Posts for Children's Health

Investing in Our Children

Here at the New England Alliance for Children Health (NEACH), an initiative of Community Catalyst, we’re excited to announce the release of Insuring New England’s Children: An Advocacy Success Story. This new publication chronicles the New England states’

An Important (and Imperfect) Child Nutrition Reauthorization Passes

During this lame-duck session of Congress, the House of Representatives took action and, against the odds, passed the child nutrition reauthorization (CNR) bill. The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (S. 3307), already passed by the Senate. First Lady

Notable News from the NEACH Children’s Health Care Summit 2010

On October 26, the New England Alliance for Children’s Health (NEACH), an initiative of Community Catalyst, held its annual Children’s Health Care Summit in Manchester, New Hampshire. The event brought together 90 of our state partners from across the reg

A New Push to Pass Child Nutrition Reauthorization

While there is no shortage of issues vying for the attention of Congress during the lame-duck session that begins this week, we believe reauthorizing the federal child nutrition programs should be near the top of the list. Before Congress headed into rece

Insurers behaving badly

You may have heard that many health insurers across the country (including several major insurers such as WellPoint, UnitedHealth Group, Aetna, Cigna, and Humana) have been announcing the discontinuation of new child-only policies. These are insurance pro

What Makes Child Health Advocates Successful?

In case you missed it, we wanted to call your attention to this post over at Say Ahhh!, the children’s health policy blog run by one of our partners, the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. In the post, Eugene Lewit and Liane Wong of t

Signing on to Advance Child Nutrition

The New England Alliance for Children’s Health is co-sponsoring a sign-on letter with the New England Consortium (NEC) that urges Congress to act swiftly and pass a strong child nutrition reauthorization (CNR) bill. The letter asks the New England delegat

Accepting the Challenge

Today is an exciting day in children’s health! As this press release explains, Secretary of Health and Human Services Sebelius is urging leaders from across government and the private sector to join the Connecting Kids to Coverage Challenge. The Challenge

Three Cheers for Dependent Coverage Expansion!

While there are many provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that will benefit children and families, the expansion of dependent coverage to children up to age 26 is among the most important – especially in the short-term. In 2011 alone, as many as 1.
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