NCSL Legislative Video Resource Center

The NCSL Video Resource Center is a collection of recorded webinars accessible for on-demand learning.

SNAP Employment and Training: Food Security through Economic Mobility

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is well known for providing nutrition support for individuals and families with low incomes. The lesser-known SNAP Employment and Training Program (SNAP E&T) helps eligible participants develop skills to achieve economic mobility. SNAP E&T provides employability assessments, training, transportation and child care, all of which help participants attain and sustain employment. Learn about opportunities state legislatures have to boost economic recovery and decrease food insecurity by investing in their SNAP E&T program using funding from the American Rescue Plan Act and other sources. Moderator: Rachel Gragg, Office of Employment and Training, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, USDA Food and Nutrition Service. Speakers: Nick Moore, director of the Governor’s Office of Education and Workforce Transformation, Office of Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Sage Learn, director of government relations, Portland Community College.

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Where are the Teachers? Using Data to Understand Staffing Challenges

Although there are teacher shortages nationwide, the nature of teacher workforce challenges varies at the state and local levels. Join the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) to discuss the importance of having clear data systems for tracking teacher workforce data to better inform policy solutions.  

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Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers: Opportunities for Collaboration

As states deal with the effects of COVID-19, maximizing and streamlining health care services are priorities for many state leaders. This webinar will introduce the audience to Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHC), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and how their services can be considered separately or in tandem to improve population health in all communities.

Objectives: Provide an overview of CCBHCs and FQHCs, Highlight the differences but also points of collaboration to bring together behavioral health and physical health systems and Consider sustainable funding and service delivery models, and other policy options.

Moderator: Tammy Hill, MPP, senior policy specialist, NCSL. Speakers: Renne Boak, MPH, consultant, National Council for Mental Wellbeing, Rebecca Farley David, MPH, senior advisor, public policy and special initiatives, National Council for Mental Wellbeing and Jack Pitsor, policy associate, NCSL.

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Training on Use of Social Media

During this program, panelists will share their perspectives and discuss use of social media platforms and other social media-adjacent efforts to further legislation program evaluation functions.

Moderator: Will Soller, deputy legislative auditor, Montana Legislative Audit Division.

Panelists: Mick Bullock, director of public affairs, NCSL, Geneva Johnson, committee administrative assistant, and Suzanna Pratt, research analyst, Washington Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee, Eric Seidle, content editor, and John Harrington, management and program analyst supervisor, Montana Legislative Audit Division and Brad Hoff, recruiting and training manager, and Andy Brienzo, principal auditor, Kansas Legislative Post Audit Division.

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Produced by: NLPES

Dual Enrollment College & Career Ready

States continue to utilize dual enrollment programs to help improve college and career readiness. During this virtual meeting, learn from NCSL Policy Specialist Marilyn Villalobos about dual enrollment programs, research, recent state legislation, and examples from across the country.  

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