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Building a National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers

This report summarizes findings from research involving stakeholder organizations working with family caregivers in the private and public sectors. The report includes insights into best practice models and action steps that can be included in the national strategy to meet the RAISE goals. Additional stakeholder groups such as the direct care workforce, county health care providers, employers, aging and disability organizations, faith-based groups, respite care providers, and others participated in a series of individual interviews and group listening sessions.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73752

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2021 Annual Disability Statistics Compedium

The Annual Disability Statistics Compendium provides summaries of statistics about people with disabilities and government programs that serve them. The Compendium presents key overall statistics on topics including the prevalence of disability, employment among persons with disabilities, rates of participation in disability income and social insurance programs, and more. The 2021 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium includes a new section on Voting and Registration, which explores voting and registration of people with and without disabilities in the 2020 presidential elections.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73747

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COVID-19 Disability Employment Trends

The Office of Disability Employment Policy released the report, “Employment of Persons with a Disability: Analysis of Trends during the COVID-19 Pandemic– Findings in Brief.” This report examines workforce changes during COVID-19. It draws on data from the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey to provide insight into key labor force statistics, employment across industries and occupations, and the effect of the easing of social distancing and the ability to telework on occupational employment change.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73742

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Resources for National Consumer Protection Week

NCLER has shared some resources for advocates in honor of National Consumer Protection Week. National Consumer Protection Week is a time to education people on their consumer rights and how to avoid fraud. NCLER resources include trainings, brochures, and flyers that share information about preventing and protecting older adults from scams and abuse.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73732

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2021 Trends Report Spotlight: Marketing Your Transportation Program

This Trends Report highlights the findings of two national surveys conducted by NADTC. Data show that most respondents rely on friends and family rather than public transportation due to a lack of information about available community services. The report also shares tips, strategies and local examples onhow transit agencies can better communicate with riders.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73730

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State Policy Choices About Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Amid the Pandemic

This brief shares data on state policy choices about Medicaid HCBS, including target populations, functional eligibility criteria, financial eligibility criteria, waiver waiting lists, benefit packages, out-of-pocket costs, use of capitated managed care, self-direction opportunities, covered provider types, electronic visit verification systems, and provider reimbursement rates.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73714

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Seeking Participants for Research Study: Changing Talk Online Training (CHATO)

The University of Kansas School of Nursing is seeking nursing homes to participate in an NIH-funded research study testing a new online version of the evidence-based Changing Talk (CHAT) communication training program. CHAT educates staff about reducing elderspeak (infantilizing communication) and results in reduced behavioral symptoms and need for psychotropic medication for residents with dementia. The new online version (Changing Talk: Online Training (CHATO)) consists of 3, one-hour interactive online modules that provide flexible and accessible access for staff.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73712

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