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SUNY Albany Webcast – The Money Follows the Person Program: Facilitating Return to Community-based Settings

University at Albany School of Public Health’s Center for Public Health Continuing Education will host Clinical and Ethical Indications for Cognitive Impairment Screening in Primary Care, on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am Eastern.  The webcast will feature Ms. Erika C. Robbins, vice president, Lewin Group, Center for Aging and Disability Policy and Ms. Lindsay Miller, executive director, New York Association on Independent Living. This webcast will educate healthcare professionals about how Money Follows the Person (MFP) programs can help eligible individuals transition from institutional settings back to their communities of choice, featuring the New York State MFP demonstration program. Participants will learn how transition specialists and peers can help support not only the individual, but also providers working in institutions and the community. Guidance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights, highlighting the importance of offering nursing home residents the opportunity to learn about available community resources, will be discussed.