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 October 22, 2019

Enhancing Health and Welfare of Individuals Receiving Home-and-Community-Based Services: Federal Efforts and Emerging Practices August 27 ADvancing States HCBS conference workshop slides by ACL-CMS-HHS OIG Learn more here. Raising the Bar in Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services and Community Inclusion: Showcasing Transformation August 27 ADvancing States HCBS conference workshop slides by ACL & CMS Learn more here. […]

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Week of October 15, 2019

Disability and Health CDC State Profiles – Updated October 9 CDC Division of Human Development and Disability news announcement – adults age 18 and above Learn more here. What’s Next on Social Determinants of Health? September 13 Alliance for Health Policy Congressional briefing materials Learn more here. Do Disability, Parenthood, and Gender Matter for Health […]

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Week of October 8, 2019

Community Level Socioeconomic Status (SES) Inclusion in Disability Research October 1 Disability and Health Journal editorial; there is a fee for the complete editorial Learn more here. Improving Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities October 1 CMS MMCO Resources for Integrated Care announced July 31 conversation recording with ADANN (Americans with Disabilities Act National Network) Learn […]

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Week of October 1, 2019

Integrating Social Care Into the Delivery of Health Care: Moving Upstream To Improve the Nation’s Health September 25 National Academy of Medicine report release event slides Learn more here. Advancing Resilience and Community Health: Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) September 26 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Addressing Complex Needs in the Community project resources Learn more here. Training […]

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Week of September 17, 2019

HCBS (Home and Community-Based Services) 35th Annual Conference Materials August 26-29 Advancing States HCBS conference materials Learn more here. HCBS Waivers: Significant Variability in States’ Coverage of Children with Medical Complexity September 5 Lucille Packard Foundation shared Health Affairs article Learn more here. Financing Integrated Health and Social Services for Populations with Mental Illness – […]

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Week of September 10, 2019

The Aligning Roles of Medicaid and Public Health August 14 ASTHO podcast Learn more here. What Does It Take To Build Culture of Health Community Power August 20 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Advances blog Learn more here. Engaging Allies in the Culture of Health Movement: Role of Anchor Institutions July 11 National Academy of Medicine […]

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Week of September 3, 2019

Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) System Balancing: Characteristics of 10 States with the Greatest Change August 13 CMS Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program announced April IBM-Watson Health report Learn more here. Self-Direction for Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid Utilizing Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) August 21 CMS MMCO-Lewin Group webinar slides Learn more here. […]

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Person-Centered Planning and Practice: ACL & NQF Definitions Slides 22-23 from the May 3, ACL funded, National Quality Forum administered PCPP committee meeting #one Learn more here. Self Determination in Services & Supports – Serving Persons with ID/DD Page 10 from the July 31 Council on Quality and Leadership symposium guide (with 2 other orgs) […]

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Week of August 6, 2019

Olmstead’s Impact on Medicaid’s Role in Providing Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) – MACPAC August 1 MACPAC (Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission) announced issue brief Learn more here. Improving Physical Accessibility from Health Care Providers for Persons with Disabilities July 29 CMS announced guide Learn more here. Wheelchair Accessible Medical Diagnostic Equipment July […]

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Week of July 30, 2019

Person-Centered Thinking, Planning, and Practice: The Role of Culture – Pieces of the Same Puzzle July 9 ACL funded NCAPPS webinar materials Learn more here. Transitional Care Programs for Vulnerable Populations: New Evidence on the Benefits of a Person-Centered Approach July 23 Center for Health Care Strategies blog on a May Journal of General Medicine […]

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