UCP TO RELEASE STATE RANKINGS ON SERVICES

 

 UCP TO RELEASE STATE RANKINGS ON SERVICES FOR

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES

 Arizona, Maryland, Missouri, New York & Hawaii Top 2015 Case for Inclusion Report

 

Washington, DC (July 9, 2015) – United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) will release the 2015 Case for Inclusion, an annual report on the progress of community living standards for Americans living with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD), and host a media teleconference to discuss the report’s findings and significance at 11:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, July 16, 2015.

 

WHO:            Tarren Bragdon, author of the Case for Inclusion

 

WHAT:           Media teleconference on UCP’s 2015 Case for Inclusion report

 

WHEN:          11:00 a.m. ET (8:00 a.m. PT) on Thursday, July 16, 2015

 

HOW:             1-855-627-2564 PIN: 49647 /uberconference.com/ucpnational

 

Website view: cfi.ucp.org (will be live on July 16 just prior to call)

UCP will host the call and be joined by the report’s author, Tarren Bragdon, a nationally recognized expert on health reform issues.

ucp_logo_taglineThe annual Case for Inclusion is a dynamic and important tool for understanding how Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) are faring in each state across the country. Each state is ranked on a set of key factors, such as access to support, independence and health, UCP is able to develop a comprehensive analysis of each state’s progress or failures in providing critical services to individuals living with disabilities. All 50 states and the District of Columbia are ranked, not on their Medicaid spending, but on the outcomes for people with ID/DD. This year’s report features in-depth analysis of the policy issues driving the rankings, and examines how the highest-ranking states achieved their success.

An interactive website allows for exploration of the data and comparisons between states. In addition to reviewing this year’s rankings and significant takeaways from the new data, the call will review the website features journalists and others can use to understand the rankings in more depth.

The top five ranked states in 2015 are:

1. Arizona

2. Maryland

3. Missouri

4. New York

5. Hawaii

The bottom five ranked states in 2015 are:

51. Texas

50. Mississippi

49. Alaska

48. Montana

49. Illinois

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About United Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) educates, advocates and provides support services through an affiliate network to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. Together with nearly 100 affiliates, UCP has a mission to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities by supporting more than 176,000 children and adults every day—one person at a time, one family at a time. UCP works to enact real change—to revolutionize care, raise standards of living and create opportunities—impacting the lives of millions living with disabilities. For more than 60 years, UCP has worked to ensure the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in every facet of society. Together, with parents and caregivers, UCP will continue to push for the social, legal and technological changes that increase accessibility and independence, allowing people with disabilities to dream their own dreams, for the next 60 years, and beyond. For more information, please visit www.ucp.org.

 

Original Source; Baret News Wire.org

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