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Cultural Competency in Working with Latino Family Caregivers

Outlines the challenges facing service providers in addressing the needs of Latino caregivers. This monograph uses case studies to illustrate how specific cultural characteristics, such as language, customs and religion, can impact caregiving situations, and offers suggestions on ways cultural competency can be improved at organizational and policy levels. This publication is supported by a grant from the Archstone Foundation.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50115

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Navigating the Care System: A Guide for Providers to Help Family Caregivers

Traces the development of the oftentimes confusing array of programs and services in the U.S. health and long-term care system, and describes how service providers can help families pull the pieces together. The monograph examines the challenges facing caregivers and offers a list of useful resources available to providers and caregivers. Part of a series of reports from Family Careigver Alliance. This publication is supported by a grant from the Archstone Foundation.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50114

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Community Living Exchange Collaborative Online: Resources for Everyone Working to Improve Home and Community Based Services

This presentation highlighted The Community Living Exchange Collaborative Web site and the various features available to a wide array of audiences, including states, policy makers, advocates, researchers, consumers, and other entities involved in building systems that provide services and supports that reflect the needs and preferences of individuals of all ages with disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50113

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An Affirmation of Community: A Revolution of Vision and Goals

How would a system of supports look if people with disabilities and their circle of friends, or network, were truly in charge of their own needs, if they truly achieved self-determination? This paper is a call to action and an illustration of the depth of change required if we are truly to become responsive to people with disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50112

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Health Care When Workers Need It Most: Before And After Entry Into The Social Security Disability Insurance Program – Journal Abstract

Changes in characteristics, insurance status, and health care access were illustrated in this study that analyzed survey data on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries during the six-year window surrounding SSDI entitlement. Findings suggest that there are significant gaps in the safety net for disabled workers before, during, and after the transition to SSDI.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50111

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CHOICE Website

The CHOICE website is devoted to Inclusion, Childcare, and Education. The site is intended as a gateway to services for young children in Nevada, but the site's resources will be useful to people across the country. The site hosts information, supports, services, video clips and polls. The Make A CHOICE Project promotes quality childcare and supports inclusion of all children in childcare and educational settings, especially those with disabilities and chronic healthcare conditions.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50109

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Announcement Modification: Medicaid Infrastructure Grant

CMS has announced a modification to its solicitation of proposals from states to develop Medicaid infrastructure to support the competitive employment of people with disabilities by facilitating targeted improvements to the state’s Medicaid program and/or developing a comprehensive employment infrastructure that coordinates disparate state service delivery systems. The Announcement provides complete information about the grant, including the proposal due date, award date and agency contacts.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50107

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A Profile Of Medicaid Institutional And Community-Based Long-Term Care Service Use And Expenditures Among The Aged And Disabled Using Max 2002

How can person-level data in the Medicaid Analytic eXtract (MAX) data system be used to better understand Medicaid long-term care service use and expenditures? In the analysis, the authors: compare expenditure and utilization-based measures of the balance of institutional and community-based LTC services; examine Medicaid LTC expenditures and utilization for two key groups of enrollees; decompose community-based LTC service expenditures by type of service; and summarize other Medicaid services.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50104

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