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 March 31, 2020

Multiplicity of Conditions and the Cumulative Effects for People with Disabilities March 20 Disability and Health Journal April article; there is a fee for the complete article Learn more here. Addressing the Social Determinants of Health: COVID-19 Impacts and Responses March 18 SAMHSA funded, NCBH Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions webinar materials Learn […]

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Week of March 24, 2020

Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid: CMS Annual Report to Congress March 16 CMS MMCO announced repor Learn more here. State Readiness To Report Mandatory Medicaid and CHIP Core Quality Measures March 13 MACPAC (Medicaid & CHIP Payment and Access Commission) annual report to Congress, chapter 2 Learn more here. Medicare and Medicaid Flexibilities […]

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Week of March 17, 2020

Using Law and Policy To Promote Health for People with Disabilities in the U.S. March 13 HHS Healthy People report Learn more here. Health Care and Social Services Integration: ACL Summit March 11 ACL March 4 summit summaries Learn more here. Social Determinants of Health: Introducing a Coordinated Curriculum of Community Interventions March 11 HRSA […]

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Week of March 10, 2020

Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid: Improving Care and Managing Costs February 28 ADvancing States shared Feb National Governors Association report Learn more here. Using Social Needs Screening and Patient Feedback for Complex Care February 27 National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs webinar materials Learn more here. Community-Driven Health Equity Model Action […]

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Week of March 3, 2020

Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid: State Efforts To Integrate Care February 26 Center for Health Care Strategies brief – 2020 updates Learn more here. Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services (HCBS) – CMS Settings Rule: Best Practices February 19 Brandeis University Community Living Policy Center webinar materials Learn more here. Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older […]

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Week of February 25, 2020

Quantification of Neighborhood-Level Social Determinants of Health in the Continental U.S. February 20 HRSA Office of Rural Health shared in the public domain January 29 Journal of the American Medical Association article Learn more here. Training of Health Care Providers Improves Disability Competence January University of New Hampshire, Institute on Disability, brief Learn more here. […]

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Week of February 18, 2020

Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services (HCBS) – Key State Policy Choices February 7 ADvancing States shared Kaiser Family Foundation issue brief Learn more here. Direct Support Professionals in State ID/DD Systems: Workforce Stability Data February NASDDDS-HSRI State-by-State National Core Indicators report Learn more here. Supporting the Non-Traditional Health Care Workforce: Community Health Workers and Promotores February 11 […]

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Week of February 11, 2020

Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services: Enrollment and Spending February 7 ADvancing States announced Kaiser Family Foundation Feb issue brief Learn more here. Measuring Home-and-Community-Based Services for Older Adults and People with Disabilities February 5 WellSky and ADvancing States webinar materials.The webinar focused on NCI-A/D. Mentioned were NCI, HEDIS-LTSS, CAHPS HCBS, and pending federal govt considerations. CQL POM […]

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Week of February 4, 2020

CMS Announces Medicaid Block Grant Demonstrations January 30 CMS letter to state Medicaid directors announcing block grant and per-capita cap demonstrations Learn more here. Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services Settings Rule: Potential Outcomes and Measurements January 28 HCBS Advocacy Coalition & Brandeis Univ CLPC white paper Learn more here. The Importance of Integrated Care Models That Address […]

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Week of January 28, 2020

Leading Health Indicators, 2030 January 22 National Academy of Medicine recommendations to HHS (as requested by HHS) Learn more here. Incorporating Community Voices To Improve Complex Care January 21 Center for Health Care Strategies and Camden Coalition Better Care Playbook webinar resources Learn more here. Shaping Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services To Fit the Individual Priorities of […]

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