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 funding from the Community Living Policy Center, PHI developed a database of Matching Services Registries across the country. These registries 'match' consumers with home care workers, based on needs, preferences, and availability. CLPC funding also led to the creation of the PHI Workforce Data Center, the first web-based tool to provide comprehensive, state-by-state profiles of the direct care workforce. With some support from the CLPC, PHI has also documented the training requirements in each state for personal care aides, home health aides, and nursing assistants, and created online resources and wage tools for personal care aides, home health aides, and certified nursing assistants to complement the PHI Wage Chartbook.
The RRTC/OM is part of the University of Minnesota's Institute on Community Integration. This five-year project aims to evaluate measures of the quality of life experienced by people with disabilities as a result of receiving services and supports. Through working with researchers, measure developers, policymakers, and advocates, RTC/OM is working to validate and refine a national framework of HCBS outcomes for persons with disabilities (National Quality Forum) and implement the framework to refine and develop measures to assess the impact of HCBS on the lives of people with disabilities in the community.
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 Abby Marquand and Susan Chapman authored two issue briefs for the UCSF HWRC on state state worker training programs and standards. CLPC researcher Mary Lou Breslin collaborated with the UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on a project on the impact of nursing scope of practice regulations for agency homecare workers on personal assistance consumers.
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
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