The Basic Assurances® is a tool to evaluate successful operations involving the health, safety, and human security of people receiving services, as well as areas such as natural supports, social networks, employment, and more. Through 10 factors, 46 indicators, and hundreds of probes, the Basic Assurances® provide organizations with guidance for ensuring that systems translate into actual practices to positively impact the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and psychiatric disabilities. The tool ensures that organizational policies, procedures, etc. are actually delivering results. Organizations can collect data through the Basic Assurances®, to analyze systems and practices and track the progress of their initiatives over time.
We have begun the process of updating our 2005 Basic Assurances®, and this survey is a part of those efforts to improve service provision in ways that address inequity and promote equality. We invite you to share your knowledge by completing the following 12 questions. You many skip any questions you do not wish to answer.
Thank you in advance for assisting us to build stronger, more equitable and just human service systems!