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Resource Round-Up: An Overview of the Many Resources Available Through the Partnership

Join Partnership staff Lil Dupree and Aimee Roberge as they take you on an interactive, guided tour of the many resources available through the Community Action Partnership! This recorded webinar will show you how to find and utilize online tools, toolkits, webinars and recordings, and the online Community Action Academy. Perfect for both new and […]

Community Action Resource Guide on Proposed Poverty Measure Changes

We have compiled a list of resources below on this issue to assist agencies in crafting their own public comments, These resources includes: Public Comments from National Partners, Guidance from the National Partners, Materials from National Anti-Poverty Advocates, and News Articles and Media Coverage about the proposed changes.

Community Action and the Proposed Changes to the Official Poverty Measure

On May 7th, the Office of Management and Budget issued a request for comment on on a proposal to adjust how the Official Poverty Measure (OPM) is calculated.The proposal could result in an artificially low estimate of the number of children and families who fall below the official poverty line. This could eventually make fewer people eligible for benefits such as SNAP, Medicaid, and ACA subsidies, as well as programs like CSBG, Head Start, LIHEAP, Weatherization, and many others. This webinar will give an overview of the proposal and the possible impacts on Community Action. We will also share suggested comments and templates that your agency can use to officially weigh in the proposal if you choose. Comments on the Federal Register Notice are due June 21.

Beyond the Standard Data Collection and Analysis in Community Action

This webinar discusses data collection, analysis, and use in Community Action. This information will assist CAAs in identifying the processes and tools they currently use to collect data, as well as identifying the role that analysis plays in creating information for decision making. The webinar is intended to encourage follow-up dialogue among agency stakeholders for a critical reflection on the agency’s understanding of why data is collected and how it is used to increase agency capacity to achieve results, data collection processes, an assessment of reports, and basic data analysis techniques will be shared.

Leading by Exemplar: Instructional Models in Head Start Programs

Leading by Exemplar: Instructional Models in Head Start Programs provides in-depth information about the instructional models of five high-performing Head Start programs from across the country. The programs highlighted in this analysis — referred to throughout as Head Start exemplars — were selected because demonstrate evidence of significant positive impacts on children’s learning.

Leading by Exemplar: Data Utilization in Head Start Programs

Leading by Exemplar: Data Utilization in Head Start Programs provides in-depth information about the data utilization practices of five high-performing Head Start programs from across the country. The programs highlighted in this analysis — referred to throughout as Head Start exemplars — were selected because they demonstrate significant positive impacts on children’s learning.

Leading by Exemplar: Lessons from Head Start Programs

Leading by Exemplar: Lessons from Head Start Programs is a synthesis of findings drawn from an in-depth analysis of five high-performing Head Start programs from across the country. The programs highlighted in this analysis — referred to throughout as Head Start exemplars — were selected because they demonstrate significant positive impacts on children’s learning.

Leading by Exemplar: Case Studies of Head Start Programs

Leading by Exemplar: Case Studies of Head Start Programs is an in-depth analysis of five high-performing Head Start programs from across the country. The programs highlighted in this analysis — referred to throughout as Head Start exemplars — were selected because they demonstrate significant positive impacts on children’s learning.

Accelerating Postsecondary Success for Parents: Identifying and Addressing Mental Health Needs

With 22 percent of the undergraduate student population comprised of parents, policymakers and institutions must explore the unique needs of this population and address the challenges that may prevent parents from attaining their degree. This includes determining what systems, services, and approaches best support their mental health needs. This brief examines opportunities for policymakers and academic institutions to adapt existing mental health services in order to meet the unique needs of students who are parents and help them complete their degree. (April 2019)

Aligning Affordable Housing Efforts with Actions to End Homelessness

In many communities, conversations on housing affordability and those about homelessness are happening in different places among different groups of people. The following strategies and resources will support communities in aligning those conversations and will improve progress on preventing and ending homelessness.

Well After Service: Veteran Reintegration and American Communities

Most veterans successfully transition out of uniform and into civilian life. However, some recent veterans face service-related challenges, and there is no government agency, program or mechanism that properly and holistically addresses their wellness. Instead, communities across America, many of which are unfamiliar with the military and service-related needs, are left to support those recent veterans that need assistance reintegrating into civilian life.

Why Should Nurses Know About Social Determinants of Health?

Nurses have the ability to address social determinants of health in patients and refer those with health barriers to resources. Doing so can have a long-term impact on patient health.

Dotte Agency: A Participatory Design Model for Community Health

As community activists resist racial injustice, food insecurity, and infrastructural delinquency, many groups are attempting to articulate the voice of the citizen. It is within this landscape that architects have historically struggled to find common ground to afford democratic access for citizens to engage in discussions about the future of their city. Based upon surrogate models of other professions, there has emerged a proactive movement towards Social Impact Design. Like many urban core areas, our community faces a health epidemic compounded by poverty. In response to requests for collaboration, and through cross-disciplinary academic partnerships in both public health and social welfare, we have begun to leverage design advocacy to improve health outcomes. This has evolved into an alternative model of practice that advances public design through interdisciplinary, adaptive and incremental spatial agency. It is a sustainable practice that fosters conversations and supports events originating from within the community. Our approach seeks to scaffold an infrastructure of public health through methods of participatory design and advocacy. Through new forms of design intelligence and collaborative design tools, our critical spatial practice demonstrates new ways for how architectural design can be relevant to society.

Human-Centered Design: Bringing humanity into the built environment

With my experience entrenched in the built environment, I came to Greater Good Studio (GGS) curious to learn more about human-centered design (HCD). During my time here, I have really been pushed to reconsider what it means to place the user’s experience at the center of a design process, particularly in the context of built environment design and community development.

 

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