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September 19, 2023

In this Issue:

  1. Materials Available from Webinar on Unpacking CMS's Proposed Nursing Home Staffing Rule
  2. Disability Voting Rights Week
  3. New Guide on Collaborating for Justice for Older African Americans
  4. Abt Associates Recruiting for Technical Expert Panel for the Expanded Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model

Materials Available from Webinar on Unpacking CMS's Proposed Nursing Home Staffing Rule

Materials are available from last week's webinar, "Unpacking CMS's Proposed Nursing Home Staffing Rule." During the webinar, we discussed the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)'s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would implement a minimum staffing standard in nursing homes. The webinar walked through the rule and its provisions. Additionally, the rule relies heavily on a staffing study conducted last year. The webinar covered this study and how CMS used it to come to the proposed standard in the rule. This webinar is the first step in a series of events that will provide you with the information necessary to comment and make this rule stronger.

Get materials from the webinar.

Disability Voting Rights Week

Last week was Disability Voting Rights Week, which centers around protecting the rights of people with disabilities to participate fully in our democracy.  There are over 38 million people with disabilities who are eligible to vote, but access barriers keep many disabled voters from accessing their right to vote. The Administration for Community Living has put together an updated voting resource "hub." This page includes a variety of resources to support disabled people and older adults in exercising their right to vote. Visit ACL's voting resources page.

Consumer Voice also has a page devoted to the voting rights of long-term care consumers.  Visit our website.

New Guide on Collaborating for Justice for Older African Americans

The National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) has released a new resource, Collaborating for Justice for Older African Americans Guide, which aims to equip professionals working with older adults to build stronger and more equitable collaborations with African American community-based and culturally-specific programs.Through these collaborations, older African Americans impacted by elder abuse will have greater access to effective and culturally responsive services and supports.

This guide presents the invaluable insights of stakeholders from African American culturally-specific programs across the country who shared their expertise, experiences, and deep understanding of the cultural nuances and historical context of services and community collaboration. The guide also reflects the perspectives and experiences of mainstream elder justice professionals regarding benefits and barriers of collaboration with culturally-specific programs.

Get the Guide

Abt Associates Recruiting for Technical Expert Panel for the Expanded Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model

Abt Associates is currently recruiting consumers and family members (or other  caregivers), patient advocates, and methodologists/researchers with expertise in areas such as performance measurement, quality of care, and health equity—to participate in a Technical Expert Panel (TEP) to provide input on potential refinements to the expanded Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) Model. The Call for TEP materials, including the draft TEP Charter and Nomination Form, are available at the Current TEP Opportunities webpage. If you have general questions about the TEP and would like to contact Abt Associates, email HHVBP@abtassoc.com.

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