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State programs, reports, and innovative practices that exemplify a systemic perspective on health and safety monitoring. Topics covered include mortality review, risk management, and tracking serious incidents.

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Managed by: Elizabeth Pell (epell@hsri.org) of Human Services Research Institute
Co-managed by Valerie Bradley

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Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online) (12 Products)
Electronic Media (8 Products)
Organizations, Programs, and Projects (3 Products)
Other (2 Products)
People Who Can Help (2 Products)

Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online)
A Client Called Noah
This book tells about Noah's transition from living with his family to living in a variety of institutional and group home settings during his teenage and young adult years. It shows how difficult it is for families to get support.
Abuse and Neglect Prevention Systems: Evaluation and Implementation Guide
This is a curriculum on responding to abuse and neglect. It is based on the 7 Key Components as developed by CMS.
Combating Violence and Abuse of People With Disabilities
This book is written to DSPs and other professionals about preventing abuse.
Health Care Transition: A Parent, Family and Caregiver’s Guide
This handbook talks to families and others about how to help young people go from pediatric to adult health care providers.
Health Inequalities & People with Learning Disabilities in the UK: 2010
This report is about the differences in health status between people with and without intellectual disabilities living in the United Kingdom.
Health Promotion for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: The State of Scientific Evidence
This book summarized current research about the health and well being of persons with intellectual disabilities grouped by major topic. It also suggested solutions to eliminate health disparities among this population.
Living Well With CMS Funding: A Study of Mortality in Wyoming
A report on health and welfare of Wyoming citizens on Medicaid.
Minnesota Medicaid HCBS "Waiver" Evaluation
This report provides findings from an evaluation of quality, access and costs of services provided in Minnesota's Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services ("waiver") program.
Quality in Practice: Safety
This fact sheet provides suggestions on how organizations can promote safety while still protecting people’s right to experience a full and satisfying life.
Root Cause Analysis: A Summary of Root Cause Analysis and its use in State Developmental Disabilities Agencies
This paper describes the use of root cause analysis as a strategy to decrease errors and improve services to people with disabilities.
Transforming care: A national response to Winterbourne View Hospital
This report was written when abuse was discovered in an institution in England. It says that all institutions must close.
World Report on Disability
This report looks at the status of people with disabilities around the world. It shows that the number of people with disabilities has grown.
Electronic Media (Videos, CDs, T.V., Radio, Websites, etc.)
A Statement of Common Principles on Life-Sustaining Care and Treatment of People with Disabilities
This is a statement of principles from Syracuse University's Center on Human Policy. It lists principles about life-sustaining care for people with disabilities.
Abuse and Neglect of Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities
This CD-Rom has training for DSPs.
At State-Run Homes, Abuse and Impunity (New York Times Article)
An online article from the New York Times about the abuse of people in group homes run by the state of New York. The reporters found that the abusers were rarely fired.
Continuum of Care Project
This organization provides healthcare information, consultation services, training and interactive medical resources for adults with developmental disabilities, professionals and families who support them. They have a helpful website.
Health and safety for disabled workers and people who work with them: An easy to read guide
This brochure talks about the rights of workers to be safe. It is easy to read.
Health Risk Screening Tool
This internet-based screening tool tracks health risks in people who are vulnerable. It can be used to monitor the health of individuals, or to track trends and monitor costs on a systems level.
Massachusetts Department of Developmental Disabilities “Health Promotion and Coordination Initiative”
This website has many practical tools to keep track of the health of people with intellectual disabilities.
Therap Services, LLC
This company offers many electronic, online record keeping forms to help service providers.
Organizations, Programs, and Projects
Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association
This association provides education, support, and advocacy for nurses who support persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
New Mexico Incident Management System
This state-wide system is a model incident reporting and investigation system for community based services.
Vermont's Vision of a Public System of Developmental and Mental Health Services without Coercion
Vermont's Vision of a Public System of Developmental and Mental Health Services without Coercion.
Abuse Reporting Procedures Mandated in California
In 2002, a new law changed the way in which alleged incidents of abuse and deaths involving people with developmental disabilities were reported and investigated.
R.I.'s Sexual Assault Incident Management Model
This is a description of the process used by the Office of Quality Assurance, DDD, in Rhode Island to respond to allegations of sexual assault.
People Who Can Help
James Conroy
We can assist with program evaluation of all kinds in the human services. We specialize in ways of measuring qualities of life, and demonstrating that they are valid and reliable.
Valerie J. Bradley
My primary area of expertise is quality assurance and quality management at the federal, state and provider level. Val is the director of the Human Services Research Institute, which has conducted national and state evaluations and training in a wide...

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