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When Bad Requirements Happen to Good Programs

January 9, 2020

Harmful cultural models — or inaccurate “deeply held understandings that motivate thought and behavior in largely unconscious and automatic ways” — can influence policymakers’ application of harsh requirements that limit access to programs such as hunger prevention. The start of state legislative sessions offers an opportunity to provide reframed messages that background those unproductive models, […]

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Reflecting on 2019

December 19, 2019

From all of the team at the National Human Services Assembly, we wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season! 2019 has been an exciting year with the launch of our FREE federal legislation advocacy tool PolicySource, the advancement of our National Reframing Human Services Initiative, and another $20.6 million nonprofit members saved through PurchasingPoint. […]

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Thank You for a Stellar 2019!

December 12, 2019

Thanks to you and other national, state and local human service organizations across the country, the National Reframing Initiative had a banner year. We’re excited to report the below progress in advancing the Building Well-Being Narrative in 2019. Implementation Highlights The National Reframing Initiative was pleased to welcome new partners, provide tailored training and technical […]

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Transitions – Message From the CEO

December 5, 2019

As you know, Lee Sherman announced his retirement from NHSA in September. The Board of Directors has taken the thoughtful and progressive decision to take time during this leadership transition to consider the future of the National Assembly. By hiring an Interim CEO, the board will benefit from the information gathered during an in-depth assessment […]

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Administration Publishes Final Work Requirement Regulation

December 4, 2019

By Zachary Tashman Today, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its final rule entitled “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents”. According to the USDA’s regulatory impact analysis, this rule change would eliminate SNAP benefits for 688,000 adults by 2021. Currently, adults without dependents who do not meet the 20-hour per week […]

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