Week of August 6, 2013

OCR Seeks Discrimination Examples and Situations in Health Programs – Including Persons with Disabilities

August 1 HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announcement in the Federal Register.
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Consensus Principles on Community Integration of Persons with Disabilities

July 31 Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law announcement.
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NACCHO Promotes Increased Use of Health Impact Assessments

National Association of City and County Health Officials.
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Disaster Crisis Health Standards – Includes Tool Kits on Public Health and Behavioral Health

July IOM (Institute of Medicine)/National Academy of Sciences publication.
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Oregon Replicates Colorado Primary Care-Behavioral Health Integration

On June 18, health2resources.com reported that the Central Oregon Health Council is replicating the Colorado Beacon Consortium SHAPE (Sustaining Healthcare Access Integrated Primary Care Efforts).
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Long Term Care Commission Website

The Congressionally authorized Long Term Care Commission is now meeting.
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Arkansas and Iowa: ACA Medicaid Expansion By Premium Assistance

July Kaiser Family Foundation comparison of Arkansas and Iowa proposals.
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ACA Medicaid Expansion: State-by-State Map with Stats

August 1 Commonwealth Fund.
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New Mexico: Medicaid Reform

July 15 Santa Fe New Mexican article shared by the National Association of Medicaid Directors.
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Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Non-Profits as Employers

July publication of The Arc.
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ACA Enrollment in Justice Systems

July papers – one on corrections systems and the other on court systems – by Advocates for Human Potential, Legal Action Center, and Center for Health and Justice. The corrections paper is here.
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Pennsylvania – Montgomery County – Mental Illness Peer Support and Whole Health and Wellness Programs

July 15 Magellan Behavioral Health Plan sharing.
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California – Hospital Community Benefit Plans

Nonprofit hospitals in the United States are required to provide community benefits for their area residents. The California Office of Statewide Planning and Development has posted required community benefit plans for each nonprofit hospital.
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Trauma Screening – 3 Federal Agencies/State Medicaid Agencies

The National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) has shared a July 11 Administration for Children and Families-Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ideas for effective trauma screening.
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Improving Services and Supports (“Care Management”) With Health Information Technology

July ONC (Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT) Beacon Communities learning guide.
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