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February 15, 2021
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?
January 14, 2021
In his eloquent words and in the forceful, compassionate life he lived, Martin Luther King gave our nation an inspired and inspiring vision. On MLK Day, we would all do well to learn from his powerful example of a life driven by purpose.
January 12, 2021
How the USDA & HHS can immediately allow their systems to provide critical government assistance, work efficiently and effectively, and eliminate barriers to getting help to those who need it.
January 7, 2021
The events of January 6, 2021 demonstrated that while, yes, there is real danger, there is also real opportunity.
January 4, 2021
Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have continued to drive changes that are important to realize equity—the promise of our work for the communities we serve. Here’s a snapshot of some of this work.
October 8, 2020
We're joining forces with One Degree to create equitable, accessible public benefits and social safety net system that takes advantage of all that technology has to offer.
September 25, 2020
During this unprecedented convergence of crises, systems that provide critical government assistance must work efficiently and effectively, not serve as barriers to getting help. States and counties must actively address these four challenges.
September 10, 2020
The work of developing the complex systems that comprise our social safety net is critically important, yet too often this work does not involve the very people these systems are designed to help.
August 14, 2020
These three key takeaways can make your online eligibility portals more human-centered.
July 2, 2020
The COVID19 crisis has exposed many tech & operational gaps within the social safety net infrastructure. Here are two checklists to help agencies build better, more human-centered public support systems.