Documenting Person-Centered Practices
The Minnesota Team Checklist was created with feedback from experts in person-centered and positive support practices. The items represent key actions that providers use to improve HCBS services. When you show evidence that you are implementing a practice in the way it is intended, you are evaluating Fidelity of Implementation. A team that achieves a high score on the Minnesota Team Checklist is helping to confirm that person-centered practices and positive supports are being used in the way they were intended.
If someone says that “our services are already person-centered,” it is important that they are also able to answer questions about fidelity:
- How do you know that the services are person-centered?
- What person-centered efforts are being used?
- Is everyone providing HCBS using person-centered strategies?
Fidelity of implementation is a measure that can help confirm that there are person-centered changes occurring in HCBS.