Date: August 15, 2018
From: Ernie Cruz, Director of Community Services & Tim Travis, Director of Federal Revenues and Clinical Services
RE: COMMUNITY RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT PLAN (CRDP) 2018-19
Per the Welfare and Institutions Code, Section 4679 (c) and the 2018-19 Department of Developmental Center Community Placement Plan and Community Resource Development Plan Guidelines, SG/PRC is posting the following information on the SG/PRC internet website two weeks prior to submitting to DDS funding requests for CRDP. Any additional stakeholder input on the information provided below, can be directed to Ernie Cruz at (909) 868-7770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OUTREACH ACTIVITIES AND STAKEHOLDER INPUT
For fiscal year 2018-19, SG/PRC adhered to the requirements of the Welfare and Institutions Code (WIC), 4679 (c) by providing outreach activities and soliciting feedback from the community, through a variety of methods.
Beginning in March 2018, SG/PRC provided information to the community about the WIC, 4679 through an electronic bulletin. This bulletin is received by approximately 2000 individuals who are signed up to receive the notifications. The bulletin explained the new statute and the availability of start-up funding for the development of services and supports to meet the needs of the community. The bulletin also alerted readers to a new Survey Monkey, where the community could provide feedback on needed services and supports, based on age groups. SG/PRC received 161 completed surveys, and the information from these services was a key driver with regards to the quantitative data required to justify SG/PRC CRDP requests.
Additionally, from March 2018 through July 2018, SG/PRC representatives attended a variety of meetings, including board meetings, self-determination meetings, vendor advisory meetings, local interagency meetings and staff meetings to provide more information about CRDP and encourage community and staff members to provide feedback and complete the survey.
Through the survey and participation in meetings, SG/PRC was able to get input from individuals with developmental disabilities, family members, service providers and advocates.
SG/PRC PRIORITIES FOR COMMUNITY RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT PLAN
- Dental Desensitization and Skill Building Clinic Program (DDSBCP) is a behaviorally-based program which works on desensitizing clients in a mock setting at SG/PRC and helps build new skills that essentially helps the client generalized cooperation with both dental and medical visits and procedures. The DDSBCP will include the following clinicians: Dentist, BCBA, and Dental Coordinator.
- SG/PRC is proposing the introduction of Teledentistry to increase access to care, delivery of more efficient care and to introduce technology as a form to enhance screening programs, mobile hygiene programs, coordination of care with community dentists and, most importantly, increase delivery of care by coordinating and utilizing the collaboration of RDHAP’s, Dental Auxiliaries and Dentists. The Dental Provider will develop a treatment plan and recommendations that will serve the client’s best interest in oral health.
- Prevention Promotion Program (PPP): A Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice's (RDHAP) will provide Periodontal Maintenance twice a year and Desensitization visits to Clients living in ICF, SNF, CCF's, Specialized Homes, Crisis Homes, EBSH, CCH, people that are bed bound and may live at home and 853/ARFPSHN homes.
- Cancer Prevention, Training, and screening for Colorectal cancer: This project would create written materials on the reducing and lowering the risk of breast, testicular, colorectal and other cancers. These materials would address the need to develop or maintain a healthy lifestyle, reduce exposure to known cancer causing substances (i.e. smoking, chemicals), address cultural concerns, and preventative care/tests. Materials would be translated into SG/PRC threshold languages and also be made available on our website. After the creation of the materials, there would be a series of trainings for Clients, Families, and vendors. In addition, SG/PRC is requesting funds to purchase a onetime Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) for Clients of SG/PRC that are over the age of 50. The Fit Test is an accepted strategy for colorectal-cancer screening. This test can be done in the privacy of a person's home and tests for biomarker for colon cancer.
- Inclusion and Social Skills Training to educate parents and existing vendors on how to assist Clients of all ages in accessing non- segregated community groups, sports activities, and other generic resources.
- Two-day multidisciplinary training for Healthcare professionals and families on providing quality health care to people with special needs.
- Adult Family Home Agency for people that are monolingual Spanish and Chinese speaking, who are aging and who may have more medical needs.
- Supported Living Program for people with severe behaviors, forensically involved, and/or aging.
- Affordable Housing development: SG/PRC will seek to work with a housing development organization to identify either a new project to have affordable and accessible, set-aside units for individuals with developmental disabilities or to renovate an existing structure and have units set-aside for our clients. SG/PRC would be seeking to develop a minimum of 10 set-aside units.
- Occupational Therapy training for individuals who require environmental adjustments to accommodate sensory needs. The service would be twofold: the first aspect would be a training series on the role environment plays with individuals who have sensory issues and the available resources. The second aspect, would be the development of a service to provide comprehensive assessments, securing of equipment, and ongoing training to families and service providers on the use of the adaptations.
- American Sign Language training and outreach to help existing service providers learn and understand linguistic and cultural aspects of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population. Additionally, the service will provide training and education on basic sign language to help ensure people are able to communicate common needs to staff. The training would be comprehensive and cover topics such as home signs, minimal signing, cultural norms, as well as other topics.