Time to Move On and Move Forward on Health Care

Senate leadership and the Trump Administration continue to play politics with people’s health care. Senator McConnell is planning for a vote early next week to entirely repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—with no plan to replace it. This is a desperate and irresponsible tactic that will result in 32 million Americans losing health coverage. The … Continued

Statement on House Appropriations Committee’s Passage of State and Foreign Operations Bill

1,000 Days is grateful to House appropriators for their support of maternal and child nutrition in the Fiscal Year 2018 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill. The legislation maintains level funding –$125 million – for nutrition in the Global Health Programs account. We appreciate the committee’s support for “effective nutrition interventions to reduce stunting, increase … Continued

Mwandwe Chileshe

Mwandwe Chileshe is a Global Program Associate at 1,000 Days and a Global Health Corps fellow. In her role at 1,000 Days, Mwandwe supports the organization’s efforts to mobilize greater resources for global nutrition by supporting the management of ICAN and participating in international coalitions. She previously led the Zambia Civil Society Scaling up Nutrition … Continued

Kelsey Kolbe

Kelsey Kolbe is a U.S. Program Associate at 1,000 Days and a Global Health Corps fellow. In her role at 1,000 Days, she supports the organization’s policy, advocacy, and communications efforts. Before joining 1,000 Days, Kelsey graduated from the University of Oklahoma with degrees in gender studies and classics. She began her career in the … Continued

New Report: Stress Changes Babies’ Brains and Primes Them for Obesity

Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the United States since the 1970s. Currently, almost 1 in 5 children aged 2-19 is obese, putting them at increased risk for chronic health conditions like asthma and diabetes. The causes of childhood obesity are complex, but one often over-looked factor is stress. Poverty, food insecurity, abuse, violence, … Continued

Roger Thurow Testifies: How The Effects of Famine Stretch Far Further Than Hunger

Roger Thurow, a friend of and champion for 1,000 Days, recently testified before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations on the individual, societal and economic costs of malnutrition and famine. Watch the hearing or read his written testimony below. Thank you, Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass, … Continued

The Senate is Closing in on a Health Repeal Bill, Albeit Secretly

Earlier this year, all anyone in Washington could talk about was health care and the Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As details of the House of Representative’s health care bill—the American Health Care Act (AHCA)—became clear, people all over the country were talking about it and speaking out in strong opposition. … Continued

Kristen Callaway Hoffman

Kristen serves as the Advocacy and Outreach Manager at 1,000 Days. In this role, she works to advance the organization’s global nutrition priorities by engaging and educating U.S. lawmakers, staff and other champions on the need for increased funding during the critical 1,000 day window. Previously, Kristen served as Strategic Director for U.S. Representative Tom … Continued