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Center for Excellence in Assisted Living Clearinghouse

In one stop, use this national resource to find important information regarding assisted living. Resources include research findings and outcomes, exemplary assisted living practices, measures, and public policies and programs, consumer materials, links to relevant websites, international documents and abstracts, media articles, training and education materials, expert opinion pieces, and more.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52890

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Financial Stability Initiative: Indiana

The Indiana Medicaid Infrastructure Grant’s (MIG) Asset Development/Financial Literacy Project is developing a Financial Stability Pilot to engage people with disabilities in financial literacy and asset development programs. The two main goals of the program are to increase the number of individuals with disabilities who are able to access and benefit from asset development and increase collaboration amongst the asset building and disability fields. Use the attachments to learn more.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52887

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Promising Practices from the Joblinks Employment Transportation Program

Workforce boards, job development centers, and community colleges across the country are recognizing affordable, reliable and accessible transportation as being vital to their individual and business customers' success, and they are taking steps to make transportation happen. Visit the links from this site for a sampling of the strategies these workforce development professionals are putting into action.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52881

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Consumers as Providers Training Program - Wisconsin

An exciting new trend in community mental health services is the increasing use of "Peer Specialists" on treatment teams serving people with mental illness. Peer Specialists use their own recovery experiences, along with specialized mental health training, to provide services that are strengths based and recovery oriented. To learn more, explore the attached presentation, article, and mentoring plan.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52844

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Person-Centered Benefits Access: Lessons Learned from the Benefits Enrollment Centers' First Year

As of September 2010, Benefits Enrollment Centers have submitted over 125,000 applications for a variety of public benefits including the Medicare Part D Extra Help/Low-Income Subsidy (LIS), the Medicare Savings Programs, Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP - formerly known as Food Stamps), the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, among others. To learn more about these efforts, outcomes, and lessons learned please see the attached report.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52827

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Participant-Identified Leading Practices That Could Increase the Employment of Individuals with Disabilities in the Federal Workforce

The percentage of individuals with disabilities in the federal government has not increased since 1994, according to this report. Read highlights of a forum where participants, by prioritizing practices offered by subject matter experts, identified eight steps that agencies could take to help the federal government become a model employer for people with disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52759

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Profiles of State Innovation: Roadmap for Managing Long-Term Supports and Services

Five innovative states (Arizona, Hawaii, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin) with demonstrated expertise in managed care approaches for individuals with long-term care needs are featured in this report. The resulting “roadmap” outlines 10 critical mileposts for successfully designing models for managed LTSS. It also identifies key ACA provisions that support state efforts to improve long-term care delivery.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52744

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Achieving Better Chronic Care at Lower Costs Across the Health Care Continuum for Older Americans

A conference was held to inform potential solutions to improve the cost and quality of care across the health care continuum for older Americans. Synthesizing the conference, this report addresses many of the challenges facing individuals with chronic conditions and functional impairments, and identifies new opportunities for the integration of medical services and social supports tailored to older Americans and supported by new payment designs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52726

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Profiles Of “Best Practices” Employed In Nursing Homes And Home And Community-Based Settings – Website

Practices featured in the profiles on PHI’s resource website are based on care organizations throughout the country and exemplify their “quality care through quality jobs” philosophy. For most of the organizations, the improved job quality can be directly linked to higher recruitment and retention among direct-care staff. Important elements of the practice, measurable outcomes, and lessons learned are discussed.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52706

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Community Integration for People with Disabilities: The Role of Long-Term Care and the Medicaid Buy-In

What are some of the essential components of Medicaid long-term care programs? This brief, geared towards people working in Medicaid or disability employment, discusses payment for long-term care, range of services, administration, eligibility, functional assessment and rebalancing of long-term care systems. Also find examples of how some states have incorporated aspects of long-term care services and supports (LTSS) into their Medicaid Buy-In (MBI) programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52665

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