Research Brief: Building on the Successes of Voucher Models to Promote Self-Direction

It’s well-documented that people with serious mental health conditions have difficulties getting the services they need to recover. Do mental health self-direction programs get people connected to and engaged with services and resources in their communities that can help with their recovery? To find out, HSRI researchers looked at 2 years of data from 94 participants in a self-direction program in Utah. The program was based on the state’s successful Access … Read More

Date: 10/2019

Author(s): HSRI

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

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