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Workforce3 Website - New Disability And Employment Resource

Workforce3 One, an online resource sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, has a new Disability and Employment Resource Page to provide employment-related resources for the workforce system. This page outlines promising practices and expands the capacity of the One-Stop Career Center system to serve customers disabilities. The resource page includes videos and podcasts, toolkits and training materials, promising practices, and other materials.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52099

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Self-Determination: The Fierce Urgency of Now An Invitational State of the Science Summit

The SAMHSA and NIDRR-funded UIC National Research and Training Center on Psychiatric Disability has recently posted a series of podcasts and slides from their 2009 Summit on Self-Determination: The Fierce Urgency of Now. A range of leading national experts present on such topics as: self-directed care, eliminating disparities, microenterprises, asset building, WRAP, peer specialists, and many more.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52095

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National Evaluation of the Demonstration to Improve the Recruitment and Retention of the Direct Service Community Workforce

In 2005 CMS funded a national evaluation by a consortium led by the RAND Corporation to study the implementation and outcomes of ten funded initiatives. These initiatives were meant to improve the recruitment and retention of the Direct Service Community Workforce. Review the report and listen to a recorded webinar where the author's present their findings.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52084

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Do non-institutional long-term care services reduce Medicaid spending?

In the webinar, Dr H. Stephen Kaye and colleagues Dr. Mitch LaPlante and Dr. Charlene Harrington discuss their published paper. Learn how increased Medicaid spending on home and community-based services affects overall long-term care costs. The paper analyzes the short-term versus long-term cost savings from HCBS expansion.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52033

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Youth Leadership Toolkit: A Guidebook

The purpose of this toolkit (consisting of a DVD and guidebook) is to illustrate the importance of the perspectives that youth and young adults bring and to provide information and tools that help to effectively include them in addressing the challenges of transitioning to adulthood and increased independence. The DVD provides human stories regarding key components of living independently in the community. The Guidebook provides discussion questions by topic for each of the target audiences.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51981

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Medicaid: The Essentials - Presentation

Medicaid covers health and long-term care services for many millions of low-income Americans. Conversations were already underway at this event concerning the role of Medicaid as a vehicle for economic stimulus, and about health coverage expansion proposals, with particular discussion around the challenges facing states implementing the program in the recent economic downturn.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51897

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Senate Committee on Aging Hearing on Health Care Reform in an Aging America

Program administrators, advocates, and researchers advise the Senate on ways to improve wellbeing and cost outcomes of long-term care by increasing access to HCBS. They speak on national demographics, successful HCBS programs of the past and present, state programs in Wisconsin and Florida, integrating acute and long-term care for dual eligibles, and program finance models. See “Video Contents Index” for time stamps and information on each testimony.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51877

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The Green House: A New Model of Care – Audio

The narrator interviews proponents, staff, and consumers of the Green House model. During visits to two Green Houses for people with Alzheimer’s in Texas, she discusses costs, outcomes, terminology, and guiding principles. According to the interviews, outcomes such as consumer satisfaction and well-being and employee retention and interaction are better than in institutional settings. The 11 minute audio file is part of the “New Directions in Health Care” podcast series.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51823

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VideoCaregiving: A Visual Education Center for Family Caregivers – Website

Watch a series of short, simple and direct videos meant to educate and train family caregivers. Videos cover a range of topics from infection control to paperwork. A “Beyond the Video” section offers video summaries and tips for applying lessons to each family's situation.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51765

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