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First Focus works on a myriad of issues that impact the lives of America's children. On this page, you will find a variety of relevant news, information, and resources that will assist your advocacy efforts.

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First Focus's State-based Advocacy Partners

In order to advance federal policies that benefit children, First Focus partners with children's advocacy groups in states across the nation. Learn more about each of these organizations by visiting their websites to find additional news, information, and resources.

Other National Child Advocacy Organizations

Making children and families a priority is a mission too large for just one organization. First Focus is fortunate to work alongside several other national organizations in an effort to improve the lives of America's young people.

New and Popular Resources:

  • Affordable Care Act Talking Points
    A brief set of talking points connecting effective ACA implementation with a track record of success covering uninsured children through CHIP and Medicaid. These talking points will be updated as needed.
  • Resources from the Second National Children's Budget Summit
    On Wednesday, July 14, 2010 First Focus held a Children’s Budget Summit at the National Press Club. The objective the event was to galvanize advocates, policymakers, members of the media, and the public to address the declining share of federal spending on programs that benefit children and families. Our resource page provides links to review photos, videos, and to learn more about the information presented at the event.
  • Strategic Messaging: Making Children a National Priority
    Focus recently collaborated with messaging expert Dr. Drew Westen, to identify messages that effectively communicate the needs of America's children in a way that will resonate with policymakers, media, and the public.

  • Children's Health Lexicon
    This document summarizes First Focus public opinion research identifying the best language for communicating about the health care needs of children. Messages in the document can be adapted to craft persuasive statements for use in speeches, letters to the editor, letters to Members of Congress, and action alerts.

  • ChildrensBudget.org
    This dynamic, interactive website provides customizable information on the more than 180 federally funded programs that benefit children.

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