Using Vouchers to Deliver Social Services: Considerations Based on the CCDF and TANF Program Experiences
Contents Research Questions and Methodology Current Use of Vouchers in the CCDF and TANF Programs Key Findings and Implications Areas for Further Exploration
Contents Purpose and Methods Findings Strategies Related to Obtaining Information About Grant Opportunities, Deciding to Apply, and Preparing Grant Applications Strategies for Grant Review Processes Strategies for Grants Management Processes Other Strategies Suggested Discussion
Dynamics of Children's Movement Among the AFDC, Medicaid, and Foster Care Programs Prior to Welfare Reform: 1995-1996
Policy changes may have both positive and negative effects on programs that are not the primary target of the policy. Policymakers hope that the potential negative effects are minimized and do not outweigh the positive effects on the target program as well as on other programs. Analyzing the patterns of program utilization by children before and a
The HomeRebuilders project was an ambitious effort to test a major reform of the foster care system in New York City. In 1993, the New York State Department of Social Services (DSS) and the New York City Child Welfare Administration began testing a new approach to the financing of services to foster children and their birth families based on conce
Study Methods Coordination and Client Services Advantages of Coordination for the Client Factors that Promote Coordination Challenges to Coordination Conclusions
Contents Background About the Four Cities Immigrants Access to Medicaid and the State Childrens Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Immigrants Access to Health Services Safety Net Providers Organizational and Financial Responses Factors Shaping the Policy Responses Conclusion
Contents Three general program models for delivering services to the hard-to-employ were implemented in programs in the study sites. WtW grantees focus on the most disadvantaged, as specified in congressionally established provisions, but most programs have faced difficulties enrolling eligible individuals.
This report explores one key dimension of access to public benefits the application and eligibility determination process. Of particular interest is how local-level administrative procedures and operations may generally affect eligible families access to benefits. Special consideration is given to exploring these issues as they relate to immigra
National welfare reform legislation in 1996 created the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program, which imposed time limits on cash assistance receipt and broadened and strengthened mandates for clients to work or engage in work-related activities. The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) rationalized and consolidated multiple empl
Examples of Promising Practices for Integrating and Coordinating Eligibility, Enrollment and Retention: Human Services and Health Programs Under the Affordable Care Act. 3. Coordinatingoutreach and enrollment
Location and Programs Practice Additional Resources Iowa – Children’s Health Program
Examples of Promising Practices for Integrating and Coordinating Eligibility, Enrollment and Retention: Human Services and Health Programs Under the Affordable Care Act. 2. Coordinatingadministration of multiple programs
Location and Programs Practice Additional Resources Florida – SNAP and Medicaid SNAP recipients are recertified at six month intervals. If income changes are reported at the time of the SNAP recertification and individuals are shown to qualify, a new 12-month Medicaid eligibility period begins.
Examples of Promising Practices for Integrating and Coordinating Eligibility, Enrollment and Retention: Human Services and Health Programs Under the Affordable Care Act. 1. Streamlining eligibility determination for one program based on datalinkages with other programs
Location and Programs Practice Additional Resources Alabama – Medicaid and SNAP The state implemented Express Lane Eligibility, qualifying children for Medicaid based on SNAP findings.
Willing, Able-> Ready: Basics and Policy Implications of Readiness as a Key Component for Implementation of Evidence-based Interventions
This brief is one in a series exploring issues related to the implementation of evidence-based interventions. It describes the basics of readiness using the R=MC2 (Readiness = Motivation × General Capacity and Intervention-Specific Capacity) heuristic, examines some of the policy implications of readiness, and identifies directions for future res
Opportunities under the Affordable Care Act for Human Services Programs to Modernize Eligibility Systems and Expedite Eligibility Determination
This paper summarizes opportunities for states to utilize time-limited federal cost-sharing to modernize human services program eligibility systems and to use data from health programs to streamline eligibility determination for human services.
Examples of Promising Practices for Integrating and Coordinating Eligibility, Enrollment and Retention: Human Services and Health Programs under the Affordable Care Act
This paper presents findings from case studies of selected state-level integration and coordination approaches under the ACA and identifies areas of notable success or potential which may be of interest to other states.
Using Behavioral Economics to Inform the Integration of Human Services and Health Programs under the Affordable Care Act
This paper examines opportunities to apply findings from behavioral economics and decision-making theory to two specific health/human services program interaction contexts: using targeted enrollment strategies to get SNAP recipients into Medicaid, and encouraging individuals seeking health insurance through state marketplaces to apply for SNAP.
Overlapping Eligibility and Enrollment: Human Services and Health Programs Under the Affordable Care Act
This report presents information on overlaps in eligible and participating populations in various health and human services programs, and identifies three main human services programs – the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) – as havi
In light of recent policy changes in support of domestic violence screening in health care settings, this policy brief presents the state of practice and research on this preventive service. The brief discusses reasons for screening in health care settings, the current prevalence of screening and reasons this prevalence is relatively low, existin
This report draws lessons from 30 states’ implementation of existing optional Medicaid coverage for youth who age out of foster care and applies them to decisions and plans states will consider as they implement new ACA coverage that goes into effect in 2014. Wide variations in how states have implemented the so-called Chafee Option are focused