Measuring and Monitoring Access and Adequacy of the Direct Care Workforce
LTQA, in collaboration with the Community Living Policy Center (CLPC) at Brandeis University, is conducting an initial exploratory study to identify actionable solutions to work towards addressing these data gaps. This study is supported by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at the Administration for Community Living. The goal of this study is to assess the current landscape of existing and potential data sources to measure and monitor access and adequacy of the direct care workforce through focus groups and interviews with key stakeholders, including managed LTSS health plans, providers, self-direction experts and fiscal management intermediaries, and policy experts and advocates. The research will culminate in a policy brief summarizing findings and outlining recommendations for potential workforce-related data sources that can be better leveraged.
The Community Living Policy Center works to improve policies and practices that keep people with disabilities in the community.
This work is supported by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at the Administration for Community Living (ACL).