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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.Read More
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
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
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.Read More
Applications for the University of Delaware's National Leadership Institute on Developmental Disabilities, to be held this summer (July 21-26) will be accepted through June 14, 2019.
This week-long, intensive leadership development program is designed for current executive-level leaders and emerging leaders. Participants may work in areas of management or program leadership in organizations that provide, advocate for, or fund supports for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities and their families.< Read More