Planning for Best Practice
In January of 2017, OIB-TAC convened a task force.
Sixteen experts from diverse professional backgrounds came together for two days to identify best practices based on this definition:
Best practices are service delivery strategies or techniques that appear effective based on available evidence; are client-centered; are sensitive to the context of the service delivery setting; and are responsive to evolving technology, resources, and/or research.
The agreed upon best practices are aspirational but include guidance on how to reach acceptable practice when the best practice cannot be attained. Topics addressed centered on the administration of the OIB program by state agencies and their contractors.
Below is the resulting report, “Best Practices in the Administration of the Older Individuals who are Blind Program”.
Introduction to Best Practices for Older Individuals who are Blind Programs
The purpose of this course is to acquaint Older Individuals who are Blind (OIB) program staff with the concept of best practices and the relevance of the best practices concept in the OIB field.
Best Practices in the Administration of the OIB Program
This course is designed to provide information on the best practices for programs serving older individuals who are blind. These best practices are for policymakers, service providers, and administrators, to guide them in providing quality services through OIB programs.