Video Description: This is a three part training on basic health issues commonly encountered by MFP participants and Transition Specialists. What You Need to Know About Infection Control, reviews standard precautions used to prevent the spread of infections. Wounds and Going Home reviews types of wounds, their causes and treatments. Home Care 101 reviews the types of home healthcare that are available, types of providers and how to access these services. This training is targeted for people who are beginning MFP Transition Specialists and/or are unfamiliar with these topics. This training will be presented by Laura Bingell and Christine Trimboli of the NYAIL MFP Transition Center.

Date: 04/10/2015

Author: Hosted by NYAIL. Presented by Laura Bingell and Christine Trimboli of the NYAIL MFP Transition Center.

Presentation Slides:

What You Need to Know about Infection Control (PDF)

What You Need to Know about Wounds and Going Home (PDF)

What You Need to Know about Home Care 101 (PDF)

Webinar Recording:


Video Description: This training will provide transition specialists with an overview of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Information will include a brief description about Alzheimer's and related dementias, the warning signs of Alzheimer's and how to get a proper diagnosis, as well as the different levels of the disease process. Additionally, there will be a discussion regarding caregiver burnout and how to assess the level of stress a caregiver is experiencing. Information will be provided on services available to the caregiver, should he/she need additional support in the caregiver role.

Date: 05/13/2015

Author: Hosted by NYAIL. This training will be presented by Meg Boyce, Vice President, Programs and Services, Alzheimer's Association, Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY Chapter. Mrs. Boyce received her Masters of Social Work from Fordham University. Meg worked in the Long Term Care field as Director of Social Work for two Nursing facilities in Dutchess County. In 2000 she joined the Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association as the Program Director. In this role she oversees the programs and services that are offered by the chapter in order to meet the needs of the community the chapter serves.

Presentation Slides: Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (PDF)

Webinar Recording:


Video Description: Sim Goldman of Disability Rights New York (DRNY) will present information on the Protection & Advocacy System and Client Assistance Program (P&A/CAP) for persons with disabilities in New York. As the P&A/CAP for New York, DRNY advocates for the civil and legal rights for New Yorkers with disabilities. New York residents with disabilities can contact DRNY for assistance with problems directly related to their disabilities. DRNY investigates complaints and provides direct assistance to callers with disability-related issues under the terms of its federal grants and its annual goals and priorities. Information on the history of the program, eligibility, types of services and how to access services will be given.

Date: 05/19/2015

Author: Hosted by NYAIL. Presented by Sim Goldman of Disability Rights New York (DRNY).

Presentation Slides: Disability Rights New York Overview (PDF)

Webinar Recording: Disability Rights New York OverviewWebinar 2015-05-19


Video Description: This training will provide transition specialists with an overview of types of abuse and neglect as well as their responsibilities when they become aware of possible abuse or neglect. This training is mandatory for all transition specialists. Transition specialists should notify their regional lead upon completion of this training.

Date: 05/21/2015

Author: Hosted by NYAIL. Presented by Suzanne de Beaumont, Project Director of the MFP Transition Center Project.

Presentation Slides: OPWDD Abuse and Neglect Training (PDF)

Webinar Recording: OPWDD Abuse and Neglect Training 2015-05-21 


Video Description: MBI-WPD allows people with disabilities who work to receive Medicaid benefits even if they earn more than Medicaid normally allows. Independent Living Centers frequently assist consumers with MBI-WPD applications and recertifications. Because the program is often poorly understood at the local Medicaid offices, we explored advocacy strategies to ensure appropriate access. Topics covered include eligibility criteria, documenting income, and proving disability. New Medicaid disability forms for those without a disability determination from Social Security are also discussed within the webinar.

This Webinar was presented by the NYAIL and CIDNY as part of the Community Health Advocates program.

Date: April 11, 2013

Presentation Slides: Medicaid Buy-In for Working People with Disabilities (PDF)

Webinar Recording: Medicaid Buy-In for Working People with Disabilities Webinar 2013-04-11


Video Description: As the State continues to implement the Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) recommendations approved in the 2011-12 State Budget, New Yorkers with disabilities are increasingly feeling the impact of these changes in the way they access health care services, community based supports, and prescription drugs. An overall theme of the MRT’s initiatives has been care management for all, transitioning thousands of New Yorkers from the State’s fee-for-service model of care to fully integrated care coordination models that manage enrollees’ primary, acute and long term services and supports.

This webinar is intended to provide an in-depth description of the changes to Medicaid managed care implemented thus far and those to come, and their impact on people with disabilities. Topics include “mainstream” Medicaid Managed Care, Managed-Long-Term Care (MLTC), and Fully Integrated Dual Advantage Plans.

This webinar was presented by NYAIL and CIDNY as part of the Community Health Advocates program

Date: August 2, 2012

Presentation Slides: Medicaid Managed Care (PDF)


Video Description: The lack of access to affordable, accessible, integrated housing is the most significant barrier to people with disabilities and older New Yorkers, who wish to transition from institutions or other segregated settings or who are at risk of institutionalization, who would prefer to live independently in the community. Ending the housing crisis for New Yorkers with disabilities of all ages that require long term services and supports in the community is a complex undertaking which faces many barriers. This workshop will discuss the New York Association on Independent Living's recommendations to increase affordable, accessible and integrated housing for people with disabilities and older adults in New York. Workshop participants will learn how they can impact the housing planning process at the national, state and local levels to advance recommendations that would increase the availability of affordable, accessible, integrated housing in their community.

This presentation was delivered at the New York State Association of Area Agencies on Aging annual "Aging Concerns Unites Us" conference.

Date: June 5, 2012

Presentation Slides: Housing Options for People with Disabilities and Older Adults (PDF)


On February 15, 2012, NYAIL partnered with the Center for Disability Rights and the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association of NYS to host a comprehensive training on the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program for over 50 participants representing 25 health plans statewide. The training was intended to serve as the first in as a series of conversations both to serve as technical assistance to the plans venturing into a new, nontraditional model of health care, as well as to open the dialogue for integrating the model into managed care directly between the experts and the plans. This presentation is also being used by ILCs in local communities to begin their relationship-building with local plans and to help local plans understand CDPAP.

Date: 02/15/12

Presentation slides: CDPAP Training (PDF)


Date: March 28, 2012
This webinar was presented by NYAIL and CIDNY as part of the Community Health Advocates program

BHOs are targeted to persons with serious mental illness and/or substance dependence who have a history of multiple psychiatric admissions/readmissions, emergency service use, dependence relapses and detoxifications, incarceration, and homelessness. During Phase One, now underway, BHOs are conducting concurrent review of behavioral health inpatient stays for individuals in fee-for-service Medicaid. Phase Two is scheduled to begin in 2013 and will involve some form of Medicaid managed care for adults and children with serious mental health issues or substance use disorders.

This webinar presents the latest information on BHOs and their expected impact on people with disabilities and the ILCs that serve them. It also highlight some of the recommendations developed by the Medicaid Redesign Team BHO workgroup, intended to assure that BHOs will best serve the interests of people with disabilities while also saving the state money, including recommendations to improve care coordination, provide peer services, and ensure appropriate housing resources are available.

Presentation Slides: BHOs and the Expected Impact on People with Disabilities (PDF)

 


Date: February 8, 2012
This webinar was presented by NYAIL and CIDNY as part of the Community Health Advocates program

Last year's New York State budget provided for a major overhaul of the state's Medicaid system through the creation of the Medicaid Redesign Team, which was charged with reducing Medicaid spending by about $2.8 billion. By March of 2011, the MRT had agreed on over 200 initiatives to restructure the Medicaid program, drastically changing the way health care is delivered to New Yorkers with disabilities. People with disabilities are already feeling the impact of these changes in the way they access health care services, community based supports, and prescription drugs. Additional changes are still to come as the State continues to implement the recommendations of the MRT and its many workgroups.

This webinar is intended to provide a broad overview of the changes to Medicaid implemented thus far and those to come, and their impact on people with disabilities. Topics will include Medicaid Managed Care, Managed Long Term Care, Behavioral Health Organizations, and Health Homes. Highlights of the 2012-13 Executive Budget were also included to the extent that the budget included implementation of the MRT workgroups' recommendations. NYAIL and CIDNY will present additional CHA webinars to provide more information on the issues highlighted in this session.

Presentation Slides: MRT Initiatives Overview and Impact on People with Disabilities (PDF)