Disability & Public Health News

Week of October 2

National Bullying Prevention – October 10 UNITY Day The PACER Center has announced October 10 as the Unity Day on National Bullying Prevention. AAHD is a co-sponsor of the PACER initiative. Learn more now. The Arc Analyzes-Compares Political Party Platforms Learn more here about The Arc comparison. 22 States Receive HHS-ACL Grants – Assist Persons […]

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Week of Sept. 25

December 18: Disability To Be Featured in CDC Public Health Ground Rounds Monthly Webcast See Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) public health ground rounds webpage here. Newborn Screening Grant Availability – Announced by Genetic Alliance On September 19, the Genetic Alliance announced the availability of grants for innovation in newborn screening. The application […]

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Week of September 18

IOM – Status Report on Reducing Health Disparities On September 12, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued a report on progress since 2000 on reducing health disparities. Learn more now. September 19 AHR Webinar on Census Report and Health Uninsured On September 19, the Alliance for Health Reform (AHR) will conduct a webinar on the […]

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Week of September 11

California Receives First Community First Choice Award On September 4, California announced that it had received Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approval as the first Community First Choice award, to increase options for community based supports for individuals with disabilities. The National Council on Aging (NCOA) Cross Roads HCBS Online Community sharing of […]

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CDC Warns of Flu Complications for Certain Children with Disabilities On August 29, Disability Scoop reported a CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) warning of complications from the flu for children with certain developmental disabilities. Learn more now. Penalty for Not Completing Health Risk Assessment Does Not Violate ADA On August 28, Business Insurance […]

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Week of Aug. 28

Massachusetts-CMS Sign First MOU on Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid On August 23, CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid) announced signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Massachusetts for the first demonstration to better serve persons dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Learn more now. 26 States Propose CMS Demos for Persons Dually […]

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Week of August 21

September 17-23: Wellness Week for Persons with Mental Illness SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) has announced National Wellness Week. Learn more now. September 7-14: Health Insurance Exchange Regional Conference Calls HHS (Department of Health and Human Services) will conduct regional conference calls on health insurance exchanges, between September 7-14. The schedule is […]

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Week of August 14

New Census Report: 57 Million Americans with Disabilities July 2012 report on the 2010 census: one in five Americans have a disability, roughly half with a severe disability. Learn more now. Heritage Foundation Opposition to U.N. Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities On August 1, the Heritage Foundation issued a statement opposing the U.N. […]

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Week of July 31

Wal-Mart Sued By Disability Advocates Over Inaccessible Payment Machines Covered July 25 by Fox News, Reuters, and San Jose Mercury and July 26 by Examiner and Huffington Post. Learn more now. Kansas City, Missouri-Justice Department Reach ADA Settlement On July 25, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced an agreement with Kansas City, Missouri over […]

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Week of July 24

Disability Organizations Boycott Hotels Over Accessible Swimming Pools The July 19 Los Angeles Times and Seattle Post reported a boycott by the American Association of People with Disabilities, National Disability Rights Network, ADAPT, and National Council on Independent Living of hotel chains represented on the boards of directors of the American Hotel and Lodging Association […]

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