Racial Equity

Children of color are expected to represent a majority of the population by 2018, yet racial disparities persist in outcomes for children, particularly in health, education, and poverty. First Focus is committed to ensuring that every child in America has the same opportunity to grow and thrive, regardless of race or ethnicity. Through our focus on racial equity, we seek to develop and advocate for policies that address structural racism and promote equitable outcomes for all of our nation’s children.

Resources


Why Psychology Is Essential to Building Healthy Communities

| April 5, 2017 |

  EDITOR’S NOTE: This blog post is part of a national awareness campaign week focused on healthy communities. Follow online with #HealthyCommunities. Your house


Community Programs Reduce Asthma Triggers at Home

| April 3, 2017 |

Pathways to Medicaid Reimbursement for Pediatric Asthma Services EDITOR’S NOTE: This blog post is part of a national awareness campaign week focused on healthy


Lack of Progress on Child Poverty Reduction Prompts the Formation of New National Coalition

| September 13, 2016 |

Washington – Amid alarming new Census data showing that nearly one in five children live below the federal poverty line, a coalition of national


Report Release: Kids’ Share 2016

Event September 20, 2016 |

Sep 20 2016 Ended Report Release: Kids' Share 2016 Urban Institute, Washington, DC, Is Spending on Children Part of the Public Conversation? A Discussion


Twitter Chat: How You Can Support Students Impacted by Immigration Raids

| August 26, 2016 |

As immigrant and refugee students head back to school this fall, immigration raids are still a concern. Attendance can suffer. Students may experience heightened


Home Visiting Programs Work: Here’s the Proof

| August 22, 2016 |

The Chronicle of Social Change By Karen Howard 8/22/16 As a career advocate for children, I applaud Los Angeles County’s innovative efforts to reduce child


Briefing: Children’s Right to Counsel

Event September 12, 2016 |

Sep 12 2016 Ended Briefing: Children’s Right to Counsel Gold Room, Washington, DC, US Please join the American Bar Association, Children’s Advocacy Institute, First


Fluoridation: An Easy Solution to A Problem Affecting 1 in 2 Kids

| August 2, 2016 |

One of the most common childhood diseases is also the most preventable. Tooth decay impacts nearly half of all American children under the age


Karla Ortiz Brings the Voice of Kids to the Presidential Debate on Immigration

| July 26, 2016 |

In my work as an advocate, I’ve had the opportunity to witness several children, some as young as five-years-old, share their family’s immigration story


“Race Gap” Hurts American Children According to Children’s Budget Review

| July 14, 2016 |

Child’s World America By Shannon Fandler 7/14/16 When it comes to government spending on children, race matters. In a 2016 review of the federal