Srinu Sonti Vice President, Early Childhood and Health

Srinu Sonti serves as Vice President, Early Childhood and Health. Srinu has worked on and off Capitol Hill to promote a wide range of early childhood and health policies and regulatory priorities that improve access to health care. He has extensive experience in the political and policy arenas, including working directly with CMS on implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Srinu joins From First Focus from Linchpin where he served as a consultant. Prior to Linchpin, Srinu worked for the Federation of American Hospitals, serving the more than 1,100 investor-owned hospitals across the U.S.  As Vice President for Legislation, he was the lead lobbyist with Congressional Democrats.  He also managed the health IT portfolio, including managing successful regulatory changes to the Meaningful Use Program.

Prior to joining FAH, Srinu served as Health Policy Advisor to Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL), the current Minority Whip in the Senate.  There, he primarily managed the Senator’s health care finance issue portfolio, focusing on the Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security programs.  Before serving on Sen. Durbin’s staff, Srinu was the Associate Director of Government Affairs at the Center for American Progress. At CAP, he raised awareness of and coordinated advocacy efforts on complex issues, such as health care and poverty.  Srinu also served for several years as the Research Director for then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), focusing on message development and strategy.

Srinu earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Wisconsin, and a Juris Doctor degree from the New York Law School.

Resources by Srinu Sonti


CDC Is Taking the Right Steps to Boost Vaccination Rates for the Most Vulnerable Children and Pregnant Women

| October 9, 2018 |

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


House Energy and Commerce Committee Turns Attention to Maternal Mortality

| September 28, 2018 |

First Focus applauds the effort of the House Energy and Commerce Committee to shine a light on the crisis of maternal and infant mortality.


Lead Keeps Poisoning Children in Our Nation’s Schools

| September 20, 2018 |

This past July, 43 percent of school districts surveyed by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), serving 35 million students, tested for lead. Of those,


More Must Be Done to Address the Crisis of Maternal and Infant Mortality

| September 10, 2018 |

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


Low-Income Children Need Access to Oral Health Care

| August 23, 2018 |

Many children face limited access to our nation’s health care system. On top of that, access to oral health care is even more scarce,


New data from CDC reveals increasing rate of pregnant women with opioid use disorder

| August 16, 2018 |

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD) has more than quadrupled


The Greatest Investment in Our Pediatric Workforce Needs Support

| May 25, 2018 |

The House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing on the Children’s Hospital Graduate Education Program (CHGME) this week. This vital program trains physicians