PHI State Data Center

In colloboration with the DSW Resource Center, PHI created this database of state profiles of the direct service workforce. It provides up-to-date information on the direct service workforce, including workers from service delivery systems for individuals of all ages with physical, developmental, or intellectual disabilities, and with chronic illnesses and end-of-life care needs. These profiles feature key workforce statistics presented in easy-to-read downloadable charts. Information includes the size of the direct service workforce, wage rates, benefits, and notable workforce initiatives for individual states and the United States as a whole.

Please explore and use this resource by clicking the image below.


Workforce Data Center Webinar

This webinar from the DSW Resource Center team introduced the PHI State Data Center. The webinar also featured discussion about strategies states can use to impact workforce size, wages and benefits.

Created by: EKDilla. Last Modification: Thursday 22 of September, 2011 10:07:49 EDT by EKDilla.

What's New?

The DSW Resource Center closed effective August 31, 2014. The site is being maintained as a static archive of resources through December 2014.

Please visit the CMS Workforce Page (external link) and visit our partners’ websites for additional information on or after December 31, 2014.

Check out the Winter 2014 edition of the DSW Resource Center newslettter!

The DSW Resource Center has published a White Paper summarizing this summer's webinar series.

The US Department of Labor (external link) announced a new rule to the Fair Labor and Standards Act which focuses on guaranteeing minimum wage and overtime for home care workers including those in the Direct Service Workforce. This rule will go into effect January 1, 2015. The DSW Resource Center created a Home Care Rule Page with information and resources related to this announcement.

We released two new Starter Kits for NWD/SEP Systems including ADRCS. Starter Kit for No Wrong Door/ Single Entry Point Systems Working to Strengthen the Home and Community-Based Direct Service Workforce and Starter Kit for NWD/SEPs: Design Considerations for Publicly-Funded Matching Service Registries for Home and Community Services.

We published Coverage of Direct Service Workforce Continuing Education and Training within Medicaid Policy and Rate Setting - A Toolkit which presents strategies and methods for covering the cost of continuing education and training for the DSW.
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