Webinar: Lessons from the Work Support Strategies Initiative
Work Support Strategies (WSS) supports six diverse states (Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and South Carolina) to put in place improvements in front-line practice, systems, and policies to increase the share of families that get and keep all the work support benefits for which they are eligible. The purpose of this webinar will be to share lessons from WSS about the opportunities for low-income families that arise through integration of SNAP, Medicaid and child care and through streamlining delivery systems for these programs.
This webinar was organized by the Coalition for Access and Opportunity, of which CLASP is a co-convener.
- Cemeré James, Deputy Director of Work Supports Strategies Project, Senior Policy Analyst
- Stephanie Geller, EdM, Policy Analyst at Rhode Island Kids Count
- Laurie Harvey, Executive Director at Center for Work, Education and Employment
- New Perspectives on Transforming States' Health and Human Services: Practical Commentaries on the First Year of the Work Support Strategies Initiative (Paper and Event)
- Streamlining Health Coverage for SNAP Recipients
- Using SNAP Receipt to Establish, Verify, and Renew Medicaid Eligibility
- Joint SNAP and Medicaid/CHIP Program Eligibility and Participation in 2011
Through concrete policy ideas and examples from states across the country, this report offers an in-depth guide to help states not only simplify child care subsidy policies, but also to align child care policies with other work supports.