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Identifying Stakeholders to Invite to the First Meeting

Key Elements of State Coalitions

It is important to have representation from all of the state long-term care stakeholders that exist in your state which may include provider associations, QIOs, state long-term care ombudsman, state survey agency, direct care worker association, citizens advocacy groups, academia/researchers, culture change consultants, and foundations interested in culture change.  You may also want to invite representatives from your CMS Regional Office and individual providers that are on their culture change journey. It is important to be as inclusive as possible for your first meeting. If any of the above mentioned groups do not exist in your state or are not interested in participating, concentrate on those committed to advancing culture change in your state.

Coalition Example - "The Ohio Person-Centered Care Coalition was named and established by the QIO, two provider associations, the Department of Aging, LTC Ombudsman, the DOH TA Program, the Dept. of Job and Family Services, the Health Policy Institute and a few providers." Elise Tareshawty, Ohio Person-Centered Care Coalition (OPC3)