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.
by: Dan Bloom, Mary Farrell, and Barbara Fink with Diana Adams-Ciardullo Submitted to: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children & Families Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation Project Officer: Michael Dubinsky
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
Contents Study Design Rationale for Privatization Deciding the Scope and Size of Contracts The Contractors Promoting Competition Ensuring Effective and Fair Procurements Designing Contracts That Work Upholding Accountability Through Monitoring
National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts: Review of State CPS Policy - Executive Summary
Contents Purpose and Background Summary of Findings Reflections Endnotes
National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts: Findings on Local CPS Practices - Executive Summary
Contents Introduction Agency Administration and Staffing Screening and Intake Investigation and Alternative Response Collaboration with Other Agencies Changes in CPS Practice Variation by Administrative Structure Site Visits to Local Agencies Conclusions
Contents Site-Specific Analyses Cross-Site Analysis: The Changing Urban Context Cross-Site Analysis: Health Trends and Study Hypotheses Conclusions
Contents Making the Decision to Operate Tribal TANF Developing a Sound TANF Plan Ensuring Smooth Program Implementation and Operations Lessons Learned and Implications
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.
The Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative (SC2) is a new interagency approach to partnering with cities for economic growth launched by the White House Domestic Policy Council in 2011. The SC2 initiative represents a new model of collaboration between federal and local government to improve how the federal government invests in and offers t
Evaluation of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Teams Pilot: Federal Role in Revitalizing Distressed Cities: Interagency Collaboration and Local Partnerships
The federal government has historically invested significant resources in the nation’s distressed cities. However, the benefits of these investments have often not been fully realized. Many of the most distressed cities have lacked the capacity to effectively use these resources and, in some cases, the segmented nature of the resources coming
Evaluation of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Teams Pilot: Building a More Responsive Federal Workforce: Lessons from the SC2 Pilot
In 2011, the U.S. federal government launched the Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative, a new model of federal-local collaboration designed to (i) improve how the federal government invests in cities, (ii) offer technical assistance to support local priorities, and (iii) help to coordinate funds at the local, state, and federal level. A co
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
This brief is one in a series exploring issues related to the implementation of evidence-based interventions. It describes several constructs that can be used to describe, monitor, and facilitate implementation. It also describes how to apply these constructs in several ways, including data collection to monitor progress and developing an implemen
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.