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 25, 2020

Quantification of Neighborhood-Level Social Determinants of Health in the Continental U.S. February 20 HRSA Office of Rural Health shared in the public domain January 29 Journal of the American Medical Association article Learn more here. Training of Health Care Providers Improves Disability Competence January University of New Hampshire, Institute on Disability, brief Learn more here. […]

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Week of February 18, 2020

Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services (HCBS) – Key State Policy Choices February 7 ADvancing States shared Kaiser Family Foundation issue brief Learn more here. Direct Support Professionals in State ID/DD Systems: Workforce Stability Data February NASDDDS-HSRI State-by-State National Core Indicators report Learn more here. Supporting the Non-Traditional Health Care Workforce: Community Health Workers and Promotores February 11 […]

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Week of February 11, 2020

Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services: Enrollment and Spending February 7 ADvancing States announced Kaiser Family Foundation Feb issue brief Learn more here. Measuring Home-and-Community-Based Services for Older Adults and People with Disabilities February 5 WellSky and ADvancing States webinar materials.The webinar focused on NCI-A/D. Mentioned were NCI, HEDIS-LTSS, CAHPS HCBS, and pending federal govt considerations. CQL POM […]

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Week of February 4, 2020

CMS Announces Medicaid Block Grant Demonstrations January 30 CMS letter to state Medicaid directors announcing block grant and per-capita cap demonstrations Learn more here. Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services Settings Rule: Potential Outcomes and Measurements January 28 HCBS Advocacy Coalition & Brandeis Univ CLPC white paper Learn more here. The Importance of Integrated Care Models That Address […]

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Week of January 28, 2020

Leading Health Indicators, 2030 January 22 National Academy of Medicine recommendations to HHS (as requested by HHS) Learn more here. Incorporating Community Voices To Improve Complex Care January 21 Center for Health Care Strategies and Camden Coalition Better Care Playbook webinar resources Learn more here. Shaping Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services To Fit the Individual Priorities of […]

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Week of January 21, 2020

Community Participation Can Boost Self-Determination for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness January 15 ACL NIDILRR NARIC “Research Focus” article Learn more here. There’s No Place Like Home: A National Study of Disability Housing January 15 the Arc announced study Learn more here. Coming Home and Staying There: Improving Care Transitions for Persons Dually Eligible for […]

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Week of January 14, 2020

Urban & Rural Residents with Disabilities May Need Different Supports To Stay Connected To Their Communities January 8 ACL-NIDILRR NARIC “Research in Focus” article Learn more here. Friends: Connecting People with Disabilities and Community Members: A Manual for Families January 2 ARCH Respite Network announced Univ of Minnesota manual Learn more here. Older Rural Residents: […]

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Week of January 7, 2020

Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care December 30 announced National Academy of Medicine book (free) Learn more here. Integrating Social Care into the Delivery of Health Care (2) December 17 National Academy of Medicine, Center for Health and Social Care Integration, webinar slides Learn more here. Advancing Integrated Care for Persons Dually […]

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Week of December 17, 2019

Matching Community Supports for Patients with Complex Care Needs: Using Asset Maps December 11 Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers Better Care Playbook; November 5 posting Learn more here. Home-and-Community-Based Services (HCBS) – Persons with ID/DD – ACL “Living Well” Grants Evaluations December 11 ACL announced evaluations Learn more here. Coordinating Physical and Behavioral Health Services […]

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Week of December 10, 2019

Facilitating Data Sharing Among State Agencies: Summary of State Laws December 5 Network for Public Health Law shared November 7 resource Learn more here. State Medicaid-Housing Agency Partnerships: Tools and Resources November 26 CMS Innovation Accelerator Program announced September 12 webinar slides Learn more here. Caregiving in the Shadows: National Analysis of Health Outcomes Among […]

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