Member: PHI (Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute)

The new PHI State Data Center provides easy-to-read charts with up-to-date, key direct-care workforce statistics for every state, which can be easily downloaded and reproduced.The first web-based tool to host comprehensive, state-by-state profiles of the direct-care workforce — nursing home aides, home health aides, and personal care assistants (including direct support professionals) — is now just a click away.

It features information on:

  • workforce size and projected employment growth
  • trends in wages for each direct-care occupation, and
  • information on health insurance coverage rates and reliance on public assistance.

The one-stop PHI State Data Center also provides links to:

  • legislation and regulatory developments pertaining to the workforce, such as summaries of pending or passed bills and regulatory actions
  • notable state-based initiatives such as training programs, demonstration projects, matching service registries, person-centered care programs, and other efforts to improve the quality of care and direct-care worker jobs
  • employer best practices, and
  • resources, including state-specific surveys, demonstration projects, reports and recommendations.

The PHI State Data Center compiles and analyzes the most recent data from multiple sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey and U.S. Department of Labor/Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Occupational Employment Statistics and Employment Projections Programs.

The development of the PHI State Data Center was supported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services/National Direct Service Workforce Resource Center and a grant from The SCAN Foundation.

PHI is a national organization that works to improve the lives of people who need home or residential care — and of the direct-care workers who provide that care.