April 30, 2020 | Issue #39
COVID-19: Policy Updates
On April 27, G overnor Baker and Secretary Sudders announced major financial support for community residential providers in health and human services. Learn more about this crucial increase in funding.
Over the past several weeks, health care has been one of our focus areas – both through collaborating with partners and taking on a piece of work to advance outcomes for our constituents. Read about our recent work.
Many of you have joined us in our federal advocacy led by our national office. This excerpt from the April 27 article in Governing states why our advocacy always has to include the federal, state, and local.
Your advocacy makes a difference, and helps decisionmakers prioritize among many different needs. We have set up a thank you letter to the Governor, Speaker, and Senate President for the increase in funding.
Upcoming Webinars
Join Brian Cusack for a webinar presentation aimed at agency leaders and senior staff. Learn key principles that can be applied as you lead your organization through this health crisis. Learn more and register.
Artist Scott Benner will provide a simple demonstration of how easy it is to apply a checkerboard pattern and convert it into an abstract picture. It’s a simple, fun way to create a picture and it can be done simply or as detailed as a person wants. Register.
Be sure to register for our COVID-19 focused, half-hour webinars on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Registering for one session will sign you up for future sessions of the series.
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