School Safety: Lack of Science Makes It a Shot in the...

In 1996, the Republican Congress threatened to defund the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention if the CDC didn’t stop researching deaths from guns....

4 Takeaways From Trump’s Plan To Rescind CHIP Funding

President Donald Trump wants to employ a rarely used budget maneuver called “rescission” to eliminate $15 billion in federal spending, including $7 billion from...

This Foster Care Month, Pass Laws to Improve the Lives of...

May is National Foster Care Month. Last week President Trump issued a statement in support of this recognition and expressed gratitude for the thousands...

Is the NRA Getting Its Bang for the Buck?

Eight lawmakers have taken more than a million dollars from the National Rifle Association over the course of their careers, according to research by...

A New Effort to Boost Children’s Oral Health and Family Success

While you might not think about your oral health until you suffer from dental pain, tooth decay remains the most chronic condition among children...

Separating Children From Their Families Is Cruel and Un-American

An 18-month-old toddler is currently being held in San Antonio while the mother is 120 miles away in an immigration detention center. A mother...

Why Medicaid Matters: Adopting a Child With Special Health Care Needs

In a continuing series on the personal impact that recent legislative and administrative proposals to restructure or severely reduce Medicaid health care will have...

The Serious Danger of Administrative Attacks Upon Medicaid

While 2017 saw multiple legislative assaults upon the Affordable Care Act, and long-standing health care for highly vulnerable people through the Medicaid Program, these...

The House Farm Bill Draft Would Make It Harder for Families...

Yesterday, the House Agriculture committee introduced its draft of the 2018 Farm Bill. This major legislation authorizes the nation’s largest federal food assistance program—the...

Our Children’s Welfare Makes a Great Bargaining Chip

The welfare of children and families is not a partisan issue. At least, it shouldn’t be. And yet, beginning Jan. 19 the United States experienced...

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