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Findings from the Community Mental Health Self-Direct Workers Survey

February 1, 2013

This report provides key findings and analysis of a survey related to Michigan workers who support self-directing individuals in the state’s Medicaid Community Mental Health (CMH) waiver programs. Data collected includes: demographic characteristics; wages and benefits; employment characteristics; worker satisfaction; training needs and interests. The findings also allow for analysis of the surveyed workers based on their relationship to participants—whether they are family members, friends/neighbors, or had no relationship prior to providing supports.

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Key Takeaways

Workers supporting self-directing consumers are generally satisfied with their jobs.
Workers believe that training in certain topics should be mandatory.
Understanding the needs and priorities of workers will allow Michigan to meet the need for direct care workers.
Contributing Authors
Bridges, Tameshia and Hollis Turnham

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