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Lewin HCBS State-by-State Population Tool

Tool developed to estimate numbers of persons with disabilities. As states expand home and community based services (HCBS) for individuals with long term care needs, many are concerned that the demand for these services could be much greater than the current demand for institutional care (i.e., the so-called \"woodwork effect.\") The Lewin Center on Long Term Care developed the HCBS Population Tool to provide estimates of this potential demand.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49509

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Exploring the Opportunities: Affordable, Accessible, and Integrated Housing 101-Parts 1&2

This 2-part presentation series provides basic information about housing opportunities, including options for affordable, accessible and integrated housing. This program is intended to educate people about the process of the money flow from the Federal Government down to the local communities and how one can access some of those funds. The presenters discuss the private and public sectors in simple language that is easy to understand.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49508

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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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Personal Assistants Registry Link

User-run personal assistance requires awareness, knowledge and skills on the part of persons with extensive disabilities. For this reason the Personal Assistance Network was started for compiling an internet-based library with legal texts, training manuals for assistance users, international examples of assistance delivery schemes, etc and developed interactive services, like this Registry Link.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49506

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Workforce Tools: Direct Care Worker Associations- Empowering Workers to Improve The Quality of Home and Community-Based Care

Direct-care worker associations can give individuals a means of gaining additional skills, accessing support and recognition, and networking with peers. They can also raise awareness to the value of caregiving work and help workers develop leadership skills needed to become involved in discussions about long-term care policy and workplace practices. The article provides a historical overview of associations, reviews successful models, and addresses ways to organize and sustain groups.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49497

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Counseling/Fiscal Agent Initial Readiness Review Manual

Initial Readiness Review for Counseling/Fiscal Agent in Arkansas Cash and Counseling Demonstration. The purpose of the CFA Initial Readiness Review is to determine whether the vendor selected by the Division has developed and implemented the systems and policies and procedures necessary to act as a CFA in accordance with the provision of the State’s RFP and the CFA contract.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49496

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