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 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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Week of June 4, 2019

Building Multisector Partnerships That Work – The Practice Playbook II May 28 National Academy for State Health Policy announced book Learn more here. Social Determinants on the Local Level: Housing and Health May 14 NACCHO-Urban Institute webinar recording Learn more here. The Importance of Family Supports in Addressing Social Determinants of Health May 29 National […]

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Week of May 28, 2019

Achieving Health Equity and Wellness for Medicaid Populations: Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) Engagement April Academy Health-Health Management Associates-Disability Policy Consortium report and upcoming June 4 HMA webinar Learn more here. Data Sharing Strategies To Advance Health Equity May 16 Network for Public Health Law webinar materials Learn more here. Community Counts Data Visualization Tool May 23 […]

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Week of May 21, 2019

Pathways HUB: A Population Health Model That Activates Community Response To Social Determinants May 9 Health Management Associates webinar slides Learn more here. The Impact of the Patient-Centered Medical Home on Health Care Disparities March 27 Population Health Management article Learn more here. Chronic Disease Self-Management Education: ACL Announces Eleven 2019 Grantees May 14 ACL […]

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Week of May 14, 2019

Re-Envisioning Care for People with Involved Disabilities – Video May 9 Institute for Health Care Improvement and Community Catalyst announced video Learn more here. State Pathways To Integrated Care – Exploring Options for Integrating for Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid May 8 Center for Health Care Strategies, Integrated Care Resource Center, announced resources […]

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Week of May 7, 2019

Medicaid Non-Emergency Medical Transportation – Community Catalyst Launches Resources and Network April 18 Community Catalyst webinar slides and other resources Learn more here. Medicaid Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (2) – Justice in Aging Fact Sheet May 1 Justice in Aging fact sheet Learn more here. Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services – CMS Settings Rule – Compliance Data April […]

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Week of April 30, 2019

Addressing Social Factors That Affect Health: Emerging Trends and Leading-Edge Practices in Medicaid April Manatt Health-RWJ Fd funded, policy brief Learn more here. Strengthening the Capacity of Local Health and Social Services Agencies To Absorb Increased Hospital and Clinical Referrals (Increased Screening on Social Determinants) April 24 RWJ Foundation-University of Kentucky College of Public Health […]

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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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