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  • State Efforts to Integrate Care for Dually Eligible Beneficiaries: 2020 Update

    Topics: Medicaid, State News,

    This brief, made possible with support from The SCAN Foundation, examines the progress of states that were early implementers of integrated care models. It identifies key factors that drove the successful implementation of these programs and highlights opportunities for other states interested in creating or enhancing integrated care programs. Per the report, although enrollment in integrated care models has increased nearly five-fold in the past decade, fewer than 10 percent of the 12 million Americans who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid are currently enrolled in an integrated program.

    Source: Center for Healthcare Strategies, Inc.

     

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  • Pennsylvania Releases New Issue of the Positive Approaches Journal

    Topics: State News,

    Pennsylvania’s Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) and the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) recently released the latest edition of the Positive Approaches Journal.  The theme of this issue is Maximizing Resources. The issue is intended to challenge readers to think outside the box and find effective ways to deliver highly personalized services in an age of high needs and limited resources.

    Source: My ODP

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  • Massachusetts Releases Interagency Transition Teams Database

    Topics: State News,

    Per a recent announcement, the Massachusetts Partnership for Transition to Employment (MPTE) has compiled a searchable database to highlight interagency transition teams that work collaboratively to better serve youth with disabilities in Massachusetts. Community members can use this data base to connect with transition focused efforts in each community. The project is designed to improve employment outcomes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities transitioning from school to adult life. 

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  • Social Determinants of Health: State Policy Efforts at Reducing Hunger

    Topics: State News,

    As increasing evidence illustrates the impact of social determinants on long term health, policy makers are instituting initiatives to drive change and improve outcomes for groups at risk.  Per a recent report by the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), state leaders are using a wide range of strategies – from covering healthy meals under Medicaid to contracting for nutritious foods for prisons, state offices buildings, and hospitals – to reduce food insecurity and expand access to wholesome food. 

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  • Kansas Secures Grant to Develop National Training on Supported Decision Making

    Topics: State News,

    Per a recent announcement, University of Kansas researchers have secured three grants, in partnership with community stakeholders, to advance supported decision-making in Kansas, including the development of future training sessions for people with disabilities, family members, and other supporters.

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