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State Activity Relating to \"Individual Budget\" Models of Long Term Care for the Elderly

The statehealthfacts.org had recently added a data on states who offer Individual Budget programs. Use this interactive guide to compare and review activities related to participant-directed care. Data includes the program type, program name, CMS waiver authority, includes elderly, and a status update. Current as of January 2006.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50901

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Real Choice Systems Change (RCSC) Grants Solicitation FY 2006

With this funding for Systems Transformation, CMS will be awarding several states and non-profit agencies with small supplemental grants. States and other eligible organizations, in partnership with their disability and aging communities, may submit proposals to design and construct systems infrastructure that will result in effective and enduring improvements in community long-term support systems.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50889

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Real Choice Systems Change Grants: Compendium Fifth Edition

The Compendium contains basic information about each of the Real Choice Systems Change Grantees. The Compendium will help you learn more about how these grants will be used to allow more people of all ages with a disability or long term illness to live and participate in their communities. Real Choice Systems Change Grantees will also find the Compendium useful to identify other Grantees with similar goals and activities. The fifth edition of the Compendium replaces all previous editions.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50885

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Older Workers in Direct Care: A Labor Force Expansion Study

Research findings show that older workers are interested in direct care jobs and that long-term care employers view older workers as being able to provide better quality care - presenting one potential solution to a workforce shortage. This study was the first to explore the feasibility of engaging older workers. Telephone interviews were conducted with almost 700 lower-income job seekers in the seven states. These findings show a real potential for hiring older persons as frontline workers.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50875

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Understanding Enrollment Trends and Participant Characteristics of the Medicaid Buy-In Program, 2003-2004

Advances in medicine and technology plus changes in social attitudes have improved employment opportunities for working-age adults with disabilities. Despite progress there are still barriers to employment. The Medicaid Buy-In program is an important component of the federal effort to make it easier for people with disabilities to work without losing health benefits. This report, the third in a series offers a profile of the 28 states with both Buy-In programs and Medicaid Infrastructure Grants.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50867

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Disability & Emergency Preparedness Resources Interactive Map Website

This unique web-based tool provides an accessible, interactive clearinghouse directory of regional, state, and local disability-related emergency management resources. As a service to first responders, emergency managers and people with disabilities, N.O.D.'s Emergency Preparedness Initative (EPI) is providing regional, state, and local disability-related emergency management resources. Click on the map to view a list of links to disability & emergency preparedness resources in your area.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50825

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The State of the States in Developmental Disabilities Website

This website is from a research project administered by the University of Colorado. The site houses a list of publications, offers state profiles data and a complete list of helpful links. Visit the website to review the charts and tables for each state or to order a publications such as the new State of the States in Developmental Disabilities: 2005.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50813

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Strategies to Keep Consumers Needing Long-Term Care in the Community and Out of Nursing Facilities

In recent years, states have been trying to shift resources from institutional to home and community based long-term care services. This report examines \"transition\" and \"diversion\" policies and practices in eight states. It provides a sense of what state Medicaid programs are doing or could be doing to promote diversion.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50778

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State Medicaid Fact Sheets Online Tool

This new interactive online tool provides the latest key data for each state’s Medicaid program and the population it serves, allowing for easy comparisons of one state to any other state or to the nation as a whole, on a selection of important indicators. Utilizing figures from the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured and drawn directly from statehealthfacts.org, this tool provides customized figures and tables that can be easily printed as fact sheets, emailed or saved.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50772

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