The Blueprint for a Better Safety Net
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the heightened national consciousness on racial disparities, HealthSpark launched an inclusive community effort in the spring and summer of 2020 to refresh the purpose, vision, and goals behind the Safety Net Resiliency Initiative. These conversations allowed us to crystallize the necessary policy, practice, and programmatic changes needed to ensure that the social safety net is able to withstand future crises and serve people to their fullest potential. As well, together we have begun to articulate opportunities for the system to play a stronger role in addressing deeply rooted social issues like poverty, social justice, and racial equity.
This vision and pathway forward is called the Blueprint for a Better Safety Net.
Download a printable version of the Blueprint below, or scroll down for a summary of its main opportunities for action.