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Community living.

In late January, the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) Office on Disability (OD) held a stakeholder meeting to update interested parties on the administration's Community Living Initiative (CLI). Director of the Office on Disability Henry Claypool described CLI as an effort to bettor align and coordinate services among various federal agencies in order to promote community-based living for people with disabilities.


Beyond HHS, agencies involved in the council include the Department of Justice and Department of Housing and Urban Development. Claypool identified transportation and employment as additional partners to be brought in soon to the CLI.

CLI involves a number of workgroups tasked with responsibilities for service coordination, housing, workforce issues, data development, and communications.

HHS is undertaking a series of stakeholder dialogues around the country to obtain input from local advocates and service providers and is interested in learning about programs and partnerships that have resulted in successful delivery of community living services. The first such dialogue took place on February 18 in San Diego. E-mail questions or comments to

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Date:Apr 1, 2010
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