Week of February 14

Joint Commission Announces Patient Safety Goals

The Joint Commission (formerly Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations) has announced its patient safety goals for 2012.
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CMS Announces Strong Start for Healthy Births

On February 9, CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) announced the Strong Start initiative to increase healthy deliveries and reduce preterm births.
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Justice Department-Humboldt, Kansas Reach ADA Settlement

On February 4, the U.S. Department of Justice announced an Americans with Disabilities Act settlement with Humboldt, Kansas.
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Labor Dept Announces Skills Curriculum for Young Workers with Disabilities

On February 10, Disability.gov released a Department of Labor (DOL) soft skills curriculum for young workers with disabilities.
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Money Follows The Person Grant Applications Due March 6

CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) Money Follows the Person grant application information.
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Company Wellness Programs Increasingly Include Children

See February 6 Human Resource Executive article.
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Bazelon Center Sues New Hampshire for Public Mental Health Failures

On February 9, both the Nashua Telegraph and New Hampshire Public Radio summarized litigation filed by the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law.
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Family Alcoholism Recovery Guide Now in Spanish

The National Association for Children of Alcoholics has published its family recovery guide in Spanish.
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SAMHSA Publishes Substance Abuse Treatment Services Survey

The February 6 SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration).
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AHRQ Publishes Primary Care Workforce Stats

The AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)report.
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April 2 Deadline for Comments on Medicaid Outpatient Medication Rules

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