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HCBS Conference 2019- Presentations

The Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Conference is hosted annually by ADvancing States (formerly known as NASUAD). This event highlights best practices from across the country in home and community-based services. The conference includes federal, state, and local policymakers as well as those who administer, manage, and deliver waiver and other HCBS programs. This link contains all of the slide presentations from the 2019 HCBS Conference.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71741

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Workforce Matters: The Direct Care Workforce and State-Based LTSS Social Insurance Programs

The report provides an overview of the expected increased need for direct care workers and a breakdown of the current direct care workforce. In each description of barriers facing the direct care workforce, PHI includes program and policy recommendations. Challenges and recommendations in this report include areas regarding: wages and benefits, training, advanced roles, supervision, recruitment and retention, data collection, decision-making, family caregivers, and matching service registries.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/71660

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Improving Professional Caregiving in the United States: Challenges and Opportunities

This paper discusses the long-term services and supports landscape; individuals who work with a direct service worker; the direct service worker profession; the direct service worker shortage; challenges for individuals served by direct service workers; and pathways to improvements.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69934

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2017 National Employment & Disability Survey Supervisor Perspectives

This survey explored the workplace experiences of supervisors, who are uniquely positioned to assess the processes and practices used by American employers to recruit and hire employees with and without disabilities. Results show that supervisors are striving to recruit, hire, train, and retain people with disabilities in their organizations. The survey identifies effective processes and practices that employers use to employ people with disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/69880

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How States Can Support and Aging Population: Actions Policy Makers Can Take

Milbank Memorial Fund’s Reforming States Group partnered with The New York Academy of Medicine to develop sessions focused on some of the major challenges and opportunities facing states as they work to support an aging population. This report provides a review of the issues discussed at the meetings, as well as recommendations for state policy interventions. The report also focuses on topics of specific interest to state leaders: age-friendly communities; LTSS and workforce.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/67956

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Improving Access to Benefits for Persons with Disabilities Who Were Experiencing Homelessness: An Evaluation of the Benefits Entitlement Services Team Demonstration Project

This study evaluates the outcomes of the disability applications submitted to the Social Security Administration (SSA) through the Benefits Entitlement Services Team (B.E.S.T) Demonstration Project. B.E.S.T was a collaborative effort to locate homeless adults and assist them in applying for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments and/or Disability Insurance (DI). The findings show that B.E.S.T contributed to increased access to disability benefits for applicants.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/65862

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Insights: BetterJobsBetterCare Newsletter- Fall 2005

The BJBC quarterly newsletter contains two stories on building a stronger workforce. “Capturing the Training Needs of Direct Care Workers” describes preliminary findings from a study in which direct-care workers and supervisors are surveyed about how effective their training has been and what else they need to provide quality care. “Matching Direct Care Workers with the Families Who Need Them” describes the searchable web-based registries in several states that bring people together.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50817

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