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.

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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Week of July 23, 2019

Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid: National Examination of Long Term Care Settings, Outcomes, and Disparities July Health Affairs article Learn more here. How Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) Can Address Social Determinants of Health July 17 Wellsky webinar materials Learn more here. To Address Social Determinants of Health, Start with the Data July 17 Mathematica […]

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Week of July 16, 2019

Medicaid Money Follows the Person Program: Impact Evidence July University of CA at San Francisco Community Living Policy Center paper Learn more here. Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services – National Quality Forum HCBS Quality Domains – Consumer Focus Groups Responses ACL and NIDILRR funded University of MN Center for Excellence in Disabilities web postings Learn […]

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Week of July 9, 2019

Infrastructure for Cross Sector Collaboration at Health Departments July 3 ASTHO announced Journal of Public Health Management and Practice article Learn more here. Coordinating Community Planning for Transportation and Health July 1 CDC shared JAMA article Learn more here. Health Center Performance Management – Incorporating Health Stakeholder Feedback July 2 HRSA announced May 16 HRSA […]

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Week of July 2, 2019

Reaching People with Disabilities Through Healthy Communities June 28 CDC NCBDDD Disability and Health Branch newsletter feature Learn more here. Comparing Persons with Disabilities’ Insider Experience About Participation in Institutional and Community Living: Satisfaction, Safety, and Supports June 23 available Disability and Health Journal article; there is a fee for the entire article Learn more […]

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Week of June 25, 2019

Including People with Disabilities in the MAPP (Mobilizing Through Planning and Partnership) Program June 11 NACCHO and NCHPAD webinar slides Learn more here. 15 States Selected for ACL Advancing Person-Centered Practices & Systems Technical Assistance June 17 ACL funded, ACL & National Center for Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems announcements Learn more here. Community-Based Organizations […]

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Week of June 18, 2019

City Health Dashboards: Empowering Cities To Create Thriving Communities June 5 RWJ Foundation City Health Dashboard project webinar slides Learn more here. Consumer Voices in Healthcare Innovation – An Evaluation June 12 Community Catalyst announced project evaluation Learn more here. Holding the Course: Stabilizing Business Operations on Home and Community Based Services – Register for […]

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Week of June 11, 2019

Serving Medicaid Beneficiaries Who Need LTSS: High-Cost HCBS Users; Money Follows the Person; Community First Choice in Tennessee June 5  Mathematica Center for Studying Disability Policy webinar slides Learn more here. Defining Health Literacy for Healthy People 2030: AHRQ Invites Public Comments June 4 AHRQ invitation; submission deadline is July 20 Learn more here. Four […]

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