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North Dakota Health and Human Services is inviting residents to a quarterly update about the state’s efforts to make it easier for North Dakotans with physical disabilities to live at home with in-home help and other community support services on Sept. 14, 1-3 p.m. CDT in Bismarck or virtually. 

The goal is to improve the quality of life for North Dakotans by ensuring people have care options and can delay or avoid nursing home care if they choose. 

The agenda for the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) Settlement Agreement Stakeholder meeting includes:

  • Updates on the legislative session.
  • Updates on the state’s most recent six-month report to federal partners on its U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) Settlement Agreement implementation. 
  • Progress update on American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds from Myers and Stauffer.
  • Quality Service Provider Hub update.
  • Nursing facility presentation update.
  • Money Follows the Person transitions.
  • Housing Services Collaboration Group update.

Individuals can attend the stakeholder meeting in-person or virtually by phone or device. The in-person meeting will take place at HHS Prairie Hills Plaza offices at 1237 W. Divide Ave., Suite 6, in Bismarck. Attendees should enter through door No. 2. 

Those who prefer to participate in the meeting virtually using computers, mobile devices or telephone can find details in the Sept. 14 meeting notice at hhs.nd.gov/news/publicnotice

Individuals with disabilities who need accommodations to participate in the stakeholder meeting can contact Michele Curtis at (701) 328-8679, 711 (TTY) or mimcurtis@nd.gov

To find help with housecleaning, meal preparation, nonmedical transportation, personal care needs and other in-home and community-based services and support, North Dakotans can contact the state’s Aging and Disability Resource Link toll-free at (855) 462-5465, 711 (TTY) or by email at carechoice@nd.gov. Individuals can also apply online for services at https://carechoice.nd.assistguide.net/.

In December 2020, North Dakota entered into an eight-year settlement agreement with USDOJ that is designed to ensure the state meets the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act by providing services, programs and activities for individuals with physical disabilities in the most integrated setting appropriate to their needs. Learn more at www.hhs.nd.gov/us-department-justice-settlement-agreement

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