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 11, 2018

Health Plan Enrollees with Disability Informing Primary Care Practices & Providers About Their Quality of Care October Disability and Health Journal article; requires a fee to access complete article Learn more here. 2019 CMS Medicaid & CHIP Core Health Quality Measurement Sets November 20 CMS announcement and information bulletin Learn more here. Strengthening Health Care […]

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Week of December 4, 2018

The Prospect of CMS (Medicaid) Paying for Housing Attracts Attention, Advice, Questions November 24 Modern Healthcare article on HHS Secretary Speech Learn more here. Developing An Integrated Quality Management System for CBOs Serving Persons with ID/DD, Mental Illness, and Related Disabilities November 13 Council on Quality & Leadership webinar slides and materials; tutorial for community-based […]

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Week of November 20, 2018

The Health Impact of Loneliness: Emerging Evidence and Interventions October 15 National Institute of Health Care Management webinar materials Learn more here. Patient-Reported Outcomes and Patient-Centered Outcomes November 7 National Health Council webinar slides Learn more here. Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services – Settings Rule – Innovative Approaches and Promising Practices – KY, MI, NH November 8 […]

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Week of November 13, 2018

Has The Promise Been Kept? Federal Enforcement of Disability Rights Laws October 31 National Council on Disability annual report Learn more here. Competencies for Performance Improvement in Public Health November 6 Public Health Foundation webinar slides Learn more here. Opioid Crisis: Status of Public Health Emergency Authorities October 23 Government Accountability Office publicly released Sept […]

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Week of Nov. 6, 2018

Data Users’ Guide to the Disability Questions in the BRFSS (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System) October 29 CDC NCBDDD announced July report Learn more here. Doctor’s Offices – Disability Accessibility – Health Impact October 30 Washington Post “Health and Science” reprint of a Kaiser Health News article Learn more here. Testing Experience & Functional Tools […]

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Week of October 30, 2018

Self-Directed Services & Supports for Persons with ID/DD: Barriers and Catalysts October University of DE – National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities – provider survey report Learn more here. Community Health Workers and Their Employers: Legal Considerations October 24 Network for Public Health Law blog Learn more here. Community Health Workers: Delivery and Payment Models […]

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Week of October 23, 2018

CMS – Intent To Rescind Required Medicaid Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Oct 18 OMB for CMS announcement; proposed rule expected in May Learn more here. Medicaid Non-Emergency Medical Transportation: New Website October 17 Community Catalyst announcement Learn more here. Investments in Social Determinants of Health – Massachusetts October 17 Community Catalyst shared September 12 Politico article […]

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Week of October 16, 2018

Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services – Selected States Approaches (AZ-FL-MS-MT-OR) October 5 NASUAD shared August 30 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report Learn more here. Accessibility for All: Considerations for Including People with Disabilities in Shared Mobility Strategies Sept 20 NCMM-Easter Seals-APTA-CTCA webinar slides Learn more here. Using Data To Drive Health Equity Forward – New […]

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Week if September 25, 2018

People Living with Disabilities: Health Equity, Health Disparities, & Health Literacy September 20 National Academy of Medicine announced workshop proceedings Learn more here. Toward a Patient-Reported Disability Index September 21 CMS OMH announced RAND & NCQA report Learn more here. National Assessment on Local Health Departments and Disability: 2018 Update September 21 National Association of […]

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Week of September 18, 2018

Social Determinants of Health – White Paper September 14 Population Health Alliance announced executive summary available free to non-members Learn more here. Primacy of Health Equity in Primary Care – Connecticut September 5 Community Catalyst blog Learn more here. Continuity of Information Between Mental Health and Primary Care After a Mental Health Consultation July 25 […]

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