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Coalition on Human Needs announces webinar September 8 in Boston: How to Use the New Poverty and Health Insurance Data

Wake-Up Call to the Nation: How to Use the New Poverty and Health Insurance Data
to be held Septemer 8, 2011

webinar invitation from Coalition on Human Needs announcement dated August 25, 2011

Webinar:  Thursday, September 8, 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Eastern time in Boston

On September 13, the Census Bureau will publish its annual survey of  poverty, income, and health insurance coverage, including national and some state data for 2010.  Then on September 22 a wealth of state and local Census survey data will be released.  Last year, we learned the number of poor people shot up by 7.1 million from 2006 to 2009, that the number of people with private health coverage continued to plummet, and that one-third of our nation were either poor or near poor.  Few expect improvement this year.

This new data should wake us to the need to rebuild our economy and protect our people.  It’s hard to think of a time when the nation’s needs and the decision-makers’ nostrums were farther apart.  The facts of September can help build the demand for real solutions.

This webinar can help you be an educator and an alarm-sounder.  You’ll learn the best predictions about what the data will show.  You’ll get a practical guide to finding and using the data quickly and accurately.  And you’ll learn how the stories the data tell can help us fight the cuts threatened in Washington and in state capitals.

Click here to Register today!


Arloc Sherman, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities:  He has decades of experience mining Census data to reveal powerful truths about the impact of poverty.

Deborah Weinstein, Coalition on Human Needs:  Census data jockey who will guide you straight to the data you need.

The Coalition on Human Needs appreciates the help of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in preparing this webinar, and the generous support of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the George Gund Foundation, the ELCA World Hunger Grant Program, and anonymous donors.

Webinar Information
Start Time:
September 08, 2011 1:00 PM Eastern

12:00 PM Central, 11:00 AM Mountain, 10:00 AM Pacific
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Estimated Length:
1 hour, 15 minutes
Registration Time Remaining:
12 days, 13 hours
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About the Coalition for Human Needs
The Coalition on Human Needs (CHN) is an alliance of national organizations working together to promote public policies which address the needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations. The Coalition’s members include civil rights, religious, labor and professional organizations and those concerned with the well being of children, women, the elderly and people with disabilities.CHN Member Organizations

CHN Public Policy Priorities for 2011-2012

History of CHN

Founded in 1981 by organizations concerned about President Reagan’s proposals to consolidate targeted federal funding for human needs programs into block grants, the Coalition has since expanded its work into other issue areas. The Coalition promotes adequate funding for human needs programs, progressive tax policies and other federal measures to address the needs of low-income and other vulnerable populations.

The Coalition serves as a clearinghouse of information on poverty and human needs issues for our members and the general public. CHN publishes a bi-monthly legislative newsletter, The Human Needs Report; legislative analyses, issue briefs, fact sheets, action alerts and other informational materials. We also sponsor educational seminars and briefings on issues of concern to the human needs community such as our annual Budget Briefing and a variety of issue specific briefings.

CHN convenes meetings, forums, and working groups of our member organizations to share information, forge consensus positions, and develop and implement collaborative strategies on public policy issues. A cornerstone of this activity is our CHN Advocates’ Meetings held every other Friday while Congress is in session to discuss the latest legislative developments.


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