Webinar / Webcast
An interactive webinar Strengthening Success through Coordinated Mental Health and Substance Use Services for TANF Participants was held on May 30, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST; during the webinar, TANF programs shared how they support participants in addressing mental health and substance use challenges. This webinar included an in-depth look into how the featured programs have developed partnerships with mental health and substance use providers and how they ensure continuous support of TANF participants through ongoing collaboration.
This toolkit from the Child Welfare Information Gateway and National Technical Assistance and Evaluation Center for Systems of Care Resources was developed for the Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau Demonstration Initiative, “Improving Child Welfare Outcomes Through Systems of Care.” The toolkit provides practical information to help communities plan, build, and sustain systems to improve outcomes for children and families.
This video from the 2016 Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) describes the Work Support Strategies (WSS) initiative and reviews outcomes and implementation experiences from the multistate evaluation. WSS is designed to streamline the delivery of work supports to eligible families.
This video from the 2016 Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS) covers a panel discussion on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
The Urban Institute, in collaboration with the Center for Law and Social Policy and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, hosted a discussion on how state and federal government can improve access to work support programs for low-income families. Over the past four years, as part of the Work Support Strategies (WSS) initiative, six states have worked to streamline low-income families’ access to benefits, reducing burdens on families and workers, and promoting cross-agency and cross-program integration and coordination.
This webpage from the Urban Institute includes several publications related to the Work Support Strategies (WSS) initiative evaluation. Topics include changes in joint Medicaid/CHIP and SNAP participation rates, using technology to improve delivery of benefits, and using behavioral economics to inform the integration of human services and health programs.
This toolkit section focuses on the multigenerational approach to alleviate poverty by integrating services that address the needs of the whole family. The multigenerational approach is one of eight evidence-based and promising models identified in the Rural Services Integration Toolkit, which is available online from the Rural Health Information Hub and designed to help rural communities seeking to implement services integration programs. The section on the multigenerational approach provides examples of rural programs, considerations for implementation, and a list of resources to learn more.
This brief from MDRC is the second in a series documenting the implementation of an economic mobility initiative by New York City’s Change Capital Fund (CCF). CCF is a consortium of New York City donors formed to invest in local nonprofits undertaking data-driven anti-poverty strategies that integrate housing, education, and employment services. This brief describes two challenges to service coordination and considers the various ways grantees have responded to those difficulties.
This resource from CLASP presents 12 key lessons from the Work Support Strategies (WSS) initiative, which provided grant funds and technical assistance to help six states (Rhode Island, North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, Colorado, and Idaho) analyze their service delivery systems and implement improvements to ensure that more families get the full package of work support benefits for which they are eligible.
This report by the Urban Institute describes findings of the Work Support Strategies (WSS) initiative, which helps states improve their service delivery, run programs more effectively, and modernize. Through technical assistance, grants, and peer learning, WSS aids state programs in Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and South Carolina. This report discusses business process redesign efforts undertaken by these states and the outcomes of these efforts.