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Breaking Down Work Barriers for People with Disabilities: Opportunities for Employers

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Results from the 2017 National Employment and Disability Survey reveal that many employers strive to recruit, train, and accommodate workers with disabilities, yet findings from qualitative research suggest that employers may not deploy the resources and processes at their disposal consistently, or with equal efficacy, to benefit all employees with disabilities. Mathematica’s Center for Studying Disability Policy (CSDP) is hosting a webinar to examine these issues.

Substance Abuse Among Older Adults: An Emerging Public Health Crisis

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is hosting a webinar to discuss the facts behind the opioid public health crisis and offer possible solutions. Rural Americans are twice as likely to die from opioid misuse as their urban counterparts, and adults ages 45 and older comprise nearly half of these deaths.

MDT Member Recruitment and Retention: Building Trust and Traction

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The Elder Justice Initiative at the Department of Justice is hosting a webinar entitled, “Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Member Recruitment and Retention: Building Trust and Traction”. Presenters will discuss real-world solutions from Denver's Forensic Collaborative for At-Risk Adults, an elder abuse case review MDT. Learning objectives include:

Understanding the best practices for recruitment and ongoing engagement of team members.

Exploring real-world examples of relationship- and trust-building strategies.

Innovations in Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports: How Health Plans are Providing Support to Family Caregivers

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Health Management Associates and the AARP Public Policy Institute are hosting a webinar on the findings of the new report on Emerging Innovations in Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) for Family Caregivers. This report shows that health plans are increasingly recognizing and supporting family caregivers for individuals with LTSS needs. Representatives from Athem Inc., a health plan that is helping family caregivers in LTSS settings, will also share real-world experiences during this webinar. 

Healthcare Costs Innovation Summit

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West Health convening an innovation summit focused on solving America’s healthcare cost crisis. The goal of this gathering is to fuel the best ideas, innovations and practical policy solutions to change the trajectory of the cost of healthcare in America. The Summit will include leaders from many sectors of healthcare including policymakers, healthcare providers, health systems, researchers, economists, insurers, government, industry and advocacy groups and patients.

EVV: Where Do We Go From Here?

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On Friday, January 26, CMS held a question and answer session for states related to Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) implementation with a focus on state issues and concerns. Applied Self Direction will hold a follow-up webinar to share information from the January 26 CMS call and offer some perspective on next steps for states, MCOs, Medicaid providers, and other stakeholders. This webinar is open to the public. There is no cost to attend, but attendance is limited to the first 500 registrants. 

The Memory Ensemble™: Using Improvisation to Improve Quality of Life for Persons Living with Dementia

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The National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center is hosting a webinar on The Memory Ensemble™, an eight-week improvisational theater intervention program for people with early stage dementia. This is a seven-year partnership between the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’ Disease Center, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and the Lookingglass Theatre Company.

Living Well with Dementia

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Kaiser Health News is hosting an event on living well with dementia. This event will take place on Tuesday, February 13 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET at the Barbara Jordan Conference Center in the Kaiser Family Foundation offices at 1330 G Street NW, Washington, DC. This will be a discussion about improving care and services for people with dementia and supporting their caregivers. It’s an opportunity to learn from experts in the field about the challenges and difficulties facing the patient, the caregiver, the community and policymakers.

Addressing Social Determinants of Health through Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations: Early State Efforts

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The Center for Health Care Strategies is hosting a webinar to explore early efforts to address social determinants of health (SDOH) through Medicaid accountable care organization (ACO) programs. Eleven states have launched Medicaid ACO programs, and at least 11 more are pursuing their own models. Some of these states are beginning to use their ACO programs to address SDOH, such as living environment and access to healthy food, that ultimately affect health outcomes.

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