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