Policy

WEBINAR: Applying Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP)’s Anti-Racist Intersectional Frame to Our Work (the Strengthening Families Framework) on 7/9

TIME: 12-1pm DATE: Thursday, July 9, 2020 REGISTER: https://cssp.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CSK4vy7JS5Ca5jCe99HcXw Current events have heightened issues of systemic racism and racial disparities to the forefront of our national conversation. This long-overdue reckoning with America’s racist past and present has challenged us to consider how we must advance anti-racist policies and practices – whether we are new to this work or have been in the struggle for years. Please join us for a...

OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW AND COMMENT on NEW Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

Yolo County Stakeholders: The draft Yolo County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Three-Year Program & Expenditure Plan FY 2020-2023 has been posted to the MHSA page of the Yolo County website, at www.yolocounty.org/mhsa . This draft MHSA document will remain posted for Public Review and Comment until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 20, 2020. Please submit your written comments using the MHSA 30-Day Public Comment Form found at: www.yolocounty.org/mhsa (Submission instructions are included in...

WEBINARS on Prop 47 and Racial Disparities in CA; Completing Adv. Care Directives

• Proposition 47 and Racial Disparities in California on 7/1 11-12 on Wednesday, July 1 While the COVID-19 pandemic has required changes to law enforcement and correctional policies, widespread protests over the police-involved deaths of African Americans have intensified concern about racial and ethnic disparities in our criminal justice system. In recent years, California has implemented significant reforms that, while not motivated by racial disparities, are narrowing them. Public Policy...

WEBINARS on unintentional injury prevention and homelessness

Local unintentional injury prevention coalition and program staffing and volunteers 10:30am on Thursday, June 18 Explore how local unintentional injury coalitions and programs are staffed and how volunteers are recruited, managed, and retained – especially in these pandemic times. To register for the Local Coalition and Program Staffing and Volunteers Webinar click and register https://us02web.zoom.us/ webinar/register/WN_ lusdB6g2S8q6MGV3LGFL0Q or email rootge@gmail.com Tackling...

WEBINARS from Public Policy Institute of CA and ACEs AWARE

Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) Statewide Survey: Californians and Their Government 11am-12 on June 4 PPIC’s latest survey tracks views on federal and state elected officials. It looks at concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, as well as perceptions of economic conditions and the state budget. The survey also examines attitudes around health care policy and candidate preferences in the November election. PPIC researchers will outline these and other key findings. A...

Welcome to the NAEYC Virtual Institute!

Starting June 1, NAEYC will offer weekly presentations of content shared by NAEYC experts and a diverse group of presenters from all sectors of the industry - over 100 in total! Our presenters include policy experts, higher education faculty, school leaders, researchers and educators. While typically this type of content is only offered at NAEYC Professional Learning Institute, we are providing access to these presentations during the NAEYC Virtual Institute at no charge as our gift to you...

WEBINARS on health, gun violence, health of babies, organizational policies to prevent child sexual abuse

Primary Care & Telehealth Strategies for Addressing the Secondary Health Effects of COVID-19 on 5/27 Noon – 1 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27 This webinar will focus on building understanding and identifying primary care and telehealth strategies and tools to address the secondary health effects of the COVID-19 emergency. Widespread stress and anxiety regarding COVID-19, compounded by the economic distress due to lost wages, employment and financial assets; mass school closures; and necessary...

Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants

On April 15, Governor Newsom announced one-time disaster relief assistance for undocumented Californians impacted by COVID-19, who are ineligible for most other forms of pandemic assistance, including direct assistance under the CARES Act and unemployment insurance. Eligible Californians may receive one-time COVID-19 disaster relief assistance at a value of $500. A limit of two adults per household can receive this assistance (maximum assistance of $1,000 per household). The non-profit...

WEBINAR from Essentials for Childhood Initiative: Health Equity and COVID-19: Opportunities to Improve Child Wellbeing through Policy on 5/13

The Essentials for Childhood (EfC) Initiative invites your participation in a webinar entitled, “Health Equity and COVID-19: Opportunities to Improve Child Wellbeing through Policy” taking place on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM for a special guest presentation with Dr. Flojaune Cofer, Senior Director of Policy with the All Children Thrive (ACT) California project. This interactive webinar will examine what success could look like in addressing COVID-19 by describing equity...

POLICY BRIEF: Greater Resources Required to Protect People Experiencing Homelessness from COVID-19

In a new policy brief from UC Davis Center for Poverty Research, UC Davis' Ryan Finnigan writes that, with outbreaks of the novel coronavirus occurring in homeless shelters across the US, significant investment is needed urgently to protect this vulnerable group. Key facts: People experiencing homelessness have a heightened vulnerability to COVID-19 due to higher rates of other health conditions and inadequate access to health care, sanitation services, and physical distancing. Several...

COVID-19 YOLO COUNTY RESOURCES

Yolo Coronavirus web page : Please check for updates and important public health information, including guidelines for face coverings and masks. Yolo County Dashboard and Documents Coronavirus Youtube video explains the virus and what people can do to prevent its spread in Yolo County.

COVID-19 INFORMATIONAL MATERIALS TO SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Attached please find some infographics for Stay at Home guidelines in English, Spanish, and Russian that First 5 Yolo developed this in coordination with County of Yolo. Please share widely! COVID-19 informational handouts in 24 languages (created by the Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa): https://www. refugeeallianceofcentraliowa. org/covid19-information? fbclid=IwAR1rplWNAnT2- 6LcRM0e0oCNWTn63q-qR6aA_ 9wXJD2IqolHwiCtjoHXiyE

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...

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