New report by Families USA, is here: PDF
AAHD has joined a disability coalition, led by DREDF (Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund), and a broader health coalition, led by the American Heart Association (AHA), advocating a greater demographic variety in Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clinical trials.Download: Report and Response.
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), including AAHD, have written Congressional leaders defending the SNAP program. The letter is here: PDF.
AAHD Joins Coalition Presenting a Services and Supports Plan Framework in Today’s Electronic Environment
The Consumer Partnership for e-Health (CPeH) released November 20 a Framework for “Care Plans” with an emphasis on consumer and family engagement. AAHD was actively engaged in developing the report and is cited in the CPeH press release. The report and press release are available for download.
National Quality Forum (NQF) Report to CMS (Centers on Medicare and Medicaid Services) on Quality Measures for Adults Receiving Medicaid
Final October 15 NQF report is here. AAHD serves on the NQF workgroup that developed the report. A few highlights include: 1. page 4 – measures “must be strengthened over time” 2. page 4 – Mental Health measures “are fairly narrow in scope” 3. page 4 – Access to Care measures are inadequate 4. page… Read More »»
November report of NDD United (Non-Defense Discretionary) United. The Coalition for Health Funding (CHF) is a NDD United leader. AAHD is a CHF member. Click to see report.
Minnesota and Washington: Integrating Physical and Behavioral Health November 12 National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP). Learn more here. Atlas of Integrating Behavioral Health Measures October 23 Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) presentation of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Atlas. Learn more here. Local Government Officials Approaches to Healthier Communities… Read More »»
Available here is the March of Dimes led coalition letter to Congress on the PREEMIE Act.
Available here are the HHS letter to Congress and the National Health Council summary that medication patient assistance programs can be used with Affordable Care Act QHPs.
The November 8 rules are here: PDF. The analyses by American Psychiatric Association and Parity Implementation Coalition are here.