Week of July 2, 2013

Project Intersect Presentations Now Available Online

The presentations from Project Intersect: Addressing Health Disparities at the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity and Disability are now posted on the Project Intersect website.
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Obesity A Greater Problem for Adults with Disabilities Than Previously Thought

The June 28 Disability Scoop announced a July American Journal of Preventive Medicine study that 42% of adults with disabilities meet obesity determinations compared with 29% of adults without disabilities.
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Preventing Weight Gain in Adults – Future Research Needs

On June 28, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) shared for public comment a draft report on the future research needs for preventing weight gain in adults.
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New Data = CDC Disability and Health Data System and Website

June 24 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcement of new posted data.
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Implementing Community Health Needs Assessment – New Resources

New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website with new resources.
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Funding Available for Ombudsman Services in Demos Serving Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid

On June 27, CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) and ACL (Administration for Community Living) announced a new funding opportunity.
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Enrollment Practices in Demos Serving Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid

June 28 National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) summary of CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) guidance.
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California: Transitioning Beneficiaries with Complex Care Needs to Medicaid Managed Care – Lessons Learned

June 26 Kaiser Family Foundation study.
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Health Homes – Integrated Primary Care and Behavioral Health – Sustainability Check List

June 27 announced resource by the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions.
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Missouri: Health Home – Integrated Primary Care and Behavioral Health – One Year Status Report

June 27 SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions webinar power points.
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Arkansas, Illinois, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Oregon: Coordinating Care for Children

June 24 National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) webinar featuring Minnesota and Oklahoma. NASHP-

Commonwealth Fund five state lessons learned paper from the ABCD (Assuring Better Child Health and Development) project.
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California: Developmental Disabilities System Overview and Status

June 27 Scan Foundation report.
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New HealthCare.Gov Launched with Enhanced Health Insurance Enrollment Resources

On June 24, the White House and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched a new website and resources to assist with ACA (Affordable Care Act) Exchange-Marketplace health insurance enrollment.
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Health IT Adoption and Health Information Exchange Status

June 27 ONC (Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology) report – to Congress on progress implementing electronic health records and related systems.
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Lived Experience Research Network (LERN) Launched

Two Ph.D. students at Johns Hopkins and DePaul Universities, and a network of persons experiencing behavioral health treatment and supports, including researchers, have launched a new organization promoting consumer involvement in research and evaluation.
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