Bridging the Digital Divide for HCBS Beneficiaries (Part I)

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The COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) has left many older adults and people with disabilities grieving the loss of close relationships and a sense of community due to physical distancing orders, staffing shortages, and the closing of day programs. All this takes a considerable toll on their physical and mental well-being. The transition to telemedicine and virtual services in place of in-person services has helped expand care to millions.

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.

Maximizing the Effectiveness of Advisory Boards Through Full Participation

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The focus of this final TBI Tuesday session will be on TBI State Advisory Boards/Councils and how to better engage members, especially individuals with brain injury. Two TBI State Partnership Program (SPP) grantees (Tennessee and West Virginia) will present on the TBI SPP Advisory Board Toolkit. You will also hear from ACL's federal partner from the Office of Independent Living Programs at ACL on the importance of consumer engagement.

Justice for All: Serving Individuals with Brain Injury Across the Justice System

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The fourth TBI Tuesday session will focus on the criminal and juvenile justice (CJJ) system. Three TBI State Partnership Program grantees (Colorado, Indiana, and Pennsylvania) will provide an overview on CJJ and brain injury, and why it matters. There will be an overview of the SPP workgroup and its structure, purpose, and products as well as a presentation by Policy Research Associates on using the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Sequential Intercept Model to support people living with a brain injury as they move through the criminal justice system.

Return to Learn: Equal Access to Education for Students with Brain Injury

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The third TBI Tuesday session will focus on Return to Learn following brain injury. The session will begin with a panel of TBI State Partnership Program (SPP) grantees (Oregon and Pennsylvania) who will discuss Return to Learn initiatives. Participants will hear from a concussion expert and an individual with a TBI, who will share their return to learn experience. ACLwill also lead a discussion with session participants about the pros and cons of state legislation on Return to Learn.

Sustainable Partnerships: Forging Relationships that Last

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The focus of this second TBI Tuesday session will be Sustainable Partnerships. The session will feature several TBI State Partnership Program (SPP) grantees (Georgia, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Tennessee) who will share the work of the Sustainable Partnership SPP Workgroup, including two workgroup products (Success Story and Tip Sheet). ACL will also discuss how to build capacity to better serve people with TBI through partnerships within and between states.


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