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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

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

NCI: Evidence for HCBS Requirements and Revised HCBS Assurances

This guide identifies relevant National Core Indicators (NCI) data that states can use to inform their statewide assessment efforts and to demonstrate systems-level ongoing compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) home and community-based services (HCBS) requirements and with Quality Assurances and Sub-Assurances. CMS quality management expectations for the operation of HCBS continue to evolve. CMS issued HCBS requirements that went into effect in March 2014; these included requirements for HCBS settings … Read More

Date: 11/2015

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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