Welcome to the DSW Resource Center

The National Direct Service Workforce (DSW) Resource Center supports efforts to improve recruitment and retention of direct service workers who help people with disabilities and older adults to live independently and with dignity.
This Resource Center provides state Medicaid agencies, researchers, policymakers, employers, consumers, direct service professionals, and other state-level government agencies and organizations easy access to information and resources they may need about the direct service workforce. The Center brings together the nation’s premier resources on the topic of the Direct Support Workforce. These resources, which include web-based clearinghouses, technical experts, training tools and more, cover the full range of DSW consumer populations.
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The DSW Resource Center is funded and supported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under the U.S. Department for Health and Human Services.
Looking for Information and Resources about the Direct Service Workforce?
Search our large resource database for information, resources, policy research and other materials on a variety of topics such recruitment, retention, training, supervision, and consumer direction from leading organizations in the field of direct service workforce policy! You can search by key words or phrases or use our list of popular searches to browse materials.