Disability & Public Health News

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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Week of June 4, 2013

California – Florida – Mass – Michigan – Minn – Penn – NY – Texas: 9 Community-Based Organizations Serving Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Receive ACL Business Development Grants May 23 Administration for Community Living (ACL)-HHS- announcement. Learn more here. Schenectady County, New York – Implementing Chronic Disease Prevention for Persons with Intellectual and Other […]

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Week of May 28, 2013

“Disability and Discrimination in the Doctor’s Office” May 23 New York Times article on the challenges faced by persons with disabilities in being served in many physician offices. Learn more here. National Average One-Bedroom Rent Exceeds Entire SSI Payment The 2012 bi-annual report (Priced Out) of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and Technical […]

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May 21, 2013

Ensuring Quality Services and Supports Under Medicaid – May 23 United Spinal Association-AAHD May 23 webinar, 2:00 pm EST. Learn more here. Money Follows the Person – Medicaid Rebalancing Status May 10 National Health Policy Forum report. Learn more here. California-Illinois-Massachusetts-Ohio-Washington: Comparison of CMS-States Demos for Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid May 6 […]

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Week of May 14, 2013

Community Living and Participation – NIDRR – Final Priorities and Definitions May 7 National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) announcement. Learn more here. “Health Care’s Dirty Little Secret – No One May Be Coordinating Care” April 30 report of Kaiser Health News and Washington Post. Learn more here. Research Methods for Studying Health […]

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Week of May 7, 2013

Arizona First; Mississippi Last in Annual UCP Ratings of State Disability Systems: NH-OR-VT-CA (2nd-5th Highest Rating); AR-TX-IL-VA (49th-45th Lowest Rating) Annul state ratings (“The Case for Inclusion”) by United Cerebral Palsy; reported May 2 by Disability Scoop. Learn more here. Accessibility Requirements in HUD Financed Multifamily Housing April 30 Department of Housing and Urban Development […]

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Week of April 30, 2013

Community Transformation Grants – Sub-Recipients and Sub-Grantees – List Available Learn more here. Designing Active Housing To Promote Physical Activity April 24 Public Health Institute webinar focusing on guidelines and practices in New York City and Ontario. Learn more here. 14 Week Healthier You Program for Persons with Disabilities New publication and announcement of the […]

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