Policy

Call for Applications for COVID-19 Immediate Impact Grants

Immediate Impact Grants Are Available to Help Your Organization Serve People Without Homes in the COVID-19 Pandemic Apply for Unrestricted Grants of $25,000-$50,000 by 5 p.m. CT on March 30 In partnership with Kaiser Permanente, the National Health Care for the Homeless Council is now accepting grant applications for unrestricted funding to 501(c)(3) organizations in hard-hit areas that are meeting the health needs of people without homes in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. These...

Expensify.org is matching CalFresh benefits for up to $50/family

In response to recent events, Expensify.org, is shifting focus (and funds) with immediate effect to help supporting families in the US that may be struggling to support themselves right now. If you have a needy client struggling because of not being able to work, please share the information below about how to get their CalFresh benefits matched up to $50/family. These are unprecedented times, and it's inspiring to see communities rising to the challenge. However, not everyone has the...

COVID-19 RESOURCES

Yolo County COVID-19 web page: https://www.yolocounty. org/health-human-services/ adults/communicable-disease- investigation-and-control/ novel-coronavirus-2019 California Department of Public Health Website provides daily updates and further instructions regarding the ongoing response to the disease: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/ Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/ Immunization/ncov2019.aspx Center for Disease Control’s Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Website provides a comprehensive overview of the...

COVID-19 RESOURCES: Flyers for clients and WHO advice on handling mental health

Flyers for clients: I have the attached the info graphics that are being shared; please share with your clients. They are in English, Spanish and Russian. Article: WHO gives advice on handling mental health toll from the coronavirus https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/10/who-gives-advice-on-handling-mental-health-toll-caused-by-coronavirus.html Yolo COVID-19 website: https://www. yolocounty.org/health-human- services/adults/communicable- disease-investigation-and- control/novel-coronavirus-2019

PRESS RELEASE: California Governor Tackles Adverse Childhood Experiences with $10M Proposal for Cross-Sector Training and Public Awareness

ACEs Aware is excited to share the news that Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2020-2021 budget includes a proposed $10 million expenditure for the development of cross-sector trainings and a public awareness campaign. This allocation is intended to further support the goal of cutting ACEs and toxic stress in half in a generation through raising awareness and strengthening response networks. As an extension of the ACEs Aware initiative, the California Surgeon General will engage leading...

WEBINAR: Legal Partnering for Child and Family Health

DATE: Thursday, March 12 TIME: 12-1:00pm PT Please join the Center for the Study of Social Policy to learn about Legal Partnering for Child & Family Health. A family's legal risks, rights, and remedies impact their access to concrete support in times of need, yet legal problem-solving strategies are an under-utilized lever in the early childhood system "toolbox." This webinar will highlight how new kinds of partnerships with public interest law allies – including some underway through...

RESOURCE: Public Charge and Health Insurance in California information from Western Center on Law and Poverty

Beginning February 24, 2020, the new public charge rule used for immigrants entering the country or applying for permanent residency takes a close look at health insurance. But it does not penalize all immigrants for all kinds of coverage. For example, did you know that Medi-Cal is most often not counted? Medi-Cal does not negatively affect most immigrants for two reasons: (1) many immigrants are not subject to the public charge rule, and (2) the rule’s several exceptions exclude Medi-Cal...

ENACT Day on 4/30

DATE: Thursday, April 30, 2020 TIME: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm LOCATION: The California Endowment – Sacramento | 1414 K Street Sacramento, CA 95814 REGISTER HERE: https://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51417/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=11722 ENACT Day is a FREE event that brings together Californians from across the state to learn about health equity in California and develop policy advocacy skills. Learn about policy strategies to improve community health such as food and water access,...

HEALTH POLICY BRIEF: Precarious Work Schedules and Population Health

According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, unstable and unpredictable work schedules are associated with poor health outcomes in adults, complexity and informality in child-care arrangements, and behavioral problems in young children. Read more and download the brief at: https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/research/2020/02/precarious-work-schedules-and-population-health.html

POLICY BRIEF: Food-Assistance Programs Have Positive Impacts on Food Retail

In a new policy brief from the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research, Timothy Beatty, Marianne Bitler, and Cynthia van der Werf of UC Davis find that current policy proposals to shrink the SNAP budget would likely have negative economic consequences. Key Facts SNAP redemptions totaled $76 billion in 2013, representing more than 10 percent of sales at supermarkets. Rollout of the Food Stamp Program in the 1960s and 1970s lead to more people working in food and grocery stores, more employment,...

Child Care Crisis Disproportionately Affects Children with Disabilities

A new report from the Center for American Progress found that parents of young children with disabilities are more likely to face job disruptions due to child care challenges. The report explores how the lack of affordable, high-quality child care options disproportionately affects these families and policy solutions for addressing these barriers. https://www.americanprogress. org/issues/early-childhood/ reports/2020/01/29/479802/ child-care-crisis- disproportionately-affects- ...

WEBINAR: New data on state early care and education quality initiatives on 2/26

Wednesday, February 26 @ 12:00 - 1:00PM Join the BUILD Initiative and Child Trends to learn about updates to the Quality Compendium ( https://qualitycompendium.org/ ), including new data, features of the website, and how researchers are using the data. The Quality Compendium ( qualitycompendium.org ) is a catalog and comparison of quality initiatives including Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) to promote thoughtful design, analysis and ongoing improvement in early care and...

Income Inequality in California from Public Policy Institute of California

Families at the top of the income ladder have more than 12 times the income of those at the bottom, before accounting for taxes and safety net programs. Two-thirds of Californians say the gap between rich and poor is getting larger, and about half think the state should do more to ensure equal opportunity for all. https://www.ppic.org/publication/income-inequality-in-california/?utm_source=ppic&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=bulletin

WEBINAR: Consumer Privacy; "The Evidence Decision-Makers Want"

February 6, 2020, 11-12 PT Join the Center for the Study of Social Policy for a webinar to take a deep dive into CSSP's (California Consumer Privacy Act) latest report, "The Evidence Decision-Makers Want." The author of the report and CSSP Senior Fellow Steven D. Cohen, with CSSP Director of Learning & Evidence Sarah Morrison, will present key findings and recommendations and respond to questions and comments from the audience. Click here to register: ...

New Study Reveals Annual Cost of Childhood Adversity in California Is Approximately $113 Billion

The Center for Youth Wellness announces the release of an in-depth study on the health-related cost of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in the state of California. A number of studies have investigated the cost of child maltreatment, but the current study, entitled "Adult health burden and costs in California during 2013 associated with prior adverse childhood experiences," is the first to examine the cost associated with adult health conditions -- asthma, arthritis, depression, COPD,...

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