Olmstead Plan Stakeholder Advisory (OPSA) First Quarterly Online Meeting

Event Description

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is pleased to announce the first Olmstead Plan Stakeholder Advisory (OPSA) quarterly, online meeting. The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Olmstead v. L.C. set the bar for accelerated community inclusion and reduced reliance on institutional care for people with disabilities, across a life span. Since that ruling, our system has been steadily evolving. Now, it is time to take it to the next level with a plan that will advance innovation, coordination and whole-person, systemic change. The Office of the Senior Advisor for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Olmstead will lead this 18-month initiative. OPSA's first quarterly, online meeting to be held on July 8 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

The OPSA will be diverse, inclusive of people with lived experience, family members, advocacy groups, policymakers, regional management entities, providers, members of the General Assembly, and others. The Boston-based Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) will provide technical support, along with professionals from across NCDHHS. With Olmstead-based work already taking place in NCDHHS, our foundation for continued progress is strong. With the help of OPSA, we will develop a roadmap that is data-driven, outcome-based, person-centered and aligned to realize Olmstead's promise of welcoming and supportive communities.

Please join us if you’d like to participate in the first open discussion as we collaborate with a diverse group of individuals to assist in the development of the Olmstead Plan.

Sign language interpreters will be available.

When:

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Where:

You must register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUkceqprTouHdIZw_VE3gV2yVJ5_075KAs9   

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