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A Breakthrough Model for Independence and Choice: Self-Direction and Behavioral Health

Participant Involvement, Program Design, Research, Support Services, Training
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Self-Direction, Behavioral Health

What is Self-Direction?

Lori Simon-Rusinowitz, Research Director, NRCPDS and Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Public Health

The Family Perspective:

Pat Wright, Cash and Counseling Participant, NRCPDS, National Participant Network

Self-Direction in Behavioral Health:

Patrick Hendry, Senior Director of Consumer Advocacy, Mental Health America, Former Coordinator of Florida SDC Program

Important Elements of Self-Direction:

Kathryn Poisal, Technical Director, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CHIP, and Survey & Certification (CMCS) Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group, Division of Long Term Services and Supports;

Suzanne Crisp, Director of Program Design and Implementation, NRCPDS and Former Director of the Arkansas Cash and Counseling Program and Former Director of Program Integration at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Personal Observations of Self-Directed Programs:

Sandra Barrett, Former Director Arkansas Cash & Counseling Program and Technical Assistance Consultant NRCPDS

Q&A and Open Discussion:

Facilitated by Bevin Croft, Policy Analyst, HSRI

Available Files

  • Webinar Link (1 pages - 64.72 KB) Download
  • Webinar Invite (1 pages - 92.54 KB) Download
  • A Breakthrough Model for Independence and Choice (44 pages - 1.06 MB) Download
  • Questions and Answers (4 pages - 102.66 KB) Download
  • Self-Direction Resource Guide (4 pages - 170.46 KB) Download
  • Project Overview (2 pages - 115.65 KB) Download
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