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Arizona Health Workforce Profile: Direct Care Workers (DCWs)

Fact Sheet Data Collection & Quality
January 1, 2022

This brief fact sheet describes Arizona’s direct care workers. To view the original source, click here.

Key Takeaways

Direct care workers in Arizona must have the federally required 75 hours of training and must pass a competency test to be reimbursed for services by Medicaid and Medicare.
Most of the direct care workforce is in Maricopa and Pima counties.
The Arizona legislature passed a law that allocated an additional $1.5 billion to expand home and community based services for people enrolled in Arizona Long Term Care System.

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