Disability & Public Health News

Week of March 5

Health Stories – People with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families Video stories announced February 25 by DREDF (Disability Rights Education and Defense Funds) Learn more here. People with Disabilities More Likely To Be Victims of Violence February 26 Disability Scoop article reviewing a PLOS One study. Learn more here. 30% of Federal Income-Based Program Recipients […]

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Week of February 26

March 17 – Deadline for Public Comment – New Grant Program – Promoting Readiness in Minors in SSI (PROMISE) for Employment Learn more here. Federal Government Issues Final Rules Promoting Employment of Persons with Disabilities February 22 U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Learn more here. March 20 – Deadline for Grant Applications for Coordinated […]

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Week of February 19

State Health Officers – National Prevention Strategy Toolkit Association of State and Territorial Health Officers (ASTHO) report. Learn more here. Public Health Injury and Violence Prevention Programs – a State-by-State Report Report of the Safe States Alliance. Learn more here. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services February 12 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released […]

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Week of February 5

Federal Medicaid Matching Rate Increases 1% for Preventive Services and Adult Vaccines February 1 CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) letter to state Medicaid directors. Learn more here. National Resource Center for Participant-Directed Services Announces New Toolkits, with Administration for Community Living (ACL)/HHS Specifically developed for the HHS/ACL Aging and Disability Network. Learn more […]

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Week of February 12

EEOC Reports ADA Complaints by Disability Category, 1997-2012 The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has published Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) complaints by disability diagnosis. Learn more here. Veterans Administration Revises Disability “Acceptable Clinical Evidence” Reported January 31 by Marine Corps Times. Learn more here. Only 35% of U.S. Employers Measure Their WellnessPrograms Health […]

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Week of January 29th

NCBDDD 2013 Fellowship and Research Opportunities The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) at the CDC is pleased to announce the availability of fellowship and research opportunities for 2013.  Information about the fellowship and research opportunities are available on the newly created Disability Research and Dissemination Center (DRDC) website at www.disabilityresearchcenter.com February […]

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Week of January 22

January 29 – ACL Webinar on Promising Practices for Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports Administration for Community Living (ACL)/HHS. Learn more here. Medicaid Affordable Care Act Expansion – State Decisions Update January 18 National Academy of State Health Policy (NASHP) update. Learn more here. February 18 – Deadline for U.S. International Council on […]

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Week of January 15, 2013

NIH Study – High Rates of Emergency Department Use by Persons with Disabilities The December 26 journal Health Services Research includes a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study. Learn more here. Estimating Disability Prevalence In Adults – Using Body Mass Index January 10 CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Chronic Disease Release. Learn more […]

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Week of December 18

Medicaid Eligibility for Persons with Disabilities: New Kaiser Commission Report on Impact of ACA The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured issued in December a new report on the Accountable Care Act (ACA) impact on Medicaid eligibility for persons with disabilities. Learn more now. Kaiser Commission New Report in ACA Impact on Medicaid Eligibility […]

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Week of December 11

Personal Care Services Under Medicaid – Inspector General’s Report November HHS Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report, Personal Care Services – Trends, Vulnerabilities, and Recommendations for Improvement. Learn more now. CMS Bulletin on Medicaid Coverage and Service Design for Persons with Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorders December 3 CMS (Centers for Medicare and […]

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