Health

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.

Resources


#PFYchat: How Can We Protect the Mental Health of Immigrant and Refugee Children?

Event March 28, 2017 |

Mar 28 2017 Ended #PFYchat: How Can We Protect the Mental Health of Immigrant and Refugee Children? The American Psychological Association’s Public Interest Directorate


Strong Families Make a Strong Nation

| March 16, 2017 |

Today you have the opportunity to invest in the future of our nation by joining forces with a national effort to strengthen America’s families


Fact Sheet: Medicaid is Cost-Effective Coverage for Kids

| March 9, 2017 |

As the largest insurer of children, we know that Medicaid is critical to 36.8 million low-income children. From well-baby and well-child visits, to vaccines, eyeglasses, dental


Twitter Chat: Triple Threat to Children’s Health

Event March 15, 2017 |

Mar 15 2017 Ended Twitter Chat: Triple Threat to Children's Health Join First Focus, MomsRising, The Children’s Partnership and the Georgetown Center for Children


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


From the Mouth of a Babe: A 7-year-old Asks Leaders to Prioritize Kids

| February 23, 2017 |

So often, children have no one to speak on their behalf. It’s one of the biggest reasons why First Focus and First Focus Campaign


The Real Way to ‘Make America Great Again’

| January 23, 2017 |

This post originally appeared on Medium. Subscribe to the Voices for Kids publication on Medium. President Donald Trump rarely mentioned children’s issues through much


Congress Should Commit to ‘Do No Harm’ to Children

| January 15, 2017 |

This post originally appeared on Medium. Subscribe to the Voices for Kids publication on Medium. The U.S. Senate voted on two amendments by Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and


The ‘Big Con’ of Medicaid Block Grants

| December 13, 2016 |

This post originally appeared on Medium. “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” — Mark Twain In a recent article entitled “Beware


Governors, Insurance Commissioners to Send Health Coverage Ideas to House Leadership

| December 9, 2016 |

There’s no question that the conversation about healthcare is significantly and rapidly changing. As discussions continue regarding the repeal of the Affordable Care Act