ADvancing States-sponsored

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A New Standard of Innovation: Findings from the I&R/A Technology Survey

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Join the National I&R Support Center for a webinar on A New Standard of Innovation: Findings from the I&R/A Technology Survey. ADvancing States’ I&R Support Center conducted a national survey of aging and disabilities Information & Referral/Assistance programs during the spring to learn about technology use and trends in the I&R/A field reflecting developments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as longer-term developments.

Federal Funding and Future Planning: State Budget Considerations

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The wave of federal funding from programs like the American Rescue Plan and Consolidated Appropriations acts can be overwhelming to comprehend. Many state leaders are wondering how best to invest these funds while keeping future needs in mind. This panel of state-level experts will provide considerations for funding topics including: 

  • Understanding current key funding initiatives  

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Conference

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The Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Conference is ADvancing States’ national conference that annually brings together state, federal, and local policymakers as well as leaders who administer, manage, and deliver waiver and other HCBS programs. The purpose of the HCBS Conference is to share practices and policies that improve state systems delivering long-term services and supports (LTSS) for all ages and abilities.

Click here to learn more about this year's HCBS Conference. 

Community Resource Specialists in Aging/Disabilities (CRS-A/D) Training Webinar

Event Description: 
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).

Enhancing LTSS Quality Infrastructure using National Core Indicators® (NCI) and National Core Indicators—Aging and Disabilities™ (NCI-AD)

Event Description: 
ADvancing States is hosting a webinar on how NCI and NCI-AD can be used to enhance your state’s quality infrastructure. NCI and NCI-AD use validated sets of performance indicators to help DD systems (NCI) and State aging and disability agencies (NCI-AD) measure and track their own performance and hear directly from people receiving services. In this webinar we will discuss how NCI and NCI-AD:
  • Are used by states to enhance quality of their LTSS systems
  • Support stakeholder engagement using standardized national and state reporting

Strategies to Combat Social Isolation and Increase Support for Caregivers and People Living with Dementia

Event Description: 
In this webinar, Stephanie Balog, Associate Director of the Contact Center of the Alzheimer's Association, will speak about how COVID has impacted caregivers and people living with dementia, how delivery of services had to be adjusted, and what adaptations will continue when more programs and services can be offered in-person. 
This webinar will be held on May 20, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET.

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.


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