Media Memo

Overview

CWDA Media Memo

The CWDA Media Memo is a weekly compilation of local, state and federal news on human services programs, policies, legislation and the children, families and individuals served by the human services system.

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News on Human Services Programs, Legislation & the People We Serve – February 11, 2017

In this edition of the CWDA Media Memo: despite uncertainty about the future of the Affordable Care Act, Covered California saw a last minute influx of new enrollees just before their deadline; read  about a Los Angeles County foster father who shows incredible love and dedication taking in terminally ill children and ensuring they aren’t alone at death; watch the story of a Ventura County couple share their journey of becoming foster parents and encouragement to others; and the push is on to help working families get their earned income tax credit. A profile in Orange County reminds people what the EITC is and how to help families get it.

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News on Human Services Programs, Legislation & the People We Serve – February 3, 2017

In this edition of the CWDA Media Memo: focus is on California’s Central Valley and why the Affordable Care Act is so critical to that region; an early intervention program in Ventura County is working to break the cycle of poverty for families; Contra Costa County’s local campaign to find more resource families is getting attention from the media and public; and Sen. Joel Anderson of San Diego reminds people why SB 1322, which became law January 1, is an important protection for child victims of sex trafficking.

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News on Human Services Programs, Legislation & the People We Serve – January 20, 2017

In this edition of the CWDA Media Memo: studies and stories continue to show the dire effects for people and local economies if the Affordable Care Act is repealed; online publication TalkPoverty takes a closer look at a recent SNAP study on household purchasing and finds no major differences in the expenditure patterns of SNAP and non-SNAP households, despite what a major news article mislead readers to believe; and survivors of child sex trafficking make it clear why a new California law ending the practice of arresting sex trafficked children is so important.

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News on Human Services Programs, Legislation & the People We Serve – January 13, 2017

In this edition of the CWDA Media Memo: Governor Brown released his proposed 2017-18 budget, maintaining support for the Medi-Cal program and keeping general fund spending flat; a new study shows the difference the ACA and health care has made in the housing arena, allowing many poor working families to afford their rents; learn how a Butte County group is raising awareness about ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experience).

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News on Human Services Programs, Legislation & the People We Serve – January 6, 2017

In this edition of the CWDA Media Memo: KPCC takes an in-depth look at the rise of homelessness among CalWORKs families and the effect on children; counties have an urgent need for resource families just like Dominique Soileau, a Sonoma County foster mom who shares what becoming a part of a child’s life has meant to her and her encouragement to those thinking about becoming a foster parent; California continues to analyze and understand what an ACA repeal would mean for people and the economy; and finally, learn about a unique program tackling loneliness among seniors.

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News on Human Services Programs, Legislation & the People We Serve – December 22, 2016

In this edition of the CWDA Media Memo, California embraced the Affordable Care Act and a new study shows how that’s paid off;  Orange County becomes the latest to move forward with a program that allows those who are elderly, disabled and homeless to use CalFresh to buy prepared meals; and a recent study looks at the “stress load” of low-income Americans and its contribution to their premature deaths.

CWDA’s Media Memo will be on hiatus until January 6, 2017. Happy Holidays from CWDA!

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News on Human Services Programs, Legislation & the People We Serve – December 14, 2016

In this edition of the CWDA Media Memo, what can we expect from the California Legislature in the new year? Plus, congressional Republicans have vowed to take quick action in January to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act but many experts question the timing and support of following through on that campaign promise. And learn what the San Francisco Human Services Agency is doing to help people who are homeless and eligible for SSI benefits apply for the support in the hopes it can help those individuals move into permanent housing.

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News on Human Services Programs, Legislation & the People We Serve – December 2, 2016

In this week’s CWDA Media Memo, read what experts are saying about possible changes to the Affordable Care Act and what it could mean for the one in three Californians who now receive health care coverage through Medi-Cal; learn about a program addressing loneliness among seniors; and a new report on homelessness among children finds 527,000 children in California are without a home – that’s one-fifth of the nation’s child homeless population.

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News on Human Services Programs, Legislation & the People We Serve – November 18, 2016

To submit stories for inclusion in CWDA’s weekly Media Memo, email Sarah Jimenez. County staff and others not currently receiving the Media Memo directly can sign up on the CWDA website at the bottom of the home page.

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News on Human Services Programs, Legislation & the People We Serve – November 4, 2016

To submit stories for inclusion in CWDA’s weekly Media Memo, email Sarah Jimenez. County staff and others not currently receiving the Media Memo directly can sign up on the CWDA website at the bottom of the home page.

*Media Memo will be on hiatus the week of November 7.*

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News on Human Services Programs, Legislation & the People We Serve – October 31, 2016

To submit stories for inclusion in CWDA’s weekly Media Memo, email Sarah Jimenez. County staff and others not currently receiving the Media Memo directly can sign up on the CWDA website at the bottom of the home page.

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News on Human Services Programs, Legislation & the People We Serve – October 21, 2016

To submit stories for inclusion in CWDA’s weekly Media Memo, email Sarah Jimenez. County staff and others not currently receiving the Media Memo directly can sign up on the CWDA website at the bottom of the home page.

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News on Human Services Programs, Legislation & the People We Serve – September 30, 2016

To submit stories for inclusion in CWDA’s weekly Media Memo, email Sarah Jimenez. County staff and others not currently receiving the Media Memo directly can sign up on the CWDA website at the bottom of the home page.

*Media Memo will be on hiatus next week due to the 2016 CWDA Conference.*

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News on Human Services Programs, Legislation & the People We Serve – September 16, 2016

To submit stories for inclusion in CWDA’s weekly Media Memo, email Sarah Jimenez. County staff and others not currently receiving the Media Memo directly can sign up on the CWDA website at the bottom of the home page.

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News on Human Services Programs, Legislation & the People We Serve – September 9, 2016

To submit stories for inclusion in CWDA’s weekly Media Memo, email Sarah Jimenez. County staff and others not currently receiving the Media Memo directly can sign up on the CWDA website at the bottom of the home page.

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News on Human Services Programs, Legislation & the People We Serve – September 2, 2016

To submit stories for inclusion in CWDA’s weekly Media Memo, email Sarah Jimenez. County staff and others not currently receiving the Media Memo directly can sign up on the CWDA website at the bottom of the home page.

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News on Human Services Programs, Legislation & the People We Serve – August 26, 2016

To submit stories for inclusion in CWDA’s weekly Media Memo or to be featured on the CWDA County News page, email Sarah Jimenez. County staff and others not currently receiving the Media Memo directly can sign up on the CWDA website at the bottom of the home page.