Best Life Alliance
LSS is a strong supporter of the Best Life
Alliance, a Minnesota coalition advocating for Home & Community-Based Services that support people with disabilities and employ Direct Support Professionals. Supporters include more than a hundred Minnesota service providers, caregivers/Direct Support Professionals, self-advocates, family members, and community partners. We are part of a state-wide movement toward fully person-centered and community-integrated services for people with disabilities.
In 2016 the coalition’s ask to state legislators was to pass a 5% rate
increase and reforms for Home & Community-Based Services (HCBS) that support
108,000 people with disabilities and older adults across Minnesota. While Best Life Alliance’s 2016 bill did not pass, we are proud of the tremendous outreach to legislators by supporters. LSS and our community partners will continue to advocate for people with disabilities, older adults and caregivers in 2017.
Funding for Home & Community-Based
Services is needed in 2017 to ensure that people
with disabilities and older adults continue to live as independently as possible.
It will help address Minnesota’s current workforce shortage with
better Direct Support Professional (DSP) compensation. We can't let up in 2017- it is too important. We know that persistent action statewide is needed for us to be successful again, just as we were in 2014.
- View the main Best Life Alliance
webpage for upcoming events,
recent media stories and resources including messaging and handouts.
- Subscribe to the coalition news & events email list.
- Join the conversation on social media where updates and additional ways to get involved are posted. Share the coalition’s posts to spread the
Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | YouTube
Ways you can take action
- Contact your legislators. Let your legislators know why Home & Community-
Based services matter to you and ask them to support the Best Life
Alliance in 2017. Find out who
represents you and how to contact them.
- Write a Letter to the
Editor of your local paper.