The first goal in the Office of Developmental Disabilities Services' (ODDS) strategic plan is to create a system that is easy to use. The Blueprint Project is focused on that goal and will redesign how case management looks and feels for children and adults in Oregon. ODDS wants to make sure people understand what services are available to them and support every person to make their own choices no matter where they live, what language they speak or how they communicate.
Project reports, surveys and activities
Oregon's Case Management System for People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
To inform and guide the Blueprint Project, ODDS contracted Health Management Associates (HMA) to identify the strengths of Oregon's case management system and to make recommendations about what can be done better. The 2020 report includes a review of ODDS' case management service delivery system, an evaluation of strengths and opportunities for improvement, and recommendations based on HMA's expertise, knowledge of best practices, and creative approaches from other states.
Blueprint Project Focus Groups
Organizations, partnerships and groups received ODDS grants and assistance to hold focus groups of those in the developmental disability community from one or more priority populations such as Oregon Tribal Nations, Latino/x, Black, LGBTQIA+, rural, and Communities of Color. The focus groups will be completed by the end of 2021. After that, ODDS will use the data collected to inform the Blueprint Project's future efforts.
Stakeholder Perspectives on Oregon Case Management Services
ODDS contracted Health Management Associates (HMA) to complete initial research and analysis of ODDS' case management system, conduct surveys and gather feedback from family and advocacy groups. Completed in 2019, this initial assessment report provided the foundation for the Blueprint Project.
For more information about the Blueprint Project, email info.ODDS@dhsoha.state.or.us.