The Human Services Research Institute (HSRI), a nonprofit research and consulting organization, is conducting an independent evaluation of the CPR-Nonotuck Supported Decision-Making pilot in western Massachusetts. Using a case study approach that relies on collecting information from people engaged in the pilot (including adults who adopted supported decision-making, their decision supporters, CPR and Nonotuck staff, and involved community members), our two-year evaluation will identify challenges and good practices to provide guidance for future implementations.
HSRI has developed evaluation tools to guide its interview information-collection process as well as a tracking log to document how and when pilot participants use supported decision-making in their daily lives.
The Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) is a nonprofit research and consulting organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For nearly 40 years, the organization has worked with federal, state, and local agencies to improve health and human services and service delivery. The HSRI team includes nationally recognized experts in systems change whose work spans the fields of intellectual and developmental disabilities, child and family services, substance use, and mental health. The team also applies its specialized knowledge of complex health systems to help states develop data warehouse solutions and associated public reporting.
The research component of the SDM pilot is supported in part through a grant from the Open Society Foundations.