Performance Contract Input Needed

Welfare & Institutions Code section 4629(c) requires the Department of Developmental Services contracts with regional centers include annual performance objectives. Performance objectives must be developed through a public process with input from stakeholders.

NBRC needs your input on the planned activities of how NBRC will reach it’s performance objectives.  Please click on the below link to review NBRC’s draft Performance Contract for calendar year 2023.

Performance Contract Plan 2023-DRAFT

Please send input and/or suggestions of planned activities to help NBRC achieve its performance objectives to services@nbrc.net  by September 23, 2022.

The final NBRC Performance Contract Plan will be presented to NBRC’s Board of Directors during their October 5, 2022 meeting.

Direct Support Professional Week

Direct Support Professional’s Week is September 11, 2022 through September 17, 2022.  A “Direct Support Professional” or DSP works directly with people with intellectual or developmental disabilities to assist the people they work with to become independent and integrated into their community.  DSP staff are the backbone of the developmental services system and make big differences in the lives of the people they work with.  DSPs, NBRC appreciates YOU!

 

09/07/22 Public Meeting to Review Performance Plan

Public Meeting to Review the Outcomes of NBRC’s 2021 Performance Plan and Provide input on NBRC’s upcoming 2023 Plan

When: Wednesday September 7, 2022

Time:  6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m.

Where:  Zoom (link coming soon)

North Bay Regional Center wants to make sure that we are continuously improving. We strive to exceed our mission, desired outcomes, and that we are in compliance with all requirements.

The NBRC Performance Plan measures our ongoing performance on desired statewide outcomes, and compares North Bay Regional Center’s performance with the statewide average for all 21 regional centers in California. These desired outcomes reflect the state’s public policy direction for developmental services in the community.

We continue to fulfill all planned activities with the intent of improving outcomes as directed by our community members, Board of Directors, and NBRC staff.

You are invited to hear a presentation of how we did on last year’s plan and our proposed plan to provide your input.

We will present the plan and listen to your comments during the Public Meeting of the NBRC Board of Directors on September 7, 2022.

If you have additional input before or after this meeting, please feel free to email:

Courtney Singleton at courtneys@nbrc.net

National Core Indicators Public Meeting July 6, 2022

Please join North Bay Regional Center (NBRC) at our Board of Director’s meeting on July 6, 2022 at 6 p.m. for a presentation on the National Core Indicator Survey.  These surveys gathered information from individuals served by NBRC and families to see how satisfied they are with the services received.  These surveys also allow the Department of Developmental Services to monitor the performance of California’s developmental disabilities service system and assesses quality and performance among regional centers.

When: July , 2022

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Where: Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89709687840?pwd=QjlIcTc0dzBBNXA2OEpLanVjOFltUT09

Passcode: 912329

If Connecting Via Phone: 897 0968 7840

Passcode: 912329

Languages: Spanish translation will be available

 

To read more about NCI and see NBRC’s survey results, CLICK HERE for the DDS page

Disparity and Equity Public Meetings March 16th and 23rd

Join us for a Public Disparity and Equity Presentation!

See how NBRC purchases services, and provide input into changes that NBRC can make to decrease disparities. You will have an opportunity to identify challenges to accessing and using NBRC services, explore suggestions for overcoming barriers in service delivery, and share successes!

We hope to see you there!

Miércoles 16 de Marzo de 2022

10:00 a.m. a 12:00 p.m. Presentación en español

Súmese a la Reunión vía Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89993485316?pwd=UU5pR0txNU5DckZpWFo4UkE4ZGhLZz09

ID de la Reunión: 899 9348 5316

Código: 475759

Para participar por teléfono: +1 669 900 6833

and

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Presentation in English

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83610223525?pwd=eTdObEhXcHd6L1pGaUlob05FMEhHZz09

Meeting ID: 836 1022 3525

Passcode: 087502

Call In:  +1 669 900 6833

For more information, contact:

Courtney Singleton: courtneys@nbrc.net

 

Mental Health Survey

Hello NBRC Community,

CA Service System Survey

NBRC is partnering with the Center for START Services (CSS) at the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability/UCED as part of the expansion of START services in California. Part of this process is to gather input from our community on the current mental health needs for individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and mental health needs (IDD-MH).  The goal is to determine what services are currently working well in our area and where improvements are needed. This list of questions is intended to learn from you about existing services in your community for people with IDD-MH, including persons with autism. This survey includes services that may be funded by regional centers, county mental health/behavioral services or insurance.

Please rate each question listed using the scale found below and put additional explanations in the space provided.  When responding about service availability in your community, please think about community as the area in which you or the people that you serve can realistically access needed services. At the end of the survey, we welcome you to identify any additional gaps in service effectiveness that you would like us to be aware of.

We are hoping to collect as many responses as possible from individuals working in or using any aspect of the service system (mental health, ID/DD services, education, drug/alcohol treatment, hospitals, justice, etc.), so please take a few minutes to both complete this survey by clicking on the link below, and then to forward this link to as many people within your organization and/or contact list as possible and ask them to complete it and forward it as well.

To begin the survey, please click on the below link

CA Service System Survey

DDS Directive – Vaccination Mandate

Below please find the latest directive from the Department of Developmental Services which summarizes the 9/28/21 California Department of Public Health Order.  Please pay particular attention to letter (e) below which mandates that all regional center and service provider employees must become vaccinated by November 30, 2021.

DDSDirective_PublicHealthOfficer_COVID-19Order_09282021

The new Public Health Order (PHO) requires full vaccination of the following individuals by November 30, 2021:

  1. All workers that work in Adult and Senior Care Facilities licensed by the California Department of Social Services (Community Care Licensing)
  2. All in-home direct services workers, including registered  home care aides and certified home health aides
  3. All wavier personal care services providers and In Home Support Services (IHSS) providers
  4. All hospice workers who are providing services in home or in a licensed setting
  5. All regional center employees as well as service provider workers, who provide services to a consumer through the regional center to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, except for those workers who only provide services to a consumer with whom they live or who are a family member of the consumer for whom they are providing services.

The PHO states that all workers who are eligible for the live-in and family member exceptions outlined in sections b, c and e above must only provide services to a single household.

Exemptions and Record Keeping

The PHO allows for specified exemptions for religious beliefs or qualified medical reasons.  If a worker is exempted they must be tested weekly for COVID-19 and wear a surgical mask.  If a worker is exempted the employer must retain a record of the exemption and the workers weekly COVID-19 test results.

Employers must retain a record of vaccination for each employee.  Per the PHO record keeping includes: (1) full name and date of birth; (2) vaccine manufacturer; and (3) date of vaccine administration (for first dose and, if applicable, second dose)

Full Vaccination Defined

One does of a one dose vaccine such as Johnson and Johnson or both doses of a two does vaccine such as Pfizer or Moderna