ADvancing States-sponsored

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The National I&R Support Center Webinar Series: Older Adults and Technology

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As the population of older adults grows, increasing numbers of older adults in three distinct categories might require the services of mental health, substance abuse, and aging systems in the future: (1) older adults with mental health conditions; (2) individuals who develop late-life mental health conditions; and (3) persons living with dementia and co-occurring treatable mental health conditions or substance abuse disorders.

Making the Connection: Introducing a Toolkit to Support Telephone Reassurance Programs

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the issue of social isolation into stark relief. State and community agencies across the country have responded to increased social isolation among older adults and people with certain health conditions though a variety of initiatives. Providing telephone reassurance and check-in calls is one key strategy that is being widely used across the country.  

I&R Across Virginia: From Covid-19 Response to New Opportunities

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Join the Virginia Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (VAIRS) for an opportunity to hear from Information & Referral programs and systems serving Virginia’s communities. I&R services have been challenged during these unprecedented times, yet continue to innovate and collaborate to serve individuals, families, and communities across the state. This webinar will feature diverse I&R sectors that comprise VAIRS membership and offer a chance to share input with VAIRS for the year ahead.

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 2:00-3:30p.m. Eastern Time

Certification for I&R/A Specialists in Aging/Disabilities (CRS-A/D) Webinar Training

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The National Information and Referral Support Center invites aging and disability professionals to join us for a webinar-based training for Information and Referral/Assistance (I&R/A) specialists in aging and disabilities. This training will provide an overview of key competencies needed for aging and disability I&R/A professionals and will provide preparation for the AIRS Certification exam for Community Resource Specialists in Aging/Disabilities (CRS-A/D).

Exploring Options for Integration: State Considerations to Better Coordinate Medicare and Medicaid

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People who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid must navigate two uncoordinated systems of care that have different incentives, benefits, provider networks, and enrollment processes. ADvancing States, in partnership with the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS), is developing resources for states new to integration to inform the adoption of strategies that better align Medicare and Medicaid for dually eligible individuals.


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