Management Systems of America (HMSA) is a leader in the State of Michigan in
providing training on human trafficking. Two years ago, HMSA embarked on a mission to develop education,
awareness, and training programming for this topic following a meeting with the
Ambassador from Australia, who is also a member of the Global Freedom Network.
Human trafficking trainings are now being presented in the community, and HMSA
is in the process of putting together community groups to focus on the health
of victims, housing, and education. Videos, booklets, and other actionable
pieces of information are available online.
Schlegel Villages manages multiple accredited long-term-care programs
and retirement housing in Ontario. Earlier this year, in response to feedback from
its quality of life survey, Schlegel Villages conducted the #ElderWisdom Green
Bench project. This campaign addressed ageism by inviting community members to
engage in conversation with elders to gain knowledge and receive advice. This
article discusses ageism and shares feedback from Resident, David Kent.
As part of CARF’s 50th year anniversary celebration in 2016, we are
sharing snapshots of the industries in which we offer accreditation. This is
part 5 of a series: Child and Youth Services. Leslie Ellis-Lang, CARF’s managing
director of child and youth services, discusses how CARF’s development and
advancement of distinct child and youth standards parallel how society itself has
viewed children and young persons over time.
Responsible, quality-based practitioners in the health and human services industry should educate and train themselves to act in a responsible and timely manner when presented with a person at risk for suicide. We know through research that applying evidence-based practice and delivering comprehensive and integrated prevention programs can reduce the rate of suicide. In regard to Suicide Prevention Month, please access CARF’s Quality Practice Notice on Suicide Prevention for first step resources to saving a life.
As part of CARF’s 50th year anniversary celebration in 2016,
we are sharing snapshots of the industries in which we offer accreditation.
This is part 4 of a series: Medical Rehabilitation. TIRR Memorial Hermann was
one of the first providers to receive CARF accreditation in 1967.
Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia, is beginning to share the results from a three-year research project on the outcomes of an enhanced person-centered care initiative (including spinal cord injury peer mentorship) and how those strategies can be affordably replicated elsewhere.
Telecommunications and data management technology has
unavoidably made its way into healthcare industries because it can increase
consumer access to services and providers’ ability to provide them. Many
providers are successfully incorporating technological solutions, which is why
CARF has made an effort to highlight practices related to this topic in the Promising Practices newsletter series. This blog
post features some articles that highlight successful uses of technology to
improve business practices or service delivery.
A major story so far in 2016 has been the change in service
delivery models toward larger systems and networks through affiliations,
mergers, and various other types of integrations. Providers are forming
relationships across multiple sectors to expand their reach and provide services
more efficiently to a broader population. The changing environment poses
challenges for providers as they find themselves operating within a new service
infrastructure or environment. This trend is of particular interest to CARF
because it poses quality questions for providers across a spectrum of
The Margaret T. Morris Center in Prescott, Arizona, a
residential assisted living community specializing solely in dementia care, shares
how it created a horticultural therapy program to address a range of resident
After your programs or services have earned CARF accreditation, you will want to market and advertise your achievement to your community and stakeholders. CARF provides resources that can help you promote your accreditation, including guidelines for citing your accreditation, example news release and letter text, and several CARF seal options. This blog post explains how to properly use and display the CARF seals of accreditation in your online and printed materials.