New Person-Centered Practices Tools and Webinar on 11/30

November 17, 2020

The National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) presents a webinar and two new resources.

Webinar: Person-Center Supports for People with Dementia Living in the Community 

Register for the webinar: Monday, November 30 at 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET.

Panelists will discuss their personal and professional experiences with dementia, along with individual, community, and system level approaches to make supports for people with dementia more person-centered. Participants will learn about the definition of person-centered thinking, planning, and practice, and will hear the panelists answer questions such as: What do person-centered dementia supports look like to you? What are community approaches to support people living with dementia in a person-centered way?

All NCAPPS webinars are recorded and archived at

Two New Tools: System Self-Assessment and Staff Competencies

NCAPPS developed two new resources for state, tribe, and territory human service systems to help person-centered systems. Both resources build from the recent National Quality Forum Person-Centered Practice and Planning Final Report, and both were developed as part of NCAPPS technical assistance.

The first resource, the Person-Centered Practices Self-Assessment, is designed to support organizational leadership as they implement and monitor efforts for systemic change. The assessment can be completed by staff at all levels and contains questions about organizational practices across eight separate domains: (A) Leadership; (B) Person-Centered Culture; (C) Eligibility & Service Access; (D) Person-Centered & Monitoring; (E) Finance; (F) Workforce Capacity & Capabilities; (G) Collaboration & Partnership; and (H) Quality & Innovation.

The second resource, Five Competency Domains for Staff Who Facilitate Person-Centered Planning, builds upon the National Quality Forum’s Person-Centered Planning and Practice Final Report, and describes five distinct areas where person-centered planning facilitators should be proficient. Those five areas are: (A) Strengths Based; Culturally Informed, and Whole-Person Focused; (B) Cultivating Connections; (C) Rights, Choice and Control; (D) Partnership, Teamwork, and Communication; (E) Documentation, Implementation and Monitoring.

The National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) assists states, tribes, and territories to transform their long-term care service and support systems to implement U.S. Department of Health and Human Services policy on person-centered thinking, planning, and practices. It supports a range of person-centered thinking, planning, and practices, regardless of funding source. Activities include providing technical assistance to states, tribes, and territories; establishing communities of practice to promote best practices; hosting educational webinars; and creating a national clearinghouse of resources to support person-centered practice. Visit the NCAPPS website for more information.

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