Blog: A Call For Improved Data Collection on the LTSS Needs Of Working-Age Adults with Disabilities

Release Date : August, 2021

LTQA’s Research and Policy Director, Christina Wu, coauthored a Health Affairs blog with the Commonwealth Fund’s Corinne Lewis titled, “A Call For Improved Data Collection On The Long-Term Services And Supports Needs Of Working-Age Adults With Disabilities”. This piece explores the importance of filling data gaps on LTSS needs of working-age adults with disabilities and highlights recent Commonwealth Fund-supported LTQA projects to address these gaps. In particular, LTQA is currently partnering with Washington state and Texas to pilot adding new supplemental questions on LTSS need to the CDC’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey in both partner states, and combining these data with state-level administrative data in Washington. The pilots will result in a replicable state model for improving data collection and understanding of LTSS need.