Week of April 2, 2013

April 10 – Webinar on High Rise Evacuation for People with Disabilities

A project of the Pacific ADA Center (Center on Disability at the Public Health Institute) and Great Lakes ADA Center. Learn more here.

Solving Communication Gaps with Partners in Preparedness

New York City Office of Emergency Management paper, publicized March 27 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Persons with Disabilities Who Use Personal Assistance Services: Share Your Experience Dealing with Disasters

A project of the Center on Disability at the Public Health Institute, the Center for Personal Assistance Services, and the University of California at San Francisco. Persons must use personal assistance services and have lived through a large emergency during the last 5 years.
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National Public Radio Series on SSDI Deemed “Misleading” and “Inaccurate” by Disability Advocates

108 organizations, facilitated by the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), have expressed concerns with a NPR series on the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program.
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Community Transformation Grants – Creating a Culture of Health

March 25 American Public Health Association (APHA) press statement.
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Prevention and Early Identification of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Conditions Through Medicaid EPSDT

March 27 CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Early, Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) guidance to state Medicaid programs.
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Oklahoma – Identification of Children At-Risk of Developmental Delay

March 26 feature by the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP).
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School-Based Programs for At-Risk Youth

March 27 AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) feature.
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Suicide Prevention Strategies in High Schools

March 26 SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) announced toolkit.
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Do Health and Education Agencies Share Responsibility for Adolescent Academic Achievement and Health – 25 Years of Study

Journal of Adolescent Health article.
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Arkansas and Ohio – Using Medicaid for Affordable Care Act Premium Assistance

March 29 CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) FAQ.
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West Virginia Releases Affordable Care Act Qualified Health Plan (QHP) Guide

Shared March 29 by the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP).
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Illinois Releases Affordable Care Act Qualified Health Plan (QHP) Guide

Shared March 29 by the National Academy for Health State Health Policy (NASHP).
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Affordable Care Act – 5 Biggest Challenges

March 23 Washington Post.
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