Meg Biallas Henry Senior Director

Meg Biallas Henry serves as the Senior Director of Digital Communications. In this capacity, she spearheads digital strategy and online presence at First Focus. Bringing six years of nonprofit digital advocacy experience, Ms. Henry is passionate about reforms that gives all kids a fair shot at life.

Ms. Henry previously led digital strategy at RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), which operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline. During her time at RAINN, she contributed to significant social media growth and email strategy, and handled marketing for the launch of the organization's Spanish-language hotline services. Prior to RAINN, Ms. Henry served on the communications team for the Council for a Strong America, a children's advocacy organization in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Henry hails from the Chicago suburbs, and is a graduate of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has double B.A. in Journalism and Video Production

Resources by Meg Biallas Henry


TOOLKIT: Patriotic Share Graphics to Invest in Kids

| June 29, 2017 |

The holiday recess provides an opportunity to spread the word on social media asking Congress to put kids first – especially while they are


Mother’s Day: Five Things You Can Tell Congress To Do For Kids

| May 11, 2017 |

What better way to honor Mother’s Day than voicing your support for legislation that will strengthen American families and improve children’s health and wellbeing?


Is America Holding Out on Protecting Children’s Rights?

| May 2, 2017 |

The Atlantic 5/2/17 By Amy Rothschild Recently, I asked my 4-, 5-, and 6-year-old students what they thought all children need in order to


First Focus Welcomes New VP of Communications

| April 20, 2017 |

Washington – First Focus is pleased to announce the hiring of Ari Goldberg as Vice President of Communications. Ari has nearly 20 years of


Renewing CHIP Is Bipartisan No-brainer

| April 17, 2017 |

YouthToday 4/17/17 By Carrie Fitzgerald More than 35 million kids and their families across the country breathed a sigh of relief on the afternoon


Children’s Budget Coalition Releases Official Statement on President’s FY 18 Budget Blueprint

| March 15, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2017 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Children’s Budget Coalition (CBC) released an official statement in response to the President’s Fiscal Year


National Supporters of Voluntary Home Visiting Kick Off Campaign as Time Nears for Congress to Reauthorize MIECHV

| March 14, 2017 |

Widely Praised, Evidence-Based Program Must Be Reauthorized by End of September WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 14, 2017—Parents like Elizabeth Eddings, a mother of three


Using Tax Reform to Lift Children Out of Poverty

| March 14, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – A powerful coalition today released a paper that offers lawmakers a blueprint for using tax


Federal Spending on Child Poverty Meager, But Root Causes Must Be Found: Experts Agree

| March 2, 2017 |

YouthToday 3/2/17 By John Holland WASHINGTON — The war on poverty and an array of social welfare measures that followed over the last half-century


Pushback Starts Against Possible Medicaid Makeover

| February 23, 2017 |

MedPage Today 2/22/17 By Shannon Firth Advocates for children, the elderly, and those with disabilities are gearing up to urge state governors and Congress