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Education and Awareness

Education and Awareness

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Technical Assistance & Training

Policy and Research

Policy & Research

Quality & Service Delivery

Quality & Service Delivery

Achieving Person-Centered Care: The Five Pillars of System Transformation

SCAN Foundation

The SCAN Foundation's policy brief on system change towards a person-centered system for older adults and people with disabilities includes guidance for administrators and others.

Principles for Person-directed Services and Supports during Serious Illness


ACL, with substantial stakeholder input, developed these principles for supporting older adults and people with disabilities during serious illness.

Becoming a Person Centered System — A Brief Overview

Michael W. Smull, Mary Lou Bourne, and Helen Sanderson

This report briefly describes methods and efforts states and agencies can use to become more person-centered.

The Fundamentals of Person-Centered Care for Individuals with Dementia

Fazio, S., Pace, D., Flinner, J., & Kallmyer, B.

This article in The Gerontologist examines the history, components, and impact of person-centered care practices specifically among people with dementia.

SAMHSA's Working Definition and Principles of Recovery


This website connects the reader to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration working definition of recovery and principles of recovery.

Person-Centered Care: A Definition and Essential Elements

The American Geriatrics Society Expert Panel on Person-Centered Care

A team of experts developed this article that provides the evidence base to support a definition of person-centered care and its essential elements.