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...

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...

More Must Be Done to Address the Crisis of Maternal and...

The United States continues to be plagued by the tragic effects of maternal and infant mortality, particularly among African-American women and children. According to...

Putting A Face on Medically Complex Kids

The petite Chinese-American woman with a contemporary vibe carried a little girl in ponytails and sparkly sunglasses on her hip. Immediately dispelling any notion...

Food Insecurity Data Underscores Importance of Farm Bill for Children

New data from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that the nation’s children continue to experience food insecurity at higher rates than the...

The Doctors Want In: Democratic Docs Talk Health Care On The...

Dr. Rob Davidson, an emergency physician from western Michigan, had never considered running for Congress. Then came February 2017. The 46-year-old Democrat found himself...

Reading the News is a Constant Reminder of Why We Need...

I felt uneasy as I was doing my usual scroll through the daily news last week and read about child sexual abuse, child abuse...

How a New Rule on Short-Term Health Care Plans Jeopardizes the...

Remember the relief and happiness so many Americans felt when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed because finally their health insurance would cover their...

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