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Foresight Newsletter-Focus on Citizen Participation

As a result of the determination of one ordinary citizen, Karen Shidel, courts have issued a landmark ruling in support of growth management that has statewide ramifications. The Fourth District Court of Appeal has upheld the right of citizens to require local governments to follow their comprehensive plans. The newsletter explains the case in detail.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49760

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Community Living Brief: Going Home: Taking Charge of Your Transition Services

This Community Living Brief explores the transition to an independent, integrated living situation. This article serves as a guide to assist the individual when considering moving back into the community. The article provides information on finding an advocate and also provides a transition checklist to help facilitate the moving process.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49611

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Indiana Quality Improvement Process (QIP)

Quality Improvement Process (QIP) is a survey administered to program participants in Indiana’s HCBS waiver and state-funded programs who are elderly or have a physical disability. It provides information on service delivery from the participant’s perspective, including consumer choice, timeliness, respectfulness, consistency and task performance. Results are used on an individual basis to identify and follow-up on incidents, as well as for providing feedback to providers on their performance.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49510

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South Carolina: Case Management Systems

This Promising Practices Bulletin highlights South Carolina's automated Case Management System (CMS) for the day-to-day management of three Medicaid HCBS waivers (Elderly/Disabled, HIV/AIDS, Ventilator Dependent). In addition to supporting intake, assessment, care planning and service initiation functions, South Carolina’s CMS is also used to support quality management through its report-generation function.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49484

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