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2012 CalFresh Forum Event Materials

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The 2012 CalFresh Forum hosted a series of national, state and local speakers and panelists. Below you will find  presentations and materials from the Forum. If you have questions about this materials, please contact Alexis Fernández at 510.433.1122 x111 or alexis@cfpa.net

Plenary Speaker Presentations & Materials

  • Focusing On Outcomes: Changing the DHHS Culture in North Carolina, Lanier Cansler PDF
  • Integration of Human Services Programs with the Health Insurance/Benefits Exchange, Jim Jones PDF

Workshop Panelists Presentations & Materials

Nourishment for Older Adults: CalFresh Strategies to Reach Seniors

  • Older Adults and CalFresh in California, Andrea Bricker PDF
  • Summer of Senior Outreach, Leo O'Farrel PDF
  • Using the Elder Economic Index to Improve the Golden Years in the Golden State, Susie Smith PDF
  • AB 69 CalFresh Senior Nutrition Benefits: Implementation Update, Kerry Birnbach PDF

Thinking Big: Can Innovative County Practices Grow Statewide?

  • San Bernardino County Transitional Assistance Department, June Hutchison PDF
  • Same Day Processing: A Business Standardization Model, Anny Martinez PDF
  • Telephonic Signatures in San Diego County, Sylvia Melena PDF

Transforming CalFresh: State Health Reform Modernization and Realignment Come Together

  • Alliance to Transform CalFresh, Kim McCoy-Wade PDF

"Fresh" Ideas for 2012: A Review of CalFresh Legislation

  • AB 828 (Swanson) Nutrition for Families Act of 2011 PDF
  • AB 1560 (Fuentes) Food for Health: Aligning Medi-Cal and Nutrition Assistance PDF
  • SB 970 (De León) Streamlining Enrollment Into Health and Human Service Programs PDF
  • Social Services Modernization and Efficiency Act of 2012 PDF
  • Cost Effective Collections for CalFresh Overissuances PDF

CalFresh & Immigrant Populations: Challenges and Strategies for Targeted Outreach

  • Immigrant Eligibility for CalFresh in California, Ronald Coleman, PDF
  • CalFresh and Immigrant Populations, Tanya Broder, PDF

Additional Resources

  • NILC Resources on SNAP link
  • NILC Resources on Benefits for Immigrants in California link
  • NILC Materials on Public Charge link
  • NILC Q & A on Sponsored Immigrants and Benefits link

CalFresh Data in Context

  • CalFresh: Caseload and Policy Changes in the 2000's, Caroline Danielson PDF
  • California's Food Stamp Program: Participation and Cost Challenges for the State, Caroline Danielson link
  • 2012 Program Access Index (PAI), Tia Shimada link
  • Lost Dollars, Empty Plates 2012, Tia Shimada link

Additional Resources

  • Life Sentences: Denying Welfare Benefits to Women Convicted of Drug Offenses, The Sentencing Project, link
  • A Review of Strategies to Bolster SNAP's Role in Improving Nutrition as well as Food Security, Food Research and Action Center, link