ERIC Number: ED436032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Reinventing Quality: 1995 Sourcebook of Innovative Programs for Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement of Community Services. Report #45.
Blake, Ellen M., Comp.; Prouty, Robert W., Comp.; Lakin, K. Charlie
This sourcebook profiles approximately 80 programs that support the redefinition, assessment, and/or enhancement of quality in community services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Direct service programs, however, are not included. The programs and activities described are subsumed under the following broad categories: (1) statewide information and evaluation systems; (2) service agency development; (3) system-wide quality enhancement; (4) values infusion; (5) consumer and citizen monitoring; (6) community relationship building; (7) technical assistance; (8) personnel training and professional development; (9) advocacy training and support for individuals and families; (10) best practices; (11) quality assurance in Medicaid Community-Supported Living Arrangements programs; and (12) networking. Each entry begins with a statement of the type of program profiled and then includes information on the area served, the contact person, a description of the program, and a telephone number for additional information. The sourcebook opens with a paper on improving quality in community services for individuals with developmental disabilities, entitled: "Searching for Quality in the Crooked Map Zone" by John O'Brien. (CR)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Community Programs, Delivery Systems, Developmental Disabilities, Evaluation Methods, Group Homes, Networks, Professional Development, Program Descriptions, Program Evaluation, Program Guides, Program Improvement, Resource Materials, State Programs, Technical Assistance
Publications Office, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota, 109 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Drive, SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-624-4512.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS), Washington, D.C.; National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Research and Training Center on Community Living.