NCI-AD Webinars

All-State Technical Assistance Webinars

NCI-AD Data Spotlight: A Focus on Social Connections, February 3, 2021 from 3-4 p.m. EST

Physical distancing requirements due to COVID-19 have exacerbated loneliness and social isolation for many people across the country. There are some unique considerations when thinking about these issues for older adults and people with physical disabilities. This webinar examines the importance of social connection by:

  • Providing a review of the impacts social isolation and loneliness have on older adults, communities, and programs,
  • Presenting NCI-AD data and how states can use the information, including a closer look at mental health and community participation, and
  • Discussing the response to social isolation taking place at a health plan providing long term services and supports.

A closer look at select NCI-AD indicators by Black and White respondent groups is also presented. Speakers include April Young, Director of NCI-AD at ADvancing States, Nanette Relave, Senior Director of the National Information and Referral Support Center at ADvancing States, Stephanie Giordano, Director of NCI-AD at Human Services Research Institute (HSRI), and Jodi Fenner, Dir II Product Development, Specialized Programs and Populations, Medicaid Strategy & Development, at Anthem.  

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Strategy Development: Use National Data to Inform Your Work: January 31, 2018 from 1-2 p.m. EST

The National Core Indicators (NCI)™ and National Core Indicators – Aging and Disabilities (NCI-AD)™ are voluntary programs that provide states data to measure and track the performance of their services and supports. Data come from in-person surveys focused on either intellectual and developmental disabilities (NCI)™ or aging and physical disabilities (NCI-AD)™ populations. Core indicators are standard measures used across states to assess the outcomes of services provided to individuals and families. Indicators address key areas of concern including employment, rights, service planning, community inclusion, choice, health, care coordination, safety and relationships.

Community Based Organizations (CBO)  serving people with disabilities can utilize this information to understand the performance of health plans in their communities and identify areas where CBOs can help improve that performance. During this webinar, presenters Martha Roherty, Executive Director and April Young, Director, NCI-AD  with ADvancing States, Julie Bershadsky, PhD, Director, NCI-AD and Senior Research Specialist with the Human Services Research Institute, and Laura Vegas, Director, Managed Care Business Acumen with the National Association of Developmental Disabilities described how national performance data can be used to develop contract strategies with health plans.

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NCI-AD Webinar: The State Experience: December 14, 2017 from 12-1 p.m. EST

ADvancing States and Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) held a webinar for state staff interested in learning more about the National Core Indicators-Aging and Disabilities (NCI-AD) program. NCI-AD is a consumer survey designed to support states' interest in assessing the performance of long term services and supports (LTSS) programs and improving services for seniors and adults with physical disabilities. NCI-AD's primary aim is to collect and maintain valid and reliable data that give states a broad view of how their publicly-funded long-term services and supports programs impact the quality of life and outcomes of service recipients. 

The webinar began with an overview of NCI-AD, and was followed by presentations from two participating states describing their experience with NCI-AD and how they are utilizing NCI-AD data. This webinar is useful for anyone interested in learning more about NCI-AD in general as well as states already participating in NCI-AD.

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Introductory Webinar: Information for States Interested in NCI-AD: November 19, 2015 from 3-4 p.m. EST 

ADvancing States and Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) held a webinar for state staff interested in learning more about the National Core Indicators—Aging and Disability (NCI-AD) project. NCI-AD is a consumer survey designed to support states’ interest in assessing the performance of their long term services and supports (LTSS) programs and delivery systems and improving services for seniors, adults with physical disabilities, and caregivers. NCI-AD’s primary aim is to collect and maintain valid and reliable data that give states a broad view of how their publicly-funded LTSS impact the quality of life and outcomes of service participants. Data will be used by states to compare their performance with other states', allow national benchmarking, and compare programs and regions within their states. 

During this webinar, participants were given an overview of NCI-AD, learned how data can be used, and about the process and benefits of joining this important initiative.    

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Final Pilot Report: Highlights from NCI-AD Domains: February 10, 2015 from 3-4 p.m. EST

From January 2014 through August 2014, ADvancing States and HSRI worked with three states, Minnesota, Georgia, and Ohio, to pilot the National Core Indicators-Aging and Disability (NCI-AD) survey. This webinar highlighted interesting findings from the three pilot states, discussed how states should plan to use the data, and detailed next steps for states interested in joining the project.

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NCI-AD Preliminary Findings from Three Pilot States: October 30, 2014 from 1-2 p.m. EST

Earlier this year, ADvancing States and HSRI worked with three states, Minnesota, Georgia, and Ohio, to pilot the National Core Indicators-Aging and Disability (NCI-AD) survey. This webinar presented the preliminary findings from the NCI-AD survey used in the three pilot states.

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Working With Your State Medicaid Office: September 4, 2014 from 3-4 p.m. EST

During this  webinar presenters discussed the importance of working with the state Medicaid office, how to claim Medicaid Administrative Match for NCI-AD survey work, and how NCI-AD data can be used to demonstrate compliance with the new HCBS requirements. Representatives from the Ohio Departments of Aging and Medicaid will shared their experience with the NCI-AD pilot work in Ohio.

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Sampling Strategies and Issues: July 31, 2014 from 3-4 p.m. EST

During this webinar, presenters discussed sampling strategies and issues. Specifically, how to design the sample, which populations might be included, sample sizes, sampling methodologies (such as random sampling, stratified random sampling, etc.), reasons for oversampling, and how to design an oversample, how the state's intended use of the data and resources available should influence and drive the sampling strategy, expectations for communicating the sampling strategy with partners, and how the sampling strategy could affect the collection of contact and background/demographic information.

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NCI-AD Introduction: June 26, 2014 from 3-4 p.m. EST

This first webinar served as an introduction to the NCI-AD project.  Presenters discussed the project's history, research and methodology, timeline of the nationwide rollout, membership dues and benefits, and how states can sign up for Year 1.  Project staff from the three pilot states, Georgia, Minnesota, and Ohio, also provided an overview of their experience using the NCI-AD.

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