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Our social safety net is made up of a constellation of services and programs, but it’s not much of a net at all—it’s an obstacle course where often the more help you need, the harder it gets. And recent efforts to make it harder for struggling workers to get healthcare, food, and housing could have harmful effects on families.

Now more than ever, it’s critical that we build an equitable, human-centered safety net fit for the digital age. We’ve partnered with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service, and Code for America, to bring best-in-class design, technical, product, and policy expertise together in the ongoing fight against entrenched poverty in the US.

CMS - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
CMS - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Code for America

What we’re up to

We’re working with several states to build faster, easier, and less expensive ways for people to access critical government services. In Michigan, for example, the Integrated Benefits Initiative worked with Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Civilla to build and implement a streamlined application that helps Michiganders enroll in SNAP and Medicaid. Alongside Michigan, the Initiative is also working with other states, including Colorado and Alaska, on their modernization efforts to streamline eligibility and enrollment.

Interested in working with us?

Tell us more about your state by answering 3 questions.

Nava is offering pro-bono work to help your agency build modern, human-centered eligibility and enrollment experiences.

We work with you to:

  • Dig deep into the programs you manage
  • Uncover new opportunities
  • Surface the challenges that caseworkers face
  • Identify the evidence-based paths forward to impactful modernization

We build experiences that are:

  • Easy for residents to understand, access, and maintain benefits
  • Responsive to client, caseworker, and management needs
  • Supported by reliable technical infrastructure
  • Flexible in an environment where technical, regulatory, and financial constraints change constantly
  • Dramatically less expensive for states to maintain at scale

Interested in working with Nava PBC and the Integrated Benefits Initiative?

Tell us more about your state by answering 3 questions.