News

  • Webinar: Enhancing LTSS Quality Infrastructure

    Jun 24th, 2021

    NCI-IDD and NCI-AD hosted a webinar on Thursday, June 24th, to discuss the many ways that states can use their NCI-IDD and NCI-AD data to enhance the quality of their LTSS systems, support stakeholder engagement using standardized national and state reporting, and help broaden outreach to include discussions with diverse groups about outcomes. WI detailed how they use data from both programs to support quality improvement efforts. Discussion also included how states can use ARPA FMAP funding to support this effort.

    View the PowerPoint Presentation

    Listen to a recording of the webinar

  • NCI-AD Data Spotlight: LTSS Experiences of Black and White Respondents

    Feb 25th, 2021

    This Data Spotlight shares information about NCI-AD data and the long-term services and supports (LTSS) experiences of Black and White respondents. Data in this Spotlight includes experiences with staff, choice and control, and preventive care and mental health.

    PDF link: ADS_NCI-AD_Infographic_flyer_FINAL.pdf

    Video link: https://youtu.be/6339fJeHtQI

  • NCI-AD Webinar: Spotlight on Social Connectedness

    Feb 10th, 2021

    NCI-AD hosted a webinar on social connectedness among older adults and people with physical disabilities on February 3, 2021.

    Physical distancing requirements due to COVID-19 have exacerbated loneliness and social isolation for many people across the country. There are some unique considerations when thinking about these issues for older adults and people with physical disabilities. This webinar examines the importance of social connection by:

    • Providing a review of the impacts social isolation and loneliness have on older adults, communities, and programs,

    • Presenting NCI-AD data and how states can use the information, including a closer look at mental health and community participation, and

    • Discussing the response to social isolation taking place at a health plan providing long term services and supports.

    A closer look at select NCI-AD indicators by Black and White respondent groups is also presented. Speakers include April Young, Director of NCI-AD at ADvancing States, Nanette Relave, Senior Director of the National Information and Referral Support Center at ADvancing States, Stephanie Giordano, Director of NCI-AD at Human Services Research Institute (HSRI), and Jodi Fenner, Dir II Product Development, Specialized Programs and Populations, Medicaid Strategy & Development, at Anthem.

    View the PowerPoint presentation
    Listen to a recording of the webinar (Password: !K7$7a0X)

    Please email April Young (ayoung@advancingstates.org) and Stephanie Giordano (sgiordano@hsri.org) with questions about the presentation. And check out the short NCI-AD Data Spotlight video on Social Connections here!

  • Released! NCI-AD Spotlight: Social Connections Among Older Adults and People With Disabilities

    Nov 25th, 2020

    NCI-AD is excited to announce the release of our first NCI-AD Data Spotlight on Social Connections Among Older Adults and People With Disabilities! The Spotlight highlights responses from the more than 14,000 older adults and people with disabilities across 16 states who took part in the 2018-19 Adult Consumer Survey (ACS). See the video version of this Spotlight here.

    This includes just a few of the important issues addressed in the NCI-AD ACS, check out more National and Statewide data here!

  • 2018-2019 NCI-AD National Report Released

    Oct 1st, 2020

    HSRI and NASUAD are happy to announce the release of the 2018-19 NCI-AD report, NCI-AD Adult Consumer Survey: 2018-2019 National Results. The report highlights the continued commitment of participating states toward measuring and improving the quality of their long-term services and supports (LTSS) systems that serve older adults and adults with physical disabilities.

    From June 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019, 16 states gathered survey responses from more than 14,000 older adults and people with disabilities.  The 2018-2019 NCI-AD National Report provides a broad overview of survey results across the participating states as well as their LTSS programs.

    Click here to see full results across all states. Click here to access National and State reports.

  • 2016-2017 NCI-AD National Report Released

    Jan 27th, 2019

    HSRI and NASUAD are happy to announce the release of second national NCI-AD report, NCI-AD Adult Consumer Survey: 2016-2017 National Results. The report highlights the continued commitment of participating states toward measuring and improving the quality of their long-term services and supports (LTSS) systems that serve older adults and adults with physical disabilities.

    From June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017, twelve states (Colorado, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee) collected data through participation in the NCI-AD project. Combined, these states gathered survey responses from almost 9,000 individuals receiving a variety of services across the LTSS spectrum.  The 2016-2016 NCI-AD National Report provides a broad overview of survey results across the participating states as well as their LTSS programs.

    Click here to access the report.

     

  • 2015-2016 NCI-AD Adult Consumer Survey National Report Released

    May 18th, 2017

    The National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) and Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) are pleased to announce the release of a new report, National Core Indicators Aging and Disability Adult Consumer Survey: 2015-2016 National Results. The report highlights the commitment of participating states toward measuring and improving the quality of their long-term services and supports (LTSS) systems that serve seniors and adults with physical disabilities.

    While states are the primary stewards of publicly funded LTSS, they have had few tools to measure the quality of these services and the outcomes of the people they serve. In particular, systemic approaches to measuring quality in LTSS, especially Home and Community Based Services (HCBS), have been limited. Those that do exist are focused on specific program funding streams (e.g., 1915(c) waivers, Medicaid-funded nursing homes), leaving states to piece together quality measures for other publicly funded programs in their LTSS systems.

    To address this need, NASUAD and HSRI worked with state Medicaid, Aging, and Disability Agencies to develop the National Core Indicators for Aging and Disabilities (NCI-AD). The NCI-AD is a consumer experience survey that collects valid and reliable person-reported data about the impact that states’ publicly funded LTSS have on the quality of life and outcomes of the seniors and adults with physical disabilities that states serve.

    “States participating in NCI-AD will now be able to compare their data nationally and set benchmarks for quality in their LTSS systems, giving state leaders and decision makers the information they need to improve LTSS for the people they serve,” said Martha Roherty, Executive Director of NASUAD.

    “These data gives public managers in aging and disability systems the opportunity to hear the voices and experiences of the individuals they serve and to improve services based on their input,” said Val Bradley, President Emerita of HSRI.

     

    From June 1, 2015 through May 31, 2016, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas, participated in the NCI-AD project. Combined, these states gathered over 13,000 survey responses from individuals receiving a variety of services across the LTSS spectrum.  The national report provides a broad overview of survey results across the participating states and their LTSS programs.

    NASUAD Board President and Deputy Executive Commissioner of the Medical and Social Services Division of Texas’ Health and Human Services Commission, Gary Jessee, said “having this kind of data is a powerful tool to help us measure quality in our state’s LTSS system.”

    Click here to access the report.

    The National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) represents the nation’s 56 state and territorial agencies on aging and disabilities and supports visionary state leadership, the advancement of state systems innovation, and the articulation of national policies that support home and community based services for older adults and individuals with disabilities.

    The Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) is a nonprofit, mission-driven organization that works with government agencies to improve human services and systems, enhance the quality of data to guide policy, and include the voices and guidance of self-advocates and people with lived experience.