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Priced Out 2004: The Housing Crisis for People with Disabilities

This newly released biennial study verifies that low-income people with disabilities are experiencing a national housing affordability crisis. The Priced Out in 2004 study compares the monthly SSI income of more than 4 million Americans with disabilities to the fair market rental rates for efficiencies and modest one-bedroom apartments in every housing market in the country. Review more facts, figures and examples about housing and the national rent increases which greatly exceed SSI Benefits.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50755

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National Survey of State Initiatives on the Long-Term Care Direct-Care Workforce: Survey Results 2005

This is the fifth national survey of the direct-care workforce published by the National Clearinghouse on the Direct Care Workforce. It examines public policy actions taken by states to strengthen the direct-care workforce, and updates information collected in prior surveys. Responses were received from 38 states, representing a 76 percent return rate. The report contains data tables with survey results and details national initiatives pertaining to the direct care workforce.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50746

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Consumer Direction and Family Caregiving: Results from a National Survey

Although consumer direction is a growing trend in publicly supported HCBS programs across the states, we know relatively little about how this approach is implemented in the states. This national study aims to describe the role of consumer direction in publicly funded family caregiver support services and HCBS programs with a family caregiving component. This report addresses three questions with the intent of informing policy discussions.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50720

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Ohio\'s Quality Framework

The Ohio Department of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (ODMR/DD), a 2003 Real Choice Systems Change QA/QI in HCBS grantee, has begun to develop with initial stakeholder input, a Quality Framework to guide what data is collected. Ohio's QA/QI in HCBS grant application was written specifically to fund the design, development and implementation of all aspects of a quality information management system. Review the chart listing their domain, outcomes & core indicators.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50705

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Real Choice Systems Change Grant Program: Third Year Report (October 1, 2003 – September 30, 2004)

This report describes the FY 2002 and FY 2003 Grantees’ challenges and progress using information provided by the Grantees during the reporting period October 1, 2003 to September 30, 2004. The report describes grant activities in four major LTC systems areas: Access to Long-Term Care Services and Supports, Services, Supports, and Housing, Administrative and Monitoring Infrastructure and Long-Term Care Service and Support Workforce

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50697

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Mental Health Transformation Trends: July/August 2005

Recovery is the focus of the just released July/August 2005 issue of the SAMHSA/CMHS publication \"Mental Health Transformation Trends\". It includes articles on the following: + Recovery is Happening + State Profile: Ohio Finds Transformation Requires Shared Leadership and Capacity for Change + Federal Partner Spotlight: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services + Consensus on Recovery Achieved + Self-Direction: Consumer Choice in Action

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50693

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Medicaid Benefits Online Database

The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured has updated and improved the Medicaid Benefits Online Database, an interactive tool providing easy access to information on services provided by each state's Medicaid program. This site contains Medicaid Benefits survey data from 2003 and 2004 with information about benefits covered, limits, co-payments and reimbursement methodologies for the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Territories.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50690

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Aging and Disability Resource Center Grant Program- Fiscal Year 2005 Awards

On August 18, 2005 CMS Administrator Mark B. McClellan, and Administration on Aging Assistant Secretary Josefina Carbonell announced $15 million in grants to 19 states to create a single source of information and assistance for families navigating the often confusing array of long-term care services. Part of the New Freedom Initiative, the ADRC grants are jointly administered by CMS and HHS’ Administration on Aging. A complete list of grantees and award amounts are included in the press release.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50689

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The Elimination of Barriers Initiative Website

This is the official website for the Elimination of Barriers Initiative (EBI)-an eight State demonstration project designed to support and evaluate efforts to address the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illnesses. The EBI uses public education, contact, and reward methods to achieve this goal. The website also features public service announcements, brochures, toolkits, resources for addressing stigma in school and workplace settings and information in Spanish.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50619


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