The Initiative, led by the Iowa Department of Public Health, is a project to improve direct care professional education and ensure a qualified and stable direct care workforce in Iowa. The Department is currently conducting a pilot project of the training and credentialing recommendations of the legislatively-directed Direct Care Worker Advisory Council. This website is updated regularly and provides information about the Initiative, the Council, and ways to get involved in the project.
Direct Care Workforce Initiative Webinar Recording AvailablePosted: Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013
The Direct Care Workforce Initiative hosted a webinar on January 10, 2013 for policymakers and interested stakeholders. The webinar provided an overview of the Initiative, an update on activities, and expectations for the coming year.Click here to listen to the recording of the webinar, or view a copy of the slide presentation below.
Sign up for the E-Update!Posted: Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011
This electronic newsletter provides regular information about the Initiative, including ways to participate, upcoming deadlines, and progress on activities. Click on the ‘Sign Up for Email Updates' button at the top of this webpage and provide us your information.
Public Service AnnouncementPosted: Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011
Check out the Public Service Announcement sponsored by IDPH and Iowa CareGivers Association.
ISU Football Coach Paul Rhoads Pays Tribute to Direct Care Professionals
DCWI WebinarPosted: Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011
Listen to a recently recorded webinar regarding the Direct Care Workforce Initiative and opportunities to participate:
January 6, 2011 Webinar Recording
For more information or to participate in the initiative, contact Erin Drinnin at (515) 281-3166or use the Contact Us system to send us a message.
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