CARF's Mission, Vision, Core Values & Purposes Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities CARF d0ecfe1a-50b1-4bf3-99c2-48d9284b6fc4 Who we are -- Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services in the following areas: * Aging Services * Behavioral Health * Opioid Treatment Programs * Business and Services Management Networks * Child and Youth Services * Employment and Community Services * Vision Rehabilitation * Medical Rehabilitation * DMEPOS (Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies) The CARF family of organizations currently accredits close to 50,000 programs and services at more than 22,000 locations. More than 8 million persons of all ages are served annually by more than 6,500 CARF-accredited service providers. CARF accreditation extends to countries in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. CARF Board of Directors Structure of CARF -- Eleven elected members of the CARF Board of Directors approve policies regarding standards development and the accreditation process and fiscal matters governing the operation of CARF. The board's composition reflects individuals whose expertise, experience, and perspectives are invaluable to CARF's business interests and success: Kayda Johnson Board Chair, Solana Beach, California Susanne M. Bruyère, Ph.D., CRC Ithaca, New York Thomas J. Buckley, Ed.D. Hollywood, Florida Karen Chastain Scottsdale, Arizona Richard Forkosh Manchester, Missouri Marvin Mashner West Point, Pennsylvania Paul Nathenson, RN, ND Lincoln, Nebraska D. Sharon Osborne Seattle, Washington Robert H. Short Salt Lake City, Utah Sherry Wheelock Clermont, Florida Herb Zaretsky, Ph.D. New York City, New York CARF Canada CARF Canada is governed by a board of directors: Brian J. Boon Board Chair, Ph.D., Tucson, Arizona H. Stanley Eichenauer, M.S.W., M.Div. Dayton, Ohio International Advisory Council (IAC) CARF also benefits from national associations and individuals joining together in support of the value of accreditation through membership in the International Advisory Council (IAC). These member associations and individuals represent a broad range of expertise and specialties. They support CARF's mission, vision, core values, and purposes by providing input on standards and related matters... International Advisory Council The International Advisory Council (IAC) creates a partnership for CARF and IAC members to promote quality in human services and enhance the lives of persons served. The IAC is a forum for its members to provide guidance and input into standards development and the accreditation process and also provide insight on issues affecting the fields in which CARF provides accreditation services. CARF's IAC represents a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including persons served, providers, and professionals, in the health and human services field. IAC members support CARF's mission, purposes, values, and vision. CARF is pleased to include the following organizations as members of IAC: AARP American Academy of Neurology American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Academy of Pain Medicine American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation American Congress of Community Supports and Employment Services American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine American Hospital Association American Kinesiotherapy Association, Inc. American Music Therapy Association, Inc. American Network of Community Options and Resources American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. American Physical Therapy Association American Psychological Association American Speech-Language-Hearing Association American Therapeutic Recreation Association Assisted Living Federation of America Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Brain Injury Association of America, Inc. Case Management Society of America Child Welfare League of America Children's Home Society of America Department of Veterans Affairs Easter Seals, Inc. Goodwill Industries International, Inc. International Association of Jewish Vocational Services LeadingAge Mental Health Corporations of America, Inc. National Adult Day Services Association National Association of Social Workers National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare Paralyzed Veterans of America SourceAmerica United Cerebral Palsy Associations United Spinal Association U.S. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association CARF IAC Individual Members CARF is pleased to have the following individuals as members of its IAC: Peter C. Ashenden Chicago, Illinois Bruce Christensen Glenwood Springs, Colorado Stanley H. Ducharme, Ph.D. Boston, Massachusetts Cynthia H. Dunn Cleveland, Ohio Cathy Ellis, PT Washington, D.C. Cheryl Gagne, Sc.D., CRC Boston, Massachusetts Through responsiveness to a dynamic and diverse environment, CARF serves as a catalyst for improving the quality of life of the persons served. b7e6e532-49f5-4088-9052-81f6d231f341 To promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of persons served. afb68620-b776-445b-b401-b74ca2e93239 Dignity Core values -- CARF believes in the following core values: All people have the right to be treated with dignity and respect. All people should have access to needed services that achieve optimum outcomes. All people should be empowered to exercise informed choice. Respect Outcomes Empowerment Informed Choice Integrity CARF's accreditation, research, continuous improvement services, and educational activities are conducted in accordance with these core values and with the utmost integrity. Continuous Improvement In addition, CARF is committed to: * The continuous improvement of both organizational management and service delivery. * Diversity and cultural competence in all CARF activities and associations. * Enhancing the involvement of persons served in all of CARF's activities. * Persons served being active participants in the development and application of standards of accreditation. * Enhancing the meaning, value, and relevance of accreditation to persons served. Diversity Cultural Competence Involvement Participation Accreditation Standards Develop and maintain current, field-driven standards that improve the value and responsiveness of the programs and services delivered to people in need of life enhancement services. 1e97ae74-2e14-4005-9fe8-8840b75a220b 1 f47452f9-42f4-40d6-aff5-d5d29c1c009c b7c1c3ad-3c56-41b7-9b7e-5ccab5dba024 Recognition Recognize organizations that achieve accreditation through a consultative peer-review process and demonstrate their commitment to the continuous improvement of their programs and services with a focus on the needs and outcomes of the persons served. f198efa5-e088-4fb3-972b-a16a08bce54b 2 fb09e238-3d24-4df0-bafc-98f0e092cdd7 788984b8-c13b-4e89-b11b-839130f6bb8f Accreditation Research Conduct accreditation research emphasizing outcomes measurement and management, and to provide information on common program strengths as well as areas needing improvement. bf74698b-ad3d-4ac7-a958-5cde67313b4c 3 64b5a1e5-e936-47e4-a275-030657aea692 68e6a3f1-3574-479b-8d75-c302caa506c0 Consultation, Education, Training & Publications Provide consultation, education, training, and publications that support organizations in achieving and maintaining accreditation of their programs and services. 4c320ea1-946f-458c-8ffc-2171d7840b11 4 df30b6e6-17a6-4588-9f3b-10aefb416efb 0feb6bec-aec1-4b16-a05f-887c90e2c733 Information & Education Provide information and education to persons served and other stakeholders on the value of accreditation. 207ed08c-2b2c-4998-b532-97ad7907a17b 5 f4d241b8-4c19-4069-9f95-de0a40dde44d fc30b37b-7ea7-477f-9ef2-dd35f09f7c22 Input & Response Seek input and to be responsive to persons served and other stakeholders. e24f74dc-4ab3-46a4-b39b-bfaab75c3a5e 6 f772d1c3-a057-4bb0-897d-8cfe243529ed 2fbbf888-0176-4452-bdad-b16d69bcde82 Improvement Services Provide continuous improvement services to improve the outcomes for organizations and the persons served and their community of influence. 029ebc84-3f11-4964-a30a-755de36d10d5 7 88e35ef4-5ac6-4bc2-893c-5a11e6a223e2 90d92a3f-2e69-4572-b1e3-85adad74fcce 2013-07-13 http://www.carf.org/About/Mission/ Owen Ambur Owen.Ambur@verizon.net Submit error.