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Providers’ Council hosts Innovation Forward seminar

The Providers' Council hosted its Innovation Forward seminar at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester on April 3, featuring keynote speaker Travis McCready, vice president of program at The Boston Foundation, and experts in social innovation.

Council Board of Directors elects 2013-14 members, officers

The Providers' Council's Board of Directors elected new officers and directors during its Annual Business Meeting at Beechwood Hotel in Worcester on Wednesday morning.

Boston College and Providers’ Council release joint report on Social Innovation

The Center for Social Innovation at Boston College and the Providers' Council released a joint report on social innovation in Massachusetts human services on Monday, March 25.

Providers’ Council submits formal testimony on Transitional Supports

The Providers' Council sent formal testimony to EOHHS regarding Family Transitional Support Services on Friday, March 22.

Providers’ Council’s Board of Directors issues position statement on revenues

The Providers’ Council’s Board of Directors on Friday afternoon encouraged its membership, elected officials and the general public to support an increase of $1.9 billion in tax revenue to fund human services, early education, infrastructure and other essential public needs.

Governor Patrick signs Social Work Safety bill

Governor Deval Patrick participated in a ceremonial bill signing at the State House on Friday afternoon for the Social Work Safety bill.

Council holds members-only roundtable discussion on safety

On Monday, March 4 the Providers’ Council held a members-only roundtable discussion on the topic of Supporting a Culture of Safety in Human Service Organizations.

DMH issues RFI on Behavioral Health integration

The Department of Mental Health (DMH) issued a Request for Information (RFI) to solicit comments on the integration of behavioral health (Mental Health/Substance Use disorders) and primary care. The information obtained through this process will be shared with members of the Behavioral Health Integration Task Force to help inform their discussions. The Behavioral Health integration Task Force was created pursuant to Section 275 of Chapter 224 of the Acts of 2012.

Council legislation receives bill numbers, committee designations

The six bills on the Providers' Council's 2013-2014 legislative agenda have all received bill numbers and committee designations.

Council to seek a $16.6m Salary Reserve in FY ‘14

The Providers' Council will seek a $16.6 million Salary Reserve in FY '14

The Caring Force holds statewide meeting in Framingham

The Caring Force, a grassroots advocacy movement started by the Providers' Council, held a statewide meeting in Framingham on Thursday, February 14 where more than 60 people in attendance heard from Rep. David Linsky and members of The Caring Force.

Duals Demonstration Implementation Council members announced

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services late Tuesday afternoon announced the 21 individuals who will serve on the Duals Demonstration Implementation Council, which will play a key role in monitoring access to health care and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), tracking quality of services, providing support and input to EOHHS, and promoting accountability and transparency.

Adult Long-Term Residential and Family Transitional hearings scheduled

The state has scheduled public hearings on Rates for Adult Long-Term Residential Services and Rates for Family Transitional Support Services over the next few weeks.

Register today for three Council trainings in February or March

Providers' Council trainings on promoting self care and preventing burnout, coaching for development, and communicating across differences have been added to the winter training schedule.

Providers’ Council budget analysis, HHS breakout of select line items

Gov. Deval Patrick unveiled his FY '14 budget proposal yesterday. The proposal includes new revenue for several human services programs and some cuts in other areas.

Help support the Council’s 2013-2014 legislative agenda

Please help the Providers' Council secure co-sponsors for our 2013-2014 legislative agenda!

Learn about Training Connection, a new Council member benefit!

Does your organization host opportunities for professional development in human services? Are you looking for ways to announce your events to a wider audience? Then find out more about Training Connection, a new member benefit from the Providers' Council.

State Auditor Suzanne Bump and panelists present at forum

State Auditor Suzanne Bump and the Office of the State Auditor held a joint forum with the Providers' Council on Thursday, January 17 at Mass Bay Community College in Wellesley to discuss the audit process, best practices with the UFR and the differences between a state audit and a private CPA audit.

Register for our January 31 forum on ICO contracting!

The Providers' Council will hold "Significant Legal and Compliance Considerations in Contracting with ICOs" on January 31.

Please renew your Council membership!

The Providers' Council has been busy working on its members behalf in 2012.

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