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Nicole LeBlanc Receives ‘Advocate of the Year’ Award

Date: 07/2019

HSRI’s Nicole LeBlanc received the David Joyce Advocate of the Year Award by the Autism Society of America! She was presented the award on July 10 at the Autism Society’s National Conference.

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HSRI's Julie Bershadsky Appointed to NQF Technical Expert Panel

Date: 06/2019

Julie Bershadsky, PhD, the director of HSRI's Aging and Disabilities research team, has been appointed to the National Quality Forum’s Measure Sets and Measurement Systems Technical Expert Panel. Within the Panel, she’s been assigned to the Measurement Systems Subgroup. Through the use of a multistakeholder process, NQF aims to promote alignment, reduce unintended burden, and accelerate value-based purchasing adoption in the performance measurement field. 

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CEBC Rates Ohio's Kinship Supports Intervention a 'Promising Practice'

Date: 06/2019

As part of HSRI's evaluation of Ohio's IV-E waiver, HSRI's Child, Youth and Family team helped the State develop a Kinship Supports intervention—a model designed to increase support for kinship caregivers and improve outcomes for child welfare-involved families. HSRI's Cailin Wheeler recently helped the State submit an application to the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse (CEBC) describing the program and the study findings, and the CEBC officially rated Read More

Making the Business Case for Self-Directed Care

Date: 06/2019

HSRI's Bevin Croft, Kristin Battis, and colleagues examined the business case for self-direction. And their findings were recently published in the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. They looked at data from 45 participants in a mental health self-direction program in Pennsylvania - comparing the amounts, types, and costs of mental health services used by people before and after they began participating in self-direction.  In the study data overall, self-direction was cost-neutral. View a 2-page summary Read More

HSRI Perspectives | Making Self-Direction a Reality: Using Individual Budgets to Promote Choice, Control, and Equity

Date: 06/2019

To better understand the methods that states use to create individual budgets, the benefits and risks of these approaches, and their level of alignment with principles of self-determination, we examined 260 1915(c) Home and Community-Based Service waivers from across the nation.

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