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!

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* 1. What recommendations do you have regarding systems/practices organizations can implement to promote racial justice related to rights protection and promotion for people receiving services?

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* 2. What recommendations do you have regarding systems/practices organizations can implement to promote racial justice related to dignity and respect for people receiving services?
(Dignity and respect should be interpreted widely, from respectful treatment to ensuring people having meaningful opportunities to promoting self-esteem, etc.)

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* 3. What recommendations do you have regarding systems/practices organizations can implement to promote racial justice related to natural support networks for people receiving services?
(Natural support networks are informal (unpaid) relationships that support people in their natural environments and communities.)

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* 4. What recommendations do you have regarding systems/practices organizations can implement to promote racial justice related to protection from abuse, neglect, mistreatment, and exploitation for people receiving services?

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* 5. What recommendations do you have regarding systems/practices organizations can implement to promote racial justice related to health for people receiving services?

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* 6. What recommendations do you have regarding systems/practices organizations can implement to promote racial justice related to safety for people receiving services?

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* 7. What recommendations do you have regarding systems/practices organizations can implement to promote racial justice related to staff resources and supports?

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* 8. What recommendations do you have regarding systems/practices organizations can implement to promote racial justice related to person-centered and person-directed services and supports?

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* 9. What recommendations do you have regarding systems/practices organizations can implement to promote racial justice related to behavior supports and reducing/ending intrusive interventions for people receiving services?

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* 10. What recommendations do you have regarding systems/practices organizations can implement to promote racial justice related to organizational culture?

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* 11. What recommendations do you have regarding systems/practices organizations can implement to promote racial justice related to organization data collection and analysis?

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* 12. What other recommendations do you have regarding systems/practices organizations can implement to promote racial justice?

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