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Supported Decision-Making Pilot: Year 1 Evaluation Report

This report presents the results of the first-year evaluation of a pilot project in western Massachusetts. The pilot 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 supported decision-making (SDM). As stated in the report, CPR and Nonotuck established a cooperative organizational foundation for SDM, invested considerable resources in SDM education … Read More

Date: 12/2015

Author(s): Elizabeth Pell and Virginia Mulkern

Evaluation of the Minnesota Preferred Integrated Network - Final Report

This report presents the results of an evaluation of the Preferred Integrated Network (PIN) program, an integrated care delivery program for people with serious mental illness in Minnesota’s Dakota County. The program is a public-private partnership between Medica, a managed care organization, and Dakota County. In addition to an expanded benefit set that includes mental health services, program enrollees also receive a Wellness Navigator—a designated case manager and single point of access … Read More

Date: 07/2015

Author(s): HSRI & Desert Vista Consulting

Information Brief: Person-Centered Planning and Supports Budgets

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 a person … Read More

Date: 12/2015

Author(s): HSRI

National Core Indicators Staff Stability Survey Report 2014

The 2014 Staff Stability Report compiles survey data taken from provider agencies regarding the direct support professional (DSP) workforce. Some initial findings include:  Of the DSPs who left employment at responding agencies between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014, 37% had been employed for less than 6 months. This number varied vastly by state.  Across the responding agencies, the turnover rate for DSPs was 45%.  Of responding agencies that differentiate between full- and part-time employees, there … Read More

Date: 11/2015

Author(s): NASDDDS & HSRI

Milwaukee County Outpatient Behavioral Health Capacity Assessment

As part of an ongoing analysis of the behavioral health care delivery system in Milwaukee County, HSRI and its partners the Technical Assistance Collaborative and the Public Policy Forum recently issued this report of findings from an analysis of the county’s outpatient capacity. … Read More

Date: 10/2015

Author(s): Human Services Research Institute

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