FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For More Information Contact:
Marion Olivier
Program Director
olivierm@delmarvafoundation.org
410-822-0697

(Easton, MD) August 4, 2016 - The Texas Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has selected Delmarva Foundation to provide Person-Centered Program Training for those providing supports and services to individuals with intellectual or Disabilities and Aging in the state. The company also offers training in other key areas vital to the implementation and sustainability of person-centered practices.

“Our programs are deeply rooted in the philosophies of person‐centeredness, community integration, and the promotion of choice and independence,” said Bob Foley, Senior Vice President of Delmarva Foundation’s Intellectual and Disabilities and Aging Programs. “We have the capacity to train others to embrace this approach using highly qualified staff—including nine Person‐Centered Thinking Trainers certified through The Learning Community.”

The Texas DHHS will provide a link on their website to access Delmarva Foundation’s Texas Training site. There clients can get more information about the training and contact representatives to arrange for training.

With over 30 years of experience in quality assurance, quality improvement, and training—coupled with the expertise of certified trainers—Delmarva Foundation provides the tools needed to design and implement this training for the best results. “Our staff has a thorough understanding of how service delivery systems work in both community‐based and institutional programs,” continued Foley. “As a part of our practices, we promote the person’s ability to direct services and supports received from qualified professionals, case managers, direct service providers, family members, and natural supports. Our comprehensive knowledge of person‐centered practices, along with direct experience developing training for a variety of audiences and purposes, positions Delmarva Foundation to quickly implement effective person‐centered planning and practice training sessions for providers in Texas.”

Delmarva Foundation has successfully managed quality improvement, external quality review, and utilization review efforts in Maryland, North Dakota, West Virginia, Kansas, South Carolina, California, Georgia, Florida, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Currently, the company conducts Person-Centered Thinking Training in Georgia and Person-Centered Planning and Practices for the Ohio Department of Disabilities.

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About Delmarva Foundation
Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care is a subsidiary of Quality Health Strategies and is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. For more information visit www.delmarvafoundation.org and www.qualityhealthstrategies.org.