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Radical changes forecast in nonprofit human services sector

Contact: Bill Yelenak
Phone: 617-428-3637 x122 (office) | 860-919-0369 (cell)

BOSTON – The state’s largest human services membership association, the Providers’ Council, and the nationally recognized Public Consulting Group will release a report on April 11 detailing emerging trends in the state’s human services sector that can radically change the sector and payment processes.

Trends in the Human Service Landscape details several major issues, including innovative models of human service payments, a shift to person-directed care and the decentralization of services. Public Consulting Group’s Jim Waldinger will discuss accountable care organizations, integrated care organizations and human service payment models in detail with a panel discussion to follow.

Please contact Bill Yelenak to receive an embargoed copy of the report before the event. A two-page summary of the findings are attached.

WHO:  Jim Waldinger, Public Consulting Group
  Bruce Bird, Vinfen Corporation
  Dick Dougherty, DMA Health Strategies
  Marylou Sudders, Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

WHERE: The forum will take place at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center (1657 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701)

WHEN:   The forum is scheduled for April 11, 2012 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

MEDIA: The event is open to the media. Please call Bill Yelenak at 617-428-3637 x122 or e-mail him at to reserve a spot.

The Providers' Council, also known as the Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, Inc., is the largest statewide membership association for community-based organizations providing social, rehabilitation, education and health care services.