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Policy and research needs to maximize independence and support community living : workshop summary / Joe Alper and Sarah Domnitz, rapporteurs ; Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence, Board on Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine.

Author/creator Alper, Joe rapporteur.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication Info Washington, DC : The National Academies Press, [2016]
Description1 online resource (1 PDF file (xii, 104 pages)) : illustrations
Supplemental Content Direct link to resource
Subject(s)
Other author/creatorDomnitz, Sarah Brooke, rapporteur.
Other author/creatorForum on Aging, Disability, and Independence, sponsoring body.
Other author/creatorNational Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.), issuing body.
Other author/creatorPolicy and Research Needs to Maximize Independence and Support Community Living (Workshop) (2015 : Washington, D.C.)
Contents Introduction -- The importance of community living and maximizing independence to individuals and society -- Home and community settings: services and supports for community living and participation -- Workforce needs to support community living -- Financing to support community living -- Technology to support independence -- Closing remarks -- References -- Appendix A: Workshop agenda -- Appendix B: Biographical sketches of workshop speakers and moderators.
Summary Living independently and participating in one's community are priorities for many people. In many regions across the United States, there are programs that support and enable people with disabilities and older adults to live where they choose and with whom they choose and to participate fully in their communities. Tremendous progress has been made. However, in many cases, the programs themselves--and access to them--vary not only between states but also within states. Many programs are small, and even when they prove to be successful they are still not scaled up to meet the needs of the many people who would benefit from them. The challenges can include insufficient workforce, insufficient funding, and lack of evidence demonstrating effectiveness or value. To get a better understanding of the policies needed to maximize independence and support community living and of the research needed to support implementation of those policies, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a public workshop in October 2015. Participants explored policies in place that promote independence and community living for older adults and people with physical disabilities, and identified policies and gaps in policies that can be barriers to independence and the research needed to support changing those policies. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
Funding informationThis activity was supported by the Administration for Community Living (Contract No. HHSP233201400020B/HHSP23337027); Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation; Consumer Technology Association Foundation; The Gerontological Society of America; Health Resources and Services Administration (Contract No. HHSH250201500001I/HHSH25034002T); The John A. Hartford Foundation; LeadingAge; National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (Contract No. HHSP233201400020B/HHSP23337036); Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute; Qualcomm Incorporated (Contract No. NAT-301711); U.S. Department of Defense (Contract No. HU0001-15-1-0007); and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Contract No. VA268-12-P-0014). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of any organization or agency that provided support for the project.
Source of descriptionOnline resource; title from PDF title page (viewed Aug. 25, 2016).
Issued in other formPrint version: Policy and research needs to maximize independence and support community living. Washington : National Academies Press, 2016 0309391067
LCCN 2017301309
ISBN9780309391061
ISBN0309391067
ISBN9780309391078
ISBN0309391075

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