TennCare is collaborating with TNCO and the Institute on Community Integration (ICI) at the University of Minnesota to address workforce challenges for direct support professionals (DSPs) in Tennessee. In this multi-year comprehensive effort, the University of Minnesota is conducting an annual statewide survey about the direct support workforce in Tennessee. Participating organizations receive training and technical assistance to identify and address at least one key challenge that their organization faces aimed at improving direct support workforce turnover and retention rates. ICI created this online DSP Workforce Toolkit for Tennessee organizations. This toolkit is a collection of evidence-based tools and strategies that assist organizations in finding, choosing, and keeping quality DSPs. To learn about the tools and strategies available in the Tennessee DSP Workforce Toolkit, view the webinar above.
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