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Time Running Out to Save Home Visiting, 750+ Leaders Say

| March 3, 2015 |

Washington – The national Home Visiting Coalition today sent a letter with more than 750 signatories to congressional leadership, underscoring the urgent need for

Congress should adopt proposal to help foster kids

| March 2, 2015 |

San Jose Mercury News By Bruce Lesley Sacramento is rightly pushing for reform of the overmedication of children in California’s foster care system (“Senate

More needs to be done for foster children

| February 27, 2015 |

Carlsbad Current-Argus By Bruce Lesley It’s great that Carlsbad businesses are stepping up to help foster kids (“Pizza fundraiser to benefit kids in foster

Children’s Advocates Applaud Opening of CHIP Debate

| February 24, 2015 |

Washington – Today, U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-Penn.), full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.), and U.S.

Rule reversal allows schools to bill Medicaid for services

| February 24, 2015 |

Reuters By Daniel Gaitan Due to an unexpected federal policy reversal sought by advocates for nearly 10 years, schools could start billing Medicaid for

Journalist Recognized as Champion for Children

| February 23, 2015 |

Washington – Today, the First Focus Campaign for Children, a national bipartisan children’s advocacy group, recognized journalist Sonia Nazario for her leadership on issues important

Portman helps introduce Foster Care Services Act

| February 12, 2015 |

Morrow County Sentinel U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) have introduced bipartisan legislation to improve foster care services for thousands of

Advocates Support Senate Children’s Health Insurance Program Bill

| February 12, 2015 |

Washington – The First Focus Campaign for Children, a national bipartisan children’s advocacy organization, reacted to today’s introduction by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and more

Now Is the Time for Action on Children’s Health

| February 3, 2015 |

Roll Call By Bruce Lesley and Ron Pollack Timing is everything, they say. And when it comes to extending federal funding for the Children’s

Obama Budget Makes Children a Priority

| February 2, 2015 |

Washington – The White House today released a federal budget proposing increased investments benefiting nearly every aspect of a child’s life. Key elements of