Nourish Newsletter | Covid is Not Over, Sharing Health Information, & More
COVID’s not over – so why is pandemic unemployment assistance ending?
Federal unemployment benefit programs made possible by the CARES Act are ending on September 4th, 2021. Millions of workers will lose the supplementary unemployment cash they now receive on top of their existing unemployment assistance. That means the extra $300 on top of standard unemployment workers can use to buy food is ending. California is the most impacted state affected by this change. An estimated 2.2 million Californians will lose their Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.
Webinar Recap: Sharing Health Information to Address Food Insecurity
Because of a variety of events, including COVID-19 and the CalAIM rollout, the need to improve health information sharing in California has become apparent and urgent. Unfortunately, complex data privacy laws complicate seamless coordination of care—especially when a patient’s care occurs outside of a clinic or medical office. In this presentation, Senior Advocate Melissa Cannon, the State of California’s Office of Health Information Integrity, and two health and nutrition providers share new tools and experiences aimed at the increased sharing of information to address food insecurity
Webinar Recap #2: Sharing Health Information to Address Food Insecurity Among Older Adults
During this webinar, our partners at the California Office of Health Information Integrity (CalOHII) walked participants through the State Health Information Guidance (SHIG), with an emphasis on older adults.
Fighting Poverty with SNAP
At this event, you will hear from the authors of a new report “Fighting Poverty with SNAP” presenting the value and limitations of SNAP/CalFresh to effectively address poverty, especially during economic hardship. Betzabel Estudillo, Nourish CA’s Senior Advocate, will discuss how we can make nutrition programs more inclusive by modernizing the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to provide state-funded nutrition benefits to all Californians ineligible for CalFresh solely due to their immigration status. Learn more and register.
Five Reasons to Apply for CEP in 2021
So why is it important to apply for the Community Eligibility Provision NOW? Join our panel of local and national experts to find out. You’ll learn how schools and students will benefit from enrolling in CEP for the 2021-22 school year. You’ll have opportunities to ask questions and share your insights. Learn more and register.
Nourish in the News
Colleges rush to sign students up for food stamps, as pandemic rules make more eligible. ABC 10
Hasta $300 por hijos por la extensión del programa de ayuda alimentaria en California. Univision 34
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