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 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 »»

Week of March 27, 2018

Community Collaborative Sustainability in Action & Practice March 21 CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, & Obesity and ICF webinar materials Learn more here. Supporting Community-Based Organizations in Their Move to Managed Care in Tennessee – March 28 Webinar Announcement March 28 NASUAD CBO Business Acumen upcoming webinar Learn more here. Four Strategies for Rural… Read More »»

Week of March 20, 2018

Aging and Disability: Beyond Stereotypes To Inclusion March 13 National Academy of Medicine announced workshop proceedings Learn more here. 2018 Annual RWJ County Health Rankings & Roadmaps: Health Is Where We Live, Work, and Play Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Learn more here. CDC Updated Disability and Health State Profiles March 15 Trust… Read More »»

Week of March 13, 2018

Jump Starting Community Inclusion: A Toolkit for Promoting Participation in Community Life February 7 Temple University RRTC on Community Inclusion Learn more here. Strengthening Long Term Services & Supports: Reform Strategies for States March 6 Center for Health Care Strategies webinar materials Learn more here. A Proposed Framework for Integration of Quality Performance Measures for… Read More »»

Week of March 6, 2018

Healthcare Utilization as a Proxy in Social Security Programs Disability Determination March 1 National Academy of Medicine report Learn more here. Preventive Care and Health Screenings for Persons with Disabilities March 1 CMS MMCO Resources for Integrated Care announced November 2, 2017 webinar materials Learn more here. No Wrong Door – Medicaid Administrative Claiming As… Read More »»

Week of February 27, 2018

Consumer Engagement Structures Used by Providers February 22 Community Catalyst shared Health Care Transformation Task Force brief Learn more here. The Three R’s: Rights, Risk, Respect February 20 Council on Quality and Leadership blog Learn more here. Patient Experiences with Health Literacy and Interpreter Services February 22 AHRQ release of CAHPS survey results Learn more… Read More »»

Week of February 20, 2018

Annual Disability Statistics Compendium and Report Released February 13 University of New Hampshire, Institute on Disability report release Learn more here. America’s Direct Support Workforce Crisis: Effects on People with Intellectual Disabilities, Their Families and Communities, and the U.S. Economy February 14 ACL released report of the President’s Council on People with Intellectual Disabilities Learn… Read More »»

Week of February 13, 2018

Medicaid Programs – Social Determinants of Health – Food Insecurity & Housing Instability January 25 shared, December 22 National Quality Forum report Learn more here Health Care and Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) Finally Begin Partnering To Integrate Health and Long Term Care February 2 Health Affairs blog Learn more here. Tips for Forming a Regional Network… Read More »»

AAHD Announces the Appointment of Dr. Charles E. Drum, MPA, JD, Ph.D as AAHD Inaugural Visiting Scholar Learn more here. How States Can Help Medicaid Managed Care Plans Invest in Social Supports – Rate Setting Tools January 31 Commonwealth Fund announced report Learn more here. State and Territorial Health Profiles January 26 Association of State… Read More »»