Safety

Keeping our children safe from harm is one our most fundamental responsibilities. But in the United States, preventable injuries are the leading cause of death among children. First Focus advocates for strong policies to protect our kids from injuries, accidents, and poisonings because every child deserves to be safe at home and in their community.

Resources


Tell Capitol Hill to Stop Poisoning Our Kids with #NoMoreLead

| September 9, 2016 |

We know what needs to be done for our kids: lead poisoning must end. Several proposals before Congress have been introduced to address the


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


Skilled Digital Media Strategist Meg Biallas Joins First Focus

| July 14, 2016 |

Washington – Bringing more than eight years of experience in digital media strategy and development, former RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) Online


Wyden, Pallone Ask CMS: What’s the Best Way to Screen for Lead Poisoning?

| July 8, 2016 |

Lead screening, be it universal or targeted, is the topic of a letter to Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator for the Center for Medicare and


Children’s Budget 2016

| July 7, 2016 |

Federal spending dedicated to children represents just 7.83 percent of the federal budget in fiscal year 2016 and total spending on children’s programs has


As Children Face Uncertain Future, Federal Budget Book Analyzes Expenditures on Kids

| July 7, 2016 |

Washington – Federal spending dedicated to children represents just 7.83 percent of the federal budget in fiscal year 2016 and total spending on children’s


Children’s Budget Summit 2016: Place, Race, and Economy – Closing the Gap for Kids

Event July 07, 2016 |

Jul 07 2016 Ended Children's Budget Summit 2016: Place, Race, and Economy – Closing the Gap for Kids National Press Club, Washington, DC Join


Big wins to combat lead poisoning and youth homelessness in THUD bill

| May 19, 2016 |

In a very tight federal budget environment, the Senate took a positive step forward toward preventing lead poisoning and combating youth homelessness today. H.R.


Let’s talk about childhood asthma

Event May 18, 2016 |

May 18 2016 Ended Let's talk about childhood asthma Wellness Wednesday Twitter Chat May is Asthma Awareness Month, an important opportunity for parents, advocates,


Child Lead Poisoning: Preventable Harm

Event May 03, 2016 |

May 03 2016 Ended Child Lead Poisoning: Preventable Harm A Webinar co-sponsored by the Coalition on Human Needs, First Focus, Children’s Leadership Council, Partnership