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Health Equity and LGBT Elders of Color

Ethnic minorities and LGBT older adults will continue to become more represented among the older adult population. A lifetime of discrimination has often adversely affected LGBT elders of color in a myriad of ways, including greater likelihood of financial instability and heightened health disparities. This report offers policy solutions to support the wellbeing of this growing population. Policy solutions include strengthened outreach and community supports to LBGT elders of color.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53386

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Basically CDBG - Course Training Manual

This training manual guides Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grantees in the implementation of local CDBG programs. This manual covers essential topics ranging from CDBG's national objectives to the details of administration. The manual includes 20 topical chapters that clearly delineate the application process, eligible grant activities, various CDBG programs and their standards, as well as performance measurement and reporting.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53381

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Leveling the Playing Field: Attracting, Engaging and Advancing People with Disabilities

This report looks at how employers are building competitive advantage through workplace practices that engage people with disabilities, including recent veterans and older workers. It finds that companies that employ people with disabilities reap numerous benefits. For instance, active recruiting and retention of employees with disabilities can both significantly expand the pool of talent and create new business opportunities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53363

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Which Medicaid Buy-In Participants Use SSA Work Supports?

This issue brief revisits the use of SSA work supports among the nearly three-quarters of Buy-In Participants who also receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). To better understand who might benefit most from program outreach, this report explores variation in use rates by age, education, and disabling health condition. It also examines the relationship between work-support use, employment, and earnings.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53342

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Employer Assistance & Resource Network Website

The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) is a recruitment and referral program for students and recent graduates with disabilities, including veterans. The program uses a database to connect federal and private sector employers nationwide with college students and recent graduates with disabilities who are seeking summer or permanent jobs. Private sector employers can also access the WRP through ODEP's national Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN).

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53340

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Workplace Flexibility Toolkit

This unique Workplace Flexibility Toolkit provides useful valuable information to employees, employers, policymakers, and researchers related to time and place, but also around task, a unique workplace flexibility strategy related to ODEP's Customized Employment research-based data. The Toolkit also provides case studies, fact and tip sheets, issue briefs, reports, articles, websites, other toolkits, and frequently-asked questions. There are currently 172 resources in the toolkit.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53290

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Overlapping Disability and Unemployment Benefits

GAO has released a report on overlapping disability and unemployment benefits. The Social Security DI and Unemployment Insurance (UI) programs both provide assistance to workers who have lost their income. Existing rules and definitions result in a limited number of individuals being eligible for overlapping DI and UI payments. GAO was asked to determine the extent to which individuals have received DI and UI benefits concurrently.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53289

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Navigating Government Benefits & Employment

This guidebook is intended to be a resource for veterans and family members as they navigate the complex interaction between government benefits and employment or self-employment. This guidebook focuses on government benefit programs that veterans access most frequently. The primary focus of the guidebook is on the impact that work income can have on factors such as initial eligibility, ongoing eligibility, and cash benefit amounts.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53288

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Post-School Outcomes for Transitioning Youth with Developmental Disabilities

This report presents a condensed summary of a research study designed to more clearly define post-school employment outcomes, document the post-school outcomes for youth with developmental disabilities, and examine the predictors of successful integrated employment for youth with developmental disabilities, as defined by eligibility for long term funding support from state developmental disabilities agencies.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53287

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Accommodation and Compliance Series Workplace Accommodations: Low Cost, High Impact

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has released annually updated findings on the costs and benefits of workplace accommodations. JAN interviewed nearly 2,000 employers between 2004 and 2012. The study results have consistently shown that the benefits employers receive from making workplace accommodations outweigh the cost. Providing accommodations resulted in benefits as retaining valuable employees, improving productivity, reducing workers’ compensation, and improving company diversity.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53286


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