Date: May 24, 2019
From: Tim Travis, Director of Federal Revenues and Clinical Services
RE: COMMUNITY RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT PLAN (CRDP) 2019-20
Per the Welfare and Institutions Code, Section 4679 (c) and the 2019-20 Department of Developmental Center Community Placement Plan and Community Resource Development Plan Draft 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 Tim Travis at (909) 868-7793 or Ttravis@sgprc.org.
OUTREACH ACTIVITIES AND STAKEHOLDER INPUT
For fiscal year 2019-20, 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.
On March 15, 2019, 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 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. Over a 30-day period, SG/PRC received 63 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 2019 through April 2019, SG/PRC representatives attended a variety of meetings, including board meetings, self-determination meetings, vendor advisory 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
- 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
- Multifamily Housing to develop a minimum of 10 units for individuals with developmental disabilities.
- Supported Living Program for people with severe behaviors, forensically involved, and/or aging.
- Pilot program to use smart phones with smart mental health applications installed to inform mental health providers and caretakers of perceived anxiety and stress for Clients of the regional center that are dually diagnosed (Developmental Disability and Mental Health Diagnosis) and reduce unnecessary hospitalizations or law enforcement contact.
- Occupational Therapy training for individuals who require environmental adjustments to accommodate sensory needs.
- Two-day multidisciplinary training for Healthcare professionals (medical, dental, and mental health) and families on providing quality physical, mental health, dental health to people with special needs.
- Tele dentistry program to increase access to care, delivery of more efficient care and to introduce technology as a form to enhance screening programs, mobile hygiene programs, and coordination of care in a specific public healthcare setting.
- Prevention Promotion Program (PPP) - A Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice's (RDHAP) willprovide periodontal maintenance twice a year and desensitization visits to people living in Intermediate care facilities,Skilled Nursing Facilities, Community Care Facilities, Specialized Homes, Crisis Homes, Enhanced Behavioral Support Homes, Community Crisis Homes, people that are bed bound and may live at home and Adult Residential Facilities for People with Special Health Care Needs.
- Cancer Prevention 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. After the creation of the materials, there would be a series of trainings for Clients, Families, and vendors. In addition, this project would request 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. After receiving the results, Clients would be directed for follow-up with their primary care physicians.
- Development of Inclusion curriculum and 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.