Policy reports

Promoting a National Vision for People with Disabilities: Successful Policies and Enduring Barriers

Prepared by Paul Saucier, August 2002

About the author

Paul Saucier is Director of Integrated Care Systems at Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters Healthcare) in Brunswick, Maine, where he conducts analysis and provides technical assistance to the federal government and states. He has conducted qualitative health and disability research for more than 20 years, with a special emphasis on Medicaid, Medicare and other public programs for older persons and persons with disabilities. Paul has previously held positions at the University of Southern Maine’s Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy, the National Academy for State Health Policy, the Maine Legislature’s Office of Policy and Legal Analysis, and the Consumer Advisory Board. He earned his BS at Cornell University and his MA in Public Policy and Management from the Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine. During Paul's Ian Axford Fellowship exchange to New Zealand he was based at the Ministry of Health in Wellington, where he researched how New Zealand's public policy and practice regarding disability support services advanced or hindered the goals articulated in the disability strategy of New Zealand's Public Health and Disability Act.

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