Disability & Public Health News

Welcome to AAHD’s weekly electronic update, “Disability and Public Health News.” Each Tuesday, AAHD will provide an overview of the prior week’s media coverage on topics related to disability and public health. Our goal is to keep our colleagues and friends informed of disability and public health topics in the media at the local, state and national level. It is our intent that this weekly information will support you in your work. Please send us your comments to contact@aahd.us and feel free to share the weekly updates with your colleagues.

Week of February 20, 2018

Annual Disability Statistics Compendium and Report Released February 13 University of New Hampshire, Institute on Disability report release Learn more here. America’s Direct Support Workforce Crisis: Effects on People with Intellectual Disabilities, Their Families and Communities, and the U.S. Economy February 14 ACL released report of the President’s Council on People with Intellectual Disabilities Learn… Read More »»

Week of February 13, 2018

Medicaid Programs – Social Determinants of Health – Food Insecurity & Housing Instability January 25 shared, December 22 National Quality Forum report Learn more here Health Care and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) Finally Begin Partnering To Integrate Health and Long Term Care February 2 Health Affairs blog Learn more here. Tips for Forming a Regional Network… Read More »»

AAHD Announces the Appointment of Dr. Charles E. Drum, MPA, JD, Ph.D as AAHD Inaugural Visiting Scholar Learn more here. How States Can Help Medicaid Managed Care Plans Invest in Social Supports – Rate Setting Tools January 31 Commonwealth Fund announced report Learn more here. State and Territorial Health Profiles January 26 Association of State… Read More »»


Week of January 30, 2018

Compounded Disparities: Health Equity at the Intersection of Disability, Race, and Ethnicity January National Academy of Medicine commissioned paper Learn more here. 7 CDC Disability Research Grant Opportunities January 25 CDC NCBDDD and AAHD Disability Research and Dissemination Center announcement Learn more here. Beneficiaries Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid: MACPAC Annual Data Book January… Read More »»

Week of January 23, 2018

Poverty, Health, and Persons with Disability January 18 National Center on Health, Physical Disability, and Disability (NCHPAD) announced web posting Learn more here. Health Care for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Across the Life Span Well known and utilized expensive book for sale– 3rd expended edition Learn more here. Healthy Communities Policy Guide January… Read More »»

Week of January 16, 2018

Guide To Community Preventive Services and Disability January 8 CDC Community Guide shared December American Journal of Preventive Medicine article Learn more here. Health and Disability: 101 Training for Health Department Employees January 9 National Association of County & City Health Officials announced on-line training materials Learn more here. Using Community Partnerships To Integrate Health… Read More »»

Week of January 9, 2018

Increasing the Capacity of Health Care Providers To Provide Quality Health Care for Persons with Disabilities December Ohio State University – Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities – on-line training programs Learn more here. Disability Stigma and Your Patients – Fact Sheet for Health Care Providers December University of Washington Healthy Aging & Physical Disability… Read More »»

Week of December 19, 2017

Priced Out in the United States – SSI and Housing Affordability & Availability Annual or Bi-Annual Technical Assistance Collaborative December report on the inadequacy of Supplemental Security Income payments for persons with disabilities Learn more here. Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee Report to Congress December 14 SAMHSA announced report Learn more here. Disability Competent… Read More »»

Week of December 12, 2017

Strengthening Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports in an Evolving Policy Environment: A Toolkit for States December 7 Center for Health Care Strategies toolkit Learn more here. Medicaid “Money Follows the Person” – CMS Annual Report December 4 CMS announced report Learn more here. Building Complex Care Programs: A Roadmap for States National Governors’ Association, Center… Read More »»

Week of December 5, 2018

People Living with Disabilities: Health Equity, Health Disparities, & Health Literacy November 28 National Academy of Medicine workshop proceedings Learn more here. Experiences of Medicaid Enrollees with Disabilities – CMS CAHPS Issue Brief & Data November 21 ACL shared CMS Center for Medicaid & CHIP issue brief summary of Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers &… Read More »»