Good health is essential to positive outcomes for children and the strength of our society. Unfortunately, several big factors—including lack of affordable health insurance and obesity—are working against children’s health today.

Without rapid intervention, children’s health issues will dramatically impact our future.

The number of children without health coverage is far too high, due to families losing employer-based insurance in the economic downturn and the ballooning cost of coverage making it unaffordable. And, as a result of obesity, children today belong to the first generation of Americans whose life expectancy is projected to be shorter than their parents.

Children Now addresses the issues undermining children’s health and general well-being, with focused work on: health coverage, oral health, the obesity epidemic and integrated services.