Secretaries' Innovation Group

Washington, DC Meeting November 2021

**To view power point presentations and supporting materials, click on underlined title.

The Pandemic and its Aftermath

   ​Adjusting TANF to the Social “Infrastructure” Bill

     Doug Besharov, University of Maryland

   Largest Welfare Increase in U.S. History Will Boost Government Support to $76,400 per Poor Family

    Robert Rector, Senior Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation

   The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

    Jennifer Tiller, House Nutrition Committee


How the State Workforce System Can Influence Community Colleges to Perform Better

     Outcomes-Driven Funding & the Future of Employment Data

     Michael Bettersworth, Vice Chancellor for Innovation, Texas State Technical  College

Drugs - - The Demand and Supply

    Addressing Mental and Substance Use Disorders in the United States

    Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, Chief Medical Officer, RI Slater Hospital


Secretaries’ Roundtable Child Welfare

     Revisiting Common Claims About Child Welfare

     Sarah Font, Pennsylvania State University

     The CALL

     ​Laurie Currier, The Call

Why Do Most Training Programs Fail? And...  Big Wage Impacts from Project Quest

   Project Quest Program and Service Overview

     David Zammiello, President, Project Quest

    Project QUEST 11-Year Evaluation Findings

     Anne Roder, VP for Research and Evaluation, Economic Mobility Corporation


Personal Consequences of Enforced Idleness

   Nonfinancial Impact from Nonwork Review of Research-Based Evidence

     Erik Randolph, Director of Research, Georgia Center for Opportunity