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HCBS Conference 2017- Presentations

While faced with new challenges, reduced budgets, and growing populations requiring more services, states are stronger than ever, and the work they do is more effective than ever in reaching individuals and addressing their needs. The National Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Conference 2017 highlights these achievements, allowing states to share best practices, present unique partnerships, and recognize the work of their peers.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69776

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Profile of Older Americans: 2016

The annual summary of the latest statistics on the older population, A Profile of Older Americans:2016 covers 15 topical areas including population, income and poverty, living arrangements, education, health, and caregiving. Principal sources of data for the Profile are the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Center for Health Statistics, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Profile incorporates the latest data available.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69262

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AIRS Standards and Quality Indicators for Professional Information and Referral- 8th Edition

The Alliance of Information and Referral Systems published the 8th edition of their Standards manual. The purpose of the AIRS Standards is to establish reference points that define expected practices within the field of Information and Referral (I&R) that can be used to measure the extent to which individual organizations are in compliance with those requirements. AIRS Standards provide essential guidelines that can be used to develop an I&R program to meet the needs of community.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/67628

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Services for Individuals with I/DD in the U.S. Territories

Through collaboration with the Universities of Minnesota, Colorado, and Massachusetts, this report focuses on the services and supports for individuals with I/DD in the U.S. territories. The first long-term data collection focuses on collecting, tracking, and analyzing services to provide information to improve and increase productivity, independence, integration, and inclusion of people with I/DD into their communities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/66580

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Services for Youths with Disabilities Provided Under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act: Results from a Survey of Local Workforce Investment Boards

This report for the Department of Labor examines the workforce system's current efforts to provide assistance to youth with disabilities. The focus of the research is mainly at the local level, coming from practitioners to gain insight on what factors are in need of improvement. Data was obtained through surveys completed by representatives of Local Workforce Investment Boards with specific attention to the practices and policies currently in place.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/66578

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Oral Health and Primary Care

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report and the white paper commissioned by the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health both examine the wide disparities in oral health due to lack of access. The U.S. fails to provide proper access for ongoing and preventative oral health care needs. A push must be made to integrate dental care as a component of primary care. There is also a focus on the impact and burden of oral diseases and their effect on quality of life.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/66577

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Caregiving in the U.S. 2015

This study provides insights into higher-hour caregivers (at least 21 hours of care a week), caregivers ages 75 and older, multicultural caregivers, and the challenges facing caregivers in the workplace. While the “typical” family caregiver is a 49-year-old woman who cares for a relative, caregivers on the whole are becoming much more diverse. The study found nearly a quarter of America’s caregivers are millennials between the ages of 18 and 34 and are equally likely to be male or female.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/66488

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