First Focus

Type: Organization
Name: First Focus
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

New definition of homeless would give kids more help

Trinity Bock reacts as sees her new socks and other items. More than 140 children at the Road Home homeless shelter receive school supplies, clothing and haircuts Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 as they prepare for a new school year.Scott G Winterton, Deseret ... [Published Deseret Morning News - 1 hour ago]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 2 reports

Rural Children Rely on Medicaid and CHIP More than Ever

By Carrie Fitzgerald, First FocusA  report released today by First Focus  shows that in rural parts of the country, children are covered by public insurance sources (Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP) at a rate higher than ... [Published Georgetown University CCF - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Helping Children in Hidden Rural Poverty

When many people hear child poverty in America the first stereotype is an inner city child and discussions about solutions to poverty often focus on concentrated poverty in urban areas. But in a nation where over 16 million children, more than one in ... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Kansas Kids Rely On CHIP Reauthorization

A Washington, D.C., group that advocates for families and children is urging Kansans to speak up for renewal of the Children's Health Insurance Program. Bryan Thompson has more.The Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, was created in 1997 to cover ... [Published KMUW 89.1 FM - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Senate plans first hearing on CHIP funding

A Senate panel will take its first step toward extending funds for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) with a hearing on CHIP's track record next week.Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) will lead Tuesday's hearing in the Senate Finance Subcommittee ... [Published The Hill - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 2 reports

The Budget Crisis Could End In One Of Two Ways

Since publication of the  first volume  of Restoring Fiscal Sanity in 2004, a small group of budget experts from Brookings and several other think tanks have been predicting that the budget crisis, not yet fully realized in 2004, could end in either ... [Published Brookings Latest From Brookings - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 03 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 1 reports

Faith & Religion

CCC activities to startWednesday night activities start Sept. 10 at Christ Community Chapel-Aurora, including a family dinner at 6 p.m. Also, a new service called Core, which is tailored for middle school students, will begin Sept. 7 at 11 a.m.Women's ... [Published Aurora Advocate - Sep 03 2014]
First reported Sep 01 2014 - Updated Sep 01 2014 - 1 reports

Policy must be changed for the sake of all homeless kids

Yes, Congress should increase funding to help the homeless ( Aug. 22 editorial), but pretending children aren’t homeless doesn’t help. Rather, Congress should end the de facto U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ban on helping homeless c ... [Published Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Sep 01 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Senator Tom Udall Endorses Bipartisan Bill to Give Child-Serving Organizations Access to Federal Background Checks of New Employees and Volunteers

U.S. Senator Tom Udall has announced that he is cosponsoring bipartisan legislation that would enable children's groups, summer camps, and other youth-serving non-profit associations to gain access to federal criminal background checks on new employees ... [Published Noodls - Aug 27 2014]
Entities: Tom Udall, Organism, Federal
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Teachers, Like Mr. Keating, Deserve Due Process, Support, and Our Respect

Co-authored by Kevin Lindsey of First FocusAs the nation pays tribute to and reflects on the life and work of Robin Williams, it is notable that Williams earned Academy Award nominations and one Oscar for his incredible portrayal of teachers dedicated ... [Published Huffington Post - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 12 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 1 reports

Save Foster Children From The Streets

"One more thug off the streets."Those were the words used to describe the death of a young man whom I had spent time in foster care with. He was shot to death after an alleged robbery. Out of respect for his family and his privacy, I won't speculate on ... [Published Hartford Courant - Aug 12 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 2 reports

Deficits Are Scary, But Spending Cuts Are Even Scarier

It has been clear for at least a year that the focus of the nation on reducing the federal debt has vanished. The speeches of policymakers, the House and Senate legislative agendas, the content of the nation's debate forums, and the rhetoric of President ... [Published Brookings Topics - The Federal Budget and Seque ... - Jul 01 2014]

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National advocates say passage of the Homeless Children and Youth Act of 2014 "would eliminate the definitional obstacles and funding restrictions that effectively deny most homeless children basic assistance" according to the First Focus Campaign for Children
"CHIP is a bipartisan health care plan that works for kids and families, but its future is at risk," said Lesley. "Congress must act this year to protect CHIP and children's health, including kids in rural America."
"Today, less than 10 percent of children are uninsured. Of course, with any of our kids going without care, it is essential that CHIP continue and be able to build on its success."
Meanwhile, in Schaumburg , Perez says she continues to feel the effects of a broken family. "My son talks to his father on Skype every day, and when he hangs up, he cries" she says. "We need him back."

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New definition of homeless would give kids more... [Published Deseret Morning News - 1 hour ago]
Rural Children Rely on Medicaid and CHIP More t... [Published Georgetown University CCF - Sep 13 2014]
Helping Children in Hidden Rural Poverty [Published Huffington Post - Sep 12 2014]
Rural Children at Risk if Congress Fails to Act... [Published Insurance News Net - Sep 12 2014]
Kansas Kids Rely On CHIP Reauthorization [Published KMUW 89.1 FM - Sep 11 2014]
Senate plans first hearing on CHIP funding [Published The Hill - Sep 11 2014]
The Budget Crisis Could End In One Of Two Ways [Published Brookings Latest From Brookings - Sep 09 2014]
The Budget Crisis Could End In One Of Two Ways [Published Brookings Topics - The Federal Budget and Seque ... - Sep 09 2014]
Faith & Religion [Published Aurora Advocate - Sep 03 2014]
Till I.C.E. Do Us Part [Published Insurance News Net - Sep 01 2014]
Policy must be changed for the sake of all home... [Published Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Sep 01 2014]
Senator Tom Udall Endorses Bipartisan Bill to G... [Published Noodls - Aug 27 2014]
Teachers, Like Mr. Keating, Deserve Due Process... [Published Huffington Post - Aug 22 2014]
AAPCC Joins 30-member Sign-on Letter Supporting... [Published PRWeb - Aug 19 2014]
Time to give your policy a check-up [Published Irish Independent - Aug 14 2014]
More Evidence that Medicaid and CHIP offer Bett... [Published Georgetown University CCF - Aug 12 2014]
Save Foster Children From The Streets [Published Hartford Courant - Aug 12 2014]
A Brief Stop at a Federal Detention Facility, o... [Published Lawyers, Guns & Money - Aug 05 2014]
25 best apps to keep kids entertained while tra... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 28 2014]
RELEASE: Daniella Gibbs Léger to Lead Communica... [Published Center for American Progress - Jul 25 2014]
Improving Economic Opportunity [Published Center for American Progress - Jul 24 2014]
Deficits Are Scary, But Spending Cuts Are Even ... [Published Brookings Topics - The Federal Budget and Seque ... - Jul 01 2014]
Deficits Are Scary, But Spending Cuts Are Even ... [Published Brookings Latest From Brookings - Jul 01 2014]
Tabtor Launches Tutoring Academy for Residentia... [Published PRWeb - Jun 19 2014]
This is Probably a Good Time to Say That I Don&... [Published blog.pmarca.com - Jun 13 2014]
On the Move [Published Argus Leader - Dec 23 2013]
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The Budget Crisis Could End In One Of Two Ways [Published Brookings Latest From Brookings - Sep 09 2014]
Since publication of the  first volume  of Restoring Fiscal Sanity in 2004, a small group of budget experts from Brookings and several other think tanks have been predicting that the budget crisis, not yet fully realized in 2004, could end in either ...
The Budget Crisis Could End In One Of Two Ways [Published Brookings Topics - The Federal Budget and Seque ... - Sep 09 2014]
Since publication of the  first volume  of Restoring Fiscal Sanity in 2004, a small group of budget experts from Brookings and several other think tanks have been predicting that the budget crisis, not yet fully realized in 2004, could end in either ...
A Brief Stop at a Federal Detention Facility, o... [Published Lawyers, Guns & Money - Aug 05 2014]
About two weeks ago I pledged to go on blogging hiatus and try to ignore the Internets in order to vacation with my family. However, while traveling south from Colorado with my partner and son last week, I ran across  this post  by LGM’s Erik Loomis, ...
Deficits Are Scary, But Spending Cuts Are Even ... [Published Brookings Topics - The Federal Budget and Seque ... - Jul 01 2014]
It has been clear for at least a year that the focus of the nation on reducing the federal debt has vanished. The speeches of policymakers, the House and Senate legislative agendas, the content of the nation's debate forums, and the rhetoric of President ...
Deficits Are Scary, But Spending Cuts Are Even ... [Published Brookings Latest From Brookings - Jul 01 2014]
It has been clear for at least a year that the focus of the nation on reducing the federal debt has vanished. The speeches of policymakers, the House and Senate legislative agendas, the content of the nation's debate forums, and the rhetoric of President ...
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