News — Board and Members News
The Providers' Council is moving from 250 Summer St. to our new office at 88 Broad St. in Boston.
The Providers' Council will be moving to 88 Broad St., Boston, MA 02210 starting on Thursday, Sept. 14. Due to the move, we will be closed for business on Friday, Sept. 15, but will do our best to respond to any inquiries we receive at our earliest convenience. We have an assortment of office furniture, technology, and other items available for donation. See what they are and contact us with any questions or to request to pick them up!
The Providers' Council has a full training calendar for the remainder of 2012. Learn how you or your colleagues can receive training from the Providers' Council.
The Conference Committee charged with negotiating the differences between the House and Senate budget proposals just reported out its compromise budget, it includes a $20 million annualized Salary Reserve!
Nearly 170 board members of community-based human services organizations sent a letter to House Speaker Robert DeLeo on Monday afternoon, asking him to agree with a portion of the Senate's budget proposal that would create a $20 million Salary Reserve fund for low-paid workers.
The Providers' Council commissioned a report on Trends in the Human Service Landscape that will be released in the coming weeks. The report, completed by Public Consulting Group, discusses many of the major trends in the human services sector, including an increase in participant-directed care (also known as consumer-centric care or self-directed care) models and a rise in accountable care organizations. Two-page summaries on these two report highlights are now available.
The Providers' Council held a forum on participant-directed care on Tuesday, March 20 at Plymouth Church in Framingham, where a panel of experts discussed one of the major aspects of the March 2011 report Trends in the Human Service Landscape. Completed by Public Consulting Group and comissioned by the Providers' Council, the report discussed several trends in human services, including the participant-directed -- or consumer-centric -- model of care.
Attorney General Martha Coakley met with the Providers' Council Board of Directors on Wed., November 2, 2011 to discuss her office and answer questions from providers.
The Providers' Council and two member organizations presented testimony on Tuesday, October 25 on House Bill 1191, An Act Relative to Access to Health Insurance for Human Service Providers and their Employees.
Nearly 240 nonprofits, many of them Providers' Council members, have signed onto a letter to Senator John Kerry, a member of the "supercommittee," asking him to protect the tax deduction for charitable giving that benefits so many nonprofits. The Providers' Council sent its own letter -- as well as the list of nonprofits -- to the senator on Monday, Oct. 17.