Disability and Aging Collaborative

The Disability and Aging Collaborative (DAC) is a coalition of approximately 40 national organizations that work together to advance long-term services and support policy at the federal level.

Formed in 2009, the DAC was one of the first coordinated efforts to bring together disability and aging organizations. The DAC meets twice a month and engages in high-level policy discussion, strategy, and advocacy efforts. The DAC assists with informing and advising the work of the Community Living Policy Center to enhance its usefulness and impact.

The DAC has put on a series of policy-driven webinars, which can be found in the drop down menu below:

Disability Advocacy Coalition Webinars

October, 2017: Trends in 1115 Waivers Impacting Seniors and People with Disabilities

Presenters:
Judy Solomon, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
David Machledt, National Health Law Program

To download the slides to this presentation, click Here,
For a recording, click Here.


December, 2016: Findings of the National Quality Forum Committee on HCBS Quality

Presenters:
Joe Caldwell, Brandeis University
Steve Kaye, University of California San Francisco

To download the slides to this presentation, click Here,
For a recording, click Here.


June, 2016: Medicaid Managed Care Rule: Implications for Managed Long-Term Services and Supports

Presenters:
Joe Caldwell, Brandeis University
Steve Kaye, University of California San Francisco

 

This webinar provided an overview of new regulations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guiding Medicaid Managed Care. This is the first update of regulations in over a decade and incorporates Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS).

To download the slides to this presentation, click Here,
For a recording, click Here.


June, 2015: Changing Nature of Family Caregiving: New Research and Policy Implications

Presenters:
Gail Hunt, National Alliance for Caregiving
Steve Kaye, University of San Francisco
Jed Johnson, Easter Seals
Joe Caldwell, Brandeis University

 

This webinar presented findings from three recent studies on family caregiving.

  • A new National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP study, Caregiving in the U.S. 2015, provides an updated national profile of family caregivers.
  • Analyses from the Community Living Policy Center highlight the changing patterns of family caregiving over the past decade.
  • A recent study by Easter Seals, with support from MassMutual Financial Group, takes a closer look at Millennial and Generation X caregivers and individuals from those generations who have yet to take on that role.

Findings provide advocates and policymakers with useful information to better design and advance delivery of family caregiver supports and services. Presentations will be followed by an open discussion about implications for state and federal policy.

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 June, 2014: Implementation of the Home and Community Based Settings Rule

Presenters:
Ralph Lollar, Division of LTSS, Disabled and Elderly Health Programs, CMS
Pat Nobbie, Center for Disability and Aging Policy
Eric Carlson, National Senior Citizens Law Center
Rachel Patterson, Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Joe Caldwell, Brandeis University
Kata Kertesz, National Council on Aging

 

In this presentation, get information about the Home and Community Based Services Settings Rule, plus tools and resources for state advocates to assist with implementation.

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May, 2014: Community First Choice Option: State Consideration and Implementation

Presenters:
Martha Beavers, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
Edward Kako, Mission Analytics Group, Inc.
Kelly Williams, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
Trisha Baxter, Oregon Department of Human Services
Mike McCormick, Oregon Department of Human Services
Joe Caldwell, Brandeis University

 

In this presentation, gain insights from three states (Colorado, Montana, and Oregon) that are actively considering or implementing the Community First Choice Option.

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For a recording, click Here.


May, 2014: Community First Choice Option: State Consideration and Implementation

Presenters:
Patti Killingsworth, Bureau of TennCare
Jami Snyder, Centene Corporation
Thomas Shumard, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Joe Caldwell, Brandeis University

 

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The DAC is currently co-led by the National Council on Aging and The Arc of the United States. For additional information or to contact the DAC, email CLPolicy@brandeis.edu. Organizations involved in the DAC are as follows:

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