Wellpoint, UnitedHealthcare, and BlueCare TN are collaborating for a sixth year with TennCare and the Institute on Community Integration (ICI) at the University of Minnesota to conduct an annual statewide survey about the direct support workforce in Tennessee. The Tennessee LTSS Quality Improvement Year 6 2023 Survey is a key component of a comprehensive workforce strategy in the state of Tennessee. Data gathered from the first five years of the survey are informing ongoing discussions and planning about wages, benefits, and ways to find and keep good employees and enhance access to home and community-based services (HCBS) for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, adults 21 years of age and older with a physical disability, and seniors in Tennessee. Participating organizations also receive a customized data summary about the direct support workforce in their organization.

This year 6 survey is collecting data from calendar year 2023. The survey results for each year are described in a survey report and depicted in state and regional profiles. Note that there have been significant changes made to the survey this year. If you are unsure how to fill out the survey, please watch the webinar below.

Organizations will get a link sent to their email on June 3, 2024. The survey will be open for submission until July 26. If you did not receive a link on June 3, 2024, please contact dsp-tn@umn.edu.

Survey Guidance Webinar to Complete the Annual Year 6 Survey

Organizations who received a survey link are invited to attend the Year 6 Survey Guidance Webinar. This webinar is designed to support people who are completing the survey. People who complete the survey should have access to personnel data, benefits information, and financial knowledge. There may be multiple people in your organization who provide information for this survey. Team members will be available for any questions you may have about completing the survey.

  1. Register for June 5, 2024 – 10-11 am CST / 11 am – 12 pm EST
  2. Register for June 5, 2024 - 1-2 pm CST / 2-3 pm EST

Following this live webinar, a recording will be posted below.