Are You Measuring Your Service Outcomes? You Should Be!

According to a recent study in the International Journal for Quality in Health Care, “what cannot be measured, cannot be improved.” With detailed digital data available just a few clicks away, non-profits are being held accountable for measuring their service outcomes. In fact, all organizations seeking to gain and maintain accreditation are required to record […]

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Nonprofit Audit Committee Benefits: Why your nonprofit should have one

 Nonprofit Audit Committee Benefits Summary Best practice to have a nonprofit audit committee to provide accountability for organization’s independent audit finance committee is responsible for monitoring the organization’s financial status audit committee is given authority for overseeing the organization’s external audit process. To ensure that the audit process is objective, an audit committee should […]

Time is Tight: Seek Accreditation Now for QRTPs [as Mandated by the Family First Prevention Services Act]

The new Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) has generated many questions about the timing of when each state will decide to implement the regulations and, in turn, when the new category of residential settings called Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTPs) are required to become nationally accredited. Accreditation for qualified residential treatment programs has thus […]

Joining Google, Facebook Now Requires That Addiction Treatment Centers Acquire Certification to Advertise on Its Site

Last year, Google barred advertisements from appearing in search results for addiction treatment centers in the United States. Starting last month, however, the company allowed centers with LegitScript Addiction Treatment Certification to run ads on its platform. Now, Facebook recently announced that it will also require that addiction treatment centers achieve certification before they are […]

Accreditation Mandate? Panic or Plan!

Accreditation mandates are all the talk among leaders of human service organizations. Thanks to the recent passage of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) on the national level and state mandates for accreditation, like one recently instituted for adult foster care providers in Massachusetts, many child, family and behavioral healthcare service agencies are becoming […]

Accreditation Mandate for Qualified Residential Treatment Programs Under the Family First Prevention Services Act: The Time to Start the Process is Now!

When it passed the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) last February, Congress aimed to change the face of child welfare, in part by implementing a funding shift that restricts the use of Title IV-E financing for out-of-home “congregate care” placements. The goal is to increase assurances that children will be kept in family-like settings […]