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United Ways of TN advocate for a better life for Tennesseans!
 

    

     

 


2015 PUBLIC POLICY AGENDA

Education

Income

Health

State-Based Tier 1 (Action)

Afterschool programming

Tennessee academic standards and aligned, high quality student assessment

Pre-K

Access to affordable, quality child care and after school programs (general state appropriations and for those rolling off of TANF/Families First to ensure they can work)

TANF/Families First  and SNAP

Health and social service infrastructure:  Medicaid expansion

Other health social service infrastructure: Mental health services, substance abuse treatment services for adolescents,  seniors/family services, intellectual disabilities, transportation for health and human services, and long-term care

State-Based Tier 2 (Building groundwork and potential action or sign-on)

Family resource centers

Mortgage foreclosure

Financial education for family stability

Nutrition and active lifestyles in schools, daycare, aftercare, and long-term care settings

Coordinated school health

Home visitation

FEDERAL

Early learning

EITC/VITA sites

SNAP

Health and social service infrastructure: social security, Homemakers Program (social services block grant), meal delivery services, Medicare and CHIP

2-1-1 and tax protections for charitable giving

 

 

For additional information, please contact Mary Graham, President, United Ways of Tennessee, at 615-791-1464 or mary.graham@uwtn.org.

 
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