August 2021

Harnessing Data & Technology to Construct a Human Services System that Supports Thriving & Equitable Communities

This policy brief which is the latest installment of our Cornerstone Series, highlights how recent innovations in technology have opened a path for H/HS agencies to dramatically strengthen their data and technology infrastructure, while providing fairer and more equal access to crucial benefits and services. The brief shares recommendations on concrete policy steps that the Federal Government can take to help human services agencies create next-generation systems.

June 2021

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Waivers and Adaptations During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Survey of State Agency Perspective in 2020

This report is co-written with researchers from the Johns Hopkins Institute for Health and Social Policy based at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The report synthesizes the results from our nationwide online survey with state SNAP administrators that sought to understand the opportunities and challenges to implementing federal waivers during the pandemic.

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