Research and Reports

A Case for Inclusion 2022

The Case for Inclusion 2022 offers new data assessing how well state programs are supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to be included in the community, as well as policy analysis examining the impact of pandemic-era policies on the sustainability of community providers.

Federal Policy Priorities for the Direct Care Workforce

This PHI report offers an extensive and detailed set of federal policy recommendations to strengthen the direct care workforce across eight issue areas: financing, compensation, training, workforce interventions, data collection, direct care worker leadership, equity, and the public narrative. The report offers nearly 50 concrete recommendations for the White House, Congress, and key federal departments and agencies. It also includes recommendations for navigating and learning from COVID-19.

PHI Quality Care Through Quality Jobs

This report is the culmination of a year-long series of reports (released throughout 2020) providing a comprehensive, current-day analysis of the direct care workforce and its critical role in the long-term care system in the United States.

Direct Care Workers in the United States: Key Facts

This report provides detailed data on the direct care workforce—home care workers, residential care aides, and nursing assistants in nursing homes—including demographics, occupational roles, job quality challenges, and projected job openings.