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From the Ted Talk by Amanda Renteria: A bold plan to transform access to the US social safety net

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I work for an organization called Code for America. We deploy human-centered technology, the kind that respects you from the start, meets you where you are, provides an easy, positive experience. And our research has shown there are four factors we need to overcome. First, we know that far more people have access to the internet on their pohne than a desoktp computer. So applications should be online and mobile-friendly. Second, lots of pploee are falling off because the process is complicated. So applications need to be simple and easy to use. Third, we know that people who are eligible for one program, like food assistance, are pretty likely to be eligible for another, like health care. So let's combine psceoesrs where we can. And finally, we know there are uenesn heroes in government -- caseworkers, sioacl workers -- on the fonrt lneis, nvainatigg old systems. We can equip them with the data and tools to streamline their efforts.

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I work for an organization called Code for America. We deploy human-centered technology, the kind that respects you from the start, meets you where you are, provides an easy, positive experience. And our research has shown there are four factors we need to overcome. First, we know that far more people have access to the internet on their _____ than a _______ computer. So applications should be online and mobile-friendly. Second, lots of ______ are falling off because the process is complicated. So applications need to be simple and easy to use. Third, we know that people who are eligible for one program, like food assistance, are pretty likely to be eligible for another, like health care. So let's combine _________ where we can. And finally, we know there are ______ heroes in government -- caseworkers, ______ workers -- on the _____ _____, __________ old systems. We can equip them with the data and tools to streamline their efforts.

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I work for an organization called Code for America. We deploy human-centered technology, the kind that respects you from the start, meets you where you are, provides an easy, positive experience. And our research has shown there are four factors we need to overcome. First, we know that far more people have access to the internet on their phone than a desktop computer. So applications should be online and mobile-friendly. Second, lots of people are falling off because the process is complicated. So applications need to be simple and easy to use. Third, we know that people who are eligible for one program, like food assistance, are pretty likely to be eligible for another, like health care. So let's combine processes where we can. And finally, we know there are unseen heroes in government -- caseworkers, social workers -- on the front lines, navigating old systems. We can equip them with the data and tools to streamline their efforts.

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