Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba presented at “Understanding and Generating Solutions to the Cliff Effect” event on March 31st in Boston, which was co-sponsored by Children’s HealthWatch and the University of Massachusetts Boston, Center for Social Policy. Click here to view the presentation slides.
comments on the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Proposed Rule on SNAP Promotion
On May 11th, Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Dr. Megan Sandel was featured in Health and Housing 101: Understanding the Intersections, a webinar also featuring Eva Marie Stahl, Ph.D. from the Community Catalyst’s Alliance for Children’s Health (CCACH) team, and Janet Vivieros, MPH from the
Children’s HealthWatch Senior Policy Analyst – State Policy, Richard Sheward, presented an in-depth look at how The Hunger Vital Sign (a two-question food insecurity screening tool) enables community-based hunger relief organizations and health care organizations to partner and collaborate to increase their impact and address the root causes of hunger and poverty in innovative ways. […]
On April 25th, 2016, Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Dr. Megan Sandel discussed findings from recent research conducted by Children’s HealthWatch which shows that access to affordable housing is associated with lower risk of hospitalization among infants from vulnerable, low-income families.
Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Nutrition, Committee on Agriculture United States House of Representatives
Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Eduardo Ochoa, Jr., MD, FAAP, testified before the Subcommittee on Nutrition, Committee on Agriculture, United States House of Representatives. Click here to view the testimony.
Testimony in support of MA Senate Bill 69, “An Act to eliminate photo identification on electronic benefit cards”
Children’s HealthWatch research and Policy Director, Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, led a training on hunger and public health for the incoming class of Congressional Hunger Center Fellows. The Congressional Hunger Center trains and inspires leaders who work to end hunger, and advocates public policies that create […]
Children’s HealthWatch encourages school districts to notify their state agencies before August 31, 2015 to opt in for Community Eligibility for the 2015-16 school year. Community Eligibility, a key provision in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, fills the prescription for food every day by ensuring communities serving low income children have the opportunity to offer […]
Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigators in Boston submitted written testimony on improvements to the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to the Joint Committee on Education in Massachusetts. Improving CACFP will ensure that children in child care settings across the Commonwealth will have better access to the nutrition necessary for their rapidly growing bodies and brains. […]
On June 23, 2015, Children’s HealthWatch founder and Principal Investigator, Dr. Deborah Frank, presented on a webinar about why doctors care about hunger and the Hunger Vital Sign™, an easy two-question screener validated by Children’s HealthWatch.
On March 31, 2015, Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Dr. Megan Sandel, testified before the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Revenue in support of a proposal to increase the state’s earned Income Tax Credit. “As a pediatrician, what if I told you I could write a prescription that would reduce the risk of pre-term births, low birth […]
Children’s HealthWatch founder and Principal Investigator, Dr. Deborah Frank, and Children’s HealthWatch Principal Investigator, Dr. Mariana Chilton were both appointed to the National Commission on Hunger. This Commission was created by legislative mandate in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill of 2014. Commission members are tasked […]
Children’s HealthWatch submitted a letter to Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and USDA Secretary Thomas Vilsack to request their help in protecting the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable citizens: its children. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a vital nutritional resource for our patients at Boston Medical Center and their families. We are deeply concerned, however, with the […]