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EOHHS sets FY ‘14 budget public hearing dates

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services has set two dates for public hearings on the development of the FY '14 state budget.

Caring Force demonstration garners press attention

The Caring Force launched a demonstration Monday at the Governor's office, generating press attentions from media outlets across the state.

Awards of Excellence

The following individuals won Awards of Excellence at the 37th Annual Convention & Expo, Caring It Forward:

Last week to register for the Council’s convention!

Collaborative sends letter on Salary Reserve delay to Governor

PowerPoint available from Council’s ACO/ICO Forum

The Providers' Council was proud to bring together more than 100 members for a forum with experts from Public Consulting Group (PCG) and Hub Strategies to discuss the future of human service delivery systems. Below are resources that the Council and PCG developed earlier this year looking at trends in the human services sector that may be of interest to attendees or those who were unable to attend.

Oct. 24 forum on ACOs and ICOs nearly full

The Providers' Council's forum on "ACOs, ICOs and the Future of Human Services" is nearly at capacity and the last day to register to the event will be Monday, October 22.

Speaker DeLeo receives award from Providers’ Council

Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo received an award from the Providers' Council on Friday, September 28.

Clubhouse Services RFR deadline pushed to 10/12

The original deadline for the Clubhouse Request for Responses deadline was Sunday, September 30, but the Department of Mental Health has moved that deadline to Friday, October 12.

DPH Commissioner John Auerbach resigns

Department of Public Health Commissioner John Auerbach announced his resignation on Monday, September 17.

State Primary Elections only one week away!

The State Primary Election is on Thursday, September 6 -- just one week away! The Providers' Council and CareVote would like to remind you to vote!

State issues press release on dual eligibles

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services issued a press release on Thursday, August 23 regarding the dual eligibles initiative. Please read it below.

Attend a Nonprofit VOTE webinar on poll worker recruitment

Our national partner, Nonprofit VOTE, routinely holds free voter education webinars for nonprofits.

State issues RFR for joint DMH/DCF Residential procurement

On Tuesday afternoon, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services issued a RFR for a joint DMH/DCF Residential procurement known as Caring Together. Information on the procurement is available on Comm-PASS or below on our website.

Salary Reserve Materials Available Online

The Providers' Council received notice from the Executive Office of Health and Human Services that they are proceeding with establishing the FY 2013 Salary Reserve in accordance with the language in the FY 13 Conference Budget that you helped to secure for human service workers! Find out what your agency must do to apply for Salary Reserve funds.

Five-Point Agenda Highlights 2011-2012

Each year, the Council’s board reviews our strategic plan and notes our highlights. Directors requested that we share our progress related to our Five-Point Agenda for Human Service Reform to support your organization in fulfilling its mission.

Senate overrides Governor’s veto, ensures annualized Salary Reserve!

The Senate voted unanimously Thursday to override Governor Deval Patrick's veto of the Salary Reserve. As the House voted to override the Governor's veto on Tuesday, this completes the override process and secures a $20 million annualized salary increase for our sector's dedicated direct care workers.

House unanimously overrides Governor’s Salary Reserve veto!

The House voted unanimously on Tuesday afternoon to override Governor Deval Patrick’s veto of the Human Services Salary Reserve. Governor Patrick vetoed the $20 million Salary Reserve on July 8.

Veto override letter with 108 signers sent to Speaker DeLeo

Rep. David Linsky has sent a letter to House Speaker Robert DeLeo, asking him to override Governor Deval Patrick's veto of the Salary Reserve. The letter has the support of 108 representatives, nearly 70 percent of the House. Rep. Linsky plans to send the letter to Speaker DeLeo on Monday, July 16.

Council issues RFR for Healthcare Policy Consultant

On Friday, July 13, the Providers' Council issued a Request for Response for a Healthcare Policy Consultant to assist the Council in understanding the policy and program impact of emerging federal and state healthcare issues as they impact the Council's membership and to assist the Council in developing healthcare policy positions. Responses are due to Bill Yelenak (bill@providers.org) no later than Monday, July 23 at noon.

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