Elevate CBOs Webinar Series: Grants 101

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SAMHSA’s Office of Behavioral Health Equity is hosting a webinar for community-based organizations (CBOs) serving under-resourced minority and LBGT populations. The event will provide an overview of SAMHSA's grant application process, clarify grant application submission requirements, and include a Q&A session. "Elevate CBOs” is the Office of Behavioral Health Equity's initiative to build capacity, increase visibility, and highlight the unique role of CBOs serving under-resourced communities in behavioral health. Speaker Dr. Beverly Vayhinger has a Ph.D in Counseling Psychology.

Envision I&R E-Conference

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Registration is now open for the AIRS Envision I&R E-Conference! (May 12th, 13th, and 14th from 11am - 4:30pm ET). "Envision I&R" features three plenary sessions and your choice of 25 subject matter expert sessions on a variety of essential topics. All sessions will be recorded and all registrants will have access to those recordings through to July 31, 2021. The event will include contests, activities, a networking lounge, an exhibit hall of I&R vendors, and more surprises!

Medicaid Forward

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Medicaid directors across the country are serving hard-to-reach populations and contributing to care delivery solutions every day. NAMD is looking to harness their expertise and highlight their successes to help inform what the stronger, more rational American health care system coming out of the pandemic can and should look like. They are proud to share with you Medicaid Forward, a three-part series, with the first focusing on behavioral health.

How to Use Self-Direction to Solve Interruptions in Care

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Ever wanted a basic 101 on what it means to control your own care? Join GT Independence for 1 hour webinar, “How to Use Self-Direction to Solve Interruptions in Care.” This webinar will overview what it means to means to live independently. It will also cover how controlling your own care is a safer option during the pandemic.
Whether you’re a participant or a caregiver, this free webinar will help you learn more about the self-direction programs in Kansas. followed by selecting a financial management services model and creating your spending plan.

Help to Reduce Social Isolation and Loneliness

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Many older adults feel socially isolated and lonely, which leaves them vulnerable to related health problems such as cognitive decline, depression, and heart disease. Join NIA experts for a Facebook Live Q&A to learn how social isolation impacts your health and how to stay more connected. To increase awareness of this issue, NIA invites you to join them in discussion and resource-sharing to help older adults stay connected and well.

Pathways to Economic Security: Bringing All Voices to the Table

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The Academy’s 33rd annual policy conference will be held virtually on March 2 – 4, 2021. Participants in Pathways to Economic Security: Bringing All Voices to the Table will unpack the latest policy proposals being discussed by federal and state officials, as well as policies that could be elevated further, such as universal basic income, a refundable child tax credit, and federalizing unemployment insurance.

Research Funding Opportunity for Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers Program on Blindness and Low Vision

The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL has opened a new funding opportunity for a Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC) Program on Blindness and Low Vision. The purpose of the RERC program is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act by conducting advanced engineering research on and development of innovative technologies that are designed to solve particular rehabilitation problems or to remove environmental barriers.

Aging Well for All: 2021 Public Policy Priorities for Older Adults

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Our nation has a new Administration, a new Congress, and an ongoing health and economic crisis. Now is the time for bold policy action. The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the systemic disparities that leave too many Americans behind without the resources to age with dignity. 2021 offers a unique opportunity to address these inequities through public policy.


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