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Celebrating Olmstead: Working4INclusion

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Join the DETAC, the NDRN, and speakers from two state Protection and Advocacy entities to celebrate the anniversary of the Olmstead Decision. NDRN will discuss national trends for phasing out sheltered work in addition to highlighting the Employment First outcomes across the country. State expert speakers will showcase innovative and effective strategies at the state level to transition from a segregated work model to supporting competitive, integrated employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Six Key Elements to Understanding Dementia

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Understanding the unique behaviors associated with dementia and learning how to manage them can play a large role in a caregiver’s success. This webinar will give participants a better understanding of potential cognitive changes and provide suggestions on choosing appropriate activities for individuals with Dementia. This webinar also will identify signs of caregiver burnout to inform caregivers of the associated risks. Participants will be able to:

    Choosing the Medicare Option That’s Right for You When You Are Living with Paralysis

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    The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation's National Paralysis Resource Center is hosting a webinar with the Center for Medicare Advocacy. The session will explore the pros and cons of getting Medicare through the traditional public program or a private managed-care Medicare Advantage program, for individuals who are:
    • New to Medicare,

    Building Capacity and Partnerships to Address Housing Issues for Older Adults

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    With the growing national housing crisis, elder law attorneys, legal assistance providers, and elder rights advocates will likely engage with clients experiencing housing instability and possibly homelessness. Understanding the housing services network, housing issues unique to older adults, and how to create community partnerships is key to providing effective support and legal advocacy for older adult clients with housing issues. This training will provide an introduction to the basics of the housing services network and issues older adults face in housing.

    Working with Medicaid Managed Care Organizations to Ensure Equitable Access to Advanced Primary Care

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    This webinar will explore how states, Medicaid MCOs, and primary care teams can stay accountable to the communities they serve. Speakers will focus on ensuring equitable access to high-quality, culturally appropriate primary care provided by community health centers and family planning clinics.

    Culture Change in Long-Term Care

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    Join Uniting Nursing Homes in Tribal Excellence (UNITE) for a discussion of how culture change has improved quality of life for residents of tribal care facilities. The mission of UNITE is to partner with Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian tribes to improve the quality of life for tribal elders by implementing evidence-based practices and culturally relevant education and training.

    Ensuring the Data System Used for Public Health Centers Equity and Well-Being

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    Join Mathematica to learn how experts across the U.S are reimagining public health data to become more effective at promoting the public’s health and addressing root causes of health inequities. These perspectives range across the sectors involved in generating, shaping, and interpreting public health data including philanthropy, local public health agencies, technology, and community-based organizations.

    Applying the ROI Calculator for Partnerships to Address Social Determinants of Health

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    The Return on Investment Calculator for Partnerships to Address Social Determinants of Health (ROI Calculator) was designed to help CBOs and their health care partners explore and plan financial arrangements to fund social services for people with complex needs. This webinar will describe how health systems and providers, payers, and CBOs can apply the ROI Calculator to their work. The webinar will feature a Washington State CBO that used the tool to quantify the value of their services when developing a partnership with a Medicare Advantage plan.

    Strengthening the Direct Care Workforce in Your State

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    This webinar will discuss an upcoming Milbank Memorial Fund toolkit, The Direct Care Workforce Policy and Action Guide, organized by Courtney Roman, Carrie Graham, and Nida Joseph from the Center for Health Care Strategies, Clare Luz of IMPART Alliance/Michigan State University, and Kate McEvoy of the Milbank Memorial Fund. It will also feature insights from states that are working to improve supports for the direct care workforce. 


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