State-by-State Look at Public Health Spending
The Trust for America’s Health, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has issued a state-by-state report on public health spending. Learn more now.
Participate in DREF ADA Transportation Survey
The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREF) invites your participation in an American with Disabilities Act (ADA) survey of transportation. The survey is here.
VA Disability Claims Backlog Reaches 897,566
On April 19, the National Journal reported that the backlog for Veterans Administration (VA) disability claims has reached 897,566. Learn more now.
VA Will Hire 1,600 Additional Mental Health Clinicians
On April 20, the Veterans Administration (VA) announced the hiring of 1,600 mental health clinicians to deal with the mental health backlog. The announcement received wide media coverage, including Associated Press, Dayton Daily News, Front Line, Marine Corps Times, Market Watch, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Omaha World Herald, New York Times, USA Today, and Washington Post. The Department of Defense announcement is here.
NIDRR Proposes Long Term Disability Research Plan
On April 18, NIDRR (National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research) announced its proposed long term research. See the plan from the Federal Register here.
EEOC Sues Wendy’s Restaurant for Employment Discrimination
See the April 18 EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) announcement here.
HHS Announces New Administration on Community Living
See the April 18 Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announcement here.
AHRQ Releases Annual Disparities and Quality Reports
On April 20, AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) issued its annual (2011) reports. The AHRQ announcement is here.
CDC – Child Injuries #One Killer of Children
See April 16 CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) report here.
Consumers Compare Home Health Programs
On April 19, CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) announced the availability of consumer surveys comparing home health programs. Learn more now.
Prospects for Coordinating Care Using Electronic Data
On April 18, AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) published a report on prospects for care coordination measurement using electronic data sources. Learn more here.
Quality of Community Health Centers Questioned
On April 16, Kaiser Health News and USA Today published an analysis questioning the quality of some services offered by community health centers. Learn more now.
Health Reform Implementation in Colorado, Maryland, Oregon, and Rhode Island
On April 19, the Urban Institute published reports on Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation in four states. Learn more now.