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State Strategies to Reduce the Risk of Long-Term Nursing Home Care after Hospitalization

This paper describes strategies used in four highly ranked or significantly improved states, including Minnesota, to reduce the risk of long-term nursing home care after a hospitalization. Included in the paper is a toolkit of resources that can help others learn more and potentially replicate these practices, as well as contact information for experts.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69820

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Strengthen Your State & Local Aging Plan: A Practical Guide for Expanding LGBT Older Adult Inclusion

This guide highlights the work of State Units on Aging and Area Agencies on Aging who engage and include the LGBT community in their planning and services. It includes an extensive list of tools and resources to assist with outreach to LGBT communities, data collection, needs assessments, writing LGBT-inclusive planning goals and objectives, and suggested organizational best practices for LGBT-inclusive planning.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69600

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No Wrong Door: Person- and Family-Centered Practices in Long-Term Services and Supports

This paper provides concrete examples of how seven No Wrong Door Systems are promoting person- and family-centered practice. This resource includes a toolkit of resources and contacts for states to learn more and replicate these practices. A checklist also provides a roadmap for states to ensure that No Wrong Door Systems operate in a person- and family-centered way.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69270

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Implementing Food Security Screening and Referral for Older Patients in Primary Care: A resource guide and toolkit

This resource guide seeks to address some of the challenges of incorporating food security screening and referrals in primary care settings serving older adult patients.Intended for use by health care systems, clinics, and accountable care organizations, the guide synthesizes findings from case studies conducted with health systems that have incorporated food security screening and referral and an environmental scan identifying implementation strategies and methods for screening and referral.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/68906

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The Future of Medicaid Transformation: A Practical Guide for States

The National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices Health Division released a new guide, “The Future of Medicaid Transformation: A Practical Guide for States.” The guide provides a framework for how states can design statewide Medicaid transformation proposals, and is based on the NGA policy academy attended by three states that initially pursued Section 1115 waivers (Alabama, Nevada, and Washington).

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/68305

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ADA Update: A Primer for State and Local Governments

This technical assistance document aims to help State and local government offices understand how Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to their programs, activities, and services. The illustrated guide outlines general nondiscrimination requirements, like provisions regarding communication with people with disabilities or service animals. The guide also tells how the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design apply to the built environment.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/66498

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Creating An Age-Advanced Community: A Toolkit for Building Intergenerational Communities that Recognize, Engage, and Support All Ages

Generations United has developed a series of tools to help communities develop intergenerational best practices. This publication compiles some of these tools including: planning tips from across the United States, inspiring stories from award winning communities, engagement and development scales to assess programs, self-administered community assessment, and an infographic on why intergenerational solutions are critical to building strong communities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/66282

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