Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC) Program: RERC on Rehabilitation Strategies, Techniques, and Interventions

The purpose of the RERC program is to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act by conducting advanced engineering research on and development of innovative technologies that are designed to solve particular rehabilitation problems or to remove environmental barriers. RERCs also demonstrate and evaluate such technologies, facilitate service delivery system changes, stimulate the production and distribution of new technologies and equipment in the private sector, and provide training opportunities.

2019 Annual Conference on Independent Living

Event Description: 

The National Council on Independent Living's (NCIL) Annual Conference is the largest Independent Living event of the year. NCIL regularly hosts over 1,000 people, including grassroots advocates, CIL and SILC leadership, members of Congress, government officials, and representatives from other major organizations that work for justice and equity for people with disabilities.

The theme of NCIL’s 2019 Annual Conference on Independent Living is IGNITE

The Chronic Care Act: What it means for you in 2019

Event Description: 

The growing population of older adults is creating unprecedented pressure on our health care system and social safety net. States, MCOs, area agencies on aging, health care providers, and community-based organizations must include the implications of the Chronic Care Act (CCA) into their ongoing strategies for serving adults with complex care needs. This webinar will help chart that course and identify the key components of the CCA most likely to affect you in 2019.

The presenter for this webinar will be Tamyra Porter, Director of Healthcare at Navigant. 

State of the Science and Annual Disability Statistics Compendium Event

Event Description: 

The Employment Policy and Measurement Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (EPM-RRTC) State of the Science Conference will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Following this event, the Annual Disability Statistics Compendium Event on Wednesday, February 13. These events are both held in Washington DC and offer both in-person and webcast participation options.  The agenda, presenters, and logon procedures (for web viewers) will be emailed to attendees as they become available.

Registration for this event is free.

Revised National Ombudsman Reporting System (NORS) Training

Event Description: 

Consumer Voice has announced the launch of a five-part webinar series on the revised National Ombudsman Reporting System (NORS) training materials created by NORC. This webinar series will introduce the new training materials to help programs prepare for the transition to new codes, definitions, and activities on October 1, 2019. The first webinar will introduce the revised data collection instructions for the National Ombudsman Reporting Systems (NORS).

The following four webinars will cover each part of the revised four-part training: 

Pain Medication Education and Resources

Event Description: 

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) is hosting a three-part webinar series on pain medication education and resources. The first webinar in this series will provide an introduction to a fundamental baseline of pain medications. It will discuss the types of pain caused by living with paralysis and the corresponding medications that may be taken. Finally, this webinar will cover potential resources for staying updated about pain medications.

Engage, Assess, Treat: Strategies for the Aging Network to Address Behavioral Health

Event Description: 
The National Council on Aging is hosting a webinar to educate the aging network on mental health issues that older adults may experience. This webinar will discuss strategies for talking to older adults about mental health. It will also cover the importance of screening individuals for anxiety and depression and discuss options for providing or referring individuals to treatment. The webinar will share best practices and lessons learned from two initiatives that focused on providing mental health services through senior centers.

What You & Your Clients Need to Know About Medigap

Event Description: 
Medigap is a private supplemental insurance that can help older adults alleviate unexpected expenses such as monthly premiums, deductibles, and copayments. There are many rules about when and how an individual can enroll in Medigap. This webinar from NCOA will review important details about Medigap. It will cover 
  • The best times for clients to enroll in Medigap
  • Their guaranteed issue rights
  • How changes to certain Medigap plans will affect newly eligible beneficiaries

Measuring Outcomes to Evaluate Dementia Programs and Interventions: Strategies, Challenges and Benefits

Event Description: 

The National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center is hosting a webinar on the strategies, challenges and benefits of measuring outcomes to evaluate dementia programs and interventions. The webinar will review multiple methods for collecting outcome data. It will also discuss important considerations when selecting outcome measures, including measurement burden as well as frequency and scheduling of data collection.


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