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Early Lessons from the Work Support Strategies Initiative: Colorado

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Document date: April 03, 2013
Released online: April 03, 2013
Work Support Strategies (WSS) is a multiyear, multi-state initiative to implement reforms that help eligible low-income families get and keep a full package of work support benefits, including Medicaid, nutrition assistance (SNAP), and child care assistance. This report describes Colorado's accomplishments and lessons learned during the initiative’s first year. In this planning year, Colorado improved collaboration between the state human services and health agencies, and between the state and counties. Improved collaboration led to a shortened joint benefit application, quicker processing of SNAP applications and recertifications, cohesive plans for implementing health reform, and supplemental budget funds to improve the statewide automated benefits system.


Topics/Tags: | Children and Youth | Families and Parenting | Health/Healthcare | Poverty, Assets and Safety Net


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