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Monitoring Health and Safety

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Monitoring health and safety is the threshold measurement of quality in a service delivery system. It is both the most basic level at which quality of services can be measured, and the area in which the state has the most profound responsibility to ensure that those receiving supports receive the best level of services possible. Monitoring health and safety has changed over the last few decades. As services have shifted from primarily being delivered within an institutional setting to being delivered within the larger community, state systems to monitor health and safety have had to adapt to the new methods of service delivery. In this department, we try to present state systems, studies, and programs related to monitoring health and safety that have shown innovation and leadership on the path to insuring best-practices in service delivery.

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