Plenary: Tracking Long Term Outcomes on a National, State and Provider Level
Bryan Samuels, MPP, Executive Director, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago (IL)
Jim Dalton, PsyD, HSPP, CSAYC, President and CEO, Damar Services, Inc. (IN)
Jane Walker, MSW, Executive Director, Family Run Executive Director Leadership Association (FREDLA), (MD)
Functional outcomes for youth and families post-residential discharge are essential to measuring effectiveness and promoting continuous quality improvement (CQI). Outcome metrics that capture youth improvement in care and functioning at discharge are not sufficient to assess efficacy of program practices and inform oversight agency policies, licensing and contractual requirements and fiscal strategies. Increasing numbers of residential stakeholders have taken up the call to collect and use data on long-term post-residential outcomes to improve practice. Work is happening on the
national level, at the state, county, city, and oversight agency level, at the managed care level, and at the residential level to collect and use information learned from post residential outcome data to support program improvements.
This plenary features a national leader on family-driven care, Jane Walker from FREDLA, sharing her perspective on critical outcomes for youth and family members who receive residential interventions. Bryan Samuels from Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, who will share outcome work Chapin Hall is involved with on the national, state and residential levels. Dr. Jim Dalton from Damar, Inc. in Indiana will also be featured, sharing specifics about how Damar has used outcome data for over ten years to support improved practices.