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Supported Decision-Making Pilot Project Evaluation

Date: 12/2015

HSRI released its first-year evaluation report of a supported decision-making (SDM) pilot project in western Massachusetts. The project is a joint initiative between the Center for Public Representation and Nonotuck Resource Associates.

The report notes key lessons learned and provides recommendations for those looking to implement SDM. As stated in the report, CPR and Nonotuck established a cooperative organizational foundation for SDM, invested considerable resources in SDM education and training, and assisted Read More

Information Brief on Person-Centered Planning and Supports Budgets

Date: 12/2015

HSRI’s intellectual and developmental disabilities team created an information brief that describes the person-centered planning and supports budgeting processes, and illustrates how the two may be integrated.

Thanks to the work of so many, it is increasingly accepted that supports should be tailored to people’s individual preferences, goals, and aspirations. Person-centered thinking and planning can help groups create these personalized supports; it's a process that brings people together to help Read More

Job Opening: Data Management Specialist

Date: 12/2015

Are you a skilled data manager with a passion for social justice? Do you want to make sure that federal and state policymakers, agency directors, and other human services professionals have the high-quality information they need to make data-based policy decisions?

We’re seeking a full-time Data Management Specialist to work with our Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and Child and Family Services research teams in our Tualatin, Oregon Read More

NCI Releases Staff Stability Survey Report

Date: 11/2015

Recognizing that the quality of life for individuals with ID/DD in the service system is inextricably linked to the work quality and stability of those who are paid to support them, the National Core Indicators (NCI) assists states in collecting accurate and comprehensive data on the direct support professional (DSP) workforce. NCI just released its 2014 Staff Stability Survey Report, which compiles survey data taken from provider Read More

CompareMaine Launch

Date: 11/2015

The Maine Health Data Organization (MHDO) has launched CompareMaine.org, a new health care transparency website developed by HSRI's Health Data team. Consumers can use the new website to compare the average cost of over 200 medical procedures at more than 170 healthcare facilities in the state. They can also use the site to compare quality ratings for many facilities.

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