As the number of COVID-19 cases in the United States grew at the peak of the pandemic so did the unemployment rate. More than 40 million of these Americans have filed for unemployment benefits. This increase in unemployment claims has put a serious strain on the ability of the agencies responsible for social services to deliver on the mission.
With projections looking bleak, what can agencies do to ensure they are ready to embrace the “new normal” and continue to mission delivery? The right technology is paramount. Denise Winkler, Strategic Business Executive for Health and Human Services, Google Cloud, will share best practices and solutions for agencies to better deliver vital social services in an upcoming webinar.
While a flattened curve was in sight, the reality of this summer’s surge in cases means that not only is society a long way off from normal, but agencies are too, making these solutions even more important.
The Congressional Budget Office recently released projections that show the U.S. will not fully recover from the pandemic until 2030. “We are still knee-deep in the first wave of this,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in a Facebook live stream.
“Both the Congress and the administration have acted to mobilize resources quickly to help the nation respond to and recover from the pandemic. However, the negative effects of the pandemic on families, communities, and health care systems and on the long-term economic condition of millions of Americans and U.S. businesses are likely to persist into the future,” read a recent Government Accountability Office statement.
With the influx of social service needs, agencies must have the tools and technology to improve citizen outcomes. Join Denise on July 14th to explore how modular solutions help agencies deliver on the mission and supply citizens with the critical benefits they rely on.