APHSA Annual Report 2017

The Center for Employment & Economic Well-Being (CEEWB) is the central source of information for human service leaders regarding effective workforce engagement policies and practices. The CEEWB facilitates collaboration across agency leaders, business leaders, researchers and other thought partners to promote innovative practice models as well as modern funding structures and policies that best enable gainful employment and economic well-being for all people. The APHSA Affinity Groups under the CEEWB umbrella – American Association of SNAP Directors (AASD), National Association of State TANF Directors (NASTA), National Association of Program Information and Performance Management (NAPIPM), IT Solutions Management for Human Services (ISM), American Association of Health and Human Services Attorneys (AAHHSA) and National Staff Development and Training Association (NSDTA) – play an integral role in the policies, practices, guidelines and positions that the CEEWB promotes. Throughout 2017, the CEEWB, in concert with our members who are on the daily front lines of engaging with clients around their employment and family needs, expanded its influence on policymaking at the federal level by providing lawmakers from both sides of the aisle with a positive, sensible approach to human services funding and service delivery. Also, CEEWB expanded partnerships with organizations where we have common goals in SNAP, TANF, Low Income Tax Policy and workforce issues to further increase influence over policy-making decisions. Ø Ø Policy Papers : Issued and distributed two important policy papers on the reauthorization and modernization of SNAP and TANF. These recommendations have generated numerous calls from agency 3 INFLUENCE WORKING WITH AND THROUGH OUR MEMBERS

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