AHA will work with ADAPT, supports CCA!
This is excellent news! -s
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I have attended a lot of follow up meetings. Sometimes we have had to
wade through a lot of process and blah blah blah before we see results,
but this was different. Before we even showed up for today's meeting
with the American Hospital Association, they had already sent out
letters to Senator Harkin and Representative Davis stating that they support
the Community Choice Act!
The AHA staff took our action very seriously and more importantly took
action themselves... and they did so right away. You can really see
the power of ADAPT!
At today's meeting, the AHA also agreed to provide their state
affiliates information about the Olmstead decision and Money Follows the
and ask those affiliates to report back on their involvement with
Olmstead planning at the state level. Once they have that information, they
will work with us to develop "next steps."
Until then, they are working with ADAPT to prepare an article for their
bi-weekly publication that would explain our concerns regarding
discharge planning and highlight some best practices that promote people
living in their own homes. This would be distributed to about 20,000
people, including Capital Hill. They also agreed that ADAPT should have an
opportunity to present to their members, but they want to consider the
best place for that to happen. They really wanted to make sure that
that actual discharge planners got the message. They were clearly moved
by the personal stories we shared and seemed to want to make this a real
We need to make sure our local people hear what a powerful impact they
had on the AHA.
It was a great action and got great results!
FREE OUR PEOPLE!