Webinar: Understanding and Addressing Unmet Needs in HCBS Through the Lens of Person-Centered Practices

March 16, 2022

Thursday, March 31 | 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET
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High-quality home- and community-based Services (HCBS) allow people with disabilities and older adults to direct their services in a person-centered manner, live independently, and participate in the community. However, many individuals who receive HCBS still have unmet needs for services and supports. While studies have found a connection between unmet HCBS needs and adverse outcomes, including hospitalization, institutionalization, and death; few have examined user-reported perspectives about the quality and sufficiency of HCBS and their relationship to key health and community living outcomes.

Researchers at the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy conducted a study to learn how many people who use HCBS need more services than they receive and to understand the connection between unmet HCBS needs and health and community living outcomes. Panelists will discuss what implications the results of the study have in regard to person-centered planning in HCBS, highlight opportunities for improvement, and discuss how to overcome challenges to advancing person-centered practices.

NCAPPS webinars include ASL interpretation and live-captions in both English and Spanish. If you require any additional accommodations, please email Saska Rajcevic. Please note that some accommodation requests made less than one week before an event may not be possible.

The National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) assists states agencies, tribes, and territories to advance person-centered thinking and practices to support people with disabilities and older adults with long-term service and support needs. NCAPPS is funded by the Administration for Community Living and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and administered by the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI). All NCAPPS webinars will be recorded and archived at ncapps.acl.gov/webinars.html.


Last modified on 03/16/2022


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