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Support And Services at Home (SASH) Evaluation: SASH Evaluation Findings, 2010-2016

This new report from ASPE and HUD examines the Support And Services at Home (SASH) program from 2010-2016. The SASH program uses affordable housing properties as a method for delivering services to older adults and individuals with disabilities living in Vermont. The study used a mixed-methods evaluation to examine the effects of the SASH program on health care utilization outcomes, Medicaid expenditures, and Medicare expansion.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71609

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Promising Practice Profiles

These profiles include promising practices that agencies use to conduct education and outreach to inform consumers about benefits, and to help aging and disability professionals connect clients to benefits, such as the Medicare low-income subsidies, SNAP, and LIHEAP. The tip sheets include practices about: engaging consumers through fun and interactive games; a system for providing comprehensive eligibility information; and tools to simplify benefits information for staff.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71169

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Possible State Intervention Options to Serve Transition-Age Youths: Lessons from the West Virginia Youth Works Demonstration Project

This bulletin examines the West Virginia Youth Works intervention, which was funded as part of the Youth Transition Demonstration (YTD). This specific program was one of the six sites examined in the Social Security Administration's full YTD evaluation. This bulletin evaluates the effects of the Youth Works program and serves as a potential case study for other states interested in expanding services to youths with disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70847

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Advances in Employment Policy for People with Serious Mental Illness

This report explores the limited availability of supported employment despite the research demonstrating its success. It then presents strategies utilized by states when they expanded supported employment under settlement agreements; practical perspectives from employers, providers, and service users; and valuable lessons learned over the past decade. The paper concludes with a series of recommendations for ensuring that supported employment is widely available.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70841

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The Potential to Reduce Falls and Avert Costs by Clinically Managing Fall Risk

This study reviews literature on fall risk factors and prevention strategies. It uses peer-reviewed research from between 1994 and 2017 to estimate the number of medically treated falls that could be prevented and the direct medical costs that could be adverted. The estimates were created by looking specifically at evidence-based fall interventions in clinical settings.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70766

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Opportunities to Enhance Community-Based Medication Management Strategies for People with Complex Health and Social Needs

The Center for Health Care Strategies released a new report on promising community-based medication management strategies. Many Americans have complicated drug regimens which can be difficult to manage and may result in unintended medication errors. This paper is based off of literature reviews and interviews and discusses opportunities for enhanced community management of medication complexity.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70586

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Taking It to the Next Level: Using Innovative Strategies to Expand Options for Self-Direction

This report from AARP's Public Policy Institute is part of a series of papers focusing on innovative strategies. It explores the benefits of self-directed care and looks at best practices used in Texas, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Florida. The report also provides a toolkit for educational and training purposes to help states improve and expand upon their self-directed LTSS programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70341

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Ten Keys to Successful Strategic Planning for Nonprofit and Foundation Leaders

This article discusses successful strategic planning. The successful strategic planning process will examine and make informed projections about environmental realities to help an organization anticipate and respond to change by clarifying its mission and goals; targeting spending; and reshaping its programs, fundraising and other aspects of operations.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69912

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National I&R Center Technology in Practice Profiles

ADvancing States’s National Information and Referral Support Center has published a set of promising practice profiles stemming from the Technology in Practice: Contest to Identify Promising Practices in the Use of Technology in Aging and Disability I&R/A Programs. The contest was designed to identify promising practices in the use of technology in information and referral/assistance (I&R/A) programs serving older adults, people with disabilities, and family and friend caregivers.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69727

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