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1 Introduction
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... To get a better understanding of the policies needed to maximize independence and support community living2 and of the research needed to support implementation of those policies, the Institute of Medicine and the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the Acad 1  The planning committee's role was limited to planning the workshop, and the workshop summary has been prepared by the workshop rapporteurs as a factual summary of what occurred at the workshop. Statements, recommendations, and opinions expressed are those of individual presenters and participants and are not necessarily endorsed or verified by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and they should not be construed as reflecting any group consensus.
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... The forum meets to discuss how to support independence and community living for people with disabilities and older adults. The forum is particularly interested in four focal areas that are key to supporting community living and enabling individuals to maximize their independence: home and community settings, services and supports, workforce, and financing.
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... the committee's statement of task) and designed to meet the following objectives: • Identify how to improve care coordination and facilitate commu nity integration • Examine innovative models for integration of service delivery and financing • Identify and discuss policies that catalyze innovation • Explore research and policy gaps and needs Under Academies guidelines, workshops are designed as convening activities and do not result in any formal findings, conclusions, or recommendations.
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... Hartford Foundation and Fernando Torres-Gil of the University of California, Los Angeles, welcomed the workshop participants. Fulmer began by saying that "all of us are passionate about a world where independence and community living [are]
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... Chapter 3 examines the services and supports needed to support community living, while Chapter 4 considers the workforce needed, and Chapter 5 discusses financial considerations for supporting individuals living in the community. Chapter 6 describes some of the ways in which technology can enable independence, and Chapter 7 provides a brief summary of the workshop's key points and closing remarks.

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