Featured Projects

 

Aging PCOR Learning Collaborative

Project Period: February 1, 2021- January 31, 2023

Client: PCORI funded, in partnership with the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston

Through virtual information sharing and capacity-building activities, the Aging PCOR Learning Collaborative will promote a paradigm shift by providing opportunities to reimagine older adults as collaborating partners in aging research, not just research subjects.
Projected Outcomes and Outputs: In the short term, more aging-focused researchers and stakeholders will gain PCOR knowledge; this will lead to increased expectations for PCOR use as evidenced in teaching curricula and grant Requests for Proposals. In the long term, PCOR adoption should lead to intellectual infrastructure for patient-centered systems of care. Outputs include aging-focused PCOR video clips and podcast episodes; a higher-education self-assessment tool; and technical assistance and training products.

The  Sage's Symposium to Expand Researcher Readiness

Dates: October 26, 27, 28 

Client: LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

A multi-day virtual Symposium to bring researchers and older adults with care needs together to expand opportunities for engaged research.

 

Development Partner, Stakeholder Asset Mapping Toolkit

Project Period: 2019-2020

Client: National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems

Developed a comprehensive toolkit designed to make stakeholder asset mapping more accessible through instructive steps and concrete tools for facilitation.

Ongoing: MassHealth Interviews Report

Project Period: 2019-2020

Client: UMass Medical School (UMMS)

Developed and facilitated a stakeholder workgroup to inform a MassHealth Member interview process and now conducting, analyzing, and reporting out on interview findings.

Evaluator, Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act: Building Communities of Recovery (BCOR)

Grant Period: 2017-2020

Client: South Shore Peer Recovery
Funded by: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Evaluator, Addictions Peer Support Advocacy Network (Speaking Out for Addiction Recovery SOAR 2.0)

Grant Period: 2017-2020

Client: Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR)
Funded by: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

 

Evaluator, Addictions Peer Support Advocacy Network (Speaking Out for Addiction Recovery SOAR 1.0)

Grant Period: 2014-2017

Client: Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) Funded by: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)  

                         

Organizational Development Partner, Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR)
Client: Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR)
Funded by: Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS), Department of Public Health (DPH) 

Case Study Researcher, One Care Implementation Council
Client: Community Catalyst, Inc. 
Funded by: Community Catalyst, Inc. and The LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston

Chapter Author, Self Direction Handbook Revision Project

Focus Areas: Stakeholder Engagement in Self-Direction Programs; Self-Direction in Managed Care  
Client: Research Triangle Institute, International 
Funded by: The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Technical Assistance Partner, National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS)  

Client: Human Services Research Institute (HSRI)/ National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS)      

Funded by: Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)  

Project Manager and Research Partner, The Benefits of a Service-Enriched Housing Environment in an Urban and Suburban Setting

Client: LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston

Funded by: B'Nai B'rith International

Research Partner, Implementing Consumer Engagement at the Organizational Level: What It Takes

Client: Community Catalyst, Inc. 

Funded by: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) 

Project Manager and Group Facilitator, Recovery Coach Commission Strategy Group
Client: Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR)
Funded by: Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR)

Featured Partners

 

The Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) administers the National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS), a new initiative from the Administration for Community Living and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to help States, Tribes, and Territories to implement person-centered practices. Collective Insight is partnering with HSRI to provide stakeholder engagement subject matter expertise and technical assistance to States participating in NCAPPS.  

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Leading Age LTSS Center UMass Boston logo

The LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston conducts research designed to help our nation address the challenges and seize the opportunities associated with a growing older population. As Research & Policy Fellow within the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston, Dr. McGaffigan and Collective Insight are assuming a leadership role in expanding engagement within applied research

Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery purple butterfly logo
South Shore Peer Recovery blue wave logo

The Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery's (MOAR) mission is to organize recovering individuals, families, and friends into a collective voice to educate the public about the value of recovery from alcohol and other addictions. Collective Insight supports MOAR’s organizational capacity building , and evaluates MOAR's Speaking Out for Addiction Recovery (SOAR 2.0) Grant program. 

South Shore Peer Recovery (SSPR) operates a Recovery Community Center with an array of recovery support services in the heart of the South Shore community in Massachusetts. Collective Insight 

evaluates for SSPR’s 2017-2020  Comprehensive

Addiction and Recovery Act: Building Communities of Recovery (BCOR) grant.

Applied Self direction green ASD logo
National Participant Network green circle logo
photo of Dee OConnor

Applied Self-Direction (ASD) provides practical expertise intended to create and operate self-direction programs that run effectively and efficiently for individuals, states, managed care entities, Financial Management Services (FMS) providers, and other stakeholders. Collective Insight partners with ASD to expand stakeholder engagement within self-direction programs. 

The National Participant Network (NPN) is a network of people with disabilities who self-direct their

services. Collective Insight is seeking new ways to engage the NPN in research and policy activities to ensure the NPN voice informs the design and improvement of programs.

Darlene (Dee) O’Connor, PhD is a senior subject matter expert in stakeholder engagement and a leader and innovator in long-term supports and services (LTSS) policy with over 30 years of experience. Collective Insight partners with Dr. O’Connor to provide our clients with stakeholder engagement technical assistance and support.