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Business Improvement Tools and Techniques: A Comparison Across Sectors and Industries

The purpose of this study was to investigate the awareness, usage, perceived effectiveness and potential future use of improvement tools and techniques via two sets of comparisons: between public and private sector organisations, and between manufacturers and service organisations.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/70549

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Fundamentals of Community-Based Managed Care: A Field Guide

The Spring 2018 issue of Generations, the quarterly journal of the American Society on Aging, is divided into three main parts. These three sections are building community partnerships, building business practices, and examples of successful CBO use of business acumen. This issue also has a special focus on how the social determinants of health influence the experience of older adults in the community.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/70352

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Quality in Home and Community-Based Services to Support Community Living: Addressing Gaps in Performance Measurements

This report represents two years of work by the HCBS Committee and and contains the Committee's final set of recommendations. It describes key components of a conceptual foundation for home and community based services (HCBS) quality measurement, specifically an operational definition of HCBS, a list of characteristics describing high-quality HCBS, and a measurement framework of 11 domains and 40 subdomains.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/68558

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Staying Employed: Services and Supports for Workers with Disabilities

This study explores the services, supports, and accommodations that people with disabilities use to find and keep competitive employment; how they obtain needed supports; and the extent to which they pay out of pocket for work-related supports. The authors conducted an exploratory study using in-depth interviews with 15 workers with disabilities who in 2013 earned at least 250% of the poverty level, or about US$28,000 a year for a single person.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/66460

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Employment, Earnings, and Primary Impairments Among Beneficiaries of Social Security Disability Programs

This report seeks to provide empirical evidence on the relationship between the primary impairments of Social Security disability program beneficiaries and the employment and earnings experiences of those beneficiaries. The authors' findings can inform new initiatives designed to help beneficiaries return to work or successfully transition into the adult workforce.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/66437

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