• NCI data on Guardianship/Conservatorship

    Jul 14th, 2021

    By publicly discussing her experience, Britney Spears has brought national attention to guardianship/conservatorship relationships and the potential for exploitation. NCI is one of few data sources on the guardianship status of adults receiving state DD services.

    The decision to place someone under guardianship is most often motivated by a desire to protect the interests of the individual with a disability, but the consequences for that individual may be profound. Research on the negative impacts of guardianship indicates that it can be detrimental to the person’s quality of life, causing feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and inadequacy. Research also shows that being subject to guardianship, and the subsequent loss of autonomy and self-determination, can result in decreased functioning and can affect physical and mental health.  

    This 2019 NCI data brief explores the characteristics and outcomes of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have full or partial guardianship compared to those without guardianship.

  • NCI Data Brief: What Do NCI Data Tell Us About Significant Racial & Ethnic Disparities Across Quality of Life & Health Domains?

    Mar 3rd, 2021

    Using National Core Indicators® 2018-19 data, this brief describes differences in personal characteristics, demographics, and outcomes of Black respondents to the In-Person Survey when compared to white respondents. We also provide suggestions for public managers, service providers, people with lived experience and other stakeholders regarding how they might use this information to plan for and support equity in service delivery.

    Take a look at the full data brief here.

    Video: NCI Spotlight on Racial Equity