Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition. “Anyone can become an advocate – you just have to want to. Whether you are a beginning advocate or an experienced veteran, this interactive presentation is a self-directing guide for learning how to advocate and for improving your advocacy skills.” Review the PPT or PDF slides.
CDC Newsroom. “CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky has signed an extension to the eviction moratorium further preventing the eviction of tenants who are unable to make rental payments. The moratorium that was scheduled to expire on June 30, 2021 is now extended through July 31, 2021 and this is intended to be the final extension of the moratorium.”
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Subscribe to the MMWR podcast series. The MMWR COVID-19 Briefing is a weekly podcast to update readers on the latest scientific information from CDC’s COVID-19 response. In each episode, MMWR Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Charlotte Kent, provides an overview of the latest scientific information published in MMWR. New episodes are posted every week.
COVID Alert PA is the official mobile app by the Pennsylvania Department of Health that uses the Exposure Notification System provided by Apple and Google. You can download the app now.
HealthSpark Foundation. State of the Safety Net: 2020-2021 Report. Over 60 respondents to the Montgomery County State of the Safety Net Survey, conducted in 2020 and again in 2021, provided their feedback on the impact of the pandemic on their nonprofit’s operations, programs, staff, and board. The survey was fielded by HealthSpark Foundation and included a representative group of the county’s social safety net providers. Read the 2-page fact sheet or full report.
Housing Alliance of PA has updated its county fact sheets that provide a brief look at the housing challenges experienced by families in each county of the commonwealth and shows a few of the ways counties are overcoming those challenges. Review the fact sheets here (March 2021).
Montgomery County Updates & Announcements:
The PA Link has employed Folklorist Darcy Fair to conduct conversations with seniors and those living with a disability in Bucks, Chester & Montgomery counties to document their experiences. Are you interested in talking about your life and leaving a legacy for your descendants? Imagine, 100 years from now, somebody could hear your story in your voice! The recorded interviews will live online on the Story Corps Archives, a part of the Library of Congress. Learn more! Contact Elizabeth Doan at email@example.com
Pennsylvania’s Pre-K Counts Program. Kindergarten Impacts of the Pennsylvania Pre-K Counts Program: A Statewide Evaluation, Principal Investigator, Ellen Peisner-Feinberg. “The results of this evaluation demonstrate positive benefits on language and math skills in kindergarten for children who attended PA PKC compared to similar children with no prior ECE experience in the 2 years before kindergarten.” Read the evaluation report here and click here to read the Pre-K for PA Report: Invest in Quality: A Case for Paying Closer to What High-Quality Pre-K Costs
PCCY. Read the March 2021 PCCY report, No More Dreams Deferred, Building an Education System that Works for Black and Hispanic Students in the Philadelphia Suburbs. Read the report: Hold Harmless: A Quarter Century of Inequity at the Heart of Pennsylvania’s School System.
United Way of PA. ALICE Reports and Data. “ALICE represents the 27% of Pennsylvanians who work, but struggle to survive. ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.” Click here for the latest ALICE Report, released early 2021 and Click here for ALICE data by County, COVID-19 Impact, and other resources.”