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The DSP Crisis: Reimbursement Rates, Retention, and Research

Source: The DSP Crisis: Reimbursement Rates, Retention, and Research | The Council on Quality and Leadership   Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are critical for the community integration of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Not only are DSPs important to quality supports of millions of people in the United States, but a lack of staff can …

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Dentists No Longer Permitted To Turn Away Patients Due To Disabilities – Disability Scoop

People with developmental disabilities may find it easier to get dental care after a national board changed its ethics policy to be more inclusive. The American Dental Association recently revised its code of conduct to prohibit denial of care to patients with physical, developmental or intellectual disabilities. In cases where a dentist does not have …

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Nation’s First Institute to Prepare Nurses to Care for People with Developmental Disabilities to Open at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY

Source: Nation’s First Institute to Prepare Nurses to Care for People with Developmental Disabilities to Open at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY PITTSFORD, N.Y., Oct. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Earlier today, St. John Fisher College, Tom Golisano, and the Golisano Foundation announced the creation of the Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing thanks to a $5.8 million gift, $5 million from Tom Golisano and $800,000 from …

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Addressing Social Determinants and Its Impact On Healthcare – Watson Health Perspectives

Source: Addressing Social Determinants and Its Impact On Healthcare – Watson Health Perspectives This executive overview paper examines the many factors that are driving change in the healthcare industry.2 It covers the social determinants of health and introduces a smarter approach to care that enables healthcare providers to personalize programs, services and treatments based on …

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Opportunities for Complex Care Programs to Address the Social Determinants of Health – Center for Health Care Strategies

Source: Opportunities for Complex Care Programs to Address the Social Determinants of Health – Center for Health Care Strategies This brief explores opportunities to better address patients’ non-medical needs, including: (1) identifying patients’ non-medical needs; (2) employing non-traditional workers; (3) partnering with community-based organizations and social service agencies; (4) testing new uses for technology to …

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Spotlight: Food for Health: Nutrition Research across the Lifespan

Nutrition is vital to health, growth, and development through all stages of life. Poor nutrition causes health problems and can contribute to heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, cancer, and other diseases. NIH recently released a draft of its first-ever Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition Research to focus efforts in advancing the scientific understanding …

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New York’s ‘BSN in 10’ Law And The Push For 80% Of Nurses To Hold BSN By 2020 | Nurse.org

Update: 12/30/2017 at 9:12pm PST After nearly 14 years of lobbying, New York State finally passed their “BSN in 10” law. The state now requires all nurses to obtain a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing within 10 years of receiving their initial RN license. New York state may be the first state to actually pass the …

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Opportunity Insights

Source: Opportunity Insights The Opportunity Atlas: Mapping the Childhood Roots of Social Mobility The Opportunity Atlas Which neighborhoods in America offer children the best chance to rise out of poverty? The Opportunity Atlas answers this question using anonymous data following 20 million Americans from childhood to their mid-30s. Now you can trace the roots of …

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Office of Disability Employment Policy Publications

Source: Office of Disability Employment Policy Publications | Pueblo.gpo.gov Disability Employment Publications Order FREE disability employment guides for employers, job-seekers, educators, and employment service providers. Employers can find information to help recruit, hire, and retain employees with disabilities. Job-seekers with disabilities can find information to develop their skills and find the support they need to get a …

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