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CSNS Kansas: Forming Connections Between SNAP and WIC to Tackle Food Insecurity

CSNS Kansas: Forming Connections Between SNAP and WIC to Tackle Food Insecurity
2021
Share Our Strength, American Public Human Services Association (APHSA)
Author(s): 
American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) and No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength
CSNS Kansas: Forming Connections Between SNAP and WIC to Tackle Food Insecurity
Source Sector(s)
Non-profit
Benefits Program
Other Supplemental Nutrition Programs
SNAP: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
WIC: Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children
Level of Government
State/Provincial
Location
Kansas
Format
Case Study

Together, the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) and Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) are working to design and build a sustainable process to improve cross-enrollment for families eligible for both the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). This report outlines how Kansas will integrate data matches between SNAP and WIC—as well as targeted outreach— within the ongoing business processes of the agencies to help streamline the experience of accessing nutrition supports for clients. These functions will contribute to the agencies’ shared goal of reducing rates of food insecurity in Kansas.