Disability & Public Health News

Week of August 20, 2013

Affordable Care Act: Persons with Disabilities Face Complex Choices August 13 National Public Radio. Learn more here. Employment of Persons with Disabilities: A National Governors’ Association Report Learn more here. Services and Supports Required by Persons with Disabilities to Become/Remain Employed Mathematica Policy Research paper. Learn more here. PBS News Hour Features States’ Olmstead Compliance […]

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Week of August 6, 2013

OCR Seeks Discrimination Examples and Situations in Health Programs – Including Persons with Disabilities August 1 HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) announcement in the Federal Register. Learn more here. Consensus Principles on Community Integration of Persons with Disabilities July 31 Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law announcement. Learn more here. NACCHO Promotes Increased Use […]

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Week of July 30, 2013

Court Decisions Under the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 July 23 National Council on Disability briefing and report on the Americans with Disabilities Act. Learn more here. New York State-U.S. Department of Justice Settlement Promoting Supported Housing for Persons with Mental Illness and Related Disabilities July 23 New York Times and Bazelon Center for Mental […]

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Week of July 23, 2013

Boston and San Francisco: Disability Access To Primary and Medical Care United Spinal Association’s July New Mobility magazine has an excellent article on legal and technical efforts promoting health care accessibility for persons with disabilities. Learn more here. Preventable Diseases and Healthier Businesses: An Infographic A July 17 Public Health Institute and American Public Health […]

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Week of July 16, 2013

Census Bureau – Profiles of Americans with Disabilities Learn more here. SSI – Annual SSA Statistical Report Released July 2013 is the Social Security Administration (SSA) Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Annual Stats report, 2012. Learn more here. California-Illinois-Massachusetts-Ohio-Virginia-Washington State: Comparison of CMS MOUs for Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid A July 10 Kaiser […]

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Week of July 9, 2013

Georgia: Collaborative Health System Change Planning Tool Announced July 3 by the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH). Learn more here. Clinical-Community Organization Relationships – Evaluation Roadmap July 2 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) report. Learn more here. Oregon Announces CMS Approval of Medicaid Community First Choice Option (K Plan) The Oregon Department Human […]

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Week of July 2, 2013

Project Intersect Presentations Now Available Online The presentations from Project Intersect: Addressing Health Disparities at the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity and Disability are now posted on the Project Intersect website. Learn more here. Obesity A Greater Problem for Adults with Disabilities Than Previously Thought The June 28 Disability Scoop announced a July American Journal of […]

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Week of June 25, 2013

CDC Announces Sequester Impacts Fact Sheet Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a summary of the impact of the sequester. Learn more here. Workplace Wellness Programs – Do They Work? May 31 Alliance for Health Reform (AHR) briefing materials. Learn more here. Workplace Wellness Programs – Overview May 1 RAND Corporation study […]

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Week of June 18, 2013

Disability Competent Support for an Aging Population June 10 Community Catalyst webinar power points. Learn more here. Disability Competent Support – Self Assessment Tool June 12 CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) MMCO (Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office) web posting tools. [See “downloads” near the bottom of the CMS-MMCO web page]. Learn more here. Aging and […]

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Week of June 11, 2013

Medicaid Buy-In: Experiences of Persons with Disabilities – 35 of 38 States Report May 20, 2013 Mathematica Policy Research report for CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services). Learn more here. HUD Guidelines on Implementing Olmstead Integrated Living Goals June 5 HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development) on the Olmstead Supreme Court decision. Learn […]

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