Health and Human Services

Campaign: Health and Human Services

Medicare and Medicaid for life

I think the best disincentive for working is the notion of needing to pay for their health services and yet make enough money to not be destitute. For those with physical disabilities and require 24/7 care, it is literally impossible to find a job without excellent health insurance that allows the person to work/support themselves financially. For those like me with expensive conditions (ASD, bad back/neck, allergies ...View full idea »

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Lack of Federal Oversight for Young Adults.

Who looks after Children with Special Health Care Needs when they turn 18? The Office of Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSCHN), MCHB, HRSA, has an excellent agenda for CSHCN that includes health care transition (the move from pediatric- to adult-focused health care and parent- to self/shared-health management). This office only has authority for children and adolescents. Offices that address chronic ...View full idea »

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COLLECT DATA:Young Adults with Chronic Conditions & Disabilities

The National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) collects data on children up to 17 years of age. Since this survey shows that prevalence increases with age, it is important to know what happens to young adults aged 18-30 years. Young adults are a particularly vulnerable segment, and it is critical to know what happens to them as they venture out on their own. Some of the issuese that beg to be ...View full idea »

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Recreational Therapy

Mandate Recreational Therapy in All Schools Recreational Therapy (RT), although a cost-effective covered service in IEPs, is under utilized in the school system due to ignorance of its scope of practice. RTs are nationally certified/licensed health professionals who provide services aimed at the successful integration of individuals into the community. Because of this ignorance, RT is under prescribed within the school ...View full idea »

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Train everyone on disability laws that apply to adults

Since I began studying transition to adult services in in 2008 (out of desperation and urgent need) I have come to realize that many educators and administrators do not know what they do not know about laws that protect individuals with disabilities. If the only tool they know is procedural safeguards for IDEA or Section 504, then everything looks like an educational accommodation subject to due process, which is perceived ...View full idea »

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Inclusive Therapeutic Sports Program with Youth Jobs

Create an inclusive therapeutic sports program for youth to aid with health as well as social skills development. Embed therapeutic models and techniques into this program and train mentors/coaches on said models and give them clinical supervision. Within this therapeutic sports program, jobs for youth can be created based upon their individual goals (refereeing, running the scoreboard, managing the league, assistant ...View full idea »

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Allow more time to submit ideas and comments

This is a GREAT forum, unfortunately I just was introduced to it and today is the last day to participate. Maybe the time can be extended and please keep on holding these.

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2-1-1 should be the nat'l disability information clearinghouse

Are you familiar with our local communities' 2-1-1 information and referral services, that are already in place in most places in the US? Perhaps they're one of the best ways to know what's available in your community for those provisions that local NPOs generally carry for their communities. But, in addition, through marketing / branding, its awareness spans beyond local into state and national awareness, too. Personally, ...View full idea »

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Something similar to an IEP for employment and personal lives

IEP plans are highly effectively for people with disabilities throughout Primary Education and something similar to them should be used for Secondary Education, Getting Independence, and Employment.

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A single office to help people with disabilities be independent

While having individual departments that each specialize in either employment, education, or health and human services works effectively for disabled individuals, there needs to be more communication between these departments or they need to be divided under a single office. For these individuals and their families, it is very difficult keeping up with so many contacts, offices, people, and forms. If one office or ...View full idea »

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All the information should be in 1 Place

All the information for disabled families is difficult to find and should be made available in one place online. They should also always be able to have a social worker or representative available on the phone or to meet with them to help them understand the resources they do or don't have access to. Maybe they should have people proactively reach out to them on the phone or via hospitals or schools or doctors. ...View full idea »

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Mandate Recreational Therapy in All Schools

Recreational Therapy (RT), although a cost-effective covered service in IEPs, is under utilized in the school system due to ignorance of its scope of practice. RTs are nationally certified/licensed health professionals who provide services aimed at the successful integration of individuals into the community. Because of this ignorance, RT is under prescribed within the school system, schools do not regularly employ RTs, ...View full idea »

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