About Us

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CLPC members pictured from left: Natalie Chong, Ilhom Akobirshoev, Robyn Powell, Monika Mitra, Joe Caldwell, and Anne Womer

The Community Living Policy Center (CLPC), housed at the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy at Brandeis University, aims to improve policies and practices that promote community living outcomes for individuals with disabilities.

The CLPC conducts research projects in three priority areas:

  • Policies and Programs Related to Provision of Home and Community Based Services
  • Policy Barriers and Facilitators of Community Living and Participation Outcomes
  • Rapid, Timely Data and Policy Analyses to Inform Policies and Programs that Promote Community Living and Participation Outcomes

To learn more about the research conducted by the CLPC, click here.

The CLPC also conducts knowledge translation activities, including dissemination, training, and technical assistance targeted to needs of all stakeholders. All CLPC activities will integrally involve individuals with disabilities and be advised by the Disability and Aging Collaborative, a coalition of 40 national organizations.

In partnership with Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), and through the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the CLPC provides trainings to build capacity among the next generation of disability policy analysts and researchers. Click here for more information on webinars hosted by the CLPC.

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