Investing in the health and well-being of children now will pay huge dividends down the road. Unfortunately, for too long, children have been more of an afterthought in the federal budget rather than a focus. As a result, children are the beneficiaries of an ever narrowing slice of federal spending. Reversing this trend and directing a fair share of federal resources to programs that improve the lives of our children should be the top priority of our nation’s leaders.
First Focus is working to provide policymakers, advocates and the public with the tools necessary to promote widespread, large-scale improvements to the federal budget with respect to children and families.