National Human Services Assembly
public-policy newsletter

HEROES Act Impact on Human Service Organizations’ Employees

June 1, 2020

On May 15, the House of Representatives passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, a sweeping $3 trillion coronavirus relief package. However, unlike prior stimulus legislation passed this year, the bill was passed almost entirely with just Democratic votes, and Republican Senate leadership has made clear that they are not planning […]

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Reframing newsletter

Tips to Avoid Cuing Individualism

May 28, 2020

We know that we need sustained public and private action to address the COVID-19 crisis and rebuild in its aftermath. Unfortunately, individualism is a common communications trap that implicitly gives government and other institutions permission not to respond to the economic effects of the Coronavirus. When the public defaults to individualism, they associate a person’s […]

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public-policy newsletter

No Reopening Without Child Care

May 18, 2020

By Zachary Tashman Access to child care programs is an essential cornerstone in building lasting societal health and well-being. Not only do child care facilities provide employment to more than 2 million professionals, quality early childhood education plays a critical role in lifelong cognitive development for children and increasing labor force participation for parents. By […]

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general newsletter

A Board Retreat NOW!? YES! – Sector Leadership Spot

May 18, 2020

By Susan Danish, National Human Services Assembly Board, Immediate Past Chair First and foremost, my thoughts are with all of you who have been impacted personally by COVID-19. And my admiration goes to the human service sector – staff, board members and volunteers for the important work being done right now – often in ways […]

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Reframing newsletter

New Fundraising and Advocacy Resources

May 14, 2020

As attendees of the National Reframing Initiative’s webinar, Human Service Messaging During the COVID-19 Crisis, know, we’ve been developing resources to help you make the case for human services support and funding. The resources were developed in response to our recent survey of the Network regarding desired resources to support the human service sector’s message […]

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