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Council to release report, hold forum on service delivery

Contact: Bill Yelenak
Email: byelenak@providers.org
Phone: 617-428-3637 x122 (office) | 860-919-0369 (cell)

BOSTON – The state’s largest human services membership association and Public Consulting Group will release a report on March 20 detailing emerging trends in the state’s human services sector.

Trends in the Human Service Landscape, prepared by Public Consulting Group and commissioned by the Providers’ Council, details several major issues, including a shift to person-directed care, the decentralization of services and changes to provider payment models. Public Consulting Group’s Tara Himmel will discuss the participant-directed care finding with a panel discussion about it to follow.

An embargoed copy of the report will be made available on March 19. Please contact Bill Yelenak to be placed on a distribution list.

WHO:  Tara Himmel, Public Consulting Group
  Kevin Mahoney, National Resource Center for Participant Directed Services (BC)
  Paul Spooner, MetroWest Center for Independent Living
  Bill Lyttle, The Key Program

WHERE: The forum will take place at Plymouth Church in Framingham (87 Edgell Road)

WHEN:   The forum is scheduled for March 20, 2012 from 10 a.m. to noon.

MEDIA: The event is open to the media. Please call Bill Yelenak at 617-428-3637 x122 or e-mail him at byelenak@providers.org.

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.