General News

February: American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month. Check out the American Heart Association to explore information and resources about heart disease and how to prevent or manage it.

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) features ideas for accommodations for workers with heart conditions.

National Burn Awareness Week

February 4th - 10th is National Burn Awareness Week, sponsored by the American Burn Association, which offers awareness materials, fact sheets on burn injury, and tips on fire safety.

Also, explore the research, factsheets, and other resources from the Burn Injury Model System Centers.

NPR Special Series: “Abused and Betrayed”

National Public Radio (NPR) produced this seven-part series of special reports investigating the “hidden epidemic” of sexual assaults against people with intellectual disabilities.

Health and Safety in Group Homes

This website, which includes model practices, videos, and related information, features a new report, Ensuring Beneficiary Health and Safety in Group Homes Through State Implementation of Comprehensive Compliance Oversight. The report follows recent audits which found that individuals with developmental disabilities living in group homes often experienced serious injuries and medical conditions that resulted in emergency room visits.