ADvancing States Publications & Webinars

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NCI-AD Webinars The National Core Indicators-Aging and Disabilities (NCI-AD) is an initiative designed to support states’ interest in assessing the performance of their programs and delivery systems in order to improve services for older adults and individuals with physical disabilities. NCI-AD is a collaborative effort between ADvancing States and HSRI. The following is an archive of webinars about the NCI-AD initiative.
HCBS Conference 2017- Presentations While faced with new challenges, reduced budgets, and growing populations requiring more services, states are stronger than ever, and the work they do is more effective than ever in reaching individuals and addressing their needs. The National Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Conference 2017 highlights these achievements, allowing states to share best practices, present unique partnerships, and recognize the work of their peers.
National I&R Center Technology in Practice Profiles ADvancing States’s National Information and Referral Support Center has published a set of promising practice profiles stemming from the Technology in Practice: Contest to Identify Promising Practices in the Use of Technology in Aging and Disability I&R/A Programs. The contest was designed to identify promising practices in the use of technology in information and referral/assistance (I&R/A) programs serving older adults, people with disabilities, and family and friend caregivers.
Oral Health in America: Experiences of Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities The ADvancing States created an infographic that depicts an overview of the oral health experiences of older adults and persons with disabilities. This resource highlights who is impacted, what happens as a result, why this happens, and where we can go from here.
State of the States in Aging and Disability: 2017 Survey of State Agencies In 2017, ADvancing States administered a survey of state agencies that deliver LTSS, including aging and disability agencies as well as Medicaid programs, regarding the significant policy, fiscal, and operational issues occurring within each state. During the survey, we collected detailed information about the structure of agencies, the supports provided, and the populations served by state programs.
Demonstrating the Value of Medicaid MLTSS Programs In recognition of a lack of reliable and robust information on the value of state managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) nationally, this report aims to partially fill the gap with data and evidence from a survey of state agencies and a review of relevant outside research, and to also serve as a jumping off point for future study.
National Core Indicators Aging and Disability Adult Consumer Survey: 2015-2016 National Results The report highlights the commitment of participating states toward measuring and improving the quality of their long-term services and supports (LTSS) systems that serve seniors and adults with physical disabilities.
ADvancing States Primer on the ACA and LTSS ADvancing States released a document summarizing the major components of the ACA that impact the provision of long-term services and supports (LTSS) to older adults and people with disabilities. These provisions may not be impacted by a repeal of the ACA, but some proposals include restriction or elimination of programs that provide these services and supports.
Fact Sheet: Certification for I&R Specialists - Aging/Disabilities Certification for Information & Referral (I&R) specialists recognizes the knowledge, skills and professionalism of I&R practitioners. In response to frequently asked questions regarding certification for I&R specialists who work in aging and disabilities, ADvancing States, the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS), and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) partnered to develop a fact sheet on the Certified Information and Referral Specialist-Aging/Disabilities (CIRS-A/D).
Medicaid Oral Health Coverage for Older Adults and People with Disabilities During calendar year 2015, ADvancing States engaged in a collaboration with the DentaQuest Foundation to identify and promote effective oral health interventions for older adults and people with physical disabilities. This initiative involved collaborating with partners from the dental, aging, and disability fields in order to increase knowledge regarding issues and challenges related to dental services for older adults and people with disabilities.

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