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Risk Management Contract Requirements – Michigan

Risk management embraces all the decisions we make and activities we undertake with the intent of improving our health and safety and the environment. This document consists of excerpts from the 2007 Michigan Department of Community Health Contract Requirements for Care Management Performance Criteria and Waiver Program Operating Standards. Review this protocol as an example.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52024

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Emergency Preparedness Best Practices – Louisiana

Review guides that help people be prepared for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. There are separate guides for service providers, case managers, and people with disabilities. Each of the guides covers the steps of: 1) Being prepared for emergencies; 2) Responding at the time of an emergency, and; 3) Recovering after an emergency.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51995

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Using Research To Improve Practice and Inform Policy in Assisted Living: A Manual for Community-Based Participatory Research

A new first-of-its-kind e-manual has been published about improving practices and informing policies in assisted living communities through the use of a collaborative method of research – community-based participatory research (CBPR). The manual serves as a “how-to” resource for researchers, practitioners, advocates, policy makers, and community members and explains the principles and methods of community-based participatory research with actual examples from the medication management research.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51985

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The Disability Law Handbook

Meant for individuals with disabilities and entities that have obligations under disabilities law, the handbook provides basic information about disability rights and resources for finding out more. The book is in a Q and A format while the website is organized by topic. Employment, services and programs, public accommodations, housing, education, transportation, and technology and communications are all discussed.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51948

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In-Home Supportive Services Examination of the Impact of SB 1104:The 2004 Quality Assurance Initiative – California

CA’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) aims to keep people in their homes by paying for personal care services approved by social workers. SB 1104 was introduced in 2004 to ensure and measure delivery of services and program integrity. The report examines whether the elements of the bill were enacted. It also describes alternative models for in-home service delivery, including the Cash & Counseling model and one wherein private companies provide IHSS. Sample timecards and handbooks are given.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51940

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HousingPolicy.org: Online Guide to State and Local Housing Policy

Use the resources on this site for evaluating and making housing policies and strategies. It contains examples of proven solutions, easily accessible information on state and local policy tools, and guidance on how to put them together to form a comprehensive, effective housing strategy. The site is run by the Center for Housing Policy.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51925

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State DD Agency Policies on the Use of Restrictive Procedures

Follow the link for a comprehensive listing of state statutes, regulations, policies, and procedures regarding the use of emergency or planned physical, chemical, mechanical, or other restraints. Additional documents offer information on positive behavior support guidelines, training manuals, and other policy-related materials. Many emphasize the use of positive or non-aversive interventions. Links are provided to access documents on many state DD agency websites.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51923

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Consumer Handbooks – Minnesota

Here are resources used to educate consumers about MN’s Consumer Directed Community Supports, Personal Care Assistance, and Road to Independence programs. The first handbook gives guidance on the processes and protections of consumer direction and also provides sample care plans and assessments. The handbook on personal care assistance is available in English, Somali and Vietnamese and reviews eligibility, management, and use of services. The last guide assists in moving out of an institution.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51922

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