National Bullying Prevention – October 10 UNITY Day
The PACER Center has announced October 10 as the Unity Day on National Bullying Prevention. AAHD is a co-sponsor of the PACER initiative.
The Arc Analyzes-Compares Political Party Platforms
Learn more here about The Arc comparison.
22 States Receive HHS-ACL Grants – Assist Persons with Disabilities on Medicare to Better Manage Their Chronic Diseases
September 20 Administration for Community Living (ACL) grant announcement.
7 States Receive Labor Department Grants for Disability Employment Initiatives
September 20 DOL announcement for Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Rhode Island.
Disability Gas Pump Refueling Initiative Established by United Spinal Association-Paralyzed Veterans of America
On September 24, CSPnet reported a new coalition initiative.
3 ADA Transportation Tour Company Settlements Announcement
On September 24, Disability.Gov announced that Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) settlements with Jet Set Line, All Tour of America, and VIP’s Jet Tour/Pagasus.
Advocates’ Guide to Medicaid Long Term Services and Supports
September 26 National Senior Citizen Law Center guide.
State Medicaid Tracker Available
NASUAD (National Association of States United for Aging and Disability) September state Medicaid tracker report is available.
7 States Receive CMS Grants To Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations For Nursing Facility Residents
September 28 CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) announcement for Alabama, Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, and Pennsylvania.
CDC Announces New Community Transformation Grants
On September 24, CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) announced $70 million in CTG awards to 40 communities.
Behavioral Health and Health Information Technology
September 26 ONC (Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT) report.
CDC Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Grants Announced
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) announced the awarding of $21.9 million.
HHS Awards More State Health Insurance Exchange Establishment Grants
U.S. map of state health insurance exchange establishment grants, issued September 27.
Week of October 2
October 2, 2012