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HCBS Conference 2018- Presentations

While faced with new challenges, reduced budgets, and growing populations requiring more services, states are stronger than ever, and the work they do is more effective than ever in reaching individuals and addressing their needs. The National Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Conference 2018 highlights these achievements, allowing states to share best practices, present unique partnerships, and recognize the work of their peers.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/70802

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Report to the President 2017 America’s Direct Support Workforce Crisis: Effects on People with Intellectual Disabilities, Families, Communities and the U.S. Economy

This report describes the current state of the direct support professionals (DSP) workforce as a crisis. DSPs promote participation in the U.S. economy, and yet the average DSP wage is $10.72, most work two or three jobs, and the average annual DSP turnover rate is 45%. This report explores how these issues affect individuals, families, and human services systems; the factors that contribute to these issues; and promising practices to strengthen the direct support workforce.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/70171

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Expand Your Vision and Grow Your Mission! Driving Culture Change in Aging and Disability CBOs Looking to Work with Health Care Partners​

This webinar describes two community-based organizations' challenges and strategies around preparing and persuading staff, thinking about services, costs, and administration in new ways, understanding infrastructure needs, working with new partners, and more.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/69964

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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.nasuad.org/node/69934

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