The current Gaps Analysis study will be completed by August 2017 and will look at the calendar years of 2015-16.
Instead of conducting survey of all lead agencies, DHS has contracted with Wilder Research to conduct eleven regional meetings, each attended by approximately 40 invited stakeholders. The regional meetings are being designed to provide an opportunity for participants to discuss and prioritize top service gaps, identify solutions, and develop action plans to implement the solutions. Regional meeting participants will include representatives from counties, tribes, and managed care organizations with administrative or contract authority to provide assessment and support planning; advocates for current and potential service users; and providers of HCBS and MH services and supports.
A statewide summary along with summary reports about each the eleven regional meeting will be published on this website in the fall of 2017. A brief summary of all regional meetings conducted by June 1 will be included in the 2017 Status of Long-Term Services and Supports 2017 legislative report due August 15, 2017.