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2017 CalFresh Forum Resources Now Posted

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Materials and resources from the 2017 CalFresh Forum are now available. CFPA would like to thank all of this year's speakers and presenters for their contributions toward making the Forum such a success.

Morning Plenaries

   Kim McCoy Wade, Chief, CalFresh Branch, California Department of Social Services
   Slideshow: State of CalFresh PDF

   Sue Sigler, Executive Director, California Association of Food Banks
   Slideshow: Alliance to Transform CalFresh Goals PDF

   Ed Bolen, Senior Policy Analyst, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
   Slideshow: Morning Plenary: State of SNAP PDF

2017 CalFresh Legislation

   Andrew Cheyne, Director of Government Affairs, California Association of Food Banks
   Slideshow: Hunger and Poverty in California The Governor’s Proposed Budget PDF

   Jessica Bartholow, Policy Advocate, The Western Center on Law and Poverty
   Slideshow: CalFresh 2017 Legislative Proposals PDF

   Tracey Patterson, Director of Legislation, California Food Policy Advocates
   Slideshow: 2017 State Legislative Priorities PDF

Innovative County Strategies: Santa Barbara County CalFresh Utilization Project

   Maria Gardner, Deputy Director, Economic Assistance Branch, Santa Barbara County DSS
   Heather Gardner, Operations and Support Manager, Santa Barbara County DSS
   Aydee Plascencia, CalFresh Program and Policy Support Specialist, Santa Barbara County DSS
   Dennis Tivey, Communication and Outreach Coordinator, Santa Barbara County DSS
   Marian Acosta, CalFresh Program & Policy Support Specialist,Santa Barbara County DSS

   Slideshow: CalFresh Utilization Project PDF

   Handout: CalFresh Utilization Project PDF

   Additional Resources for Counties

      Project Structure
      Phase I to Phase II Transition Plan and Governance Structure PDF
      Sample Initial Subcommittee Plan Template (Horizontal Integration/No Wrong Door) doc

      Work Aids
      Program Fast Facts PDF
      SAR 7 Processing Chart PDF
      Sponsored Noncitizen Flowchart PDF
      Case Review Form doc

      Communications Materials
      Spectrum of Services Flyers for Client Packets English PDF | Spanish PDF
      Horizontal Integration Staff Motivational Posters CalFresh PDF | Medi-Cal PDF
      CalFresh Myths and Facts PDF

Ensuring Equitable Access

   William Kennedy, Law Office of William Kennedy
   Harvard Implicit Bias Test link

2017 Freshy Awards

   Congratulations to this year's winners! PDF

Return of the Three-Month Time Limit – What's Ahead for California

   Ed Bolen, Senior Policy Analyst, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
   Slideshow: CalFresh and Unemployed Adults Without Children PDF

   Alexis Fernandez, CalFresh Policy Section Chief, CDSS
   Amber Bonilla, CalFresh Policy Section Analyst, CDSS
   Slideshow: Return of the ABAWD Time Limit: What's Ahead for California PDF

Strategies to Increase Medi-Cal and CalFresh Dual Enrollment

   Diana Jensen, Policy and Advocacy Senior Analyst, San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
   Slideshow: CalFresh Dual Enrollment Strategies PDF

   Adam Dondro, Assistant Director for Horizontal Integration, CDSS
   Slideshow: CalHEERS and SAWS Horizontal Integration PDF

Food Insecurity Screening in Healthcare

   Melissa Cannon, Nutrition Policy Advocate, California Food Policy Advocates
   Slideshow: Screening and Intervening for Food Insecurity PDF

   Leslie Goodfriend, Senior Health Services Manager, Santa Cruz County Human Services Department
   Elisa Orona, Executive Director, Health Improvement Partnership of Santa Cruz County
   Slideshow: Santa Cruz: Incorporating Food Insecurity Screenings into the Safety Net Clinic Visit PDF

   Amanda Schultz Brochu, CalFresh Outreach Director, San Diego Hunger Coalition
   Slideshow: Integrating Food Security into Healthcare Settings PDF

   Teri Olle, Director of Policy and Advocacy, SF-Marin Food Bank Chair, San Francisco Food Security Task Force
   Slideshow: Food Security Screening in San Francisco PDF
   Resource: San Francisco Food Security Task Force Food Security Screening Policy Recommendations PDF

Additional Resources and Materials

    The Ecology Center
   Market Match Program Information and Outreach Materials PDF

   Agenda, Speaker Audience Polls and Word Cloud Activities
   View the results of the audience live polling conducted at the Forum. PDF