Dignity Alliance

CPR is one of the leading members of the Dignity Alliance of Massachusetts, a grass-roots coalition of aging and disability service and advocacy organizations and supporters, dedicated to secure fundamental changes in the provision of long-term services, support, and care.  We participate on the Alliance’s Coordinating Committee and Home and Community-Based Services Committee, lead its Legal Committee, and draft many of its legal policy papers.  The Dignity Alliance is now the largest coalition of older adult advocates, professionals, providers, academics, and public interest organizations dedicated to transforming the long-term care system in Massachusetts.  

CPR developed an initiative to expand the rights of people with disabilities in nursing facilities, so that they equal the rights of people with mental illness or people with intellectual disabilities in state institutional and community facilities.  The initiative seeks to enact these “equal rights” in state agency regulations, policies, contracts, and monitoring/inspection protocols for nursing facilities.