Workgroup participation is open to all staff of Incompass Michigan member organizations. To be included on notifications of upcoming workgroup details contact Laurie.

CMH Workgroup

Chair: Anya Eliassen, Oakland Community Health Network

Agenda items typically include an MDHHS Update, reports from the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Implementation Advisory Group, Employment First related activity and resources available to members.  Workgroup  goals include a productive roundtable discussion sharing successes and challenges at the organizational level, and developing best practices for programming.

All meetings will be held virtually until further notice.

  • March 18, 2022 at 1:00pm
  • May 20, 2022 at 1:00pm
  • July 22, 2022 at 1:00pm
  • September 9, 2022 at 1:00pm
  • December 2, 2022 at 1:00pm

Visit the online CMH Workgroup Community of Practice for connecting with other members between meetings.

VR Workgroup

Co-Chairs: Brent Mikulski, Services to Enhance Potential and Tim Hatfield, New Horizons Rehabilitation Services

Agenda items typically include updates from the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons and Michigan Rehabilitation Services, implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), RSA guidance on Competitive Integrated Employment, and Transition Services.  Workgroup  goals include a productive roundtable discussion sharing successes and challenges at the organizational level, and developing best practices for programming.

All meetings will be held virtually until further notice.

  • March 14, 2022 at 1:00pm
  • May 23, 2022 at 1:00pm
  • July 18, 2022 at 1:00pm
  • September 12, 2022 at 1:00pm
  • November 28, 2022 at 1:00pm

Visit the online VR Workgroup Community of Practice for connecting with other members between meetings.

DSP Task Force

Chair: Cherie Johnson, MMI, Inc.

Agenda items will focus on challenges and opportunities for direct support professional (DSP) staffing including wages, training, credentialing, and workplace culture.  Workgroup  goals include a productive roundtable discussion sharing successes and challenges at the organizational level, and developing best practices for recruitment and retention of DSPs.

All meeting will be held virtually until further notice.

  • February 21, 2022 at 1:00pm
  • June 1, 2022 at 1:00pm
  • September 15, 2022 at 1:00pm

Visit the online DSP Task Force Community of Practice for connecting with other members between meetings.

Visit the Direct Care Worker Crisis page for related information at https://incompassmi.silkstart.com/cpages/micarecrisis