Microboards are tiny nonprofit corporations that are custom-designed to serve one person. Because of this singular focus, person-centered planning and service design is ‘baked-in' to the model and offers the ability to adapt quickly to someone's changing needs. Each Microboard is part of a larger personal circle of citizen-based support, connection, and companionship, offering a base for lifelong continuity of care, advocacy, and creative problem-solving.
Nearly 2,000 Microboards are operating in cities, small towns, and rural areas in the U.S. and Canada. They can be implemented using existing state structures and Medicaid regulations, so states can seamlessly incorporate them into existing procedures for approving and contracting with new providers. In this webinar, we’ll hear from the originator of the model. We’ll also hear from leaders of two active Microboards (one in Wisconsin and one in Georgia) who’ll describe how they’re using the model to promote a good life for the person at the center.
NCAPPS is an initiative from the Administration for Community Living and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to help states, tribes, and territories to implement person-centered practices. NCAPPS webinars are open to the public, and are geared toward human services administrators, providers, and people who use long-term services and supports. All NCAPPS webinars will be recorded and archived on the NCAPPS website.
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.