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Education and Child Care

Public Health Rationale for Divesting from Police 


This policy brief provides an argument for defunding the Philadelphia Police Department by examining city's proposed fiscal year 2022 budget. It provides recommendation on diverting funding to other city resources to more effectively address the major public health issues impacting Philadelphia, including violence.

From Disparities to Discrimination: Getting at the Roots of Food Insecurity


In this 2018 report, research from Children HealthWatch in Philadelphia documents differences in food insecurity in relation to experiences with racial and ethnic discrimination. Additional briefs spotlight the discrimination experienced in public, healthcare, school, work, and criminal justice system.

Trauma-Informed TANF: A Randomized Controlled Trial with a Two-Generation Impact


This 2018 report highlights the positive impact of incorporating trauma-informed peer support into financial education and standard TANF programming. 

Child Care Feeding Programs Support Young Children’s Healthy Development


This Children's HealthWatch brief highlights research findings that show toddlers in subsidized child care with supplied meals are more likely to be in good health than similar toddlers whose meals must be supplied from home.

WIC Improves Child Health and School Readiness


This 2010 Children's HealthWatch report looks at the impact of the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) on child health amd development.