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MIG Innovations: Nebraska Ticket to Work Palliative Care Program

Here is a brief profile of an innovative program that combines palliative care with employment services to help people with chronic pain acquire or keep employment. Learn how core teams of nurses, social workers, and pharmacists coordinate healthcare services and provide referrals to employment services. The profile examines the history and development, program goals, funding, and keys to success of the program.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51643

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Systems Transformation Grant News and Highlights Website – Arkansas

Arkansas was one of 10 states awarded funds from the CMS to improve home and community based services. The project has many goals including developing and implementing a statewide one stop system for long term care services and options. The website lists their other objectives, their strategic plan, and also has the premiere edition of their newsletter. Review the information about this collaborative effort between consumers, stakeholders, and state policy makers.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51635

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Washington Aging & Disability Resource Center E-Newsletter

An example of how ADRCs can stay connected, Washington uses a simple text-only format for their newsletter that is meant to bypass spam filters. The text also allows people to "rip-and-read" so they can easily take the information out to use in other settings. There are no attachments, as requested by the newsletter recipients. The newsletter is published monthly and features Local Happenings, National News, and Job Postings.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51468

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Vermont Aging & Disability Resource Connection Newsletter

The Vermont ADRC publishes this bi-monthly newsletter to keep partners and staff connected to the activities of the grant within the two local pilot regions and nationally. They will use this newsletter to highlight key activities of the grant: progress in establishing partnerships across service networks, cross training, utilization of refer and other resource databases, the formative evaluation, and community events.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51466

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The Indicator: NCI’s Bimonthly Newsletter – October 2007

The latest newsletter of the National Core Indicators (NCI) program, this publication is designed to keep you abreast of developments and best practices in performance and outcome measurement as exemplified in initiatives among NCI participants. Volume 2, Issue 2 explores the birth of this national collaboration at the 10th Anniversary. The newsletter highlights the pioneer states and founding members and explains how NCI data is utilized and the future ideas as NCI enters their second decade.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51450

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Increasing Opportunities for Workers with Disabilities in Maine

The CHOICES CEO (Comprehensive Employment Opportunities) online newsletter, Working Together, focuses on Maine’s efforts to increase work opportunities for people with disabilities. Additionally, a brochure on MaineCare, a health insurance program for people with disabilities in Maine, includes information on benefits, qualifications, and local resources for the MaineCare option.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51443

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Personal Assistance Services (PAS) Facts: Volume 1

This fact sheet offers a short overview and history of Personal Assistance Services (PAS) as they developed out of institutional based services to community-based services and discusses some key pieces of legislation that impact the utilization of these services. The article also highlights promising practices, including self-directed PAS services and PAS at the workplace.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51424

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ADRC-TAE Fact Sheet: How to Secure Medicaid Federal Financial Participation for ADRC Functions

States can draw down federal funds to assist in paying for the operation of their Medicaid program. Some ADRC activities may be eligible for administration federal financial participation (FFP). This resource provides guidance in applying and securing Medicaid FFP for ADRC activities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51333

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Pennsylvania Employment Resource Guide for Persons with Disabilities

The Pennsylvania MIG project developed the Work Incentive Planning Assistance (WIPA) Program in order to promote employment among those receiving SSI/SSDI benefits. WIPA produced the following newsletter entitled “Employment Resource Guide for Persons with Disabilities”, which sought to succinctly list services available to individuals with disabilities who wish to work. Some of these resources include Family Savings Accounts and information about the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51322

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