Collaborating with Other HCBS Providers on Person-Centered Practices
Many HCBS providers reach out to other organizations providing services in order to collaborate, share ideas, and communicate as a local region. Item 29 on the Minnesota Team Checklist is meant to encourage this type of collaboration. Smaller oganizations in rural areas may send staff members to attend free regional training events in order to leverage limited resources. Some regions work together to create a plan for sharing trainers and mentors who specialize in person-centered and other positive support practices.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services encourages Communities of Practice meetings across the state as another way to bring HCBS providers together. For example, The Minnesota Online Community for Person-Centered Practice, available in the Module 6 Resource Page, offers one way for HCBS providers across the state to reach out to other Minnesota using an online network related to Person-Centered Thinking.
- Being connected with others in the field who are passionate about person-centered practices
- Sharing what you have learned
- Learning from others
- Awareness of trainings or new resources
- Staying connected within your region
Please use the MN Team Checklist and the HCBS Planning Tool to complete the activity.
Checklist item 29: The team reaches out to other providers and trainers in the county/region to share ideas and resources related to person-centered and positive support practices.