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 April 23, 2019

Living with a Disability: How Serious Illness Can Add to the Challenges April 18 Commonwealth Fund blog post Learn more here. Unmet Needs in Self-Directed Home-and-Community-Based Services Programs April 19 NASUAD Friday Updates sharing of a Journal of Gerontological Social Work article; article is free until June 2019. Learn more here. Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services: State […]

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Week of April 16, 2019

Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services: Waiver Waiting Lists April 4 Kaiser Family Foundation issue brief Learn more here. Self-Directed Care: A Promising Path To Enhance Recovery for People with Serious Mental Illness April 10 NIDILRR funded National Rehabilitation Information Center “Research in Focus” article Learn more here. Peer Support for People with Substance Use Disorder April 1 […]

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Week of April 9, 2019

Accessibility and Accommodations for Patients with Mobility Disabilities in a Large Health Care System: How Are We Doing? March 23 posted Disability and Health Journal article; there is a fee for the complete article Learn more here. Community Health Workers – Statewide Certification April 5 ASTHO shared CDC technical resources Learn more here. Alternative Staffing […]

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Week of April 2, 2019

Annual RWJ County Health Rankings, 2019 Learn more here. Measuring America’s Health March 26 U.S. News and World Report analysis shared March 29 by NACCHO Learn more here. Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services Settings – Heightened Scrutiny March 22 CMS State Medicaid Director Letter – posted March 26 on AAHD public policy updates webpage; also posted March […]

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Week of March 19, 2019

Community-Based Organizations (CBOs)-Health Care Collaborations in Aging and Disability: Success Stories ACL & Hartford Foundation funded, n4a Aging and Disability Business Institute web stories Learn more here. Community Complex Care Response Teams To Improve Geriatric Public Health Outcomes March 13 Univ of KY College of Public Health, RWJ Systems for Action webinar slides Learn more […]

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Week of March 12, 2019

Glossary of Patient Engagement Terms March 4 National Health Council announced resource Learn more here. Patients as Consumers March 5 Health Affairs briefing and March issue theme Learn more here. Mobilizing for Action Through Planning and Partnerships Resource Guide for Disability Inclusion March 5 National Association of County and City Health Officials guide Requires an […]

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Week of March 5, 2019

Demystifying Person-Centered Care February 27 Community Catalyst announced new video series Learn more here. Participating in Self Advocacy Activities – Persons with ID/DD Latest HSRI National Core Indicators data highlight Learn more here. Home-and-Community-Based Services Beyond Medicaid – State Funded Programs February 19 AARP paper Learn more here. Legal Considerations for Community Health Workers and […]

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Week of Februrary 26, 2019

Disparities and Persons with Disabilities – Complex Interaction of Factors February 15 DREDF diagram used as a Brandeis Univ MTLSS webinar slide (shared in last week’s news) Learn more here. The Least Healthy County in Every State February 16 MSN.com shared Feb 19 by NACBHDD Learn more here. Improving Population and Clinical Health with Integrated […]

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Week of February 19, 2019

2018 Annual Disability Statistics Report & Compendium Released University of NH, Institute on Disability, Americans with Disabilities reports announced February 15 by NASUAD Friday Updates Learn more here. Promising Practices in Managed Long-Term Services & Supports – Network Adequacy & Accessibility February 15 Brandies University Community Living Policy Center webinar slides Learn more here. Staff […]

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Week of February 12, 2019

Living with a Disability in America February 8 Commonwealth Fund announced website and video Learn more here. Achieving Person-Centered Care for People with Disabilities February 5 Community Catalyst announced video series Learn more here. Under-Represented Groups (Including Persons with Disabilities) Partner to Engage Communities in All of Us Research Program January APHA The Nation’s Health […]

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