This report summarizes a Roundtable Meeting convened by ASPE in February 2008. The Roundtable brought together researchers and practitioners from the marriage education, financial literacy, and asset development fields to begin a dialogue on the relationship between healthy marriages and financial practices. Discussion centered on how to impro
Accelerating Adoption of Assistive Technology to Reduce Physical Strain among Family Caregivers of the Chronically Disabled Elderly Living at Home
This report examines and assesses the often overlooked potential of assistive technology (AT) to benefit unpaid family caregivers who assist chronically disabled elders living at home. Although research has identified benefits, only a handful of publicly-funded family caregiver support programs give much attention to enabling caregivers’ access
Non-Elderly Disabled Category 2 Housing Choice Voucher Program: An Implementation and Impact Analysis
The Non-Elderly Disabled Category 2 (NED2) Housing Choice Voucher Program, a joint effort between the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, aimed to increase access to affordable housing for non-elderly people (age 62 and under) with disabilities currently residing in institutions, such as
This study aimed to describe and characterize the published literature on disparities between racial and ethnic groups among individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. To identify relevant studies, we searched electronic sources for peer-reviewed articles and research reports published through 2014 related to the Alzheimer’s p
To answer questions on what services and barriers people with psychiatric disorders face, the authors conducted two targeted literature reviews: (1) employment programs and outcomes for people with psychiatric disorders; and (2) employment programs for people with other disabilities. Also analyzed was data from the Survey of Income and Program Par
This brief, part of a series on disconnected low-income men, presents selected data on low-income men’s contact with the criminal justice system.
Support and Services at Home (SASH) Evaluation: First Annual Report September 2014 RTI International Abstract The Support and Services at Home (SASH) program in Vermont is a subcomponent of a larger Medicare demonstration--the Multi-payer Advanced Primary Care Practice demonstration. SASH is a model of care coordination centered on affordable hous
Medicaid and Permanent Supportive Housing for Chronically Homeless Individuals: Emerging Practices From the Field
This is one of two reports examining the use of Medicaid to cover services for individuals experiencing chronic homelessness, particularly in Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH). It describes existing practices in the field of communities currently serving homelessness and formerly homeless individuals Medicaid beneficiaries.
A Primer on Using Medicaid for People Experiencing Chronic Homelessness and Tenants in Permanent Supportive Housing
This is one of two reports examining the use of Medicaid to cover services for individuals experiencing chronic homelessness, particularly in Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH). It provides a “how-to” guide on the various ways that Medicaid can cover such services, including the Medicaid authorities and new options provided under the Affordabl
Despite the knowledge that homeless children face poor outcomes, research has largely focused on the parent(s) in a homeless family, perhaps because these children are still part of a family unit. However, the children themselves have different and separate needs from their parent(s). Given the impact of the current recession, it is critical to un
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This research brief examines child poverty in 2010 using both the official poverty measure that the Census Bureau has been using since the 1960’s and the more recent Research Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM). It examines three groups of children – the “core” poor who live in families who are poor regardless of which measure is used, the
This paper presents data on the current state of Medicaid, the nation's program providing health and long-term care services to low-income families, elderly, and disabled individuals. The paper reports both historical and projected trends in Medicaid enrollment and spending. Information is presented on trends by major Medicaid eligibility category
The Census Bureau's Current Population Survey (CPS) has long served as the most widely-cited source of statistics on the nation's uninsured. But over time, the CPS has undergone several methodological changes that create some inconsistency in the time series of uninsured date. This report presents the Acturarial Research Corporation's (ARC) adjust
Antibacterial resistance is a growing global problem. At least 2 million people in the U.S. acquire serious infections with bacteria that are resistant to one or more of antibacterial drugs designed to treat it. Despite the potential of new antibacterial products to reduce the social burden associated with resistant infections, development of
Disability and Care Needs of Older Americans: An Analysis of the 2011 National Health and Aging Trends Study
Studies of the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia in the U.S. estimate that 14% of those over age 70 are affected, and that prevalence increases with age, exceeding one-quarter of persons over age 80. The implications of population aging for increases in older persons with dementia and the impact on families, which will be the
This report presents findings from an evaluation of CHIP mandated by CHIPRA and patterned after an earlier evaluation. Some of the evaluation findings are at the national level, while others focus on the 10 states selected for more intensive study: Alabama, California, Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. The ev
Overlapping Eligibility and Enrollment: Human Services and Health Programs Under the Affordable Care Act
This report presents information on overlaps in eligible and participating populations in various health and human services programs, and identifies three main human services programs – the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) – as havi
Opportunities under the Affordable Care Act for Human Services Programs to Modernize Eligibility Systems and Expedite Eligibility Determination
This paper summarizes opportunities for states to utilize time-limited federal cost-sharing to modernize human services program eligibility systems and to use data from health programs to streamline eligibility determination for human services.
Using Behavioral Economics to Inform the Integration of Human Services and Health Programs under the Affordable Care Act
This paper examines opportunities to apply findings from behavioral economics and decision-making theory to two specific health/human services program interaction contexts: using targeted enrollment strategies to get SNAP recipients into Medicaid, and encouraging individuals seeking health insurance through state marketplaces to apply for SNAP.