Week of March 5

Health Stories – People with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families

Video stories announced February 25 by DREDF (Disability Rights Education and Defense Funds)
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People with Disabilities More Likely To Be Victims of Violence

February 26 Disability Scoop article reviewing a PLOS One study.
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30% of Federal Income-Based Program Recipients Have Disabilities

February U.S. Census Bureau report, using the American Community Survey
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Redirect Funding for Community Prevention

February 27 Prevention Institute report.
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Importance of Primary Prevention – Published in Roll Call

Roll Call is a newspaper targeted to members of the U.S. Congress and their staff. The March 1st issue included an article on the importance of primary prevention.
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Whole Community Inclusion Project

Project of the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) and Association of State and Territorial Health Officers (ASTHO), focused on at-risk, vulnerable, and minority persons.
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Use of “Money Follows the Person” in Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports

A February Mathematica Policy Research paper.
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State Integration Demonstrations for Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid

February 27 report of the Scan Foundation and Center for Health Care Strategies.
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Colorado-Minnesota-Vermont: Medicaid Innovation Reform Initiatives

March 1 Commonwealth Fund analysis.
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Medicaid Directors – White Paper on Medicaid System Reform Efforts

February 11 National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) report.
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State Spending for Persons with Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities
Annual report of the Universities of Colorado and Illinois at Chicago presented February 27 on an American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) webinar.
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New Jersey Settles Olmstead Litigation

February 27 New Jersey Disability Rights announcement.
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Peer Support Services and Managed Behavioral Health Programs

January 28 report of the Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness (ABHW).
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Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance – System Methodology Published by CDC

March 1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report).
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American Association on Health & Disability Partners with Mental Health America to Promote Wellness

The American Association on Health & Disability is pleased to work with Mental Health America as a Promotional Partner to promote their 2013 Annual Conference – Why Wellness Works: Breakthrough and Pathways to Whole Health.  This event will be held June 5 – 8, 2013 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. As a Promotional Partner, Mental Health America is offering our constituents a 10% discount off full conference rates. Visit www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/annualconference/registration to take advantage of this opportunity and enter promotional code AAhD during registration. For additional information, email info@mentalhealthamerica.net or call 703-684-7722.