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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

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.

Fact Sheet: Babies in the Budget

| May 31, 2023 |

Federal Share of Spending on Infants and Toddlers: FY2017-FY2023 The 11.4 million babies and toddlers in the United States represent 3.4 percent of the

Issue Brief: Fast, Not Fair — How Expedited Processes Harm Immigrant Children Seeking Protection

| March 6, 2023 |

Over the years, an increasing number of children and families have arrived at the U.S. southern border seeking protection from persecution, violence, and abuse.

CHIP Permanent: It’s a Matter of Fairness

| March 1, 2023 |

For almost 25 years, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has been an essential source of children’s coverage, ensuring access to high-quality, affordable, pediatric-appropriate

Fact Sheet: USDA Proposal to Modernize School Nutrition Standards

| February 16, 2023 |

The U.S. Department of Agriculture just released an update to the nutrition standards schools must meet in the breakfasts and lunches served to more

Fact Sheet: Medicaid Unwinding: How To Protect Children from Losing Coverage

| February 3, 2023 |

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of stable access to healthcare coverage for kids. Since March 2020, states have been required to maintain