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Improving PA Home and Community-Based Care - Training Initiative

A Southwestern Pennsylvania demonstration program has been initiated to promote relationship-centered care for elders and people living with disabilities in need of home and community-based services and supports. It involves a series of five three-day train-the-trainer programs based on the state model for personal care aides (PCAs). Included are the announcement and a fact sheet on direct-care workers in Pennsylvania.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52550

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Employed Individuals with Disabilities – Maryland

How is Maryland marketing its Employed Individuals with Disabilities (EID) Program, which offers Medical Assistance (Medicaid) coverage to Marylanders with disabilities who work for pay? Attached are samples of the many marketing materials for this program, including a reminder card, article and posters. Informing consumers about this option is vital to a successful program and Maryland’s approach could be useful to other MIG grantees wishing to do the same.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52512

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Affordable Housing Fund – North Dakota

How are states getting support for the establishment of proposed funds? North Dakota created a proposal, fact sheet, alliance members list, a planning meeting invitation and a guide for the development of a letter of support for the establishment of a state-wide affordable housing fund to assist communities with their unmet housing needs. Samples of these documents are attached and could be helpful for other states looking for ideas to do the same.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52509

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Fact Sheets for Consumers – South Dakota

How are states getting the facts out to consumers about their MIG program? South Dakota is providing readers with information about SSA Work Incentives, Taxes, Medicaid Buy In, Self Employment, Asset Development, Looking for a Job, Knowing Your Rights, and the Ticket To Work Program through fact sheets that outline the program and resources. Samples are attached and could serve as a guide to other MIG grantees.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52504

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The Sherlock Plan - Rhode Island

The Sherlock Plan is the name of Rhode Island’s MIG program. It allows qualified working people with disabilities to earn more income without the risk of losing vital health care coverage. To inform consumers about the program, they have provided a plan overview, fact sheets in Spanish and English, and more information on their "Rhodes to Independence" website. Samples of these documents and a link to the site are available.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52499

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Direct-Care Workforce – Federal Data

Find two fact sheets; the first presents occupational employment projections for the three job titles that make up the direct-care workforce: nursing assistants, home health aides, and personal and home care aides, and suggests that over the next decade, the nation’s direct-care workforce will constitute the largest, fastest-growing group of jobs in the country. The second provides a detailed overview of the demographic and economic characteristics of the direct-care workforce.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52468

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Implementing the Veteran-Directed Home and Community-Based Services Program

Find two fact sheets geared towards assisting state and local aging network entities in their implementation of the VD-HCBS program in partnership with local VA Medical Centers. These documents offer information on target population, referral, services and goods, rate information and criteria for allowable expenditures.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52417

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Employment and Disability Partnership Fact Sheet – Arizona

Looking for a clear and concise summary of an existing MIG grant program? Attached is the Arizona Employment and Disability Partnership MIG Grant Fact Sheet which outlines, among other things, the programs’ goal, its approach, 2010 planned initiatives, and its AHCCCS Freedom to Work evaluation and member survey. This document could serve as a helpful guide to other states contemplating a MIG program or accessing an existing program.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52383

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Asset Building Fact Sheet – Arizona

How is the state of Arizona facilitating the collaboration of it’s MIG program with the benefits planning community serving individuals with disabilities? The attached fact sheet was provided as a handout during a presentation with the asset building community meeting to solicit their collaboration in MIG initiatives. The handout identifies the commonalities between MIGs and asset building programs. It’s a collaborative example that could be helpful to other states looking to do the same.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52366

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