Chapter 57 of the Laws of 2015 (Health and Mental Hygiene (HMH)(S2007-B/A3007-B)) authorizes the New York State Office for Aging (NYSOFA) to study of the feasibility in creating an Office of Community Living with the goal of providing improvements in service delivery and improved program outcomes that would result from the expansion of community living integration services for older adults and persons of all ages with disabilities.

A primary component of this effort is data and information collection. Below is the section of the law related to information and data gathering and public input.

Data and information collection section of the law:
(1) "The director of the state office for the aging, in collaboration with other state agencies, will consult with stakeholders, providers, individuals and their families to gather data and information on the creation of an office for community living.....
(2) In order to ensure meaningful public input and comment regarding the activities of subdivision one of the section, there shall be a series of public meetings held across the state, organized to ensure that stakeholders in all regions of the state are afforded an opportunity to comment."

To provide feedback on this data and information collection process, outlined in the Webinar on May 20th, please answer any of the following questions below.

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* 1. What do you see as a strength of the process that was discussed?

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* 2. What do you see as a weakness of the process?

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* 3. Can you identify any opportunities that were not touched on?

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* 4. Can you identify any barriers or threats to this process?

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* 5. Any additional information you can provide regarding the process?

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