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In the run-up to the midterm elections, the soda industry has poured millions of dollars into fighting taxes on sugary drinks, an increasingly popular...

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The planned agenda for the “Learning Series: Policy Approaches to Childhood Adversity” workshop at the 2018 ACEs Conference: Action to Access went out the window when...

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When documentary producers first approached Beverly Walker about featuring her family in a film, the Milwaukee mother and grandmother knew what that meant: cameras...

How States Can Improve Well-being for All Children, from Birth to...

Early Childhood is a critical period that determines a person’s ability to reach his or her lifelong health, social, and economic potential. Comprehensive early...

The Case for Investing in Children Has Never Been Stronger

By the end of fiscal year 2018, the federal government will have spent approximately $331.2 billion (about 8 percent of total spending) on children,...

2018 Children’s Budget Summit Highlights: It’s Time to Stop Shortchanging Our...

Last week, First Focus hosted the 2018 Children’s Budget Summit to introduce the 11th annual release of its signature publication, Children’s Budget 2018, which...

CDC Is Taking the Right Steps to Boost Vaccination Rates for...

We are delighted that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is spending $880,000 over the next three years in Colorado, Hawaii, Kentucky, Montana and...

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Not everyone watched John Merrow’s compelling news stories about education on the PBS News Hour prior to his recent retirement. According to Merrow’s 2017...

Ten Years Back and Ten Years Ahead: Innovation in Pediatric Primary...

Recognizing that nations with strong primary care systems achieve better health outcomes, we have made important gains in the U.S. pediatric primary care over...

Inside the Tornillo Shelter for Unaccompanied Children

The influx shelter or “tent city” located at the port of entry in Tornillo, TX is used to temporarily house unaccompanied children. I recently...

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