In Minnesota, we were fortunate to have a small pot of money to do some social media advertising for our OIB services. The analytics of the response were quite good. The way it worked was; if someone searched on low vision or macular degeneration, the next time they opened their Facebook or Twitter page, they would get a banner ad promoting our OIB program.
South Dakota has had a lease/loan program in place for a number of years which has made CCTVs (digital video magnification) available to consumers of the OIB program. Eventually, the program participants IL record is closed with the CCTV remaining with the individual.
Is there a timeline for a draft of the new 7-OB form and how long before it will be in implemented? Several states are currently updating their database systems, and a long wait for the new form may cause significant cost and/or data concerns.
Results from questions relating to gaining, maintaining, or losing confidence related to performance benchmark questions are not reliable. Many of the clients seem to be answering these questions not based on satisfaction with service delivery, but rather on the fact that they have lost more functioning primarily related to progressive physical conditions.
In order to measure goals effectively to determine successful completion, what should be included to be monitored? What tools do we use to assure they have achieved these goals? What assessments are other states using?
In Part IV, in asking for resources allocated, does all of the grant money for direct services need to be accounted for between Subparts A through D? We have found that it can be hard to say how much money was spent for which service.