Health care is critical for children’s growth and development. The federal Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid provide quality, affordable care for millions of children who would otherwise be uninsured. Thanks largely to CHIP, the rate of uninsurance among children has dropped to record lows, and First Focus is committed to protecting this success story.


Why we need to research the impact of gun violence on kids

| December 5, 2023 |

Time and again, society betters itself through research. Children’s car seats were once just burlap sacks that hung from the passenger seat’s headrest. Research

Children Are Not Little Adults: Ensuring Adequate Pediatric Emergency Care in U.S. Hospitals

| December 5, 2023 |

As a parent, there is perhaps nothing more terrifying than the helplessness felt when your child is gravely ill or injured. The rush to

Continuous Eligibility ensures that children have access to the care they deserve

| December 4, 2023 |

Every child deserves access to comprehensive and stable health care that helps them thrive. The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency barred state governments from disenrolling

Fact Sheet: Early Childhood Continuous Eligibility

| November 30, 2023 |

Ensuring Children Have Access to Health Care Coverage During the Most Critical Years: Medicaid and CHIP Continuous Eligibility Through Age 5 Children have unique

Putting Kids First Through Global Vaccination Programs

| November 27, 2023 |

Amazing things can happen when humanity does the right thing and puts children first.  Back in the 1970s and early 1980s when I was

Issue Brief: Heavy Metals in Baby Food

| November 15, 2023 |

The presence of heavy metals in baby foods is harmful to infant development and can impact a child’s health into adulthood. Recently, the publication

FACT SHEET: Children’s Mental Health

| November 14, 2023 |

Children in the United States are facing unprecedented mental health challenges. In October 2021, First Focus on Children joined other leading children’s health organizations

FACT SHEET: School-Based Mental Health Coordinators

| November 14, 2023 |

What They Are and Why Children and Teens Need Them At a time when the mental health workforce is woefully insufficient to meet the

The Danger of Heavy Metals in Baby Foods 

| November 13, 2023 |

What a child eats in infancy — or doesn’t — strongly influences their future health.  Good nutrition promotes proper development and reduces negative health outcomes.

Fact Sheet: 2022 USDA Food Insecurity Report

| October 26, 2023 |

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released its annual report on Household Food Insecurity in the United States, which details the harsh reality