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HDI Introduces “Transportation Tuesdays”

HDI introduces a new series: Transportation Tuesdays!

Every Tuesday for the next six weeks, we will share alternative, accessible modes of transportation and how to access them for yourself or someone you support.

For millions of Medicaid beneficiaries, a lack of transportation presents a serious barrier to accessing medical treatment and community-based services. Did you know that Kentuckians who receive Medicaid benefits can get the transportation assistance they need to get to and from medical appointments and other plan of care associated services?

This service is called Medicaid NEMT and is managed across Kentucky by 16 regional transportation brokers. NEMT Service is available:
• To Medicaid recipients of all ages who lack their own transportation
• To every home in Kentucky, no matter how rural
• At no cost to the rider
• To get to and from any Medicaid appointment or Medicaid related service

Learn more about Medicaid NEMT by watching short videos, listening to audio content, or viewing handouts here: https://transportation.hdiuky.org/nemt/

Contact Maria.Kemplin@uky.edu for more information.

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Transportation Initiative Seeks to Find Solutions for Rural Kentucky

KentuckyWorks and Kentucky E3TC held a joint community conversation on March 20 in Jackson, Kentucky. The goal of the activity was to bring together a diverse group of concerned citizens in the Breathitt County area to examine what could be done to increase transportation options for people with disabilities. Our expectation is that success with this task will result in an increase in inclusion.

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Latest Fund for Excellence Grants: Winter 2018

We’re excited to share that HDI is funding the following four outstanding Fund for Excellence projects this quarter! With improved consumer advocacy, leadership, and transportation options, take a look at these projects to learn how HDI plans to build more inclusive and empowered communities in Kentucky and nationwide.

This round of Fund for Excellence projects represent timely and exciting recognition of pressing needs in Kentucky. We hope that findings will be used to directly impact lives of Kentuckians with disabilities and their families, with the potential to add to the literature and develop larger projects as well!—Kathy Sheppard-Jones

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