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Fact Sheet: Early Childhood Continuous Eligibility

| November 30, 2023 |

Ensuring Children Have Access to Health Care Coverage During the Most Critical Years: Medicaid and CHIP Continuous Eligibility Through Age 5 Children have unique

FACT SHEET: Children’s Mental Health

| November 14, 2023 |

Children in the United States are facing unprecedented mental health challenges. In October 2021, First Focus on Children joined other leading children’s health organizations

FACT SHEET: School-Based Mental Health Coordinators

| November 14, 2023 |

What They Are and Why Children and Teens Need Them At a time when the mental health workforce is woefully insufficient to meet the

Fact Sheet: 2022 USDA Food Insecurity Report

| October 26, 2023 |

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released its annual report on Household Food Insecurity in the United States, which details the harsh reality

Fact Sheet: U.S. Child Poverty Has Significantly Increased

| September 18, 2023 |

On September 12, 2023, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that the United States saw a significant increase in child poverty, with 12.4 percent of

Fact Sheet: Toxic Pesticides and Children’s Health

| August 30, 2023 |

Pesticides are intended to target pests in the agriculture industry but they can also cause severe harm to humans. These chemicals most commonly enter

Issue Brief: Why Children Need a National Renter Tax Credit

| August 25, 2023 |

Background Children in households that receive housing vouchers or other forms of rental assistance benefit in a variety of ways. For example, vouchers reduce

Policy Brief: Why Medicaid Block Grants Are a Bad Idea for The Nation’s Children

| August 18, 2023 |

We should not be rationing health care among our nation’s children. However, the House majority leadership’s budget plan for Medicaid would do just that

It’s Time for Adults to Listen: Youth Mental Health Policy Recommendations

| August 15, 2023 |

In July 2023, First Focus on Children held a webinar entitled, It’s Time for Adults to Listen: A Youth-Centered, Policy-Focused Discussion on the Nation’s

Policy Brief: What the Farm Bill Means for Kids

| May 31, 2023 |

The Farm Bill is a multi-year law that governs all parts of the nation’s food supply with broad but often overlooked consequences for children.