Previous Multiple Agency Peer Work Group Calls
The Multiple Agencies Work Group focuses on issues of building an ADRC from existing and separate organizations (i.e. AAAs and CILs), and integrating and/or coordinating functions across multiple organizations in different locations.
August 28, 2008 - Using IT and Telecommunications to Link Partners
The Alamo Service Connection (PDF) or (Word)
The Alamo Service Connection, San Antonio’s ADRC
The San Antonio ADRC presented this Powerpoint during the webinar. It contains information and examples of using the web and telecommunications to link partnering organizations.
June 12, 2008 - Continued Discussion on Consumer Choice Terminology and Survey Results
Presentation from June 12, 2008 Multi-Agency Peer Workgroup Call (PDF) or Word
ADRC-TAE, The Lewin Group
This presentation gives information about aging and disability terminology and preliminary results from the ADRC-TAE Terminology Survey.
Ageism in Language (PDF) or Word
National Resource Center on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Aging
This resource gives some professional guidance about how to avoid ageism in language. It was mentioned by Russ Black on the call.
Aging and Disability Terminology Survey (PDF) or (Word)
ADRC-TAE, The Lewin Group
Created in response to grantee requests, this ADRC Terminology Survey is intended to stimulate thought and discussion surrounding the different words and terminology used by ADRC partners to refer to themselves, each other, the people they work with, and the services and supports they provide. Consider using this survey with your advisory councils, partners, and other stakeholders to promote better understanding.
April 10, 2008 - Consumer Choice Terminology Discussion
Guidelines for Reporting and Writing about People with Disabilities (PDF)
The Guidelines were developed by a panel of peers and help to explain preferred terminology and offer suggestions for appropriate ways to describe people with disabilities.
Wisconsin Relocation Report (PDF) or (Word)
State of Wisconsin
This report tracks and summarizes the number of people relocated and diverted from institutions in FY 2007 in Wisconsin. It was mentioned by Elizabeth Leef on the call.
February 14, 2008 - Best Practices in Cross-Training
Washington ADRC MOU with Partners (PDF) or (Word)
The Pierce County ADRC in Washington State uses this MOU with its partners to establish collaborative, mutual agreements, including a requirement for cross-training.
North Carolina Screening Tool (PDF)
This screening tool is used by the ADRC in Forsyth County, North Carolina. Training around this tool has provided an opportunity for collaboration across partner agencies.
December 13, 2007 - The Experience of CILs in the ADRC
Mary Margaret Moore of Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann in Massachusetts and Lorna Ricci of the Ocean State Center for Independent Living in Rhode Island discussed their organizations' experiences and lessons they've learned as part of their states' ADRC programs. They addressed the following discussion questions:
October 11, 2007 - Marketing the Decentralized Concept to Stakeholders
Marketing the Decentralized Concept (PDF) or (Powerpoint)
This presentation on conceptualizing the decentralized ADRC model was created for the October 11, 2007 Multi-Agency Peer Workgroup Call.
ADRC One-Stop and No Wrong Door Essay (PDF) or (Powerpoint)
This two-page resource helps clarify different models ADRCs might be using, such as 'no wrong door' or 'single point of entry.'
June 14, 2007 - The Trend Toward Decentralized Models
April 12, 2007 - Top Questions in Data Sharing and IT Integration
Gary Chapman, Carrie Blakeway
This white paper by Gary Chapman of the University of Texas and Carrie Blakeway of The Lewin Group outlines the current use of information technology in the aging network, presents experience from the ADRC program, forecasts future trends in IT, and recommends how organizations can stay abreast of developments.
Data Sharing and IT Integration Presentation from 4.12.07 (Power Point)
This presentation from the Multi-Agency peer workgroup call on April 12, 2007 highlights the main points of the white paper "Moving Forward: Opportunities for IT Advances in the Aging Network" with a focus on data sharing.
TAE Issue Brief: Aging and Disability Resource Centers and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) (PDF) or (Word)
Theresa N. Lambert, James Whaley, and Susan Shepherd of the National Aging Information & Referral Support Center, National Association of State Units on Aging
In light of HIPAA, Aging and Disability Resource Centers face an important challenge. Since an ADRC is designed to be a one-stop shop for consumers for long-term care information, assistance and access to services, it may be subject to HIPAA’s requirements. This Issue Brief, prepared by the National Association of State Units on Aging, reviews the privacy and security provisions of HIPAA and highlights potential implications for ADRCs.
February 8, 2007 - Staffing Capacity Differences
Georgia Map of Pilot Site Service Areas (PDF)
This color map of the state of Georgia by county shows the various ADRC pilot site service areas.
Georgia Decentralized Model Description (PDF) or (Word)
This one-page document provides a brief overview of the Georgia ADRC Decentralized model plan.
December 14, 2006 - "No Wrong Door" Models and Partnerships
Decentralized ADRC Models Handout (PDF) or (Word)
October 12, 2006
TAE Issue Brief: Strategies for Building Collaboration (PDF) or (Word)
ADRC grants are infrastructure grants aimed at creating new or formalizing existing relationships among state and local agencies and public partners; collaboration among these entities is critical for ADRC development. This briefing paper will offer ideas and strategies for building a collaborative environment and building effective partnerships.
Partnership Building: What Makes it Work? (PDF) or (Word)
A summary of Michael Winer's presentation at the November 2005 ADRC National Meeting. Mr. Winer of 4ResultsTogether outlined six tools for partnership building.
Streamlining Medicaid Presentation by Dina Elani (PPT)
Dina Elani of CMS gave this brief presentation about Medicaid/Aging/Disability partnerships at the 2006 NCOA/ASA conference.
Simplifying Access: Collaboration Between State Aging and Medicaid Officials (PDF)
Powerpoint presentation from the October 24, 2004 call on the collaboration between State Leaders in Aging and Medicaid to improve access to the full range of long-term care options.
February 9, 2006
October 13, 2005
August 11, 2005
June 9, 2005
April 14, 2005
February 10, 2005
December 9, 2004
August 17, 2004
This is an ADRC Readiness Checklist developed by Wisconsin to evaluate expansion possibilities.
WI ADRC Service Delivery Plan (PDF) or (Word)
This document outlines the core services of ADRCs in Wisconsin. It includes a timeframe template that ADRCs complete with information on when they will phase-in their target populations and services. This document is distributed with two other documents, "WI ADRC Scope of Services” and "WI ADRC Scope of Services — Provisions for Care Management Organizations.”
Florida ADRC Readiness Review Checklist (PDF) or (Word)
This readiness assessment tool was developed so the state could determine if a pilot site is ready to become an ADRC.
NJ ADRC RFP for Pilot Sites (January 2004) (PDF) or (Word)
New Jersey EASE ADRC
The New Jersey EASE ADRC released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for ADRC pilot counties in January 2004. The program planned to fund two to three pilot counties over a three-year period to serve as sole sources for public and private home and community-based services. Demonstration counties were to be awarded a total of $40,000 to support costs associated with local grant activities.
NJ ADRC RFP for Pilot Sites - Process (PDF) or (Word)
New Jersey EASE ADRC
The New Jersey EASE ADRC released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for ADRC pilot counties in January 2004. This document summarizes the process from the RFP release to the pilot site grant awards.
ADRC Business Plan Template (PDF) or (Word)
Steve Lutzky, HCBS Strategies, Inc., The Lewin Group, ADRC-TAE
This document provides an overview of essential elements of a non-profit business plan for the ADRC. The document has been updated to include a financial plan section that outlines the two major components of an ADRC's financial plan: (a) an operating budget and (b) a plan for securing revenues. The section focuses more heavily on securing revenues through creating a business case to justify the investment of state funds; securing the maximum amount of federal financial participation (FFP); and obtaining additional funding from other sources.
New Hampshire ServiceLink Resource Center Application For Funds (Word)
New Hampshire selected five expansion pilots using a Request for Funding that their existing ServiceLink providers could apply for to become a ServiceLink Resource Center. The state had already narrowed down the field of applicants to existing ServiceLink providers but this AFF spells out the requirements to become a Resource Center.
Texas ADRC Pilot Sites RFP (Word)
Texas' Department of Aging and Disability Services selected two ADRC pilot sites in 2006 from applicants responding to this RFP.
Michigan ADRC Pilot Sites RFP (Word)
Michigan's Office of Long Term Care Supports and Services selected four sites to become Single Entry Points/ ADRC Pilots in 2006, from applicants responding to this RFP (issued in 2005).
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