2008 Symposium on Strengthening the HCBS Direct Service Workforce

Baltimore, Maryland
Thursday, May 08, 2008

2008 Symposium on
Strengthening the

HCBS Direct Service Workforce

2008 Symposium on Strengthening the HCBS Direct Service Workforce
Thursday, May 08, 2008 7:30 AM -
Friday, May 09, 2008 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Hyatt Regency Baltimore
300 Light Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

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Symposium Materials are now available for download!  Visit http://www.dswresourcecenter.org/index.php/dsw/dsw_symposium to access all available session presentation materials. 

Registration for this event is now closed.  Please contact the DSW Resource Center at 1-877-822-2647 with any questions or concerns. 

The National Direct Service Workforce Resource Center, with the support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Labor, will host a National Symposium on Strengthening the HCBS Direct Service Workforce on May 8-9, 2008 in Baltimore, Maryland.  This event will provide a forum for showcasing best practices in home- and community-based direct service workforce development, highlight Federal and state workforce initiatives, and disseminate research findings. A primary theme of the event will be the importance of addressing workforce issues across age and disability consumer populations.

The National Direct Service Workforce Resource Center was created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2006 to respond to the large and growing shortage of workers who provide direct care and personal assistance to individuals who need long term supports and services in the United States.  The Resource Center strives to support the successful implementation of efforts to improve recruitment and retention of direct support professionals who assist people with disabilities and older adults to live independently and with dignity in the community. This includes direct support professionals, personal care attendants, personal assistance providers, home care aides, home health aides and others.


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  • There is no registration fee for attendance at the Symposium.

    Participants are responsible for their own travel costs.

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