The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is updating the state’s Olmstead Plan, originally published in 2008.  On this page, you can find information about the Commonwealth’s 2008 Olmstead Plan, known as the Community First Olmstead Plan.  For more information about the Commonwealth’s efforts to update the 2008 Olmstead Plan, please click on the following link:

On September 12, 2008, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services presented the Community First Olmstead Plan, a roadmap and action plan reflecting Governor Patrick's commitment to ensuring that people with disabilities and elders have access to community-living opportunities and supports that address each individual's diverse needs, abilities and backgrounds.  The plan was developed by EOHHS with feedback and direction from a diverse group of stakeholders comprised of providers, consumers, and advocates.

Community Education Forums

During the month of October 2008, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Executive Office of Elder Affairs, and the Office of Medicaid hosted several education forums across the state in Boston, Northampton, Plymouth, and Worcester. These forums were attended by community members and a broad array of Community First stakeholders.

If you have questions or feedback on the Community First Olmstead Plan, please send an email to:

CYF Advisory Committee Working Groups 

This information is provided by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.