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Findings from Surveys of MI Choice and CMH Self-Directed Workers, Executive Summary

Report
February 1, 2013

This report summarizes findings from surveys of two groups of Michigan direct care workers: those serving people enrolled in the state’s MI Choice self-determination program, and those serving self-directing individuals in the state’s Medicaid Community Mental Health (CMH) waiver programs.

Key Takeaways

Collection of workforce data is imperative in setting priorities, developing policy, and determining outcomes.
Workers in self-directing programs are largely satisfied with their job.
Assumptions about self-directed workers are not supported (e.g. percentage family members and live with consumer).
 
Contributing Authors
Tamesha Bridges and Hollis Turnham
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