Review the resources and tackle the assignments below before joining your class via Zoom in February.  Everything in the “Homework” section, including reviewing the Making Ends Meet materials and watching the instructional video, is required. Many additional resources are also included below for you to explore before or after session.


Session Workbook

Your HHS session workbook can be found through the link below.  Explore the workbook in advance and make sure you have it accessible throughout the HHS session.

XXVIII HHS Session Workbook

HHS Session Homework–Required

Please review the following resources and especially the Making Ends Meet materials before the session kicks off on February 2.


Making Ends Meet Simulation Preparation  This is your most important homework
Thursday morning’s program will include the “Making Ends Meet” simulation.  To get the most out of this exercise, please do the following before Thursday morning:

  • Review the simulation instructions in the Session Workbook. Make sure you know who your group members are, get familiar with your assigned scenario, and start thinking about your shopping list.
    • Team assignments will be adjusted if needed during session to accommodate changes in attendance.
  • Watch this 15-minute Making Ends Meet instructional video explaining simulation instructions and resources.  
  • Review the resources linked below and be prepared to ask any questions about WIC or SNAP or food insecurity in general during Thursday’s “Food Insecurity” presentation or during the simulation instructions segment.
  • Consider volunteering to serve as your team’s Shopping Navigator (browser access and ability to share your screen during a breakout session required) or Expense Tracker (access to Google sheets during breakout session required).


Making Ends Meet Simulation Resources

Please explore these online resources in advance. It will be helpful for everyone to also have access to them during the simulation on Thursday morning.

HHS Session Resources–Recommended

The following links are resources recommended by session presenters, planning committee members, and past LNC speakers. Exploring those that interest you will enrich your experience both during and after the February Health and Human Services Session. The required pieces from above are also included in their appropriate categories below.


Food Insecurity and Additional SNAP and WIC Resources


Healthcare Costs, Data, and Report Cards


Poverty, Equity, Economic Mobility, and Health


State and Community Resources


Behavioral Health, Substance Use, and Violence Prevention


Safety Net and Child Welfare


Aging and End-of-Life Resources


Additional Resources

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