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The Opioid Public Health Emergency and Older Adults

Older adults are affected by the opioid public health emergency because they often use prescription opioids to cope with painful chronic conditions or procedures. This issue briefing provides a summary about the problem, treatments, federal strategies to address the crisis, and funding and programs that are addressing this issue. The briefing also highlights innovative programs to address the opioid public health emergency in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, and New Hampshire.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70191

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Ensuring Beneficiary Health and Safety in Group Homes Through State Implementation of Comprehensive Compliance Oversight

The Administration for Community Living (ACL), joined the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the HHS Office of Civil Rights to produce a report on ensuring beneficiary health and safety in group homes through state implementation of comprehensive compliance oversight. This report serves as a resource for states to use as a part of efforts to ensure that all group homes are safe and healthy places for people with disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70096

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Using Data to Tell Your Story

This webinar, part of a series supported by the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) Business Acumen Learning Collaborative , focuses on looking at how the type of data that is collected by a community-based organization (CBO) can be used to help develop a value proposition to potential health care partners and payers. In an era of accountable and metric-driven care and reimbursement, collecting and analyzing data is a critical skill for any organization.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70000

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Nutritional Quality of Congregate and Home-Delivered Meals Offered in the Title III-C Nutrition Services Program: An Examination Utilizing the Healthy Eating Index Tool

This issue brief from the Administration for Community Living describes the nutritional quality of congregate and home-delivered meals offered through the Nutrition Services Program and examines their compliance with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The brief also discusses how the Healthy Eating Index (HEI)-2010 was used to assess the nutritional quality of the congregate and home-delivered meals.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69905

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Community Living for American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian Elders

The brief includes information on disparities in health and disability; innovative approaches that Native communities have used to address identified disparities; how Native communities have used the Older Americans Act and other federal programs that aim to promote health and support community living for Elders; and aspects of successful programs for Native people.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69897

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Educating Adults about Chronic Disease Self-Management

Chronic conditions are a part of many Americans’ lives, and there are valuable programs that have been demonstrated to help people with chronic conditions to self-manage their daily lives and the disease with which they live. This briefing discusses self-management programs, and focuses on programs that rely on peer leaders who educate small groups about chronic disease self-management.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69730

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