Assistive Technology (AT) and Home & Community-Based Services (HCBS)

Event Description: 
Asistive technology is a critical service among LTSS that gives people with disabilities an alternative to institutional care. This webinar will share an overview of HCBS waivers, how the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is giving states the opportunity to provide additional HCBS services and supports, and how AT Act programs are involved with their state’s HCBS waivers and other LTSS.

ARPA 9817 and Beyond — What’s Your Plan for HCBS?

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The current federal spotlight on home and community-based services (HCBS) and social determinants of health has created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for states to build out workforces, address critical non-medical services, and establish a services platform built to support the growing senior population. Join Guidehouse's Jason Wright and Lance Robertson, former U.S. Assistant Secretary for Aging, as they cover:

Co-Producing Recovery and Resiliency in Indiana Using Recovery Data

Event Description: 
Indiana has made key policy changes at a state and agency level that increase the availability of data sharing across agencies. The Recovery Supports Workgroup of the Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA) uses this data to evaluate gaps in key recovery supports, to make recommendations, and track recovery and resilience outcomes.

Coverage to Care Partner Webinar

Event Description: 
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) Coverage to Care (C2C) initiative will host a partner webinar on Wednesday, October 27. Join this session for the latest resources and tools about health coverage before of the open enrollment season.
This webinar will include the following:

    Medicare in 2022

    Event Description: 
    Join this NCOA webinar to hear speakers Ann Kayrish and Brandy Bauer from the Center for Benefits Access discuss the following:
    • What your clients with Medicare can expect to pay for coverage in the coming year
    • Trends in the landscape of health and drug plans being offered

    HCBS Virtual Policy Forum: “The direct support workforce and COVID-19: what we know and what we need to do”

    Event Description: 
    Join Megan Sanders from the University of Minnesota’s Institute on Community Integration as she summarizes the results of a 12-month follow-up survey on the direct support workforce and their experiences supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities during the COVID-19.

    Race, Disability, Organizational Culture, and Social Change: Promising Practices from Centers for Independent Living

    Event Description: 

    This session will explore promising practices in cultivating a welcoming and equitable culture, designed to include people of color with disabilities who are both consumers of services and staff offering support. Presenters represent various Centers for Independent Living. All panelists are multiply marginalized people with disabilities who are recognized for their efforts to advocate for equity in both the provision of supports and the leadership of staff.


    2021 Elder Justice Training

    Event Description: 
    Join the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services for the annual Elder Justice Training on November 5, 2021. Speakers will address issues facing older adults today including housing, telehealth issues, elder abuse, estate planning, fraud and more. This training has been approved for 6.25 CLEs for attorneys in Nebraska as well as 6.7 CEUs for nurses in Nebraska. If you are not located in Nebraska please reach out to your licensing board to confirm if you can receive credit.


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