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Real Choice Systems Grant Program: Second Year Report (October 1, 2002–September 30, 2003)

This report describes the FY ‘01 & FY ‘02 Grantees’ accomplishments & progress, using information from 10/1/02 to 9/30/03 (Year Two of grant period for FY ‘01 Grantees & Year One of grant period for FY ‘02 Grantees). The report describes grant activities in six major areas: Consumer Direction & Control, Access to LTC Services & Supports, State Budgeting & Reimbursement Rates & Methodologies, Service Creation/Modification, LTC Service & Support Workforce, Quality Management Mechanism.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50324

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FY2004 Real Choice Systems Change Grants: Award Announcement

On October 5, 2004, HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson announced $31 million in grants to 31 states to help people with disabilities or long-term illnesses live in their homes and participate fully in community life. The grants were awarded under the New freedom Initiative and are known as Real Choice Systems Change Grants. A total of 52 grants were awarded in nine categories. The press release, which describes the grant categories, and list of grantees are available.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50316

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Families USA Updates Report on Economic Effect of Medicaid

Families USA has released Medicaid: Good Medicine for State Economies predicting the impact state Medicaid spending will have on business activity, jobs, & wages in 2005. The report argues that extending the $10 billion in fiscal relief provided by Congress to the states last year, through enhanced Federal participation in Medicaid, through the end of fiscal year 2005 would help strengthen state economies by generating even more business activity, jobs,& wages. Includes data for every state.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50140

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Summaries of the Systems Change Grants for Community Living - FY 2003 Grantees

The Formative Evaluation of the Real Choice Systems Change Grants evaluates how the Systems Change grantees are progressing towards meeting their goals. The Formative Evaluation identifies problems faced by the grantees and ways that they deal with the problems. This document provides summary information about each of the FY2003 Grantees.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50124

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Partnership Development Activities: Comparative Analysis of FY 2001 Systems Change Grantees

This report provides a summary of the partnership development activities undertaken by the 52 Grantees that were awarded a Systems Change Grant in 2001. It describes the ways that Grantees involved consumers and public and private partners in the development of Grant applications and their plans for involving them in implementation activities. In addition, the report includes a more in-depth description of partnership involvement for nine Grantees (three from each Grant type).

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50123

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Goals, Objectives and Activities: Comparative Analysis of FY 2001 Systems Change Grantees

The purpose of this report is to compare and contrast the fiscal year (FY) 2001 Systems Change Grantees’ goals and planned activities as identified in their Grant applications submitted to CMS. This report provides a summary of the goals of the 52 FY 2001 Grantees and representative examples of the various activities they plan to implement to help them achieve these goals. The report also includes a summary of States’ views of the strengths, challenges and barriers of their LTC systems.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50122

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Data Resource Center on Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Website

This site provides data, tips and tools to use with data for states and families to help guide improvements in community-based systems of care for CYSHCN. You will find a variety of resources on this site - including an easy to use, interactive data query feature that allows users to view and compare state, regional and nationwide findings from the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50108

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