Goal: Identify strategies and make recommendations to enhance the durability and responsiveness of Centralized Access Points across the HMG National Affiliate Network.

The HMG Centralized Access Point (HMG CAP) work group explored a number of themes related to CAP implementation, such as:

     – The definition of “centralized”
     – Technology
     – Data, evidence, and evaluation
     – Work flow, roles, and responsibilities

The HMG CAP work group developed a set of 11 recommendations for consideration by the National Affiliate Network and the HMG National Center.

Read the full Centralized Access Point Work Group Final Report  

Affiliates are encouraged to become more familiar with the recommendations developed by the CAP work group:

Password to view: CAP2021!
Slides: HMG Work Group Recommendations for the Centralized Access Point

Next, participate in targeted group discussions on the resulting recommendations:

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2021
Time: 1:00-2:15pm EST

The Help Me Grow (HMG) National Center will host targeted group discussions dedicated to the HMG Work Group Recommendations for the Centralized Access Point, on Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 1:00-2:00 PM EST.  During these discussions, participants will connect in targeted groups to share their reactions to and questions on the recommendations. When registering, participants will choose the group they would like to join. Groups will be structured around key characteristics of a system’s HMG Centralized Access Point infrastructure and registrants are encouraged to join the group that resonates with them most.  HMG state and system leads are encouraged to attend and extend an invitation to Centralized Access Point managers.

Please note, groupings were intentionally set to overlap to give affiliates the ability to self-select into the group that feels most relevant and valuable at this time. We encourage systems to invite members of their team to sit in on more than one group and participate in complementary conversations.


password to access recording: CAP-Feb11

Slides: HMG Centralized Access Point Work Group Small Group Discussions 

Affiliates are invited to submit comments, reactions, and feedback to the resulting recommendations through a structured comment period.
Date: February 15 through February 26, 2021