The final group of risk factors addresses out-ofwedlock childbearing. The tables and figures in this subsection are labeled with the BIRTH prefix. This category includes long-term time trends in nonmarital births (BIRTH 1), nonmarital teen births (BIRTH 2 and BIRTH 3), and children living in families with never-married parents (BIRTH 4). Children
Research suggests that those that have healthy and stable relationships are more likely to have healthy stable finances and vice versa. Stability in one area seems to reinforce stability in the other, and familial and financial stability share a common foundation.
Marriage and family-strengthening programs seek to develop participants’ relationship skills (e.g. communication, problem solving) in order to develop and sustain healthy relationships, marriages and families.
A. Questions for Federal and State Disability Policy Stakeholders
Current and Past Disability Data Needs and Uses
What are the disability-related policy/program/research questions that are important to your agency?
Does your agency have specific legislative, regulatory, or other needs for disability data? If so, what are they?
As discussed in Chapter II , administrative data sources are extensively used by federal and state agencies and, when linked with survey data, add a longitudinal perspective to cross-sectional data. Administrative data also provide more accurate and detailed information about program participation and service use than can be collected via survey.
Many existing national surveys collect disability-related information, and some do so in great detail. There is substantial variation across surveys in terms of target populations, the disability measures used, topics covered, frequency, and design. We provide an overview of the 40 national, federally-sponsored surveys we reviewed for this study,
This is the final report of a project that assesses the need for developing and fielding another national disability survey data collection effort. It presents the findings from three principal project activities designed to assess whether existing data are sufficient to answer key disability-related research questions identified by the staffs of
The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured has published Medicaid: a Primer which explains key information about the Medicaid program. This publication, available at http://www.kff.org/medicaid/upload/7334-04.pdf provides clear explanations about Medicaid for readers who want more information about mandatory and optional benefits,
This Issue Paper describes the ways that Medicaid is being used now and might be used in the future under provisions of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 to serve chronically homeless people. [67 PDF pages]
This report explores how several states have designed their quality monitoring and improvement programs for managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS). The authors focus on the early adopters of MLTSS as well as those programs that are presented considered "established". The findings demonstrate how states take somewhat different approaches