North Dakota Person-Centered Practices

Person-Centered Practices assist individuals to have control over the life they desire and engage fully in their communities

North Dakota is developing a strong and consistent statewide vision and universal understanding of person-centeredness across all North Dakota Department of Human Services (ND DHS) entities and community partners. Together we will: bring diverse voices to the table, support individuals participating in services and statewide system change efforts, transform policies to reflect statewide person-centered values and culture, and ensure communication is accessible and relatable.

Unifying Efforts

The Self-Assessment is a tool for people who manage programs that offer support services to establish baselines, create action plans, and measure progress toward building a more person-centered system. Each ND DHS division will complete the process, with support from a project manager, guidance from subject matter experts, and input from stakeholders, including individuals who receive services.

See the Areas Covered in the Self-Assessment

Creating Positive, Meaningful Lives

Person-Centered Practices assist everyone (individuals who receive services, family members, staff, organizations, and systems) in creating a positive and meaningful life, building on an individual's unique interests and strengths.

View the Four Main Person-Centered Principles

Ensuring System Change

With support from the technical assistance provided by NCAPPS, an ND DHS cross-division workgroup developed North Dakota’s Technical Assistance Plan, detailing goals, activities, and timing to ensure statewide implementation and system change.

Learn about the Goals and Objectives

Upcoming, Inclusive Virtual Event

Plans are underway for an online Person-Centered Practices Summit in fall 2020 to engage individuals receiving services, their families, stakeholders, and providers in a true form of collaboration. The goal is to reach a shared understanding of person-centered practices, facilitate connections, embrace cultures and promote improvement for system change.

Register for the Webinar

Proven Commitment

NCAPPS is an initiative from the Administration for Community Living and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and is run by the Human Services Research Institute, to help states, tribes, and territories implement person-centered thinking, planning, and practice in line with US Department of Health and Human Services policy. North Dakota was one of 15 states to apply and receive technical assistance for up to three years, to help advance person-centered thinking, planning, and practice. 

Join an Upcoming NCAPPS Webinar

No Need to Reinvent the Wheel

The Asset Map is a working tool to document existing stakeholder engagement opportunities; encourage systematic and strategic thinking about next steps, ultimately saving time and resources; reference when brainstorming potential groups to engage; and expand and improve on current systems and processes within ND DHS.

Use the Asset Map During Engagement

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Engage Individuals Who Receive Services

The goal to consistently include service recipients in decision making requires them to be in the room and at the table when decisions are being made.This guide details five strategies and proven practices to directly involve people in workgroups and teams.
View North Dakota's Guide of Best Practices

Funding for the Project

ND DHS is funding the systemwide effort, with support from the Behavioral Health Division and Money Follows the Person.

Together, We’re Better

North Dakota’s Person-Centered Practices initiative is a statewide, systemwide priority. All voices and actions are instrumental in the process to assist individuals in having control over the life they desire and fully engaging in their communities.

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