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Building Capacity in the Direct Service Workforce: Moving Forward from the Summit

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CMS is hosting a webinar to share capacity building strategies and recommendations states discussed during the intensive on Quality Jobs Equal Quality Care: Building Capacity in the Direct Care Workforce that was held at ADvancing States’ HCBS Conference in December 2020. This webinar will include:
  • An overview of the challenges within the direct service workforce regarding care coordination, person-centered care, and professional development;
  • Promising practices from state Medicaid agencies;
  • Interactive polls and discussions; and

A Closer Look: Mental Health and Resilience within the Disability Community during COVID-19

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Join CIDI for a webinar discussing the mental health and resilience of people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters from CIDI will identify three impacts of COVID-19 on mental health from the perspective of individuals with disabilities, describe three tangible tips for building resilience and identify three resources to support mental health and overall health for individuals with disabilities, including ways to recognize early signs of mental health distress.

Reaching Socially Isolated People Living with Dementia

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Persons with dementia faced social isolation (even before COVID-19) through a combination of social and demographic factors. This webinar will discuss the landscape of social isolation among persons with dementia and describe experimental outreach and engagement techniques and programs. Additionally, this webinar will include an overview of the collaborative care coordination model used in Virginia to help individuals living with dementia.

Virtual Summit on Mitigating Racial Inequities in Post-Acute & Long-Term Care

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AELTCC is hosting its 2020 Annual Summit which will explore strategies for mitigating racial inequities in post-acute and long-term care settings. This three-day summit includes presentations on how the presence and causes of racial disparities in nursing and the connection to system racism, strategies for AELTCC members to develop plans of action to address racial inequity, and discussions on next steps for advancing equity in post-acute and long-term care.

This summit will be held Wednesday, December 9, 2020 to Friday, December 11, 2020.

Disrupting, Bridging, and Eliminating Social Isolation

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NCOA, Latinos for a Secure Retirement, and the Juanita C. Grant Foundation are hosting a community cafecito (coffee chat) to discuss the impact of social isolation on communities of color and other marginalized groups. Speakers will also discuss promising practices in engaging with older adults of color to disrupt social isolation and bridge gaps in socialization.

This webinar will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET.

A Closer Look: Face Masks and People with Disabilities

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CIDI is hosting a webinar to provide an overview on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) face mask guidelines and challenges individuals with disabilities may experience while following the guidance. Participants can expect to hear tips, resources, and guidance for wearing face masks to protect themselves from COVID-19.

This webinar will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET.

A Forum on Financial Planning for People With IDD

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The Arc is hosting a webinar to discuss how individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) can plan for their financial future. Arc Council members will share their expertise on benefits, saving, special needs trusts, ABLE accounts, and supporting families. Presenters will provide an overview of these important issues, provide helpful resources, and be available to answer your questions

This webinar will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

Lessons Learned from Health Management Associates Report on Medicaid Reimbursement for Evidence-Based Programs

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NCOA and Health Management Associates are hosting a webinar to discuss findings from their report on Medicaid reimbursement for evidence-based health promotion programs. This report identifies Medicaid authorities and financing mechanisms states have adopted to reimburse evidence-based health promotion programs, barriers to adoption, and promising practices in establishing reimbursable programs and approaches that may be replicated in other states and communities.


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