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Finding Local Providers and Resources Through the Eldercare Locator

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This webinar will discuss how the Eldercare Locator helps connect older adults and their caregivers to services and programs. Patrice Earnest, Director of the Eldercare Locator, will review the Locator’s recently redesigned website. The site includes a searchable database of local agencies and programs and offers a library of helpful, consumer-based resource materials. The newly designed site also features a Native Service Locator. Representatives of the National Resource Center on Native American Aging will further discuss the process of connecting Native elders with resources.

Status and Trends in Public Financing of Supports and Services for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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Financial and programmatic spending on long-term supports and services are compelling indicators of the strength of a nation’s investment in the inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in their communities. The State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Project analyzes nearly 40 years’ worth of public financial investments in IDD services and supports, offering a comparative nationwide longitudinal look at financial and programmatic trends in institutional and community-based services for people with IDD in the US.

CSG Stay-At-Work/ Return-to-Work Webinar: Implementing Effective SAW/RTW Policies at the State Level

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This webinar will discuss how state policy makers can use the SAW/RTW Toolkit as a resource to develop policy frameworks that assist workers in transitioning back to or staying at work following disability or injury incurred on the job. The webinar will cover why stay-at-work/return-to-work issues are important at the personal, policy, and state level. Panelists will include policymakers from Kentucky, Maryland, Tennessee, and Washington, D.C., as well as leadership from ODEP.

Building Age-Friendly Health Systems, One Community at a Time

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Age-Friendly Health Systems ensure that every older adult gets the best possible care; does not experience healthcare-related harms; and is satisfied with the healthcare he or she receives. This webinar will provide an overview of the Age-Friendly Health Systems model and its interventions. It will also discuss how participants can contribute to the development of Age-Friendly Health Systems in their communities and the role that community-based organizations can play.

Vascular Dementia: An Important Supporting Actor in the Story of Dementia

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This webinar will provide an overview of the role of cerebrovascular disease in late-life cognitive impairment, including risk factors, prevention methods, and common misconceptions. During this event, participants will learn why diagnosis is difficult with vascular dementia and explore the challenges associated with understanding the role of vascular risk factors, stroke history and stroke imaging findings. Symptom management will also be discussed, including the similarities between managing symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and managing symptoms of vascular dementia.

ASTHOConnects Series on Brain Health: Conversation and Cup of Joe

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The ASTHOConnects Series on Brain Health is designed to inform state and territorial health officials and their staff about the critical role of public health in supporting aging adults. The series focuses on the Healthy Brain Initiative (HBI) State and Local Public Health Partnerships to Address Dementia, The 2018 -2023 Road Map. During this webinar, The CDC’s Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging Program will present data from the BRFSS Optional Modules on subjective cognitive decline and caregiving.

2016-17 NCI-AD National Report: A Closer Look

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The National Core Indicators-Aging and Disabilities (NCI-AD™) is an initiative designed to support states in assessing the performance of their publicly-funded long-term services and supports programs and delivery systems in order to improve services for older adults and people with physical disabilities. Data are collected through in-person NCI-AD Adult Consumer Surveys conducted with individuals receiving services, or their proxy if needed. At the end of every annual NCI-AD survey cycle, data from participating states are analyzed and compiled into a comprehensive national report.

Promising Practices in Managed Long-Term Services & Supports: Network Adequacy and Accessibility

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This webinar will highlight recent research from the Community Living Policy Center on promising practices in Managed Long-Term Services and Supports. This event will discuss promising practices and options for states to measure network adequacy of Home and Community Based Services providers. The webinar will also review practices to promote physical and programmatic accessibility of network providers for enrollees with disabilities.  

CBO Partnership Opportunities with Medicare Advantage Plans

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Recent policy changes have given community-based organizations (CBOs) greater opportunities to contract with Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to provide services and supports that address the social and behavioral determinants of health. This webinar will provide an overview of these policy changes and describe how these policy changes create opportunities for partnership between CBOs and MA plans.

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