Health

Health care is critical for children’s growth and development. The federal Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid provide quality, affordable care for millions of children who would otherwise be uninsured. Thanks largely to CHIP, the rate of uninsurance among children has dropped to record lows, and First Focus is committed to protecting this success story.

Resources


First Focus Campaign for Children Releases Proactive Kids Agenda

| December 13, 2018 |

Blueprint Shows How 116th Congress Can Act on the Best Interests of Children


The Proactive Kids Agenda for the 116th Congress

| December 13, 2018 |

Any policies that affect children should base their foundations on the best interests of the child.


Letter: Support for the Children’s Program of All-Inclusive Coordinated Care Act

| October 5, 2018 |

On behalf of the First Focus Campaign for Children, a national bipartisan children’s advocacy organization dedicated to making children and families a priority in


Letter to Senator Merkley and Representative Clark on Child Mental Health bills

| September 24, 2018 |

On behalf of the First Focus Campaign for Children, a national bipartisan children’s advocacy organization dedicated to making children and families a priority in


Letter: On Rep. Beutler’s bill to address maternal mortality

| September 17, 2018 |

We commend a draft bill from Rep. Beutler on behalf of at-risk pregnant women and support your draft bill, released on September 11, 2018,


Letter to Congress: Maternal CARE Act

| August 22, 2018 |

First Focus Campaign for Children applauds the introduction of the Maternal CARE Act and the opportunity to to reduce the number of African American women


Letter to Congress: School-Based Health Centers

| August 21, 2018 |

First Focus Campaign for Children sent a letter to Congress in support of the Hallways to Health Act, which expands the School-Based Health Center Program.


Champions for Children 2017

| July 19, 2018 |

Our nation’s children face an array of problems, including poverty, violence, abuse, neglect, hunger, poor nutrition, education inequity, homelessness, lack of health coverage, infant and


Members of Congress Who Advanced Children’s Issues Recognized by First Focus Campaign for Children

| July 19, 2018 |

Contact: Simona Combi, 202-657-0679, simonac@firstfocus.org July 19, 2018, Washington, D.C.—In a year marked by partisanship, several Members of Congress stood out as Champions and


Social Media Kit: 2017 Champions for Children Scorecard

| July 19, 2018 |

First Focus Campaign for Children released its 2017 Champions Scorecard. In an attempt to recognize the lawmakers in the First Session of the 115th Congress