's HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Dr. Megan Sandel, recently published an op-ed in the Boston Globe on the importance of holding landlords accountable for maintaining healthy housing and what it means for the health of young children. Read more