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 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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Week of October 22, 2019

Enhancing Health and Welfare of Individuals Receiving Home-and-Community-Based Services: Federal Efforts and Emerging Practices August 27 ADvancing States HCBS conference workshop slides by ACL-CMS-HHS OIG Learn more here. Raising the Bar in Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services and Community Inclusion: Showcasing Transformation August 27 ADvancing States HCBS conference workshop slides by ACL & CMS Learn more here. […]

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Week of October 15, 2019

Disability and Health CDC State Profiles – Updated October 9 CDC Division of Human Development and Disability news announcement – adults age 18 and above Learn more here. What’s Next on Social Determinants of Health? September 13 Alliance for Health Policy Congressional briefing materials Learn more here. Do Disability, Parenthood, and Gender Matter for Health […]

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Week of October 8, 2019

Community Level Socioeconomic Status (SES) Inclusion in Disability Research October 1 Disability and Health Journal editorial; there is a fee for the complete editorial Learn more here. Improving Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities October 1 CMS MMCO Resources for Integrated Care announced July 31 conversation recording with ADANN (Americans with Disabilities Act National Network) Learn […]

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Week of October 1, 2019

Integrating Social Care Into the Delivery of Health Care: Moving Upstream To Improve the Nation’s Health September 25 National Academy of Medicine report release event slides Learn more here. Advancing Resilience and Community Health: Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) September 26 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Addressing Complex Needs in the Community project resources Learn more here. Training […]

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