At Alluma, we have been monitoring COVID-19-related policy changes made through legislation, executive orders, and state filings, while helping our local, county and state agency clients expand their public benefits programs — including Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, and others — as quickly as possible.
Here you'll find the insights and resources we have developed to help policymakers, technologists, and our clients navigate the constantly evolving work of connecting people to the help they need.
(May 8, 2020) - In the era of COVID-19, “social distancing,” the term of the moment, is creating gaps essential for our personal health and community safety. Other gaps need to be closed.
(May 8, 2020) - 5 key questions with Mike Landeck, Information Risk Management Strategist, Alluma regarding common tech security problems in a COVID world.
(May 1, 2020) - Let’s think about what “normal” means. “Normal” is what we’ve come to accept as the status quo. As a society, we have normalized poverty, inequality, and disparity. Is this what we want to return to?
(May 1, 2020) - Now more than ever, states and counties need to come together to make eligibility systems more efficient and create more cohesive eligibility rules when it comes to making determinations across programs.
(April 17, 2020) - We’re working on several aspects of the response to this crisis - retention, access, and connection - and applying a human-centered approach to break down barriers to access.
(April 15, 2020) - Learn how we made automatic renewal of healthcare coverage happen immediately so thousands of people could stay home instead of visiting clinics to retain their benefits.
(April 13, 2020) - This user journey map covers the common issues health & human services/benefit programs face while offering some potential low-tech solutions.
(April 10, 2020) - The reality is that COVID-19 is exposing structural flaws in our system that can’t be fixed overnight. In this moment, let’s be bold about thinking about what can come next.
(April 3, 2020) - An update on what we’ve been focused on with our partners and clients this past week.
(April 3, 2020) - In light of the increase in people applying for benefits, we offer tips to help agencies determine eligibility for and enroll people in benefit programs easily and without any avoidable delays.
(March 27, 2020) - An update on what we’ve been focused on with our partners and clients this past week.
(March 27, 2020) - How application and enrollment rules have been changing or relaxing for large statewide programs like Medi-Cal and CalFresh in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
COVID-19 Policy Changes and the Safety Net: An Overview of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
(March 27, 2020) - Policy changes related to COVID-19 are happening at both the federal and state levels. How does the Families First Act impact the safety net for Americans?
(March 20, 2020) - As COVID-19 continues to spread and the situation across the country evolves, we are focused on solving the challenges to accessing support and services right now.