Coordination and Working with the Community





  • Case Management in Long Term Care Integration: An Overview of Current Programs and Evaluations (2001).  (last accessed 9.13.10) California Center for Long-Term Care Integration, November, 2001, 94 p. Andrew E. Scharlach, Ph.D., Nancy Giunta, M.A., and Kelly Mills -Dick, M.S.W., University of California, Berkeley, Center for the Advanced Study of Aging Services, 120 Haviland Hall #7400, Berkeley, CA 94720-7400, (510) 642-3285. The purpose of this paper is to provide a framework for California state and counties engaged in long-term care integration work (Assembly Bill 1040, 1995). Emphasizing a spectrum from “care coordination” for persons who are least vulnerable yet need supportive services to “case management” for those who are most vulnerable and need significant types of intensive services, the authors review:
    • Definitions of case management (what?)
    • Principles and values of case management
    • Goals of case management by stakeholder group (why?)
    • Client / consumer settings and populations (where and to whom?)
    • Roles and tasks of case managers (how?)
    • Program design criteria for counties beginning long-term care integration work
    • Models of case management within long-term care
    • Variations in the three models of case management
    • Quality in long-term care case management
    • Current, ongoing evaluations of case management
    • Issues for ensuring quality
  • Coordination of Care for Persons with Disabilities Enrolled in Medicaid Managed Care: A Conceptual Framework to Guide the Development of Measures (2000) (last accessed 9.13.10), US Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Office of Disability, Aging and Long Term Care Policy, December, 2000, 33 p.Shoshanna Sofaer, Dr.P.H., Barbara Kreling, Martha Carmel M.S.P.H., of Baruch School of Public Affairs.The purpose of this grant-funded report is to develop measures of care coordination which are both feasible and meaningful in assessing the performance of Medicaid-funded managed care organizations serving people with disabilities. The conceptual framework developed here clarifies the meaning of “care coordination” using an extensive review of literature and interviews with experts in health care systems’ measurements, clinicians, and people who have studied related fields. Questions answered:
    • Whose care needs to be coordinated?
    • What are potential “inclusion” and “exclusion” criteria for care coordination?
    • What is the relationship of care coordination to other concepts?
    • What long-term and intermediate outcomes can be achieved by measuring and improving care coordination?
    • What processes and activities are included in care coordination?
    • What organization/structure factors appear critical to effective and efficient care coordination; are necessary to support consistent and high quality care coordination, and desired intermediate outcomes?

    Six pages of resources are cited after the paper’s conclusion.

  • Effectively Including People with Disabilities  in Policy and Advisory Groups (Edition 2, 2012)    PDF    MS Word
    Provides how-to information for effectively including people with disabilities in policy and advisory boards, councils or work groups; contains material on developing and sustaining an advisory group; discusses why to include people with disabilities; and how to identify qualified people with disabilities. Includes a planning checklist that covers defining purpose, structure, size, lines of communication, membership, recruiting, budgeting, staffing, minutes, accountability, meeting access and accommodations; a planning recruiting matrix; and an agenda and minutes template.
  • Financing Health Care for Women with Disabilities – RAND White Paper, 2003, 9 p. Prepared by Janice Blanchard & Susan Hosek for the FISA FoundationFISA Foundation (Pittsburgh, PA) commissioned RAND to assess what is known about the key financial issues affecting access to appropriate primary health care for women with disabilities and to recommend strategies for effectively addressing these issues. Using literature review and interviews with women who have disabilities, policymakers, physicians, insurers, and representatives from coordinated care plans, the authors make recommendations for national, state, and local policymakers seeking to eliminate health disparities and improve the quality of care for women with disabilities. Includes:
    • Executive summary of nine pages
    • Description of women with disabilities and their health care needs
    • Non-financial barriers to health care
    • How delivery of health care for women with disabilities is provided and covered
    • Financial barriers to health care
    • Policy recommendations
    • Future research needs