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Health, Housing, and Hunger Prevention: The Building Blocks of Childhood Success

Health, Housing, and Hunger Prevention: The Building Blocks of Childhood Success

January 21, 2009
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Education may be the silver bullet to address the issue of poverty. But a child cannot be expected to learn if they are sick. Or if they are homeless. Or if they don’t have enough to eat.

Issues of access to health care, stable housing, and proper and adequate food are not only closely tied, but form the very basis of childhood success.

On January 26, Health Care For All, the Children’s Health Access Coalition, and advocates from the housing and hunger world will come together at the State House to hold a legislative briefing on the importance of these issues for children.

The briefing will be mc’ed by HCFA’s Executive Director, Amy Whitcomb Slemmer, and will feature remarks from Helen Coulter-Harris of the Springfield Department of Health and Human Services, Diane Sullivan of Homes for Families, Ellen Parker of Project Bread, and Debbie Frank from the Children’s Sentinel Nutrition Project.

Additionally, social service agencies from across Massachusetts will be present to talk with legislators and staff about the services that are available in their local communities.
Matt Noyes