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Measuring Up: A Novel Approach to Assessing State Oversight of Medicaid Managed Care

The lack of recognized standards for what constitutes sufficient monitoring has hindered efforts to assess the effectiveness of state oversight of managed care plans. This brief describes an approach used to evaluate state oversight of a new Medicaid managed care program for individuals with disabilities in Washington. The approach evaluates both the type and vigor of monitoring activities by the state and the degree to which the state's activities achieved their desired program outcomes.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/65960

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Evidence-based Best Practices in the Public Vocational Rehabilitation Program that Lead to Employment Outcomes

The state-federal vocational rehabilitation program serves approximately one million individuals a year and spends about $3 billion annually. This article looks at evidence-based best practices from the program.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/65889

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Translating Evidence-based Dementia Caregiver Interventions to Social Service Agencies

Nine presentations on ways to translate research and knowledge into improved caregiving are given here. They were first presented at a meeting hosted by the Healthy Aging Research Network in November 2008. Successful models and programs, such as RE-AIM, Alabama REACH, Savvy Caregiver Project, NYU Caregiver Intervention, and Environmental Skill-Building Program are featured. Other presentations deal with funding and policies.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51950

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New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, Subcommittee on Evidence-Based Practices: Background Paper

The Background Paper by the Evidence-Based Subcommittee of the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health has been released. After reviewing the opportunities created by the evidence-based practice approach, as well as some of its limitations, this paper describes a series of current initiatives in implementing evidence based practices. It also covers the importance of having an infrastructure for supporting that implementation activity.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50656

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Title IIID Highest-Level Criteria EB DPHP Programs Cost Chart

The Administration for Community Living AoA’s OAA Title IIID webpage now includes a chart searchable by keywords of all the highest-level criteria evidence-based (EB) disease prevention and health promotion (DPHP) programs that have undergone the AoA program submission process to become listed on the webpage. The Chart outlines thirty EB programs, including a brief description, costs, website and contact information, program goals, target audience, and training requirements.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53275

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AoA Evidence-based Disease and Disability Prevention Program

Funding support to states under the EBDDP program has been provided by AoA to empower older adults to take control of their health. In these programs, seniors learn to maintain a healthy lifestyle through increased self-efficacy and self-management behaviors. Classes are provided to older adults: In their own communities; In familiar non-clinical settings, such as community centers; In peer learning groups which provide support, socialization and reinforcement of positive health behavior changes

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53258

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AoA Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Services Website

Through the Older Americans Act (OAA) and other legislation, Administration on Aging (AOA) supports programs that help older adults remain as healthy and independent as possible in their homes and communities. This webpage provides a brief introduction to the Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Services supported by the Aging Network, as well as a list of related resources and links.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53248

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South Carolina State Plan on Aging, 2009-2012

This document sets forth the State of South Carolina's plan on aging in accordance with Older Americans Act requirements. The plan describes the mission and strategies of South Carolina's State Unit on Aging (SUA) to coordinate services for older adults. The Plan contains information on aging demographics, the mission for the duration of the plan, and sets out goals to empower older adults to be more independent, promote wellness, and expand home and community-based services.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53236

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Maryland Department of Aging 2009-2012 State Plan on Aging

This document describes the State of Maryland’s plan on aging in accordance with Older Americans Act requirements. The plan describes the mission, objectives, and strategies of the Maryland’s Department of Aging to coordinate services for older adults. Maryland’s department has a mission to enable older citizens to age with independence and dignity. This Plan describes Maryland’s aging demographics as well as different programs and approaches for its aging population.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53212

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State Plan on Aging Federal Fiscal Year 2011 through 2015

This document describes Georgia’s plan on aging in accordance to the Older Americans Act. The plan describes the mission, resources, and strategies of Georgia’s Division of Aging Services and how it plans to coordinate supportive services for its elderly to expand OAA programs. Georgia used public hearings to identify services most needed by older adults and outlines a plan that includes evidence-based programming, consumer-directed services, and services preventing abuse and neglect.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53201

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