Future Announcements Please stay tuned for future announcements about Alternatives 2013 including keynote speakers and registration. Our official Alternatives website is: http://www.power2u.org/alternatives2013
Maine Department of Health and Human Services’ “Stage B” Health Homes for Adults with Serious Mental Illness and Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance
The office of MaineCare Services is seeking information and comment regarding certain aspects of the Maine Department of Health & Human Services’ (the Department’s) Value Based Purchasing (VBP) Strategy focusing on Section 2703 of the Affordable Care Act, establishing Health Homes to serve MaineCare and Medicare-Medicaid dual enrollees (both children and adults) with significant mental health and co-occurring needs. The State is seeking information that it may use for future policy development regarding Health Homes, including information on how best to structure a Medicaid State Plan Amendment to support integrated and coordinated care for adults and children with mental health needs. Any individual or entity may respond to the Request For Information (RFI), including but not limited to individuals, social service organizations, advocacy organizations, mental health providers, primary care providers, hospitals and health systems. This RFI, and responses to it, does not in any way obligate the State, nor will it provide any advantage or disadvantage to respondents in potential future applications or Requests for Proposals for competitive procurement. All responses to this RFI are public. Please contact Kitty Purington
if you need assistance obtaining a copy of the RFI.
Notice Date: April 25, 2013
Deadline for Questions: 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, May 3, 2013 Answers Published: 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, May 17, 2013
Final RFI Submission Date: 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, June 19, 2013
Our Oil Heat Program for the 2012-2013 season has begun. Please call 1-877-JOE-4-OIL (1-877-563-4645) to receive an application. Please note that we are experiencing an extremely high volume of calls. Call center hours are Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM Eastern Standard Time.
In partnership with CITGO, Citizens Energy works with thousands of oil heat dealers and local fuel assistance agencies in 25 states to provide deliveries of home heating oil to those in need. The Oil Heat Program provides eligible families a one-time delivery of 100 gallons of home heating oil.
Research Opportunity: Developing Weight Loss Programs
The TU Collaborative invites you to participate in a new survey that seeks to gather input from individuals with psychiatric disabilities about the resources and services that would help them to achieve their weight loss goals. The information gathered will help to develop a weight loss program for mental health consumers interested in losing weight, providing the services and resources needed to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Who is eligible: Participants need to be over the age of 18 and have a psychiatric disability.
What the survey covers: This survey will help us identify what mental health consumers would like to see in a weight loss intervention. The survey will ask questions about personal health, nutrition, physical activity, goal setting, and preferences in technology and weight loss programs. Responses to the survey are completely anonymous and participants may choose to skip any question they do not wish to answer or stop the survey at any time. There is no penalty for not completing the survey.