Employment-Focused Interventions Within the U.S. Disability System
A new paper examines employment-focused interventions within the U.S. disability system. The review illustrates the challenges of developing and implementing these types of initiatives, despite substantial policy interest. Our findings indicate that none of the demonstrations we reviewed have the potential to lead to substantial caseload reductions that could reverse program growth. However, they can inform future designs, particularly the importance of customizing supports to very well-defined target populations.
June Forum: Reducing Hospitalization and Nursing Home Care Among High-Risk Medicaid Beneficiaries
New Data on Efforts to Reduce Hospitalization and Nursing Home Care
Among High-Risk Medicaid Beneficiaries
June 6, 2013 • 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Mathematica's DC office
States across the country are seeking opportunities to reduce costs and improve outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries. Join us for a CSDP issue forum and webcast highlighting new findings on the value of timely access to home- and community-based services (HCBS) for Medicaid beneficiaries at high risk of nursing home admission. Also learn about new efforts to integrate care for beneficiaries who have chronic health conditions and serious mental illnesses.
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Ticket to Work Participants: Then and Now
In 2008, SSA revised the Ticket to Work (TTW) program rules with the goal of encouraging providers to serve beneficiaries interested in or only able to perform part-time work. A new brief discusses how the TTW participant population has changed under the revised regulations and examines how the regulations may have affected beneficiary service use, employment outcomes, and satisfaction with TTW. The changes observed in the TTW population after the regulation change are consistent with the stated goal, with participants more likely to be under 25 or over 55, to report that their limitations were due to psychiatric disabilities, and to be attracted by the possibility of part-time work.
16th Annual ACF/OPRE Welfare Research & Evaluation Conference
The Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will sponsor the 16th Annual ACF/OPRE Evaluation Conference in Washington, DC, from May 29 to 31. Self-sufficiency for at-risk youth and other populations will be the focus of several sessions, and Mathematica presentations will include first findings from the Social Security Administration’s Youth Transition Demonstration.
AcademyHealth Disability Research Interest Group and Annual Research Meeting
AcademyHealth will hold its Disability Research Interest Group meeting on June 22 and its Annual Research Meeting (ARM) from June 23 to June 25, 2013, in Baltimore, MD. Yonatan Ben-Shalom will present at the Disability Research Interest Group Meeting on "Return-To-Work Outcomes Among New Social Security Disability Beneficiaries." The ARM is a forum for health services research where more than 2,000 attendees from around the world gather to discuss health policy implications and research methods. The program is designed for researchers, providers, policymakers, and clinicians.
Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management 2013 Fall Research Conference
The Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) will hold its 2013 Fall Research Conference from November 7 to 9 in Washington, DC. The conference theme is “Power of the Past –Force for the Future.” APPAM is dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis, and education.
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Exposition
The 141st American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Exposition will be held from November 2 to 6, 2013, in Boston, MA. With more than 13,000 attendees, this is the oldest and largest gathering of public health professionals in the world. APHA’s program addresses current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health.