WHO-Health & Climate

 

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UN official: Ebola is a medical and economic crisis

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UN WHO/WMO Invitation to submit Case Studies on Climate Services for Health by Oct 31st 

Dear Community of Educators, 

WHO & WMO are looking for case studies on Climate Services for Health.  Perhaps you have a case study that focuses on Environmental Education and health in the face of climate change?  If so, here is an opportunity to have it considered for publication.  More details below. 

All the best,

Pam Puntenney and Bremley Lyngdoh

UN SD Education Caucus Co-Chairs

Co-Coordinators Climate Change 

Dr. P. J. Puntenney

Environmental & Human Systems Management

1989 West Liberty       

Ann Arbor, MI  48103  USA

E-mail:  pjpunt@umich.edu

Cell:  (734) 330-0238

Voice/Fax: (734) 994-3612 

Clare Nullis [mailto:cnullis@wmo.int]

 

Subject: WHO/WMO Invitation to submit Case Studies on Climate Services for Health 

Dear Climate Colleagues 

The joint WMO/WHO Climate and Health Office, established in May of this year, is pleased to announce that a new publication on “Climate Services for Health: Enhancing Decision Support for Climate Risk Management and Adaptation” is in preparation.

In 2012, WHO and WMO jointly published the Atlas on Health and Climate, drawing attention to the key linkages and how climate information can be used to understand and manage climate sensitive health risks. This follow-up publication takes a next step to outline with greater detail the wide range of health applications that can benefit from using climate and weather information; what steps and processes can be used to co-develop and use climate and weather information in the health sector; and how such partnerships and services can really make a difference to the health community.  As the Global Framework for Climate Services moves into full implementation this year, this publication is one of many new initiatives in the pipeline to help accelerate the development of climate services for health research and practice.  

 Please accept this invitation to contribute short case studies of your experiences by Oct 31st that can help define and inform this emerging transdisciplinary field.

 

Further guidance is provided at http://www.gfcs-climate.org/node/579 or http://www.wmo.int/pages/meetings/documents/WHO-WMOCALLFORCASESTUDIESOFCLIMATESERVICESHEALTH.pdf

 

The case studies will be featured on a new WHO/WMO website, produced as an e-book, and depending on quality of submissions a hard copy edition in all 6 UN languages. This is an open invitation, so please share this announcement widely with your collaborators and take this opportunity to further promote your work and good practices. 

if you have any questions please contact Joy Shumake-Guillemot,

Officer-in-Charge, Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) Office

Tel.: +41 (0) 22 7308170

Skype:  joygmt
E-mail: jshumake-guillemot@wmo.int 

http://www.gfcs-climate.org/ 

 

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Regional commentary​: World Health Organizati​on conference on health and climate

Dear Climate Colleagues,
As the World Health Organization conference on health and climate takes place in Geneva, partners of the  Institute of Development Studies have brought together two blog posts on the complexities of development in the Indian Sundarbans region and the fight against Ebola in Africa,  highlighting the links between the two sectors.
As the effects of climate change are increasingly experienced around the world, the impacts of on health become clearer and deeper. In 2009, The Lancet stated climate change as “the biggest global health threat of the 21st century”. Both physical and mental health, as well as health systems, are affected, including from extreme weather events such as flooding, weakened infrastructure, depleted agricultural production, pollution, forced migration and destroyed livelihoods.
At the 2013 UNFCCC Warsaw Conference on climate change, there were potentially hopeful signs that the links between climate change and health are being taken more seriously. Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum from the World Health Organisation outlined these as:
·         The public identifies with the correlation between health and climate change.
·         The World Health Assembly has a resolution to act on climate change.
·         There are expanding programmes on health adaptation although there is now a need to try institutionalise programmes.
·         There are new initiatives supporting climate change mitigation. This includes decreasing air pollution and its effects.
The direct financial costs to health from climate change are estimated to be between US$ 2-4 billion per year by 2030. In South Asia alone, the cost of climate change means that the region could lose a shocking equivalent of 8.8% of its annual gross domestic product (GDP) by 2100. This could have a devastating effect on poverty levels, health and development progress. The question arises: how do we make sure that money is being funnelled into the right programmes?
‘Strengthening health system resilience to climate risks’ and ‘promoting health while mitigating climate change’ are the two main topics to be discussed at the World Health Organization (WHO) conference, taking place from 27 to 29 August. Health system resilience, climate-sensitive diseases (including malaria and diarrhoeal diseases), food and water security, and the environmental impact of the health sector itself are among the topics on the agenda. This global event brings together experts, technical specialists, advisors and policy makers to continue the much needed cross-sectoral dialogue, learning and sharing.
To mark the WHO conference, our colleagues in the Indian Sundarbans and South Africa have shared the real challenges on the ground and opportunities ahead in two blog posts:
Upasona Ghosh, Senior Research Officer at the Institute of Health Management Research works to explore and understand the uncertainties faced by the people of the Sundarbans region, due to climatic events, not only in direct relation to community health, but also to the other social determinants, such as livelihood and food security:http://bit.ly/Ughosh   
Mao Amis, Executive Director of African Centre for a Green Economy, explores the lessons that we can learn from the current Ebola outbreak when it comes to managing other diseases in the face of climate change: http://bit.ly/maoamis
You can find the full online link to this article here: http://bit.ly/1sI9koM
Kind Regards,
Fatema Rajabali
Climate Change Convenor Institute of Development Studies University of Sussex Brighton BN1 9RE Tel: +44 1273 915761 Fax: +44 1273 621202 Email: f.rajabali@ids.ac.uk

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WHO Conference on Climate Change and Health & round table on Climate Change, Nutrition, Health and Gender August 28th, 12:40 pm CET around the Conference

 Flyer NutritionRoundTable WHO Climate-Conf-rev2

Dear Colleagues 

As you know WHO is organizing a Conference on Climate Change and Health , 27–29 August taking place in Geneva this week, and for which all sessions will be livestreamed via Webex:

http://www.who.int/globalchange/mediacentre/events/climate-health-conference/objectives/en/

 We are organizing with the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) and the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment a round tablearound this Conference titled:  Creating a climate for health, nutrition and gender equality  August 28th, 12:40-13:50 pm (see attached a flyer). The round table will be webcasted https://who-meeting.webex.com/who-meeting/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=840337858

Best regards 

 M. Cristina Tirado- von der Pahlen, DVM, MS, PhD

Chair of the task force for Climate and Nutrition, International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS)   

http://www.environment.ucla.edu/people/person.asp?Facultystaff_ID=357

Tel: + 1 949 584 90 62  – Skype: mcristinatirado  - Email: cristinatirado@ucla.edu

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Conference Highlights

MakingHealthGlobal

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osV2bktvrbk

http://www.un-ngls.org/spip.php?page=article_s&id_article=2818

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http://www.un.org/news/

 62nd Annual DPI/NGO Conference :: For Peace and Development: Disarm Now!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDqecr1yZ_o

 

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[CPANYS] Digest Number 1818

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Join us for Picture This! Family on Sunday AND/OR Please share w

Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:31 am (PDT) . Posted by:

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Join us for Picture This! Family on SundayThe Met’s Picture This! Family Program for children ages 5-17 with visual disabilities and their families:
Sunday, September 28, 2-3:30 pm
Made from the Earth
Explore objects made from the earth through detailed descriptions, touch, and other sensory activities. Create your own clay artwork to take home.
These workshops support multiple areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum, including orientation and mobility, social skills, independent living skills, recreation and leisure skills, and sensory efficiency skills.
This program is free, but registration is required. Register now! Or contact us for further information. Call (212) 650-2010 or email access@metmuseum.org.
Visit www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/programs-for-visitors-with-disabilities for more information.
Join us for Picture This! Family Workshop
A workshop for families with children ages 5-17 who are blind or partially sighted
Sunday, September 28, 2-3:30pm
Made from the Earth
Explore objects made from the earth through detailed descriptions, touch, and other sensory activities. Create your own clay artwork to take home.
These workshops support multiple areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum, including orientation and mobility, social skills, independent living skills, recreation and leisure skills, and sensory efficiency skills.
This program is free, but registration is required. Register now! Call (212) 650-2010 or mailto:access@metmuseum.org.
Click here for our schedule of upcoming Picture This! programs for families.
Remember that we also offer verbal imaging and touch tours by request, free of charge.
To arrange a tour, call (212) 650-2010 or click here to email access@metmuseum.org.
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Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:54 am (PDT) . Posted by:

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October 1: Special Education Process
Queens, English, Presented by Amanda Haught
http://www.uwsofny.org/contact
Notice of Public Hearing: OASAS-OMH Joint 5.07 Plan October 2nd
OASAS Statewide Comprehensive Plan 2014-2018
OMH Statewide Comprehensive Plan 2014-2018
October 2nd from 2:00 to 4:00 pm
OASAS and OMH are conducting a joint public hearing on their statewide comprehensive plans. Both agencies will receive input for consideration in the development of their respective statewide comprehensive plans and ongoing planning initiatives. The Hearing is hosted by OASAS and OMH, and via videoconference among nine locations: Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, Ogdensburg, Manhattan, Staten Island, and West Brentwood.
Registration for any of the public hearing sites listed above is available at www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/planning/507. Given the number of individuals expected to want to testify, OASAS and OMH request that all input be received in writing. Individuals interested in being considered to present oral testimony should check the appropriate box using the online registration system. Should time constraints not allow all who want to present oral testimony to do so, OASAS and OMH will review their submitted comments in detail.
Please note that space is limited at some hearing sites. You must register in advance to attend the hearing. Registrations will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to these capacity constraints, organizations are respectfully asked to send one individual per organization to attend the hearing.
If you require any special accommodations to participate in the hearing, or have questions about the format, please contact Colleen Garrahan at Colleen.Garrahan@omh.ny.gov or 518-473-3570.
A listing of specific locations is available at http://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/planning/507/save-the-date-2014.pdf; registration and other information will be posted in the near future.
October 02 6:15-9 PM, Executive-function Training for Adults with ADD (West End Collegiate Ch, 245 W 77 St, West End Ave) $5
October 02 10-1 PM, 10-1 PM, Brooklyn FSSAC MTA Reduced Fare (25 Flatbush Ave 2nd floor) 718-642-8512 bfssac@yahoo.com
Access Board Webinar: “Building Blocks” – A Refresher (October 2)
The next webinar in the Board’s free monthly series will take place October 2 from 2:30 – 4:00 (ET) and will provide an in-depth review of “building block” requirements for ground and floor surfaces, clear floor space, turning space, operable parts, reach ranges, and protruding objects in the ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session (total limited to 25) or can be posed during the webinar. An earlier webinar on this topic is available.
For more information, including registration instructions, visit www.accessibilityonline.org.
The webinar series is made available in cooperation with the ADA National Network. Archived copies of previous Board webinars are also available on the site. Webinar attendees can earn continuing education credits (CEUs).
October 03, 4th NJ Disability Pride Parade & Celebration (NJDPP) (downtown Trenton, NJ)
The 4th Annual New Jersey Disability Pride Parade & Celebration will be held on Friday, October 3, 2014, beginning at 9 a.m. in downtown Trenton, N.J. We are expecting more than 500 people and organizations representing a wide variety of disabilities to march and roll from the NJ State House to the post-parade celebration on East Lafayette Street.
Join #NJDPP as we bring people, organizations and businesses together to celebrate pride with the disability community and to promote the belief that disability is a natural and beautiful part of human diversity while generating national awareness for the disability community.
October 04 10-2 PM, NCBH’s 20th Annual Breast Health Day (NCBH, 2nd Floor Radiology Dept) RSVP: 718-519-4840 or 718- 519-3086 Women 40 or older & women with a strong family history (mother/sister with breast cancer) are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this offer.
Next Verbal Description and Sensory Tour Saturday, October 4
2:00 PM
October Verbal Description and Sensory Tour at the Rubin Museum
The Rubin Museum offers verbal description and sensory tours for visitors who are blind or partially sighted. These free tours, which include museum admission, are one hour in length and take visitors on a journey that weaves together the culture, history, religion, and art of the Himalayas.
Museum guides are specially trained to lead these tours, which allow participants to form visualizations of the art through close, careful descriptions as well as touch objects like sculptures, art materials, woodblocks, and ritual implements.
Beginning in January 2014, Verbal Description and Sensory Tours take place on the first Saturday of every month from 2:00-3:00pm Reservations are required as space is limited so please contact the reservations office by phone, 212.620.5000 x319, or by email, access@rmanyc.org in advance of your visit.
Click the image below to view a Newsweek.com video highlighting the museum’s verbal description and touch tours.
Next Verbal Description and Sensory Tour Saturday, October 4
2:00 PM
Verbal Description and Sensory Tours at the Rubin Museum afford our visitors who are blind or partially sighted an opportunity to learn about the history, cultures, religions, and sacred arts of regions across Asia. Join our trained educators as they provide detailed descriptions of objects in our newest exhibition, Francesco Clemente: Inspired by India.
Verbal Description and Sensory Tours are offered on the first Saturday of every month at 2:00 p.m.
Event Invitation: Assist a Disabled Person with Shopping, Saturday, October 4
Alice Crespo invited you to her event:
Assist a Disabled Person with Shopping
Saturday, October 4 at 1:00pm
Bay Plaza Shopping Center in New York, New York
A group of disabled adults will be meeting at Macy’s at the Bay Plaza Shopping Center and are in need of people who can help with such things as picking out matching clothing for blind persons and/or…

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Fri Sep 26, (PDT) . Posted by:

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From: Noel, Christopher (Parks)
For those who haven’t seen yet, below and attached is the TV and print coverage of the Wheelchair Sports Federation’s 14th Annual Major League Wheelchair Softball Tournament held last week at Citi Field in Queens. NY1 and ABC7 along with the Daily News and NY Post came out.
Thanks to all the teachers, staff and children with disabilities who participated in the kid’s clinic and the New York Mets, Major League Baseball and NYC Parks for helping out!
a.. Wheelchair softball tournament at Citi Field shows heart, passion of adaptive sports (New York Daily News)
ABC 7 NEWS – 11 PM
http://mms.tveyes.com/MediaDownload.asp?MDID=3993278&MDS=7617
For the NY 1 feature on the Wheelchair tournament, paste into your browser the following: http:ny1.com/employeelogin.aspx
User name: twcaccess
Password: templogin1934
Type wheelchair in the search box on NY1 site and it will take you to video.
Christopher Noel
Accessibility Coordinator
T 718.760.6831 (Queens Office)  /  T 212.360.3319 (Manhattan Office)
C 646.632.7344 (Mobile Phone)
E christopher.noel@parks.nyc.gov
NYC Parks  /  Arsenal North
1234 Fifth Avenue, Room 201-203
New York, NY 10029  /  nyc.gov/parks
Follow Parks on: Facebook | Twitter | foursquare | Instagram | YouTube

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Family Fights Health Care System for Simple Request: To Die at H

Fri Sep 26, 2014 (PDT) . Posted by:

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An excellent and heartbreaking report by Nina Bernstein.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/26/nyregion/family-fights-health-care-system-for-simple-request-to-die-at-home.html?ref=nyregion&_r=0

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REMINDER:  September 30, 2014 Access to Independence: An Accessible

Fri Sep 26,(PDT) . Posted by:

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ATTENTION AAR USERS.
AAR customers when reserving a trip to the MOPD transportation EXPO on September 30 tell the AAR reservationist, “ I want to go to Columbus Park in Brooklyn” and give the time you wish to arrive at the event. AAR customers will be dropped off at the corner of Johnson St. & Cadman Plaza. For return trip request the same location Columbus Park in Brooklyn and you will be pick directly next to the event at the corner of Johnson St & Cadman Plaza.
The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and the NYC Department of Transportation will be holding Access to Independence: An Accessible Transportation Expo on September 30th. Provided below is additional information and enclosed is the event flyer. We would like for a large turnout, and if you could circulate this information to all it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
Access to Independence
The New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) in collaboration with the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) cordially invite you to: ACCESS TO INDEPENDENCE
“Access to Independence is an Accessible Transportation Expo Designed to Educate the Public About Accessible
Transportation Options Available in New York City” Victor Calise, Commissioner, MOPD
ACCESS TO INDEPENDENCE
September 30, 2014
10 AM – 2 PM
Columbus Park, Brooklyn NY
(North side of the park) Columbus Park is adjacent to Brooklyn Borough Hall
Access to Independence Participants Include:
NYC Department of Transportation (NYCDOT)
MTA New York City Transit  / MTA Access-A-Ride
NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission
NYC Department of Education
Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island
Interagency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies (IAC)
list end
Directions: By Subway: 2,3,4,5 to Borough Hall, entrance/exits are within the park. R to Court St, walk one block east towards Cadman Plaza W. A,C,F, R to Jay St-MetroTech,
walk two block west towards Adams St.
By Bus: The following Brooklyn bus routes are adjacent to the park 25, 26, 38, 41, 45, 52, 57, and 103. Please check with the MTA for additional bus routes.
Contact Information To participate please register online at: www.nyc.gov/mopd or Call 311
Matthew Puvogel | Transportation Coordinator
Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities
100 Gold Street, 2nd Floor | New York, NY 10038
O: 212.788.8948 | F: 212.312.0960
Follow Us | MOPD | Facebook | Twitter

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Latest EBSA update

Fri Sep 26, 2014 (PDT) . Posted by:

“Luda Demikhovskaya” lyudmila26

Latest EBSA updateFrom: United States Department of Labor
The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration has updated its website with the following:
a.. Final Rules – Amendments to Excepted Benefits (Dental and Vision Benefits/EAPs)
http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/pdf/2014-23323-PI.pdf

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
CMS-9946-F  /  45 CFR Part 146
RIN 0938-AS16
Amendments to Excepted Benefits
AGENCIES: Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury; Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor; Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services.
ACTION: Final rules.
SUMMARY: This document contains final regulations that amend the regulations regarding excepted benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Internal Revenue Code (the Code), and the Public Health Service Act. Excepted benefits are generally exempt from the health reform requirements that were added to those laws by the Health

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SOME EVENTS FOR NEXT WEEK by “Luda Demikhovskaya” lyudmila26

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SOME EVENTS FOR NEXT WEEK

Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:54 am (PDT) . Posted by:

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September 15 3-6 PM, DOH/DMH: Behavioral Health System Planning Forum- Registration Deadline:

September 12 (BK Public Library, Dweck Auditorium, 10 Grand Army Plaza BK) http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/downloads/pdf/mental/behavioralhealth-planningforums.pdf

Registration Deadline: September 12 call 347-396-7989

September 14 2-2:45 PM, An Unconfined Life: And the Role of Employment http://vcurrtc.org/registration/webcast/index.cfm?webcastID=284

Nominate a White House “Champion of Change” for Disability Employment – Deadline September 14

Is there a “Champion of Change” in your community? The White House is asking for your help in identifying and honoring people who are breaking down barriers to the middle class by providing employment opportunities for workers with disabilities, including workers with significant disabilities. These extraordinary leaders will be invited to the White House to celebrate their accomplishments and showcase what they are doing to ensure that people with disabilities have a fair shot at succeeding in good jobs and pursuing their career goals.

Nominees may include small business owners, managers of large or medium-sized companies, and business entrepreneurs and others who recognize that people with disabilities are a critical part of the American workforce. The nomination deadline is September 14, 2014.

LEAD Center to Host Webinar on Improving Services for All Job Seekers by Improving Services to Customers with Disabilities — September 16, 3:00-4:30 PM

The new Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) places a greater emphasis on serving all job seekers — regardless of the ability. This focus will not only improve services to individuals with disabilities, but also will help strengthen overall program outcomes. And, there are new professional development funds available to help ensure that organizations are in compliance. In this webinar, “Improving Services for All Job Seekers by Improving Services to Customers with Disabilities” participants will learn about the new legislative requirements under WIOA that relate to accessibility, how to tap into existing technical assistance, partnerships and resources, and more. The webinar will be held September 16, 3:00-4:30 PM EDT. It will be captioned and presentation materials will be sent to participants in advance of the webinar. For any other reasonable accommodation requests, please contact Brittany Taylor at btaylor@ndi-inc.org.

Register for the webinar:

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September 15 CMS & NYSDOH FIDA informational session (CMS NYC offices, 26 Federal Plaza) The meeting will be an opportunity for advocates, CBOs and providers to receive a FIDA training and ask questions/share concerns.

September 15-10/03, 12th Session of the CRPD Committee (NYC) http://www.usicd.org/detail/event.cfm?event_id=446&id=182

September 16 10-1 PM, Brooklyn FSSAC Empowerment Meeting (25 Flatbush Ave 2nd floor) 718-642-8512 bfssac@yahoo.com

September 16 noon, Final 50% Accessibility Yellow Taxis by 2020 Ruling (at the United States District Courthouse located at 500 Pearl St, Courtroom 11A Accessible entrance Worth St) If you want to submit written testimony: rrodgers@dralegal.org

September 16 2-4 PM, Gov Cuomo’s Citizen Preparedness Training Corps (Greenwich House Senior Center at Our Lady of Pompeii, 25 Carmine St) To register, visit http://www.prepare.ny.gov/training-events

Getting Your Classroom Ready for the New School Year for Your Students with Autism September 16, 2014

3:30pm CDT – 60 minutes
Title: Description: In this session I will walk us through setting up your classroom if you are teaching students with autism. We will discuss items you will need, steps to take to be prepared for day one of school and the days to come after that. Children with autism have a very specific set of characteristics and therefore also require a very specific set of strategies as well. I will share some of these important strategies with you.
Presenter: Mo Buti, M.Ed-BD, M.Ed-ADMIN
Cost: FREE
Learn More or Register Now

September 16 & 17 3-4:30 PM, Cost Allocation Plans and Time and Effort Reporting for Centers for Independent Living Part I: Cost Allocation Plans and Upcoming Uniform Grant Guidance, Part II: Time and Effort Reporting https://ncilforms.wufoo.com/forms/cost-allocation-plans-time-and-effort-reporting/

September 17 3-6 PM, OPWDD Community Dialogues on Employment Transformation Plan (Bernard Fineson- VC Room) http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/opwdd_services_supports/employment_for_people_with_disabilities/draft-plan-increase-employment-opps

Register & written comments: Allyson Fregeau allyson.b.fregeau@opwdd.ny.gov Allyson Fregeau, 44 Holland Ave 4th floor

Albany, NY 12229 Info: Community Dialogues: Office of Employment & Meaningful Activities at 518-473-9697

September 23 9-noon, Person-Centered Planning in Foster Care Forum (Children’s Aid Society Bronx Family Center, 1515 Southern Blvd) Register deadline September 17: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NYC92314 Questions? Bonnie Smith bonnie1_smith@urmc.rochester.edu 585-276-6308 Attend either September 22 or September 23

September 17 1-2:30 or 6-7:30 PM, Demo Center Workshop: Interactive Presentation: Let’s Play! Zombies! Ear Monsters! Danger! (CCVIP, Baruch, 151 E. 25 St#763,, 3-Lexington, AAR users: 152 E. 26 St) Register: 646-312-1420 If sponsored by NYS Commission for the Blind, contact you counselor for a referral Special guest: Marty Schultz, creator of Blindfold Racer who will reveal behind-the-scenes stories about making accessible video games, how they are tested and what makes them fun. Registration required: 646-312-1420.

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Fw: Affordable Care Act Page Update.  HHS webinar:September 17, Sept

Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:18 am (PDT) . Posted by:

“Luda Demikhovskaya” lyudmila26

Affordable Care Act Page UpdateThe Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration wants to let you know about an upcoming

The Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration wants to let you know about an upcoming HHS webinar:

Registration is now open for “The Transitional Reinsurance Program: Supporting Documentation Job Aid Review and Updating Reinsurance Contribution Filings” webinar to be held on September 17, September 19 and September 24, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET.

This webinar will provide an overview of the job aid available to assist entities in the development of Supporting Documentation and detail how an entity can update reinsurance contribution filings through Pay.gov if an issue arises after submission. The intended audience for this webinar is health insurance issuers, self-insured group health plans, trade associations, third party administrators (TPAs) and administrative services-only (ASO) contractors.

To register for this webinar and to obtain additional information visit https://www.regtap.info/. Registration for the webinars will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, limited to five (5) participants per organization. Note: The same material will be presented during these webinars, so registration will be limited to selecting only one of the event dates.

Questions can be submitted on https://www.regtap.info/ using “Submit an Inquiry” and note the “Reinsurance – Contributions” Program in your question text.

Registration is now open for “The Transitional Reinsurance Program: Supporting Documentation Job Aid Review and Updating Reinsurance Contribution Filings” webinar to be held on September 17, September 19 and September 24, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET.

This webinar will provide an overview of the job aid available to assist entities in the development of Supporting Documentation and detail how an entity can update reinsurance contribution filings through Pay.gov if an issue arises after submission. The intended audience for this webinar is health insurance issuers, self-insured group health plans, trade associations, third party administrators (TPAs) and administrative services-only (ASO) contractors.

To register for this webinar and to obtain additional information visit https://www.regtap.info/. Registration for the webinars will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, limited to five (5) participants per organization. Note: The same material will be presented during these webinars, so registration will be limited to selecting only one of the event dates.

Questions can be submitted on https://www.regtap.info/ using “Submit an Inquiry” and note the “Reinsurance – Contributions” Program in your question text.

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INFORM TO SSI RECIPIENTS OF SOME CHANGES

Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:30 am (PDT) . Posted by:

“Luda Demikhovskaya” lyudmila26

Starting October 1, 2014 there will be changes to everyone’s Social Security Income (SSI) payment.

This change is occurring because New York State has decided to pay its State money directly to the person receiving SSI benefits.

Beginning October 1, your SSI payment will consist ONLY of Federal money with no State money included in the amount. Before October 2014, your SSI consisted of both State and Federal money.

As long as you are eligible for both Federal and State payments, you will get a payment from SSI and a separate payment from New York State. New York State will contact you about paying the State money.

The most SSI will pay is $721 and it will be sent to your bank or financial institution on or around the first day of October 2014.

If you have any questions about the changes in your State payment please call the New York State SSP Customer Support Center at 1-855-488-0541.

You may also visit the website at http://www.otda.ny.gov/programs/ssp

To contact SSI call 1-800-772-1213

Please share this information with anyone who receives SSI and those who do not have access to a computer.

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Re: INFORM TO SSI RECIPIENTS OF SOME CHANGES

 

Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:56 am (PDT) . Posted by:

“Emergency Support Providers” imokay1965

Luda, does this just pertain to SSI? or does it also pertain to SSD as well?

Heidi Levy, MA
Executive Director/Advocate (ESP)
Emergency Support Providers
29 East 2nd Street #3J
www.EmergencySupportProviders.org
E-Mail: Heidi@EmergencySupportProviders.org
Phone: (347)742-8633

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> On Sep 12, 2014, at 1:30 PM, “Luda Demikhovskaya ld261@optonline.net [CPANYS]” <CPANYS-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 

Starting October 1, 2014 there will be changes to everyone’s Social Security Income (SSI) payment.
This change is occurring because New York State has decided to pay its State money directly to the person receiving SSI benefits.
Beginning October 1, your SSI payment will consist ONLY of Federal money with no State money included in the amount. Before October 2014, your SSI consisted of both State and Federal money.
As long as you are eligible for both Federal and State payments, you will get a payment from SSI and a separate payment from New York State. New York State will contact you about paying the State money.
The most SSI will pay is $721 and it will be sent to your bank or financial institution on or around the first day of October 2014.
If you have any questions about the changes in your State payment please call the New York State SSP Customer Support Center at 1-855-488-0541.
You may also visit the website at http://www.otda.ny.gov/programs/ssp
To contact SSI call 1-800-772-1213
Please share this information with anyone who receives SSI and those who do not have access to a computer.

 

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Re: INFORM TO SSI RECIPIENTS OF SOME CHANGES

Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:00 am (PDT) . Posted by:

“Luda Demikhovskaya” lyudmila26

Dear Heidi,

NO. It is just for SSI that people got pay partly from Federal money and in addition from NYS. SSD is money that people earn when they were working. If person is getting both SSD and SSI it is maybe would affect depends on the total sum.

From: mailto:CPANYS-noreply@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2014 1:49 PM
To: CPANYS@yahoogroups.com
Cc: 0-CPANYS ; 1-DNNYC ; 1-504 Dem Club
Subject: Re: [CPANYS] INFORM TO SSI RECIPIENTS OF SOME CHANGES

Luda, does this just pertain to SSI? or does it also pertain to SSD as well?

Heidi

Heidi Levy, MA
Executive Director/Advocate (ESP)
Emergency Support Providers
29 East 2nd Street #3J
www.EmergencySupportProviders.org
E-Mail: Heidi@EmergencySupportProviders.org
Phone: (347)742-8633

Sent from my iPad Air

On Sep 12, 2014, at 1:30 PM, “Luda Demikhovskaya ld261@optonline.net [CPANYS]” <CPANYS-noreply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Starting October 1, 2014 there will be changes to everyone’s Social Security Income (SSI) payment.

This change is occurring because New York State has decided to pay its State money directly to the person receiving SSI benefits.

Beginning October 1, your SSI payment will consist ONLY of Federal money with no State money included in the amount. Before October 2014, your SSI consisted of both State and Federal money.

As long as you are eligible for both Federal and State payments, you will get a payment from SSI and a separate payment from New York State. New York State will contact you about paying the State money.

The most SSI will pay is $721 and it will be sent to your bank or financial institution on or around the first day of October 2014.

If you have any questions about the changes in your State payment please call the New York State SSP Customer Support Center at 1-855-488-0541.

You may also visit the website at http://www.otda.ny.gov/programs/ssp

To contact SSI call 1-800-772-1213

Please share this information with anyone who receives SSI and those who do not have access to a computer.

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Re: INFORM TO SSI RECIPIENTS OF SOME CHANGES

Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:49 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

“Luda Demikhovskaya” lyudmila26


NO. It is just for SSI that people got pay partly from Federal money and in addition from NYS. SSD is money that people earn when they were working. If person is getting both SSD and SSI it is maybe would affect depends on the total sum.

From: Emergency Support Providers
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2014 1:49 PM
To: CPANYS@yahoogroups.com
Cc: 0-CPANYS ; 1-DNNYC ; 1-504 Dem Club
Subject: Re: [CPANYS] INFORM TO SSI RECIPIENTS OF SOME CHANGES

Luda, does this just pertain to SSI? or does it also pertain to SSD as well?

Executive Director/Advocate (ESP)
www.EmergencySupportProviders.org

Starting October 1, 2014 there will be changes to everyone’s Social Security Income (SSI) payment.

This change is occurring because New York State has decided to pay its State money directly to the person receiving SSI benefits.

Beginning October 1, your SSI payment will consist ONLY of Federal money with no State money included in the amount. Before October 2014, your SSI consisted of both State and Federal money.

As long as you are eligible for both Federal and State payments, you will get a payment from SSI and a separate payment from New York State. New York State will contact you about paying the State money.

The most SSI will pay is $721 and it will be sent to your bank or financial institution on or around the first day of October 2014.

If you have any questions about the changes in your State payment please call the New York State SSP Customer Support Center at 1-855-488-0541.

You may also visit the website at http://www.otda.ny.gov/programs/ssp

To contact SSI call 1-800-772-1213

Please share this information with anyone who receives SSI and those who do not have access to a computer.

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CORRECTION: Announcing the 2014 Concepts Gala October 30, 2014. RVSP

Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:41 am (PDT) . Posted by:

“Luda Demikhovskaya” lyudmila26

We are looking forward to celebrating with you at our 2014 Gala!

An evening of gourmet fare, fine art, education, awards and fun is coming up this October in downtown Brooklyn! Concepts of Independence will host health care leaders, managed care plans, politicians, advocates, artists, consumers and personal assistants at our 2014 Annual Gala at the Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge.

Our evening will include a cocktail hour where everyone can meet and mingle, and silent auction.

A silent auction is one that takes place during the event, in the background. The items for auction will all be displayed on a table, each with a piece of paper in front of them and a minimum bid. Guests write in their bid on the paper. Whomever bids highest by the time the auction closes (the end of the evening), receives the item and all payments are donated by to Concepts. We will be auctioning a number of exciting things, including tickets to Carnegie Hall, BAM, works from local artists and artisans, wineries, spas and more. It is looking like it will be a great time.

Then during dinner we will settle down to honor our Consumers and Personal Assistants who will be celebrating 25 years with Concepts of Independence in addition to notable advocates and leaders. Just prior to the Gala we will be hosting an educational seminar to help managed care plans and other individuals better understand the world of Consumer Direction. Gala attendees are welcome to attend this free workshop as well.

The Gala will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2014. The workshop will be from 2pm – 4pm, and the Gala from 4pm – 8pm. The whole event will take place at:

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

333 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (btw. Johnson and Fulton St)

While the full ticket price is $125, which supports our cause and the cost of the event, we are happy to be able to offer our Consumers, Surrogates and Personal Assistants deeply discounted price levels as outlined below:

· Consumer tickets: $50 each

· Personal Assistant tickets: $50 each

· Surrogates & family member tickets: $100 each

While this will not cover our own costs, we feel it is important that our members are able to attend. If you wish to attend, please return the Response Card with your payment at your earliest convenience but no later than October 3, 2014. Or you can visit http://concepts.eventbee.com to purchase tickets. Please extend this invitation to all Personal Assistants, family, friends and supporters. We hope to have a very worthwhile and fun evening!

Concepts is pleased to announce this year’s honorees, who will be awarded at our 2014 Gala:

FDNY Firefighters Damion Waite and Lawrence Hollingsworth will receive the Abe Zelmanowitz Humanitarian Award for their bravery in saving the life of a person with a disability in the face of severe danger. We are excited to announce that FDNY Commissioner Nigro will be at the Gala and will speak about the advances that FDNY has made in aiding people with disabilities.

Edith Prentiss will receive the Sandra Schnur Award for Advocacy for her incredible effort and success in the bid for more accessible taxicabs in NYC.

Crystal & Co will be presented with the Corporate Excellence Award for their crucial work in providing the best possible insurance and benefits to Concepts’ PAs, thereby fostering a stronger continuity of care.

Questions? Contact Meghan at mtaylor@coiny.org, or 212-293-9999 x244.
Meghan Taylor
Executive Assistant
Concepts of Independence
120 Wall Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10005
212-293-9999 x244
mtaylor@coiny.org

http://www.coiny.org/

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Fw: Terence Moakley – by D. Fredericksen

Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:58 am (PDT) . Posted by:

“Luda Demikhovskaya” lyudmila26

To many disability advocates Terence (Terry) Moakley is known as a knowledgeable teacher of all things ADA and a patient, encouraging team-member. His passing on September 8th, while sad is not an end, but a rally call to continue his great work – to treat all with respect while educating in hopes of removing barriers that prevent people with disabilities to live full, independent lives. This article was written by Donna Fredericksen (then Public Relations Director for United Spinal Association) and printed by the Queens Gazette on November 16, 2005. The photo was also taken by Donna who was honored to call this proud Marine not only her boss, but her mentor and friend.

Marshall Honors United Spinal Association Official

Terrence Moakley at right with Borough President Marshall, c. and Doris Seligman, co-chair of the Borough President’s Advisory Council for Persons with Disabilities. At the 13th Annual Disability Awards Ceremony in Borough Hall, Terence J. Moakley, United Spinal Association associate executive director, was recognized by Borough President Helen Marshall for being a leading advocate for the rights of the disabled for more than three decades. Marshall also declared Tuesday, October 18, 2005 as “Terence J. Moakley Day” in the borough of Queens.

“These awards acknowledge individuals and businesses that have taken the extra step to make a difference in the lives of others and set an example for others to emulate,” Marshall said. The awards ceremony, hosted by the Borough President’s Advisory Council for Persons with Disabilities, recognized the achievements of several people with disabilities in the areas of academics, athletics, volunteerism and/or charitable efforts and vocational pursuits. The award also recognized individuals like Moakley, who have created, or changed policy and conditions to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities in the borough.

Moakley was instrumental in making the New York City transit system wheelchair accessible, which was a model for establishing the public bus and rail system provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In 1995, New York City became the first city in the world with 100 percent accessible buses. Moakley continues working to ensure that commuters with disabilities have more options for both accessible and independent travel. As chair of the Taxis for All Campaign coalition, and as a member of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission’s Disability Advisory Board, Moakley has been a determined advocate for wheelchair access to the city’s massive taxi and livery system. In 2004, the first batches of taxi medallions designated as “wheelchair accessible taxicabs only” were sold in New York.

“United Spinal Association has been the leader in accessible transportation in the city since the 1970’s—first with accessible buses, subways and Access-A-Ride. We worked in coalition with other groups, as we do today, to get wheelchair accessible livery and taxis,” Moakley said. “It is a privilege to advocate daily on behalf of all persons with disabilities and I am honored to be recognized by Borough President Marshall and her advisory council.”

Moakley, a quadriplegic, also pioneered the longstanding and successful, “On the Move” program that teaches students with a variety of disabilities how to travel between home and school or worksite using public transportation. This program was a joint effort between the New York City Transit Authority and the New York City Department of Education Travel Training Program. Moakley’s career has included significant efforts to improve building code requirements for persons with disabilities. He served in an advisory role to New York State when it adopted a uniform building code in 1980, and he helped to write the original draft of New York City Local Law 58, which in 1987 made changes to the accessibility provisions of the city building code. In 1988, Governor Mario Cuomo appointed Moakley as a member of the state building code council, a position he held for 14 years. During that time, Moakley is credited with negotiating multi-family housing specifications which make it easier for persons with disabilities to live in this type of housing.

Addendum… to read more about Terry’s life, please visit http://www.unitedspinal.org/we-will-miss-terry-moakley/

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Call out for Youth social media campaign on Health and Climate Change

Dear Climate Change Friends and Colleagues,

WHO would like to inform you about the IFMSA call out for “Youth social media campaign on Health and Climate Change”. Please see message below.
All the best,
Pam Puntenney and Bremley Lyngdoh
UN SD Education Caucus
Co-Coordinators with Tiahoga Ruge, Jim Taylor, Tich Pesanayi, Kavita Myles, and Suzana Paudua
Youth Co-Coordinators Katherine Browne and Mohammad “Arman” Golrokhian
Dr. P. J. Puntenney
Environmental & Human Systems Management
1989 West Liberty
 Ann Arbor, MI  48103  USA
Cell:  (734) 330-0238
Voice/Fax: (734) 994-3612
To all youth passionate about climate change and health,
As young people, we often feel that there is a large disconnect between our visions, our projects our voices and the international political talks on climate change and health. We would like to change that. The international federation of medical students association (IFMSA) would like to facilitate a discussion with youth and the international climate community.
Youth everywhere have taken action to lead our societies towards a low carbon and climate resilient future. They are spreading awareness, adopting climate-friendly lifestyles, advocating for governmental action, and implementing adaptation and mitigation projects in their communities. We want to gain your opinions in order to create a Youth Voices document that will be added to the official report at the WHO climate change and health conference
This is your chance to tell decision-makers what your innovative ideas are for a healthy and sustainable future.
REGISTER NOW for this webinar which will be happening on Thursday July 24 at 4:00 pm CEST to start a discussion on climate change in health: https://who-meeting.webex.com/who-meeting/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=844555604
If you cannot make it, or would like to participate in the youth voices campaign, join our facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/youth2who/ and tweet us using the hashtag #youth2who
Help us put health on the climate change agenda
Kelly Lau
Intern Assisting the Conference Organising Committee
Health and Climate Change Team
Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health
World Health Organization
20, avenue Appia, 1211 Geneva 27
Email: lauk@who.int
More info about WHO Health and Climate Conference at:
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While the HIV prevalence has fallen by nearly 27% among young people aged 15-24 globally between 2001 and 2011, young people still account for 40% of all new HIV infections among adults. In 2011, there were some 4.6 million young people living with HIV

GYCA NFP Applications on health issues   JUNE 7th, APPLICATION DEADLINES

Global (2) Campaign against Youth Unemploymetn article.docx draft-proposal summary PDF

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                           Former President Clinton asks nations

-  Keep funding AIDS programs

–Please fund more Maternal Mortality Health

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/africa/07/19/clinton.aids.vaccine/

http://www.unric.org/en

http://www.worldwewant2015.org/en/openhome

http://www.womendeliver.org/

http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/pdf/MDG%20Report%202012.pdf

http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1590

 UK HIV info Event S’t Andrews Foundation PDF

Int Day Disability AYWDN Press Release of African Youth

http://www.un.org/disabilities/

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http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/newsletter/desanews/feature/2013/12/index.html#9163

 

“We need sustainable statistics to support sustainable development”

 

While the HIV prevalence has fallen by nearly 27% among young people aged 15-24 globally between 2001 and 2011, young people still account for 40% of all new HIV infections among adults. In 2011, there were some 4.6 million young people living with HIV

GYCA NFP Applications on health issues   JUNE 7th, APPLICATION DEADLINES

 

Global (2) Campaign against Youth Unemploymetn article.docx draft-proposal summary PDF

 

http://www.nspoh.nl/page.ocl?pageID=1&mode=&version=&MenuID=0

 

http://www.nspoh.nl/page.ocl?pageID=42&menuID=42

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http://www.unric.org/en

http://www.worldwewant2015.org/en/openhome

http://www.womendeliver.org/

http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/pdf/MDG%20Report%202012.pdf

 

UK HIV info Event S’t Andrews Foundation PDF

 

http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=1590

 

 Int Day Disability AYWDN Press Release of African Youth

 

http://www.un.org/disabilities/

 

http://www.stakeholderforum.org/sf/outreach/

 

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UNICEF  NEW YORK

Missing the message about Maternal Morality http://vimeo.com/2771325

http://www.unicef.org/devpro/46000_48066.html    spread awareness

 

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