Disability & Public Health News

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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Week of December 10, 2013

AAPD Applauds New York City – 50% of Taxi Fleet to be Accessible December 6 American Association of People with Disabilities. Learn more here. Building the Science for a Population Health Movement December 4 IOM (Institute of Medicine) announcement. Learn more here. National Health Security Preparedness Security Index – 2013 Results ASTHO (Association of State […]

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Week of November 19, 2013

Minnesota and Washington: Integrating Physical and Behavioral Health November 12 National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP). Learn more here. Atlas of Integrating Behavioral Health Measures October 23 Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) presentation of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Atlas. Learn more here. Local Government Officials Approaches to Healthier Communities […]

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Week of November 12, 2013

Pennsylvania and South Carolina – Improving Child Health Quality Through Provider Initiatives November 5 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announced CHIPRA (Child Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act) quality report #5. Learn more here. Michigan Selects 8 Health Plans to Administer its CMS Demo for Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid Community Catalyst […]

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Week of November 5, 2013

Medicaid Financing of Community-Based Prevention Programs June paper by Nemours announced November 1 by the National Academy for State Health Policy. Learn more here. Role of State Health Agencies in Promoting Health Equity Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) report. Learn more here. Why People Need Coordinated Care October 31 Commonwealth Fund video. […]

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Week of October 29, 2013

Georgia-Minnesota-Ohio: Expanding National Core Indicators to Aging and Disability Services The National Core Indicators (NCI) is a system of quality tracking measures used through the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) targeted to persons with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. On October 21, the National Association of States United for Aging […]

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Week of October 22, 2013

95% of Amtrak Stations Have Accessibility Barriers October 16 NDRN (National Disability Rights Network) report. Learn more here. 80 Proven Community-Based Prevention Programs Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and New York Academy of Medicine publication. Learn more here. Guide for Public Health Professionals Working in and with Schools New National Association of Chronic Disease Directors […]

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Week of October 15, 2013

“Emergency Plans Lacking for Most with Disabilities” October 11 Disability Scoop. Learn more here. California – Home and Community Based Services and Supports Uniform Assessment California law implemented by the Department of Social Services; 8 resource documents are available. Shared October 10 by the Scan Foundation. Learn more here. Child Health Quality Elevated in Some States […]

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Week of October 8, 2013

Health in All Policies – A Guide to State and Local Governments Collaborative between the American Public Health Association, Public Health Institute and California Department of Public Health. Learn more here. Clinic-Community Linkages for Primary Care – Group Health Cooperative Experiences Shared October 1 by PCORI (Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute). Learn more here. Integration […]

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Week of October 1, 2013

Population Health Management and the Medical Neighborhood September 26 Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) webinar slides. Learn more here. October 15 – Inclusive Fitness Coalition Exploratory Webinar Learn more here. Fall Prevention for Older Adults with Physical Disability September 24 Rehabilitation and Research Training Center, Seattle, Washington, report. Learn more here. Connecticut – No […]

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