AAHD has responded to the Senate Committee on Finance request for better solutions facing persons with mental illness. AAHD endorsed, as a member, the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) comments. AAHD also relied on comments provided by the Bazelon Center on Mental Health Law and National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH). Available here are… Read More »»
The Coalition for Whole Health CWH) bridges mental health and substance use disorders advocacy. AAHD is a CWH member. On September 3, CWH conducted a webinar on Accountable Care Act (ACA) key issues, for state advocates. The CWH toolkit for assisting ACA state advocates is available here, as are the webinar slides.
Affordable Care Act: Persons with Disabilities Face Complex Choices August 13 National Public Radio. Learn more here. Employment of Persons with Disabilities: A National Governors’ Association Report Learn more here. Services and Supports Required by Persons with Disabilities to Become/Remain Employed Mathematica Policy Research paper. Learn more here. PBS News Hour Features States’ Olmstead Compliance… Read More »»
Jimenez DE, Cook B, Bartels SJ, Alegría M. Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Jan;61(1):18-25. doi: 10.1111/jgs.12063. Epub 2012 Dec 18. OBJECTIVES: To apply the Institute of Medicine definition of healthcare disparities, to measure disparities in different aspects of episodes of mental… Read More »»
Georgia: Collaborative Health System Change Planning Tool Announced July 3 by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH). Learn more here. Clinical-Community Organization Relationships – Evaluation Roadmap July 2 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) report. Learn more here. Oregon Announces CMS Approval of Medicaid Community First Choice Option (K Plan) The Oregon Department Human… Read More »»
The role of pain, functioning, and mental health in suicidality among Veterans Affairs primary care patients
Magruder KM, Yeager D, Brawman-Mintzer O. Am J Public Health. 2012 Mar;102 Suppl 1:S118-24. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300451. Epub 2012 Jan 25. Mental Health Service Line, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC 29401, USA. OBJECTIVES: We examined suicidality, pain, functioning, and psychiatric disorders among veterans in primary care by using both self-report and clinical measures… Read More »»
Pathways to vocational services: factors affecting entry by veterans enrolled in Veterans Health Administration mental health services
Drebing CE, Mueller L, Van Ormer EA, Duffy P, LePage J, Rosenheck R, Drake R, Rose GS, King K, Penk W. Psychol Serv. 2012 Feb;9(1):49-63. doi: 10.1037/a0026662 Psychology Service (116B), Bedford VA Medical Center, MA 01730, USA. email@example.com The current study provides naturalistic data documenting the pathways-to-care to vocational services for 155 veterans who were… Read More »»
Ferron JC, Brunette MF, McHugo GJ, Devitt TS, Martin WM, Drake RE. Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, Lebanon, NH 03766, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org. Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2011 Fall;35(2):111-6. doi: 10.2975/35.2.2011.111.116. OBJECTIVE: Evidence-based treatments may be delivered in computerized, web-based formats. This strategy can deliver the intervention consistently with minimal treatment provider time and cost. However, standard web… Read More »»
Utilising behavioural family therapy (BFT) to help support the system around a person with intellectual disability and complex mental health needs: a case study.
Marshall K, Ferris J. J Intellect Disabil. 2012 Jun;16(2):109-18. doi: 10.1177/1744629512443619. Epub 2012 Apr 10. SOURCE: NHS Lothian, Livingston, Scotland. email@example.com There is a higher incidence of mental health problems amongst people with intellectual disabilities. Family members and support staff who provide support to people with intellectual disabilities with mental health difficulties are more likely… Read More »»
Adaptation to a spouse’s disability by parents of adult children with mental illness or developmental disability
Ghosh S, Greenberg JS, Seltzer MM. Psychiatr Serv. 2012 Nov;63(11):1118-24. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201200014. SOURCE: Heller School for Social Policy and Management and the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, Brandeis University, 415 South St., Waltham, MA 02453, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org OBJECTIVE: This study examined the effects on well-being of a spouse’s disability among aging parents already serving as… Read More »»