Presented new research in collaboration with the Boston University School of Public Health at the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless Legislative Action Day.
Spoke in a panel discussion on hunger and health at the Come to the Table summit in Washington, DC.
Presented on the health consequences of hunger during childhood from the prenatal period through adolescence at the Hunger Action Summit in Santa Clara, CA.
Beyond Housing: Examining Negative Effects of Household Hardships on Well-Being of Children and Youth
Presented on housing and housing-related hardships as they relate to young children’s well-being at the Beyond Housing conference hosted by the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness in New York, NY.
Children’s HealthWatch Webinar — Baltimore Children Depend on Maternal Employment: Stable Jobs are a Public Health Issue
Hosted a webinar, which featured the release of a new Children’s HealthWatch Policy Action Brief: “Baltimore Mothers’ Stable Employment Promotes Child and Family Health.”
Hosted a webinar, which featured the release of a new Children’s HealthWatch report: “Punishing Hard Work: The Unintended Consequences of Cutting SNAP Benefits.”
Gave a presentation and took part in a panel discussion at the “Rich State, Empty Plates” symposium in Connecticut.
As farm-bill conferees try to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the farm-bill before the end of the calendar year, Children’s HealthWatch and Zero to Three submitted a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members.
Hosted an interactive webinar on food insecurity, clinical screening, and interventions.
Spoke on a panel at the Home Matters for Health symposium in San Francisco, CA.
Spoke on a panel at the 2013 James Beard Foundation Food Conference in New York, NY.
As part of the Northeast Regional Anti-Hunger Network (NEHRAN), Children’s HealthWatch signed a statement opposing House action on a split Farm Bill.
Dr. Deborah Frank, Children’s HealthWatch Founder and Principal Investigator, and Dr. Megan Sandel, Children’s HealthWatch Co-Principal Investigator, wrote a letter to Massachusetts State Senate President Therese Murray and Chairman Brewer, Chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, about family homeless in FY14 Senate Budget. Children’s HealthWatch remains gravely concerned about restrictions on access to emergency shelter for homeless families.
Children’s HealthWatch summarized our forthcoming analysis about the child health effects of lost or reduced Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. The research shows that when families lose SNAP they are more likely to be food insecure and to have a child in poor health and at risk of developmental delays. Children’s HealthWatch urges Congress [...]
Children’s HealthWatch has released a statement titled, Pediatric Health Professionals from around the Country Know SNAP is Good Medicine, affirming our support for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) given the strong scientific evidence showing the importance of SNAP for children’s health and development. As the Senate and House work on Farm Bill legislation that will determine the funding and structure of the SNAP program for the next five years, Children’s HealthWatch urges Congress to protect and strengthen SNAP.
As part of the Northeast Regional Anti-Hunger Network (NEHRAN), Children’s HealthWatch submitted a letter to President Obama about steps that can be taken by the Executive Office to eliminate Childhood Hunger.
Children’s HealthWatch submitted comments to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) about the effect that Question 2 Part 3 of the Form I-485 (application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status) has on immigrant families who need nutrition, medical or other assistance. The question’s wording is very unclear and can be misleading. We strongly urge [...]
Dr. Megan Sandel, Children’s HealthWatch Co-Principal Investigator, submitted comments on behalf of Children’s HealthWatch to the Massachusetts State Government and the Department of Housing and Community Development.
Children’s HealthWatch Co-Principal Investigator, Dr. Maureen Black, spoke on a panel during a Congressional Briefing at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC. Feeding America and Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign hosted this briefing to inform legislators about the prevalence of child hunger and what they can do to connect children with [...]
Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigators, Dr. Frank and Dr. Sandel wrote letters to Governor Patrick as well as the leadership in both the House and the Senate urging the necessity of clarifying the language in the FY 2013 budget regarding homeless shelter. Children’s HealthWatch is concerned that the regulations stipulated in the budget would limit housing options for [...]