SMP Director Orientation

SMP Director Orientation

Are you the new SMP project director in your state?

The SMP Resource Center offers orientation for new SMP project directors. The components of SMP orientation are:

  • Administration for Community Living (ACL) prior approval: SMPs experiencing turnover in the SMP project director position should first contact their ACL project officer. Once ACL has provided approval for key SMP personnel changes, the SMP Resource Center is able to schedule orientation.
  • Orientation web meeting: The purpose of this meeting is to introduce new SMP project directors to The Center’s support services and provide an overview of the primary components of the national SMP program. This two-hour meeting is tailored to the unique needs of the new SMP project director. New SMP project directors may choose to attend alone or may prefer to invite additional staff from their SMP to join them. The SMP’s ACL project officer often attends this meeting also.
  • SIRS training: Conducted as a series, new SMP project directors receive training in the use of SIRS, the national SMP Information and Reporting System.
  • Individualized training:  Provided on topics of your choice, such as volunteer risk and program management (VRPM) or complex interactions, upon request.

SMP 101

The SMP 101 page of our website provides links to the core resources needed by every SMP. Created with the new SMP project director in mind, this page is a good place to start for self-paced research about operating an SMP.

SMP Monthly Networking Calls

The SMP Monthly Networking Calls are intended for SMP networking and national updates. They provide an opportunity for all SMP directors and other key SMP staff to network with each other and discuss SMP-related ideas, strategies, health care scams/fraud, program management, and successes. The calls are held the third Tuesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Access instructions for these events are provided to SMP project directors and other individuals on the SMP Monthly Networking Calls distribution list, as determined by SMP directors.

Contact Us

Don’t hesitate to contact the SMP Resource Center with your questions. For more information about the Center and the Center’s staff, click here or call 1-877-808-2468.

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