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Improving Quality in Community-Based Care Conference: \"Insuring Quality in Consumer-Directed Delivery Models\"

These materials are from the national conference sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and held in Nashville on May 2-3, 2002. The goal of the conference was to provide an opportunity for information exchange among decision-makers in the design and implementation of quality management/improvement. This conference was designed to facilitate communication around quality management among state staff, federal agency staff, providers, and consumers/advocates.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49535

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Promising Practices in HCBS: Pennsylvania- Resource Counseling and Financial Assitance for Informal Caregivers

This report describes the State of Pennsylvania’s Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP), administered by the Department of Aging, that offers a comprehensive service package with specific funding and services for family caregivers. FCSP uses state & recently available federal funds to allow the caregiver to choose the services needed to help care for an older relative at home and provide financial assistance with out-of-pocket expenses. Early program evaluation found the services effective.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49522

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Alabama Developmental Disabilities Council--Website

The Alabama Council for Developmental Disabilities oversees activities in advocacy, capacity building, and systems change. These initiatives contribute to a coordinated comprehensive system of community services that are directed by people with developmental disabilities and/or their families. The Council is a membership organization. Check out the website for more specific information.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49517

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Pennsylvania: Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q)

The Promising Practices Bulletin highlights Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q), one of Pennsylvania’s quality management strategies in its Developmental Disability programs. IM4Q consists of of an independent review team that is composed of individuals with disabilities, family members, and other concerned citizens who are independent of the services being reviewed.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49515

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Root Cause Analysis: A Summary of Root Cause Analysis and its use in State Developmental Disabilities Agencies

This introduction to root cause analysis, and its adaptation to developmental disabilities systems, has been commissioned by the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) in an effort to assist state DD program administrators enhance their risk management and quality improvement activities. It is designed to provide guidance on the use of root cause analysis to individuals charged with managing programs and larger systems that serve and support persons with developmental disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49507

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Massachusetts Housing Registry

The Mass Accessible Housing Registry is a free program that helps people with disabilities find rental housing in Massachusetts, primarily accessible and barrier-free housing. People with disabilities can search this information to identify housing opportunities that suit their needs. A contact person and phone number is provided, and if you are interested in applying to a particular apartment, you should call them directly.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49500

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