HSRI: DOH-DDD Evaluation Project
October 2022 – August 2024
HI – Department of Health / HSRI
This project is contracted by the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) to conduct an evaluation study of the Hawaii Department of Health, Developmental Disabilities Division (DOH-DDD) about their current status of home and community-based services provided to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The DOH-DDD implemented a series of initiatives starting in 2016 to adjust the type and quality of services and support provided to constituents.
For this project, the Center on Disability Studies (CDS) team will lead the qualitative study on the impacts of DOH-DDD change initiatives on people—waiver participants and other key stakeholders. These impacts will be explored through focus groups and key informant interviews. Our aim is to highlight the voices from people who receive services, family members, caregivers, case managers, direct support professionals, and service providers.
Timeline of the Study
Recruitment: starting in July 2023
Focus groups: August 2023 – January 2024
One-on-one interviews: August 2023 – January 2024
How to Get Involved
We are seeking input from:
- People who receive services
- Family members
- Advocacy groups
- Adult Foster Home Caregivers
- Case managers
- Service supervisors
- Direct Support Professionals
- Adult Day Health Services
- and other service providers
If you are interested in sharing your story, please fill out the form by clicking on the button below. You may also email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 808-956-2653.
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