Microboards 101

This NCAPPS webinar provides an introduction to Microboards, which are tiny nonprofit corporations that are custom-designed to serve one person. Because of this singular focus, person-centered planning and service design is ‘baked-in' to the model. And it offers an ability to adapt quickly to someone's changing needs. Each Microboard is part of a larger personal circle of citizen-based support, connection, and companionship, offering a base for lifelong continuity of care, advocacy, and creative … Read More

Date: 09/2019

Author(s): NCAPPS

NCAPPS: Considering Brain Injury

This webinar assists participants in learning about person-centered supports for people with brain injury. It also covers the need for brain injury-specific information and understanding to guide person-centered practices. … Read More

Date: 08/2019

Author(s): Anastasia Edmonston, National Association of State Head Injury Administrators; Kelly Lang, NCAPPS Consultant; Anne Forrest, NCAPPS Consultant

Research Brief: Making the Business Case for Self-Directed Care

How does self-direction alter service use patterns, and is it more expensive than traditional treatment models?  To find out, HSRI researchers and colleagues looked at data from 45 participants in a 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. This Research Brief summarizes the results of the new research. The study – conducted by a team from … Read More

Date: 06/2019

Author(s): HSRI

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

Self-direction is a fast-growing platform for the delivery of community-based services and supports to people who need long-term care, and many states are choosing to use individual budgeting to make it a reality. Basing budget amounts on assessed need can help ensure that people have equal access to services across a service population. To better understand the methods that states use to create individual budgets, the benefits and risks of these approaches, and their level … Read More

Date: 06/2019

Author(s): Jami Petner-Arrey, Yoshi Kardell, Colleen Kidney

Promoting Engagement on Healthcare Transparency Sites

The rising costs and complexities of healthcare insurance and services can make it challenging for people to understand issues and confidently make decisions about the coverage and care they want, need and can afford. Healthcare transparency websites can help address this, and HSRI provides some best practices for promoting consumer engagement with these tools. … Read More

Date: 06/2019

Author(s): HSRI Population Health Team

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