Disability & Public Health News

Week of November 13

SAMHSA Disaster Distress 1-800-985-5990 SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) has issued the 1-800 #. Learn more now. CDC on Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Assistance for Persons with Disabilities – Sandy and Athena Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) resources are here. HHS Aid In Response to Sandy November 8 Department of […]

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Week of November 6

Washington State – CMS Managed FFS Agreement for Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid See Washington State-CMS memorandum of understanding here. DC-Maryland-Virginia Money Follows the Person Experience See October 23 Washington Post article here. Maryland – Use of CDC Community Transformation Grant See Trust for America’s Health resource here. North Adams, Massachusetts-US Department of […]

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Week of October 30

Massachusetts – Realizing the Promise of Integrating Services for Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid An October 22 Health Affairs blog written by the Commonwealth Care Alliance; see here. Medicare Will Cover “Maintaining” Therapy As Well as “Improving” Therapy On October 26, the National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) shared a federal district court […]

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Week of October 23

AHRQ – Quality Improvement Measures for Persons with Disabilities October 15 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) report is here. AHRQ Shares Article– Child Health Insurance Quality Measures-Too Stringent? October 19 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) shared JABFM article on the status of quality measures under CHIPRA (Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization […]

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Week of October 16

Tips for Women with Disabilities – Breast Cancer Awareness Month See October 12 AAHD press release here. The Imperative of Prevention and Persons with Disabilities October Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) paper on use of the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF) for persons with disabilities. Learn more now. HUD Announces $31.3 Million to Help […]

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Week of October 9

CMS Releases 2012 Progress Report on the Growth of Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports See the report here. Medicaid Directors Issue Report on State Medicaid Innovations See October 1 National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) report here. 20 States Select “Essential Health Benefits” Benchmark Plans On October 5, the National Academy on State […]

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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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