Health Care for People with Disabilities

Opportunities for Improving Programs and Services for Children with Disabilities 

Health Services  Opportunities for Improving Programs and Services for Children with Disabilities  Source: https://bit.ly/2k3LxDF  While a variety of services and programs exist to support the needs of children with disabilities and their families, a focus on achieving specific near- and long-term goals that help prepare for adulthood and coordination of care within and across service …

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Responsive Practice | Institute on Disability/UCED

“Responsive Practice builds on knowledge that providers already have and identifies opportunities to maximize wellness for individuals with disabilities,” explains Kimberly Phillips, DPH Principal Investigator and co-author of the training.”  Source: Responsive Practice | Institute on Disability/UCED Responsive Practice  Responsive Practice: Providing Health Care & Screenings to Individuals with Disabilities  https://bit.ly/2ryQ30t The New Hampshire Disability …

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Health conditions, functional status and health care utilization in adults with cerebral palsy

Family Practice, 2018, 1–10 doi:10.1093/fampra/cmy027 Robert J Fortuna1,*, Ashley Holub2, Margaret A Turk3, Jon Meccarello4 and Philip W Davidson4 1 Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and 2 Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA, 3 Department of Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, State University of New York Upstate Medical …

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Health services use and costs for Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A national analysis

Fujiura, G. T.,Li, H., & Magana, S. (2018) Health services use and costs for Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A national analysis. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. 56, (2) p. 101–118. DOI: 10.1352/1934-9556-56.2.101 Abstract Health services and associated costs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) were nationally profiled and the predictors of high …

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Impact of Medicaid Managed Care on Illinois’s acute health services expenditures for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Yamaki, K., Wing, C., Mitchell, D., Owen, R. & Heller, T. (2018) Impact of Medicaid Managed Care on Illinois’s acute health services expenditures for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 56 (2), p. 133–146. DOI: 10.1352/1934-9556-56.2.133 Abstract States have increasingly transitioned Medicaid enrollees with disabilities from fee-for-service (FFS)to Medicaid Managed Care …

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Mayo Clinic Alumni Association | ‘It can be done:’ Mayo Clinic School of Medicine evolves, accommodating a student’s disabilities

Source: Mayo Clinic Alumni Association | ‘It can be done:’ Mayo Clinic School of Medicine evolves, accommodating a student’s disabilities When Leah Grengs Thompson, M.D. (MED ’17), was 6 years old, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law. The ADA prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life including jobs, …

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Loneliness in people with intellectual and developmental disorders across the lifespan: A systematic review of prevalence and interventions – Alexandra – 2018 – JARID

The aim of the study was to conduct the first systematic review investigating the prevalence of loneliness in people with intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD) and the interventions targeting loneliness. Source: Loneliness in people with intellectual and developmental disorders across the lifespan: A systematic review of prevalence and interventions – Alexandra – 2018 – Journal of …

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Embedding routine health checks for adults with intellectual disabilities in primary care: practice nurse perceptions – Macdonald – 2018 – JIDR

Qualitative study in General Practices located in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Scotland, UK.MethodEleven practice nurses from 11 intervention practices participated in a semi-structured interview. Analysis was guided by a framework approach. Source: Embedding routine health checks for adults with intellectual disabilities in primary care: practice nurse perceptions – Macdonald – 2018 – Journal of …

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Health care expenditures of overweight and obese U.S. adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

Henan Lia,a, Glenn Fujiura,b, Sandra Magaña,c, Susan Parish,d a Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, USA b Department of Disability and Human Development, The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA c Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, USA d Bouvé College …

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At the intersection of chronic disease, disability and health services research: A scoping literature review

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.12.012 Abstract Background There is a concerted effort underway to evaluate and reform our nation’s approach to the health of people with ongoing or elevated needs for care, particularly persons with chronic conditions and/or disabilities. Objective This literature review characterizes the current state of knowledge on the measurement of chronic disease and disability in population-based …

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