Recognizing and Strengthening the Americans with Disabilities Act

AAHD has joined the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) writing all members of the U.S. Congress on the ADA anniversary. The July 25 CCD letter is here: PDF.

Week of July 30, 2019

Person-Centered Thinking, Planning, and Practice: The Role of Culture – Pieces of the Same Puzzle July 9 ACL funded NCAPPS webinar materials Learn more here. Transitional Care Programs for Vulnerable Populations: New Evidence on the Benefits of a Person-Centered Approach July 23 Center for Health Care Strategies blog on a May Journal of General Medicine […]

Protecting Medicare Part D Medication Benefits

AAHD has joined the Medicare Access for Patients Rx (MAPRx) coalition requesting the Senate Committee on Finance to protect Medicaid Part D medication benefits. The July 25 letter is here: PDF.

Week of July 23, 2019

Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid: National Examination of Long Term Care Settings, Outcomes, and Disparities July Health Affairs article Learn more here. How Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) Can Address Social Determinants of Health July 17 Wellsky webinar materials Learn more here. To Address Social Determinants of Health, Start with the Data July 17 Mathematica […]

CMS Medicaid Core Quality Measures: LTSS and HCBS

AAHD and the Lakeshore Foundation have submitted comments to CMS & Mathematica on a draft report for public comment on Medicaid core quality measures. Our focus are long term services and supports and home and community-based services. The July 16 AAHD-Lakeshore letter and July 8 draft CMS-Mathematica report are here: PDF.

Week of July 16, 2019

Medicaid Money Follows the Person Program: Impact Evidence July University of CA at San Francisco Community Living Policy Center paper Learn more here. Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services – National Quality Forum HCBS Quality Domains – Consumer Focus Groups Responses ACL and NIDILRR funded University of MN Center for Excellence in Disabilities web postings Learn […]

Increasing the Role of Self-Advocates in the U.S. Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee

AAHD has joined a coalition requesting that the pending House Autism CARES legislation be amended to enhance the role of self-advocates. The July 10 letter is here: PDF.

Week of July 9, 2019

Infrastructure for Cross Sector Collaboration at Health Departments July 3 ASTHO announced Journal of Public Health Management and Practice article Learn more here. Coordinating Community Planning for Transportation and Health July 1 CDC shared JAMA article Learn more here. Health Center Performance Management – Incorporating Health Stakeholder Feedback July 2 HRSA announced May 16 HRSA […]

Week of July 2, 2019

Reaching People with Disabilities Through Healthy Communities June 28 CDC NCBDDD Disability and Health Branch newsletter feature Learn more here. Comparing Persons with Disabilities’ Insider Experience About Participation in Institutional and Community Living: Satisfaction, Safety, and Supports June 23 available Disability and Health Journal article; there is a fee for the entire article Learn more […]

Medicare Beneficiary Eligibility Notification (HR 2477)

AAHD has joined a Medicare Rights Center led coalition endorsement of strengthened Medicare Beneficiary Eligibility and Notification (BENES; HR 2477). The June 29 letter is here: PDF.