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Community Living Brief: States\' Initiatives to Address the Needs of Persons Dually Diagnosed with Psychiatric and Developmental Disabilities

The aim of this policy brief is to offer state planners and program administrators an overview of strategies being used to improve and develop programs to support individuals with co-occurring psychiatric and developmental disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51006

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Mental Health Transformation Trends: Spring 2006

This issue provides an overview of what happened when 7 Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grants (MHT SIGs) convened in Washington D.C. The article “Moving From Vision to Reality” discusses transformational leadership, the central theme of the meeting. This publication also includes: +State Profile: Maryland Builds On History Of Mental Health Transformation +Federal Partner Spotlight: Social Security Administration +Consensus Statement on Recovery Issued +The CMHS 2007 Budget

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51003

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The Indicator: NCI’s Bimonthly Newsletter – March 2006

This is the latest newsletter of the National Core Indicators (NCI) program. The publication is designed to keep you abreast of developments and best practices in performance and outcome measurement as exemplified in initiatives among NCI participants. Issue 1, Volume 3 explores mortality outcomes in Wyoming, Arizona and Connecticut.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50976

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Referral Registry and Workforce Resource Centers Website

Managed by the Home Care Quality Authority (HCQA), a public agency in Washington, this Registry is a customized internet-based system designed to match the needs of publicly funded in-home consumers/employers with pre-qualified individual providers. The day-to-day operations are administered by Referral and Workforce Resource Centers (RWRCs). Local sites offer programs and services including referral searches, a Resource Clearinghouse and outreach materials such as the attached newsletter.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50933

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Community Living Brief: Evaluation as a Means to Sustainability in Real Choice Systems Change

Why is evaluation useful? How do you conduct a practical evaluation without straining resources? How can a program integrate evaluation activities into a project so that they become an asset rather than a burden? The answers to these questions and additional resources can be found in Volume 4 of the Community Living Brief.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50912

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NewsCLIPS: Institutional Transitions - Spring 2006

HCBS.org News CLIPS highlights the important work of Real Choice Systems Change Grantees. In this issue, we have interviewed Dawn Lambert in Connecticut to discuss the key strengths and challenges faced during program implementation of their Nursing Facility Transitions to Independent Living Program. Find out the program basics, success strategies, stakeholder involvement techniques and the options for sustainability.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50886

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Engaging the Public Workforce Development System: Strategies for Investing in the Direct Care Workforce

Long-term care providers are often skeptical of the value of engaging in government workforce development initiatives. This Issue Brief examines the reluctance to invest and highlights five examples of successful partnerships between employers and workforce development networks. Partnerships are seeking to change business as usual to improve the quality of care, increase the supply of direct care workers and promote greater workforce stability through higher retention and lower turnover.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50864

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Mental Health Transformation Trends: Winter 2005

Read about a new guide for private sector employers which recognizes the public sector system for its use of evidence-based behavioral health care services and recommends that employers use these services. This publication also includes:<br>+State Profile: Oklahoma’s Broad Spectrum Of Leaders Embrace Transformation<br>+Federal Partner Spotlight: Health Resources and Services Administration<br>+IOM Report Reinforces the Federal Action Agenda <br>+SAMHSA Helps Build on Local Strengths in the Gulf

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50845

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The Indicator: NCI’s Bimonthly Newsletter – November 2005

Quality Councils: A Crucible for Change: Issue 1, Volume 2 takes a look at quality teams at work in four NCI States (Rhode Island, West Virginia, Massachusetts, Alabama). Councils are charged with various tasks: sharing views on data; identifying trends; suggesting additional outcomes and indicators; recommending targets for service improvements; and monitoring progress on targets over time. Please read on for a glimpse into their workings, achievements, and plans for the future.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50832

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