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9 Elements of a Person-Centered System: Pressure

In the second part of a series of blogs on what is required to have a person-centered system, Michael Smull looks at an underlying requirement for change: pressure.

Direct Support Professionals: Promising Recruitment and Retention Strategies

This issue paper explores some strategies that providers can employ to increase recruitment and retention of Direct Support Professionals.

Disability Employment & Being Person-Centered in the New Normal

In celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), Nicole LeBlanc reflects on the critical need for people with disabilities to have full access to employment and community inclusion opportunities as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Five Competency Domains for Staff Who Facilitate Person-Centered Planning

This resource, which builds from foundational approaches to person-centered planning and the 2020 National Quality Forum Person-Centered Planning and Practice Final Report, describes five skill areas, or domains, that facilitators should possess to support a fully person-centered planning process: A. Strengths-Based, Culturally Informed, Whole Person-Focused; B. Cultivating Connections Inside the System and Out; C. Rights, Choice, and Control; D. Partnership, Teamwork, Communication, and Facilitation; and E. Documentation, Implementation, and Monitoring.

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Person-Centered Practices Self-Assessment

Developed as part of NCAPPS technical assistance, this Self-Assessment is designed to help leadership at human service agencies in States, Tribes, and Territories to measure their progress in developing a more person-centered system. It contains questions about observable practices across eight system domains: Leadership; Person-Centered Culture; Eligibility & Service Access; Person-Centered Service Planning & Monitoring; Finance; Workforce Capacity & Capabilities; Collaboration & Partnership; and Quality & Innovation.

Find a plain language version here.