A Lexicon for Childrens HealthFirst Focus released the findings in a new resource, A Lexicon for Children’s Health: Making Children a Priority in Health Reform. The document identifies the best language to use when communicating about the health care needs of children.

These messages should be used when communicating to the public, the media, and lawmakers about the important issues facing children. Please use them in speeches, OpEds, Letters to the Editor, action alerts, correspondence with Members of Congress, and in any other venue where you are talking about the health care needs of children. Incorporate them on your Facebook page, in your Tweets, and in your blog postings. The words, phrases, and tips found in these materials are for all to use in their advocacy to ensure all children get the health care they need.