The quality of life of people living with all types of disabilities is closely tied to the services they receive in home and community settings. Among these services are residential supports, personal care services, and community living supports.

Despite its importance, the quality of home and community-based services (HCBS) has historically been difficult to define and even more difficult to measure. Working with researchers, measurement developers, policymakers, and advocates, the Research and Training Center on HCBS Outcome Measurement (RTC/OM) is committed to 1) validating and refining a national framework of HCBS outcomes for persons with disabilities (National Quality Forum) and; 2) implementing the framework to refine and develop measures to assess the impact of HCBS on the lives of people with disabilities in the community.