March 22, 2021
Eleven years ago, on March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. While we join our peers in applauding the tenth anniversary of this bedrock legislation, we know there’s still unfinished business to attend to: interoperability.
March 8, 2021
Government is essential to fostering equity and making improvements in people's lives. But it plays a key role in maintaining racial inequity. This is the paradox we must confront and overcome if we truly want to build a fair safety net system.
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 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
Tackling Challenges Amplified by COVID-19: Best Practices for State and County Social Safety Net Agencies
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
Embracing Changemakers: Prioritizing Diversity in the Tech World Helps Ensure More Equitable and Compassionate Service Delivery
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.