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 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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Week of December 3, 2019

Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid: The Value of Integration for Medicaid Agencies November 22 ADvancing States-Center for Health Care Strategies announced report Learn more here. CDC’s Medicaid-Public Health “6/18” Teams – Now Includes 40 States November 26 Center for Health Care Strategies announced blog Learn more here. Aligning Health and Social Services: Insights […]

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Week of November 19, 2019

Service Disrupted: Managed Long-Term Services and Supports Falling Short for Adults with ID/DD: 8 States – AZ, AR, IA, KS, MI, NC, TN, WI November 12 Community Catalyst report Learn more here. Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services: CAHPS Experience Survey – New Data Base November 14 AHRQ announced, October 2 AHRQ-CMS webinar on CAHPS (Consumer Assessment of […]

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Week of November 12, 2019

Community Health Workers and Peer Providers: Mounting Evidence and Policy Recommendations November 7 Families USA announced report Learn more here. Direct Support Professionals – Workforce Crisis November 1 the Arc testimony at a Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Congressional briefing Learn more here. Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Direct Care Workforce June 17 CMS MMCO […]

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Week of November 5, 2019

Person-Centered Planning and Practice: NQF Draft Interim Report for Public Comment November 1 ACL funded National Quality Forum draft interim report for a 30 day public comment period Learn more here. Tools To Accelerate Cross Sector Partnership Development September 19 ACL funded, n4a-ASA Aging and Disability Business Institute webinar materials Learn more here. Screening for […]

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Week of October 29, 2019

Public Health Information: Checklist To Address Proposed Data Collection, Access, & Sharing September 30 Network for Public Health Law resource Learn more here. Addressing Gaps in Health Care for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities October 15 CDC NCBDDD grand rounds video Learn more here. Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid: States Feature Strategies To Better […]

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