Reducing Maternal Mortality (HR 1318/S. 1112)

AAHD has joined a coalition led by the Friends of CDC’s NCBDDD, March of Dimes, AMCHP and others asking Congressional passage of legislation to reduce maternal mortality. The November 14 letter is here: PDF.

Week of November 13, 2018

Has The Promise Been Kept? Federal Enforcement of Disability Rights Laws October 31 National Council on Disability annual report Learn more here. Competencies for Performance Improvement in Public Health November 6 Public Health Foundation webinar slides Learn more here. Opioid Crisis: Status of Public Health Emergency Authorities October 23 Government Accountability Office publicly released Sept […]

Surgeon General Report on Health & the Economy: Promoting the Integration of Behavioral Health and General Health

AAHD has endorsed the comments of No Health Without Mental Health (NHMH) encouraging the U.S. Surgeon General to prioritize the integration of behavioral health, primary care, and general health. AAHD’s October 31 comments are here: PDF.

Week of Nov. 6, 2018

Data Users’ Guide to the Disability Questions in the BRFSS (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System) October 29 CDC NCBDDD announced July report Learn more here. Doctor’s Offices – Disability Accessibility – Health Impact October 30 Washington Post “Health and Science” reprint of a Kaiser Health News article Learn more here. Testing Experience & Functional Tools […]

AAHD National Research, KT and Dissemination Center


AAHD National Research, KT and
Dissemination Center


CMS MMCO Demos for Persons Dually Eligible and Quality Measures

AAHD and 3 other national organizations have written to CMS seeking clarification on expected quality measures for persons dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. The October 30 advocate communication to CMS MMCO is here: PDF.

OE6 Set to Begin

Open Enrollment Year Six (OE6) for health insurance is set to begin this Thursday, November 1, 2018. During OE6, people who are currently enrolled in an individual health insurance plan on the ACA marketplace are able to review their plan, check out their options and make any changes that they want to their health plan. […]

Week of October 30, 2018

Self-Directed Services & Supports for Persons with ID/DD: Barriers and Catalysts October University of DE – National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities – provider survey report Learn more here. Community Health Workers and Their Employers: Legal Considerations October 24 Network for Public Health Law blog Learn more here. Community Health Workers: Delivery and Payment Models […]

Week of October 23, 2018

CMS – Intent To Rescind Required Medicaid Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Oct 18 OMB for CMS announcement; proposed rule expected in May Learn more here. Medicaid Non-Emergency Medical Transportation: New Website October 17 Community Catalyst announcement Learn more here. Investments in Social Determinants of Health – Massachusetts October 17 Community Catalyst shared September 12 Politico article […]

Week of October 16, 2018

Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services – Selected States Approaches (AZ-FL-MS-MT-OR) October 5 NASUAD shared August 30 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report Learn more here. Accessibility for All: Considerations for Including People with Disabilities in Shared Mobility Strategies Sept 20 NCMM-Easter Seals-APTA-CTCA webinar slides Learn more here. Using Data To Drive Health Equity Forward – New […]