Policy/Service

Outcomes of “Partnering to Transform Healthcare with People with Disabilities” (PATH-PWD) conference

Research Team Sarah H. Ailey Principal Investigator Rush CON Molly Bathje Co-Investigator Rush CHS Tamar Heller Co-Investigator University of Illinois Award Period 6/1/16 – 5/31/17 Funding Source Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) R13 Conference grant Source: Partnering to Transform Healthcare with People with Disabllities (PATH-PWD) – Improving Acute, Primary and Transitional Health care …

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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? Includes proposals from Tom Price, Paul Ryan, Bill Cassidy, and Rand Paul Source: Compare Proposals to Replace The Affordable Care Act …

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Small Steps, Big Leaps: Healthy Vending in Your Organization

2017/04/06 2:00 to 3:00 pm CST This presentation provides strategies for healthier vending options through the following: (i) steps to developing healthy vending machine initiative; (ii) using tools to survey vending machines and implementing new guidelines; and, (iii) integrating examples and links to resources related to healthy vending machine for your initiative. Audience: Providers who provide …

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Affordable Care Act Toolkit for Self-Advocates

The Affordable Care Act Toolkit for Self-Advocates was put together by the Autism Self Advocacy Network ( ASAN) to “equip self-advocates to participate in important conversations about our lives and the services we rely on.” Affordable Care Act Toolkit for Self-Advocates The Affordable Care Act (ACA) made it easier to get health insurance for all Americans, …

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HealthMatters for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Building Communities of Practice for Health

HealthMatters for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Building Communities of Practice for Health A Research to Policy Brief from AUCD and UIC’s RRTCDD (November 14, 2016) Abstract The emergence of accessible health promotion initiatives for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) over the past 20 years demonstrates great promise for improving their health …

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The impact of support services teams: Community-based behavioral health support interventions

Owen, R., Bowers, A., Heller, T., Hsieh, K. and Gould, R. (2016).  The impact of support services teams: Community-based behavioral health support interventions. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities. doi:10.1111/jppi.12186. Abstract Background: Community capacity to serve people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD) and behavioral health challenges is often limited. Using interdisciplinary teams to work with …

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Health services appraisal and the transition to Medicaid Managed Care from fee for service

Owen, R., Heller, T. & Bowers, A. (2016).  Health services appraisal and the transition to Medicaid Managed Care from fee for service.  Disability and Health, 9(2), 239-247. doi:10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.10.004 Abstract:Background: Many states are transitioning fee-for-service (FFS) Medicaid into Medicaid   Managed Care (MMC) for people with disabilities.Objective: This study examined managed care’s impact on health services appraisal (HSA) …

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National Goals Conference: Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy Strand

National Goals in Research, Practice and Policy for and with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Setting a National Agenda for Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy Research, Practice, and Policy In August 2015, a National Goals in Research, Policy, and Practice working meeting was held in Washington, DC to summarize the current state of knowledge and identify …

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National Goals Conference: Long Term Supports and Services Strand

National Goals in Research, Practice and Policy for and with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Setting a National Agenda for Long Term Supports and Services Research, Practice, and Policy In August 2015, a National Goals in Research, Policy, and Practice working meeting was held in Washington, DC to summarize the current state of knowledge …

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