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Long-Term Care and the Impact of COVID-19: A First Look at Comparative Cross-National Statistics

This brief summarizes the available data and literature on the cross-national impact of COVID-19 in LTC settings as of October 2020 and the changes in reported death rates since June 2020. This brief was prepared through intramural research by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Office of Behavioral Health, Disability, and Aging Policy.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/72334

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Nebraska Amends 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers with the Emergency Preparedness and Response Appendix K

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is approving Nebraska’s fourth submission to amend the following 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers with the Emergency Preparedness and Response Appendix K in order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The amendments that the state has requested in the Appendix Ks are additive to those previously approved and are effective from March 6, 2020 through March 5, 2021.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/72285

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Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs

The United States Departments of Health and Human Services and Education released a policy statement on September 14, 2015, that declares that all children with disabilities should be allowed access to "inclusive high-quality" early childhood programs, "where they are provided with individualized and appropriate support in meeting high expectations." Presently, children with disabilities and their families face difficulties in accessing these programs that are available for their peers.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/66877

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