Week of January 31

Virginia Agrees to US Department of Justice Settlement on Developmental Disabilities System

Virginia has settled with the U.S. Department of Justice to substantially expand its community-based system for persons with developmental disabilities.
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Differences in Health Status for People with Disabilities Webinar Archive

The January 24 AAHD-AAIDD webinar presented by CDC’s NCBDDD’s Division on Human Development and Disability on the differences in health status for people with disabilities is available here.

February 2 – Accessible Courthouse Webinar

On February 2, US Access Board and ADA National Network will conduct a webinar. Learn more now.

Workplace Disability Discrimination Claims at All Time High

See January 24 Disability Scoop article here.

Caring for a Sibling with a Developmental Disability

See January 22 Appleton Post Crescent article here.

46% of Recommended Health Screenings During Routine Exams Missed

On January 19, United Press International reported an American Journal of Preventive Medicine study on missing health screens.
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CDC Issues New Data on the Prevalence of Obesity

See January 27 report here.

California, Connecticut, Iowa, and Pennsylvania Re-design Public Mental Health Programs

The January 27 Kaiser Health News article is here.

Sacramento County Settles Advocate Litigation Requiring Continuity of Mental Health Care

See January 23 Sacramento Bee article here.

Primary Care Role with Eating Disorders in Adolescents

Archive of the January 12 Teen Screen webinar is available here.

Comparative Effectiveness for Outcomes for Serious Mental Illness

On January 24, AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) published a final research framework.
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PCORI Seeks Comments on Draft Research Priorities

On January 23, PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute) announced its draft research priorities. March 15 is the closing date for comments
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