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New Medical Home Fact Sheets in English and Spanish

With support of the Indiana State Department of Health, we have authored and posted 10 new fact sheets on medical home in English and Spanish . We will also be adding these as short videos on our youtube channel .  Please contact us if you'd like additional information or support. 844 F2F INFO Medical Home Medical Home: Basic Needs Medical Home: What is it? Communicating with Providers Medical Home: Transition to Adult Care Life Course Mental Health Services Rural Access to Medical Care Insurance Basics  Using Your Medicaid and, also authored by Family Voices Indiana: ABLE Account

This is when lifetime limits and pre-existing conditions almost killed me and my brother

by Rylin Rodgers Rylin's daughter wrote this essay for college applications. Although Graham-Cassidy has been defeated and the Affordable Care Act continues to protect families' health care, the Rodgers' family story makes clear how important health care is--and reminds us that sharing our stories can help change legislators' hearts and minds, and help us WIN for women and families. Describe an early memory. What did it mean to you then? What does it mean to you now? (250-650 words) The nearest Stride Rite looked a bit like a toy store, with a rainbow carpet and wooden shelves adorned with shoes in every color and style. I was  so excited about getting new shoes; the ones I settled on were gray and purple. My brother picked out black shoes, though he didn’t share my appreciation for sparkles or lights, and our mom paid before we were on our way. It’s a happy memory for me; I got fabulous shoes that fit over my AFOs and in which I could walk. However, I also

DDRS Wellness Coordination Guide

2017 Wellness Guide Publication Wellness Coordination is a service the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services BDDS began offering on the Community Integration and Habilitation (CIH) Waiver in 2014. Based on analysis of the service implementation and feedback from providers on service delivery approaches, the 2017 Wellness Coordination Guide has been updated and is available on the  Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services Announcements Web page . The guide reflects the following updates and changes - including, but not limited to: Clarification of the Wellness Tiers and activity expectations within each Tier to specify the minimum level of activities delivered under each Wellness Tier (pgs. 6-8); Clarifying information and examples of acceptable activities within each Wellness Tier to demonstrate appropriate models of service delivery for Wellness Coordination under each Tier (pgs. 6-8); Nurse responsibilities for delivery of Wellness service, and expectations