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The Role of Prevention in an Aging and Disability Resource Center – Issue Brief

Review an overview of federal priorities and recent trends in the field of prevention including descriptions of current initiatives in the public and private sectors, discussion of the potential role of ADRCs and other coordinated points of entry in health promotion and disease prevention programs, and sources of further information for program development. Also find a companion document that offers ten simple strategies that ADRCs can use to promote health and wellness.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52557

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CMS State Medicaid Directors Letter – Community Living Initiative

This letter was issued to provide information on new tools for community integration and to remind States of existing tools that remain strong resources in their efforts to support community living. Various technical assistance resources are listed, including a new guide for enhancing the availability of HCBS within managed care delivery systems. Progress around the HUD partnership, HCBS waiver and state plan options, grant programs, ADRCs and discharge planning are discussed as well.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52527

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Cultural Competence and ADRCs - Issue Brief

How can ADRCs increase their outreach and strengthen their relationship with diverse populations and community-based organizational partners? This brief provides an overview of cultural competence including its definition and how it can be best implemented. Also included are key demographics, barriers to culturally competent service provision, organizational assessment tools, practices and standards, and a list of cultural competence resources that may be useful for ADRC staff.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52494

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Overview of ADRC Program – Online Training

Learn about the purpose, goals and activities of ADRCs. This course is geared towards ADRC staff, as well as others serving people with needs for long-term care information, services and supports. It includes a description of resources available on the ADRC-TAE website as well as links to other valuable resources. This course is helpful for anyone who wants to learn about the current trends in LTC policy at the federal, state, and local levels.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52486

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IRIS: Include, Respect, I Self-Direct – Wisconsin

Check out a long term care option that allows individuals more choice, control, and freedom in designing their support and service plans to meet functional, vocational, medical and social needs. Consumers manage their goods and services, and may use the program to remain in their community and avoid moving into a nursing home or an institution. Explore IRIS's website and brochure.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52465

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NTAR Leadership Center Website

View the National Technical Assistance and Research center’s (NTAR) website. Their mission is to promote leadership for increasing the employment and economic independence of adult with disabilities. The site includes information on their State Leaders Innovation Institute and State Peer Leaders Network, as well as an extensive library of resources including research projects and products, audio conferences, presentations and webinars.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52412

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Iowa Aging and Disability Resource Center Pilot Sites - Evaluation Report

Review an evaluation of the Johnson County and Linn County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) pilot sites. The evaluation assesses the process and outcomes of establishing a standardized entry point to long-term care supports and services, with emphasis on the role of the Options Counselor (OC) at both sites. Copies of surveys and interview techniques used are included.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52408

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National Legal Resource Center (NLRC) Website

Visit this website, launched by the HHS Assistant Secretary for Aging. The Center was created to empower legal and aging services advocates with resources necessary to provide high quality legal help to seniors who are facing threats to their ability to live independently in their homes and communities. Website features include best practices, tools for finding legal service providers, news stories, upcoming events, case consultation, technical assistance and more.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52358

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ServiceLink Resource Center Materials - New Hampshire

The cornerstone of NH’s systems change efforts has been the development of the statewide SLRC network. Find the state’s RFP seeking vendors to operate centers, job description and standards of practice for long term support counselor, a guide produced to help consumers learn about eligibility, and resources from NH’s Choices for Independence Program.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52331

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