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The Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) is seeking to hire a part-time or full-time paid summer intern to work on behavioral health research and evaluation projects in its Cambridge, MA offices. Duties include but are not restricted to: maintaining project records and files; scheduling and taking notes at meetings; gathering information through literature reviews and searches; data coding and entry; proofreading and other editorial tasks; and assisting with presentation materials, reports, and Read More
Are people with autism benefiting from disability reforms and supports to the same extent as people with other developmental disabilities? HSRI staff, along with partner Ari Ne’eman, examined the NCI Adult Consumer Survey data to find out. They discovered that, compared with respondents without an ASD diagnosis, respondents with ASD with were less likely to have paid jobs in the community, less likely to have had input into major life decisions, and less Read More
This fall, Consumer Reports released the results of an investigation into the quality and usability of cost-estimator tools from New York health insurance companies and related resources. As part of the study, CR also examined eight standalone websites that deliver healthcare cost and quality information to consumers, including CompareMaine, a state-specific tool developed by HSRI’s population health team. Using a combination of consumer user testing and objective scoring criteria, CR rated the standalone Read More
Alixe Bonardi, senior leader of HSRI’s intellectual and developmental disabilities services research team, has been named a fellow of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD).
Bonardi has been an employee of HSRI for two years, and she leads HSRI’s National Core Indicators efforts, a 20-year partnership with the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services to assess outcomes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Read More
The Human Services Research Institute announced today the new senior leadership team that has been selected to lead HSRI’s strategic direction. The new team balances continuity and forward-thinking, promoting the next generation of HSRI leaders from within the organization and providing a platform for continuing HSRI’s mission of assisting health and human services agencies to improve the quality and availability of programs and services that help people live independent, healthy, fulfilling lives.< Read More