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2020 Children’s Agenda update: Welcome to Session!

Chris Coughlin, CFFO Legislative Director, was quoted in interviews by the Lebanon Express and Albany Democrat-Herald about the Children’s Agenda concept to boost oral health in schools, as part of a campaign called Healthy Teeth, Bright Futures. “Those numbers [of...

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Press Release: 2020 Children’s Agenda

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, January 30, 2020, 12:01 a.m. PST Contact: Chris Coughlin | | 503-236-9754 | 503-312-8178 Over 100 Organizations Urge Legislators to Act on Solutions for Kids. 2020 Children’s Agenda...

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Data Media Roundup

Check out the press CFFO has been getting about the Oregon County Data Book and the concentrated poverty snapshot we released in collaboration with the Annie E Casey Foundation.   County Data Book From The World Link, written by Jillian Ward:...

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On the Radio!

Listen to Executive Director Jenifer Wagley and Philanthropy Director Julia Pagán discuss the concentrated poverty data snapshot recently released by the Annie E Casey Foundation, as well as the importance of the upcoming 2020 Census on the Jefferson Exchange, from...

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Join Us for Community Pints!

Children First for Oregon is pleased to announce that we are the designated beneficiary for Deschutes Brewery‘s Community Pints this February! Join us on Tuesdays in February (February 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th) to support Children First as you sip tasty beer!...

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Real barriers keep Oregon families from getting preventive dental care. School-based dental programs are an equitable way to promote dental health for all. #OurChildren ChildrenFirstOR photo
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Love is in the air in Oregon. Here are four Oregon public policies that will make you love our great state even more. <3 @BecauseFactsMatter #OurChildren
6 days ago
Families and children across Oregon continue to be impacted by drug and alcohol misuse, overdose, and addiction. Governor Brown has taken significant steps to address this crisis. #OurChildren
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High-quality #earlyed impacts children’s future educational, health, and economic prospects. Offering publicly funded high-quality preschool to 10,000 more children in the next biennium will keep Oregon on track to serve all eligible children by 2025. #ECMatters #Orleg
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Culturally specific organizations are essential in reducing educational disparities, starting in the earliest years. We need the #ORleg to continue to fund these programs and help all children receive the care best suited for their learning needs #ECMatters
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Oregonians under 6 are more linguistically, racially, & ethnically diverse than ever before. Culturally specific programs need additional funds to serve more kids & families. #ORleg, your support makes a difference! #ECMatters