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Compare Proposals to Replace The Affordable Care Act | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have committed to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). How do their replacement proposals compare to the ACA? How do they compare to each other?Plans available for comparison:The American Health Care Act as introduced by the House Republican leadership, March 6, 2017 (PDF)The Affordable Care Act, …

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SUNspot – Wireless Device Ownership by People with Disabilities

Wireless Inclusive Technologies RERC This SUNspot addresses the following question related to ownership of wireless devices by adults with disabilities:  Do people with disabilities own wireless devices (regular phones, smartphones and tablets) at the same rates as the general population? Comparison of the results from the SUN and the Pew Research Center show that people …

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Nurses’ experience of caring for people with intellectual disability and dementia

Josephine Cleary and Owen Doody Aims and objectives. To explore nurses’ experiences of caring for older people with intellectual disability and dementia. Background. Ageing and dementia prevalence is increasing along with the life expectancy of people with intellectual disability. As a population group, people with intellectual disability have a high prevalence of dementia, which is …

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The State of the Science of Health and Wellness for Adults With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Historically, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have experienced health disparities related to several factors including: a lack of access to high quality medical care, inadequate preparation of health care providers to meet their needs, the social determinants of health (e.g., poverty, race and gender), and the failure to include people with IDD in …

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National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging

Source: National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging The NRCNA is designed to assist the national aging network, including local nutrition programs as well as national associations and state and regional agencies involved with aging, in the implementation of the nutrition portions of the Older Americans Act.

New Issue Brief Available: Opportunities to Improve Nutrition for Older Adults and Reduce Risk of Poor Health Outcomes

http://bit.ly/2mJpAdx http://nutritionandaging.org/ A new Issue Brief is now available that addresses opportunities to improve nutrition for older adults and also reduce the risk of poor health outcomes. During National Nutrition Month we focus time on the issue of nutrition, because as people age, they may experience malnutrition.  Appetite and the body’s ability to process food …

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Self-Directed Care May Help People with Serious Mental Illness Take an Active Role in Their Recovery

Source: National Rehabilitation Information Center | Information for Independence Serious mental illnesses (SMI) are conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or depression. People with serious mental illness often receive traditional mental health services funded by Medicaid, such as medications or psychotherapy. These services may help reduce SMI symptoms, but they may not be effective enough to …

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Kessler Foundation Signature Employment Grants

Kessler Foundation Signature Employment Grants yearly to support  non-traditional solutions  that increase employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. Our success is in stimulating ideas from the field that spark new models that are adaptable to replication and scalability, and may be models for policy change. Kessler Foundation’s flexible funding dollars encourage organizations to pursue promising …

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Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program: Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research

Deadline: May 9, 2017 Award Ceiling: $750,000 DRRP: Knowledge Translation The purpose of NIDILRR’s Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) which are funded through the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program, is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, including international activities, to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology …

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