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 June 19, 2018

Overcoming Challenges To Medicaid Investments in Social Determinants of Health June 14 Center for Health Care Strategies Health Affairs blog Learn more here. Community Health Workers – Important Service, Sustainable Funding Challenge May 31 Community Catalyst blog Learn more here. Housing and Employment Outcomes for Mental Health Self-Direction Participants May 18 HSRI (Human Services Research… Read More »»

Week of June 12, 2018

Aging and Disability: Beyond Stereotypes To Inclusion June 7 National Academy of Medicine announced workshop proceedings Learn more here. Disability Inclusion in the NIH All of Us Research Program – Upcoming June 21 Webinar June 21 AUCD (Association of University Centers on Disability) webinar Learn more here. CDC’s 6/18 Prevention Strategies in Medicaid: Georgia, Massachusetts,… Read More »»

County Level Disability Prevalence and Employment Statistics – Now Available May 30 NIDILRR NARIC announced Disability Statistics & Demographics RRTC reports Learn more here. Taking Action on Community Health Improvement Priorities Using a Population Health Driver Diagram Approach May 29 Public Health Foundation, Catholic Health Assn, & CDC webinar slides. Focus on Portsmouth, VA on… Read More »»


Week of May 22, 2018

Managed Long-Term Services & Supports: The Potential for Medicaid Managed Care To Integrate Acute & Long-Term Care May 3 Long Term Quality Alliance announced and posted Academy Health webinar materials Learn more here. Understanding DME (Durable Medical Equipment) May 16 Justice in Aging & National Center on Law and Elder Rights webinar slides Learn more… Read More »»

Week of May 15, 2018

Managed Long-Term Services and Supports for People with ID/DD: Strategies for Success May 11 NASUAD & NASDDDS joint report Learn more here. Medicaid Managed Care – Lots of Unanswered Questions (Parts 1 & 2) May 3 & 4 Health Affairs blogs Learn more here. Exploring Strategies To Engage Veterans in Community-Based Health Promotion Programs May… Read More »»

Week of May 8, 2018

Health System Performance in All 50 States & DC: Troubling Signs Despite Overall Progress May 3 Commonwealth Fund 2018 scorecard Learn more here. Medicaid Community Engagement Initiatives – Comparison of 3 States May 2 Health Management Associates article Learn more here. Loneliness May Be a Bigger Public Health Threat Than Smoking & Obesity May 2… Read More »»

Week of May 1, 2018

Persons Dually Diagnosed with ID/DD and Psychiatric Disabilities: Quality of Life Disparities April 26 Council on Quality and Leadership posted articles Learn more here. Innovative State Strategies To Expand Self-Direction in Long-Term Services & Supports April 25 Scan Foundation shared AARP paper Learn more here. Testing an Integrated Delivery and Financing for Older Adults with… Read More »»

Week of April 24, 2018

Promoting Health Equity – 6 Tips and Lessons April 16 Human Impact (HIP) lessons from 4 recent webinars, in collaboration with several other associations Learn more here. Addressing Social Determinants of Health Through Medicaid ACOs (Accountable Care Organizations) April 18 Center for Health Care Strategies summary of research blog Learn more here. Health Outcome Measures… Read More »»

Week of April 17, 2018

Adults with Disabilities Get More Preventive Care, But Less Dental Care, Than Adults without Disabilities April 11 NIDILRR NARIC “Research in Focus” article Learn more here. What Is Person-Centered Counseling & Planning? April ACL No Wrong Door training program & infographic Learn more here. Beyond Cost & Utilization: Rethinking Evaluation Strategies for Complex Care Programs… Read More »»

Week of April 10, 2018

Transitions Between Health Care Settings and Persons with Disabilities March 28 CMS MMCO-Lewin Group webinar slides Learn more here. Building Partnerships: Health Plans & Community-Based Organizations – Disability Competent Care April 4 CMS MMCO-Lewin Group webinar slides and materials Learn more here. 10 Questions To Better Understand and Serve the Complex Care Populations April 2… Read More »»