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CMS Technical Assistance Database

A new database showcases the efforts of many of the TA providers serving CMS’ grantees. The database allows users to see the wide range of activities that support and enrich the grantees under the New Freedom Initiative. The database contains important information regarding existing and upcoming research products, conferences, and significant meetings as well as a wide variety of toolkits, surveys, and policy briefs, intended to be of interested to the disability and long-term care community.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51169

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Developing a Stigma Reduction Initiative Resource Kit

Certainly, stigma is one of the more formidable obstacles to a transformed mental health system. This resource kit is intended to raise awareness of mental health and help counter the stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental illnesses. Users are invited to use the kit with event planning, partnership development, outreach to schools and businesses, mental health resources, marketing to the general public, and grassroots outreach.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51101

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Meeting Summary: Invitational Forum: Advancing Consumer Choice Through Better Understanding of Nurse Delegation

The Nurse Delegation Invitational Forum brought together 28 participants from seven states to discuss the involvement of unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) in the provision of health care tasks to long-term care consumers through nurse delegation and consumer direction. The Oregon long-term care system served as the forum centerpiece, with presentations by staff from state programs, the board of nursing, practicing nurses who delegate and visits to several sites in the Portland area.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51081

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Family Caregiver Alliance Website

A public voice for caregivers, the Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) offers information education, services, research and advocacy programs to support and sustain the vital work of families caring for loved ones. The website offers fact sheets, audio archives, referrals, newsletters, issue briefs and reports. A newly updated resource map called Caregiving Across the States allows state administrators, policy makers, and caregivers to access state-by-state data from an interactive database.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51066

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Medicaid at a Turning Point: Results From a 50-State Survey on State Budgets and Medicaid Policy Actions for Fiscal Years 2006 and 2007

The annual 50-state survey of Medicaid officials finds an improved economy combined with the implementation of the new Medicare prescription drug benefit has contributed to the lowest rate of Medicaid spending growth in a decade and the fourth consecutive year in which Medicaid spending growth has slowed. Review the news release, read the report, or listen to conference materials and view the presentation slides.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51051

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State Training and Education Policies and Statistics (STEPS) Clearinghouse

This site offers a unique mix of quantitative and qualitative policy information to assist advocates, researchers, and policymakers interested in improving implementation of federal workforce policies. Data is presented in state by state summaries and interactive databases for Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Pell Grants, Perkins Vocational & Technical Education, Adult Education & Family Literacy, and Wagner-Peyser/Employment Service programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51048

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Ohio\'s Quality Framework

What areas of quality are important to individuals with disabilities, families and stakeholders in Ohio? The framework illustrates the areas of quality to be addressed by a functioning quality information management system. Organized by Domains, each section is accompanied by an Outcome. Next, the Core Indicators express how the system will know if the Outcome is present. Performance Measures establish the criteria for measurement and calculation. Review this outline of performance criteria.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51043

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Implementation of the Quality Management Initiative- Communication Plan: Request for Proposals

The Ohio Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (ODMRDD) Division has issued an RFP for a contractor to implement recommendations received through another consultant for their Marketing and Communication plan and to implement a recently completed Communication Planning Tool. The plan is specific to educating all constituents on Quality Management concepts and how information resources will assist in making decisions affecting quality of life. RFP closes 10/20/06.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51038


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