Study Consultant: Cannon Design, JSI Research and Training Institute
Project Type: Strategic Master Plan
Master Plan Completion Date: Summer, 2010
The Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) is the largest secretariat within the Commonwealth comprised of 16 agencies that manage the delivery of health care, rehabilitation, social, juvenile justice, and family services to the state's 6.4 million citizens. The Commonwealth has been a leader in providing care for the health and well being of its most vulnerable citizens, establishing many of the country's first public institutions. Many of these original institutions are still in use with considerable funding required to maintain these facilities. Meanwhile, the original model of care has changed from an institutional setting to a community-based model of care.
The goal of this Strategic Master Plan is to develop recommendations and strategy for the continued implementation of a secretariat-wide model for providing a community-based continuum of high-quality care; and to develop recommendations and strategy for state-owned property, maximizing federal reimbursement and directing funding towards programs and services to support clients, workers and families.
- The Strategic Master Plan will be based upon the principles and vision outlined in the Massachusetts Community First Olmstead Plan. For more information on the Community First Olmstead Plan, refer to the following document (pdf).
- Recommendations will further develop, refine, and enhance community-based initiatives of individual agencies that are in various stages of development including the Department of Developmental Services, Department of Mental Health, and Department of Youth Services. The Master Plan will bring together these individual agency efforts into a cohesive Secretariat-wide approach.