Resources

The Community Living Policy Center develops content for the DirectCourse College of Personal Assistance and Caregiving (CPAC) online training to empower personal care assistants, family caregivers and home care providers. The CLPC research on the consumer-directed personal assistance workforce and long-term services and support is key to creating industry-leading training curricula.

The Disability and Aging Collaborative (DAC) is comprised of 35 major national disability and aging advocacy organizations working together to advance LTSS policy and is led by the National Council on Aging (NCOA). It was formed in 2009 as the Friday Morning Collaborative and meets bi-monthly, providing a forum that promotes high-level policy discussion, strategy, and coordinated action between the aging and disability communities. Through its member organizations, Webinar series, and NCOA’s HCBS-focused online community, DAC has access to thousands of state-based disability and aging advocates working on HCBS issues.

With some funding from the Community Living Policy Center, PHI has documented the training requirements in each state for the three main occupations that make up the direct-care workforce, developed a Matching Services Registry that tracks the development of nonprofit matching services registries across the country, and created online resources and wage tools for personal care aides, home health aides, and certified nursing assistants to complement the PHI Wage Chartbook. They also created the PHI State Data Center, the first web-based tool to provide comprehensive, state-by-state profiles of the direct care workforce.

The University of Minnesota's RRTC/OM is a new center within their Institute on Community Integration. The RRTC/OM will evaluate measures of the quality of life experienced by people with disabilities as a result of receiving services and supports. The Center will begin by looking at the framework on Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) outcome measurement for people with disabilities that was drafted by the National Quality Forum.

The UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care (UCSF HWRC) is a dynamic hub of policy-oriented research and investigation, established through support from the U.S. Bureau of the Health Professions. The mission of this Center is to help answer an essential question: Is our healthcare workforce prepared to meet the growing long-term care needs of the aging U.S. population? CLPC researchers, Susan Chapman and Abby Marquand, have authored two issue briefs for the UCSF HWRC on state state worker training programs and standards.

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UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care (UCSF HWRC) is a
dynamic hub of policy-oriented research and investigation, established
through support from the U.S. Bureau of the Health Professions. Our
mission is to help answer the essential question: Is our health care
workforce prepared to meet the growing long-term care needs of the aging
U.S. population? - See more at:
http://healthworkforce.ucsf.edu/#sthash.98NvxHzA.dpuf