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 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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Week of September 11, 2018

Medicaid Money Follows the Person – Program Overview September 5 House Committee on Energy and Commerce reauthorization hearing and Sept 6 disability & aging organizations House briefing Learn more here. Homelessness in America: Focus on People with Disabilities Experiencing Chronic Homelessness August 31 U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness report Learn more here. Data Resources To […]

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Week of August 21, 2018

Prevalence of Disability and Health Care Access by Disability Status & Type Among Adults August 17 CDC MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report) article Learn more here. How States Address Social Determinants of Health in their Medicaid Contracts August 13 National Academy for State Health Policy guide Learn more here. How Community Health Providers Are […]

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Week of August 14, 2018

Health Opportunity & Equity (HOPE) Initiative Tool Measures 28 Indicators August 7 Health Affairs blog summary of a new National Collaborative for Health Equity, Texas Health Institute, and Virginia Commonwealth University program Learn more here. Health Philanthropy, Health Care Delivery System, and Responding To Social Determinants of Health August 8 Health Affairs blog Learn more […]

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Week of August 7, 2018

Advancing a Culture of Health: Community Focused Organizations and Other Potential Health Partners August 3 NASUAD announced July RWJ Foundation commissioned paper by Concept Systems, Inc Learn more here. Partnerships for Health Equity and Opportunity: A Healthcare Playbook for Community Developers July Public Health Institute playbook Learn more here. Foundations’ Role in Creating and Advancing […]

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Week of July 31, 2018

Advocates Guide To Accessibility in Medicaid Managed Care Grievances, Appeals, and Fair Hearings July 17 announced DREDF-Justice in Aging-NHeLP guide Learn more here. Research Shows Medicaid Expansion Helps Disability Employment Rates July 26 AAHD NDNRC blog on the Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living (CHRIL) American Journal on Public Health research article Learn more […]

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Week of July 24, 2018

Advocates Guide To Accessibility in Medicaid Managed Care Grievances, Appeals, and Fair Hearings July 17 announced DREDF-Justice in Aging-NHeLP guide Learn more here. Medicaid Managed LTSS for People with ID/DD: Strategies for Success – Register for July 25 Webinar July 25 NASUAD webinar. The report was previously included in AAHD news 2018-18 of May 15. […]

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Week of July 17, 2018

Home and Community-Based Services Quality and e-LTSS June 13 ACL (Administration for Community Living) webinar slides Learn more here. The Personal Outcome Measures July Disability and Health Journal article Learn more here. Health Care Access and Quality for Persons with Disabilities – Patient & Provider Recommendations July Disability and Health Journal article Learn more here. […]

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