Disability & Public Health News

Week of March 4, 2014

Disaster Operations and Persons with Disabilities: FEMA Online Study Course February 20 FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) announced course. Learn more here. Resources for Population Health Improvement February 6 IOM (Institute of Medicine) meeting presentation power points. Learn more here. Integrating Peer Support into Primary Care February 27 Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) webinar […]

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Week of February 25, 2014

CMS Announces Integrated Community Health Capacity Demonstrations in Rural and Frontier States for persons dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid January 31 CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services) announcement; Deadline for submission of applications is May 5. Learn more here. NASHP Dialogue Request: What are the different care coordination models used in demonstration programs […]

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President’s Executive Order on Federal Wages Applies to Persons with Disabilities February 12 National Council on Disability summary and statement. Learn more here. Workplace Disability Discrimination Claims Decline February 11 Disability Scoop article summarizing a US Equal Employment Commission (EEOC) report. Learn more here. Disability in Small Towns and Rural Communities Guide produced by the […]

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Week of February 11, 2014

What Healthcare Professional Practices Can Do To Become Accessible to Persons with Disabilities One of the five Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publications on promoting healthy weight for persons with disabilities. Learn more here. Promoting Healthy Weight for Persons with Disabilities New set of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) five publications: […]

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Week of February 4, 2014

Mobility Aids, Effective Communication: 2 New DOJ ADA Technical Assistance Guides January 31 US Department of Justice (DOJ) on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Learn more here. States as Model Employers of Persons with Disabilities January publication of EARN – Employer Assistance and Resource Network. Learn more here. Seasonal Flu Vaccinations and Persons with […]

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Week of January 28, 2014

Medical Diagnostic Equipment Accessibility Standards December 6 United States Access Board Report. Learn more here. State Implementation Status: Demonstrations Serving Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid January 24 Kaiser Family Foundation United States map. Learn more here. CMS Evaluation Plans: Demonstrations Serving Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid December 13 reports posted on […]

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Week of January 21, 2014

NCBDDD 2014 Research Opportunities The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) at the CDC is pleased to announce the availability of six new funding opportunities for 2014. Learn more here. Settings Eligible for Medicaid Home and Community-based Services Reimbursement: NASUAD Final Regulations Overview January 17 National Association of States United for Aging […]

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Week of January 14, 2014

Settings Eligible for Medicaid Home and Community-based Services Reimbursement: Final Regulations Issued January 10 CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services). Learn more here. ACA Optional Medicaid Expansions: 2013 Wrap-up Report National Association of State United on Aging and Disability (NASUAD) report. Learn more here. “Churning” Between Medicaid and ACA Marketplaces January 6 Washington Post […]

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January 7, 2014

Barriers to Wellness for Persons with Disabilities: State Public Health Reports Two new reports by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). Learn more here. Kansas: Medicaid “Kancare” and Persons with Intellectual and other Developmental Disabilities December 18 Alliance for Health Reform briefing transcript and power points. Learn more here. Arizona-Minnesota-Tennessee-Texas-Wisconsin: Managed LTSS […]

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Week of December 17, 2013

2013 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium Released On December 11, the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) at the University of New Hampshire released this NIDRR (National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research) funded annual report. Learn more here. Return on Investment – Documented Success in Public Health and Prevention New report by Robert Wood Johnson […]

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