National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative

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AAHD Policy Updates.

Latest Issue of Disability and Health Journal -October 2014

Issue Highlights

Dedicated to improve overall health and reduce health disparities for people with disabilities through health promotion and wellness.

News to Use

Time for a Health Insurance Check Up 2015  Click here.

AAHD Receives Year Two Funding for NDNRCMore info here.

White House Summit and Research Forum on Improved Health and Fitness for Americans with Disabilities. For more info, click here.

AAHD - Disability & Health Journal, October 2014 issue available here.

Recently released Guidelines on Disability Inclusion on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity: click here.  Also click on guidelines on the right of this page.

Tutorial Videos for Accessing Data on the Health of People with Disabilities. To access the videos, click here.

Visit AAHD Public Policy Center for Latest Policy Updates

Disability and Public Health in Media….click here for weekly update.

New On Line Training Modules: Project Accessibility USA

CMS Announces Opportunity to Apply for Navigator Grants in Federally-Facilitated and State Partnership Marketplaces: . Search for CFDA 93.332 or Funding Opportunity CA-NAV-14-002.

CMS posts Special Enrollment Period and Medicaid/Chip screener tool at

“The Axes of Access – Improving Care for Patients with Disabilities”

Visit the updated National Center on Health Physical Activity and Disability website (May 2014)

AAHD Launches 2014 Membership Campaign….click here.

“Getting the Right Health Care: How the NDNRC Can Help” Webinar – See PowerPoint.

Project Accessibility Launches Breast Health Resource Portal:

CDC: Disability and Health Data System  Click here. 


Person-Centered Health Home/Patient-Centered Medical Home: Sustaining Multi-Payer Programs

7 Recommendations to States by the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)
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New York: Integrating Primary Care and Mental Health Services for Adults with Serious Mental Illness

New York Health Foundation funded RAND study
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Health Homes-Medical Homes: 9 Articles on Making Progress

Commonwealth Fund funded 9 articles in APHA’s Medical Care journal – all are free to download
Learn here.

Expanded Roles for Non-Clinicians in Primary-Care Teams

National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP)
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Trauma Informed Care: Perspectives and Resources

Web-based, video-enhanced JBS International and Georgetown University Child Mental Health TA Center
Learn more here.

Disaster Planning Handbook for Behavioral Health Treatment Programs

SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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CDC Recent Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion $212 Million Grants – 4 Page Summary

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Using Medicaid to Serve Persons Who Are Homeless

HHS Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) study
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Demos Serving Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid: State Implementation Status Chart

October 22 Health Management Associates newsletter chart

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Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Initiative

What is this CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) initiative?
Learn more here.

HHS Seeks Public Comment on Healthy People 2020 Maternal and Child Health – By November 7

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AHRQ Releases 2014 CAHPS Survey Results

Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey results by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
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Adapting CAHPS Surveys for Persons with ID

David O’Hara, Westchester (NY) Institute for Human Development, presentation to the October 16 ACL (Administration for Community Living) and ONC (Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT) forum on using HIT for person-centered long-term services and supports (LTSS). Dr. O’Hara presented their efforts to adapt the CAHPS survey for persons with intellectual disabilities.
Learn more here.

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