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Comprehensive Person-Centered State Work Incentive Initiatives:

A Resource Center for Developing & Implementing Medicaid Buy In Programs
Related Employment Initiatives for Persons with Disabilities

District of Columbia

I. Overview of a State’s Comprehensive Person-Centered Employment Initiatives

The District of Columbia has a Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Project

II. What’s New and Persons to Contact

Gail Smith
Public Health Advisor
District of Columbia Medical Assistance Administration
825 North Capital Street NE
Suite 5135
Washington, DC 20002
Phone (voice): 202/442-8993
Fax: 202/442-4790
Email: Gail.Smith@dc.gov

Susan M. Daniels, Ph.D.
Daniels and Associates
3001 Veazey Terrace, NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
Phone (voice): 202/363-8970
Email: smdaniels@earthlink.net

III. Program Development - Past and Present

  • Executive Branch Leadership, Cross Disability Coalition Leadership and Interagency Working Groups
  • Initial Planning, Information Gathering and Program and Fiscal Estimates


IV. State Legislation - Adopted and Pending


V. Current State Policies and Program Descriptions

  • State Policies: State Plans, Regulations and Waiver Requests to Federal Agencies - Pending and Adopted Programs
  • Ensuring Informed Choice and Person - Centered Programs: Benefits Counseling, Work Force Investment Act Implementation and Related Educational Services
  • Descriptions for Consumers and Staff Training Activities


VI. Program Data and Impact

  • Medicaid Buy-In Data
  • Consumer Surveys and Evaluation Studies


VII. Comprehensive Employment Initiatives

Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy and Center for Health Services Research and Policy at George Washington University

Supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with additional support provided by NIDRR of the US Department of Education through the RRTC on Workforce Investment and Employment Policy at the Law, Health Policy and Disability Center at the University of Iowa. (#H133B980042) 

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