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AASD and DSD eList announcement

Date: Oct. 9, 2018
To
: Community-based providers of long-term services and supports and other interested stakeholders
From
: DHS Disability Services and Aging and Adult Services divisions
Purpose:
To announce email survey about workforce issues for direct care workers
Contact
: DSD.fiscal@state.mn.us

Minnesota to survey direct support providers about workforce issues in October

A coalition of state agencies and nonprofit organizations will survey community-based service agencies about workforce issues. The University of Minnesota will send the survey by email in October to randomly selected agencies that provide long-term services and supports to people with disabilities and older adults.

The Minnesota direct support workforce survey is designed to better understand wages and benefits of the direct support workforce in the state. Data gathered from the survey will be used to inform and expand the conversation about wages, benefits and the workforce shortage in Medicaid-funded programs in Minnesota.

The coalition will use the results in upcoming legislative sessions to find solutions to the direct support workforce crisis in Minnesota. This will be the first statewide survey to gather information specifically on workforce issues for direct support workers.

The coaltion behind the survey effort is:

  • • The Minnesota Department of Human Services
  • • Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota
  • • Association of Residential Resources of Minnesota
  • • Care Providers of Minnesota
  • • Leading Age Minnesota
  • • Minnesota Homecare Association
  • • Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation
  • • The PCA Alliance
  • The survey has also been endorsed by The Arc Minnesota, Association of People Supporting Employment First and Minnesota Families and Advocacy Coalition.

    Previous eList announcements

    AASD LEAD AGENCY ARCHIVE | DSD LEAD AGENCY ARCHIVE | DSD STAKEHOLDER ARCHIVE

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