Week of March 19

March 29 Application Deadline – Business Technical Assistance for Working with Health Plans and Managed Care Organizations

This is an Administration for Community Living (ACL)-HHS initiative for community-based aging and disability organizations. There are no funds available. This is an opportunity to get technical assistance.
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Cigarette Smoking Among Persons with Disabilities – A New CDC Web Site

On March 8, CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) announced a new web site.
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Group Home Preventable Death and Abuse –Connecticut, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, Texas, Virginia

The March 9 Disability Scoop reports U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) call for a national investigation of privately run group homes for persons with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
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Promoting Equity Through Health Impact Assessments

A March Policy Link resource.
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School District Wellness Policies

February 2013 analysis by Bridging the Gap.
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New Jersey and New York – Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports Waiver Approvals

National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) March 5 analysis.
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NASUAD’s Updated Medicaid “Integration” and “Expansion” Trackers Available

National Association of States United for Aging and Disability (NASUAD).
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HUD Announces First Housing Discrimination Mobile App

February 28 HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development) announcement.
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HHS Releases National Physical Activity Midcourse Report

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Veterans Affairs – Management of Disruptive Behavior

March 6 VA Office of the Inspector General.
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Substance Abuse Disorders – New Approaches in Child Welfare Families

National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare publication.
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ACA Critic Claims Exchange/Marketplace Health Plans Will Be “Bare Bones” Benefits with “Narrow Networks of Providers”

American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Affordable Care Act (ACA) analysis.
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SSI-Medicaid-HUD Housing Assistance-Medicare Part D Medications -Program Data by CBO

Congressional Budget Office (CBO) February report.
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Joint Commission Updates Behavioral Health Care Accreditation

Formerly Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
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