Long-Term Services and Supports Research Study

In partnership with HSRI

Utah LTSS Research Study

The Utah Long-Term Services and Supports Research Study is a two-year project ending in December 2025 that is funded by the Utah Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and that is being conducted by the Human Services Research Institute with support from Burns and Associates and the Utah State University Institute for Disability Research, Policy, and Practice.

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The purpose of the study is to learn from people with disabilities and older adults who receive long-term services and supports, people waiting for services, family members, service providers, case managers, advocates, and other community members about what is going well and what isn’t going well in the service system. The Human Services Research Institute and partners will use this feedback to recommend how DHHS may improve the overall aging and disability service system.

If you have questions, please reach out to HSRI's Project Coordinator Jasmine Hepburn at jhepburn@hsri.org .

Upcoming events

      • May 29, 6:30 to 8:00pm MT, Listening Session for People in Disability and Aging Services/Waiting for Services/Families Zoom linkopens in a new tab

    • June 11, 1:00 to 3:00pm MT, Steering Committee Meeting

      We are currently seeking case managers and service providers who support people on the New Choices waiver, Aging waiver, and/or primarily support older adults to join the Steering Committee! If you are interested in joining the Steering Committee, please contact Jasmine Hepburn at jhepburn@hsri.org .


Research briefs are coming soon!

  • First Round - July 2024
    • Recruitment and retention of quality direct support professionals.
    • Strengthening natural supports.
    • Addressing and eliminating the DSPD waitlist.

  • Second Round - October 2024
    • Home and Community-Based Services payment models.
    • Supports for people with complex medical and behavioral needs.
    • Supports for people with co-occurring developmental disabilities and mental health.
    • Medicaid Training and Technical Assistance Center.

  • Final Round - January 2025
    • Institutional versus Home and Community-Based Services settings.
    • Quality of care in long-term services and supports.
    • Long-term services and supports array.
    • Long-term services and supports structure and funding.
  • Final Report December 2025