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  • Olmstead Plan Stakeholder Advisory (OPSA) Housing Committee

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    Meeting ID: 160 570 1173
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  • Olmstead Plan Stakeholder Advisory (OPSA) Older Adults Committee with Guest Speaker, Leigh Ann Kingsbury

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    The Olmstead Plan Stakeholder Advisory (OPSA) Committee on Older Adults, chaired by former member of the NC House of Representatives and former NCDHHS Secretary Lanier Cansler, is pleased to present national expert on person-centeredness and gerontologist Leigh Ann Creaney Kingsbury, MPA for her second presentation on Olmstead Plan development.  The online presentation regarding older adults with disabilities in the Olmstead context occurs on Friday, May 14 from 10:00 to 11:30 AM.

    •  May 14 – 10am -11:30am
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  • Special OPSA Meeting – Feedback from OPSA and the public on TAC’s Olmstead report

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    An Assessment of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ System of Services and Supports for Individuals with Disabilities
    The sole purpose of this one-hour meeting will be to receive feedback from OPSA and the public on the TAC’s report,
    An Assessment of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ System of Services and Supports for Individuals with Disabilities. The TAC’s Sherry Lerch will present the report on May 12 at the quarterly OPSA meeting.  The report will post on the DHHS Olmstead website the day before, May 11.
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This channel provides the five most recent WHO news articles.
  • WHO and UNICEF issue new guidance to promote breastfeeding in health facilities globally
    WHO and UNICEF today issued new ten-step guidance to increase support for breastfeeding in health facilities that provide maternity and newborn services. Breastfeeding all babies for the first 2 years would save the lives of more than 820 000 children under age 5 annually.

    The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding underpin the Baby-friendly Hospital Initiative, which both organizations launched in 1991. The practical guidance encourages new mothers to breastfeed and informs health workers how best to support breastfeeding.
  • WHO concerned about suspected chemical attacks in Syria
    WHO is deeply alarmed by reports of the suspected use of toxic chemicals in Douma city, East Ghouta.

    According to reports from Health Cluster partners, during the shelling of Douma on Saturday, an estimated 500 patients presented to health facilities exhibiting signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals. In particular, there were signs of severe irritation of mucous membranes, respiratory failure and disruption to central nervous systems of those exposed.
  • Nearly one billion people in Africa to be protected against yellow fever by 2026
    Nearly one billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high-risk African countries by 2026 with support from WHO, Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and more than 50 health partners.

    The commitment is part of the Eliminate Yellow fever Epidemics (EYE) in Africa strategy, which was launched by Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole, Nigeria’s Minister of Health and partners at a regional meeting in Abuja, Nigeria on Tuesday (10 April).

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