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Detroit-Wayne CMH asks for Family and Advocate Feedback | DDadvocates.com

Last month we encouragied participation in Town Hall Meetings providing information on the pending reorganization and rebidding of MCPN services in Wayne County.http://ddadvocates.com/2011/06/12/d-wccmha-mcpn-options-for-redesign-registration/ Currently Synergy, Consumer Link and Community Living Services are the MCPN’s providing services to persons with Developmental Disabilities in Wayne County.

A major take away from the Town Hall Meetings is a request from Detroit-Wayne Community Mental Health for feed back from families, providers and other advocates to the following questions:

  1. Of the MCPN Options, which one do you prefer?  How many MCPNs should there be?  
  2. Are there creative ways the County can improve access to health, behavioral and community services? 
  3. How can the MCPNs and the County improve the quality of services?
  4. How can services be better integrated with physical health?  
  5. Other ideas / unmet needs / recognition. 

 It is important that (1) we respond as this is a once in 10 year event and (2) that we share our concerns within the DD Community. It is our experience that we in the DD Community tend to fight our own battles and get them resolved in a private manner. Not sharing thoughts and ideas that would be helpful to the group at large.

For this reason, I have already submitted the results of the 2010 ddAdvocates Process Improvement Survey including evaluations from over 120 clients, families and advocates. http://ddadvocates.com/files/2010/12/Process-Improvement-Presentation-Final-20101202.pdf     

It is important though that each of us weigh in on these issues. In order to respond to the questions, simply forward an e-mail to mcpndesign@gmail.com. Please, in order to generate and encourage thoughts and ideas from others, send a copy of your remarks to ddAdvocates@gmail.com., or simply add your comments at the link with each of the above questions. We need to know what you are thinking in order to advocate for your concerns. We will with your permission post your input to the web page. At your request we will withhold your name. It is too bad that there is so much distrust within the system that people feel they must make anonymous statements; but we will protect that request as we work to increase the amount of open dialogue.

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