National Core Indicators
In November, 2014 Council approved the National Core Indicators (NCI) Project to be re-implemented into Wyoming. The National Core Indicators is a survey of questions to assess the outcomes of services provided to individuals and families within the disability community. With the help of the Behavioral Health Division, Council is moving forward with this project.
NCI was established to help state disability service systems benchmark and measure how well they are serving people with ID/DD. NCI uses a core set of measures for states to use to that end. Indicators address key areas of concern including employment, rights, service planning, community inclusion, choice, and health and safety. NCI data are also useful for demonstrating compliance in meeting the new Home and Community Based Services requirements.
With the assistance and partnership of the Behavioral Health Division participant support staff, interviews will be conducted from July, 2015 through June, 2016. Participants of the interviews will be with randomly selected adult individuals. Mail-in surveys will also be a part of the data we collect that will allow project staff to compare results from other states, and adjust Wyoming’s programs to better suit the needs of our citizens. The first set of published data will be available in 2017.