United Methodist Association

In This Issue
Make Joy Exponential
EAGLE Reaccreditations
EAGLE Recognized Under FFPSA
UMA Award Winners
Thank You Sponsors
Keynote Video Information
Education Sessions
Meeting Photos
2020 Annual Meeting
Calendar of Events




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                      UMA 2019 Annual Meeting Special Edition

EAGLE Recognizes Reaccredited Organizations

Presented and Celebrated on May 7, 2019 in Fort Myers, Florida.

UMA celebrates eight organizations across the country that achieved EAGLE Accreditation.

Bashor Children's Home
Bayview Retirement Community
Flat Rock Homes*
Louisiana United Methodist Children & Family Services*
Otterbein SeniorLife*
Rainbow Acres
Wesbury United Methodist Community*
Wesley Village

* EAGLE Accreditation with Commendation

EAGLE Accreditation has been recognized by the Federal Government as an approved accreditor for Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTP) under the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA).

The FFPSA legislation, which passed in February 2018, mandates that all Residential Treatment Providers become accredited to become Qualified Residential Treatment Programs by October 1, 2019. Under the new law, after the first two weeks of child placement, only "specified settings" outside of foster family homes are eligible for reimbursement through Title IV-E foster care funds.

EAGLE Accreditation has been designated as an approved accrediting body in recognition of its standards of excellence in quality.

"After review of the standards used by EAGLE..., HHS approved EAGLE as an alternate accrediting agency for QRTP purposes," according to a memo from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. HHS confirmed the approval of the EAGLE standards is applicable across jurisdictions.

For more information on EAGLE accreditation, please visit the EAGLE website at http://eagle1.org/ or email eagle@ouruma.org. To download the press release, please click here.

UMA Awards

Congratulations UMA Award winners!
The UMA Awards were presented and celebrated on May 7, 2019 in Fort Myers, Florida.

To see the full details about the award winners, please click here.

Awards Chair, Luke Allen, presents the Mission Award to Dr. Carol McKinley.
      Mission Award
Carol B. McKinley, Ph.D.
United Methodist Communities
Neptune, NJ

Best Practice Award
Workforce Engagement and Retention Program
Asbury Communities
Frederick, Maryland

Best Practice Award
Programing for Emotional, Cognitive and
Developmentally Delayed Youth
Board of Child Care
Baltimore, Maryland

Innovation Award
Employee Associates Application
Asbury Communities
Frederick, Maryland

Innovation Award
Residential Home Design
Methodist Children's Home
Waco, Texas

Thank You Sponsors

UMA would like to thank our Annual Meeting Sponsors:

UMA would also like to thank our 2019 Annual Sponsors who support the association year-round. For a full listing of our Annual Sponsors, please click here. For more information on how you can become a sponsor, please click here.

Copies of Doug Abrams Keynote Presentation
Available to UMA Members


Thanks to JoyCast Sponsor Core EHR Solutions, UMA is able to share recorded video copies of the Doug Abrams keynote presentation with our members for a nominal fee of $30.

To receive your copy, simply complete the order at this link.

Annual Meeting Education Sessions

For presentations from the Annual Meeting, please click here to access the entire list.

Annual Meeting Photos

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For additional information, please contact Sara Charbonneau (scharbonneau@ouruma.org).

Save the Date

Join us for the UMA 2020 Annual Meeting to be held on April 28-30.
UMA will be hosted by Fraiser, located in Boulder, Colorado.

Registration for this event will begin in early 2020.
Please visit our website and stay tuned to our newsletter for more details.

2019 Calendar of Events

June 6   Development Network Call, 10:00 AM EDT
June 12   HR Network Call 11:00 AM EDT
Caregiver Retention with LeAnn Thiemann, SelfCare for HealthCare
July 11   Development Network Call, 10:00 AM EDT
July 18-19   EAGLE Accreditation Commission Meeting
July 24   UMA Board of Directors Meeting