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Workforce Subcommittee

The Workforce Subcommittee was created by the Community Living Advisory Group in September, 2013.



The Workforce Subcommittee is led by two Co-Chairs.  For more information about the subcommittee please contact them:


Stakeholder Co-Chair:  Julie Farrar

Policy Analyst, the Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council

Julie can be contacted at or 720-648-0421.


State Staff Co-Chair:  Georgia Roberts

Program Director, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies

Georgia can be contacted at or 303-894-2819



For general information about the Community Living Advisory Group, see the Community Living Advisory Group Web Page



SUBCOMMITTEE REFERENCES - from subcommittee participants


Link to National Allinace for Direct Support Professionals Credentialing Information

Link to College of Direct Support

Link to National Direct Service Workforce Resource Center Web Site

Link to Responsive Care for Disabilities Training (for Easter Seals through Metro)

Link to Relias Online Training for Direct Support Professionals and Staff

Link to "Home and Community Based Long-Term Services and Supports for Older People" (Public Policy Institute Fact Sheet, 2006)

Link to "Strengthening the Direct Care Workforce for Long-Term Services and Supports" (Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, 2010)

Link to Alaska Complex Behavior Collaborative

Link to "Who are Direct Care Workers?" (PHI Policy Works Fact Sheet, February 2011)

Link to "Improving the Long-Term Care Workforce serving Older Adults" (Health Affairs article, February 2014)

Link to Commission for Case Manager Certification: Professional Case Manager Credentialing Information

Link to "Why Should Nurses Be In Charge Of Home Care?"  (New Mobility web site)

Link to CMS National Direct Service Workforce Resource Center

Link to “Building an Industry of Choice: Service Quality, Workforce Capacity and Consumer-Centred Funding in Disability Care” (University of New South Wales, Social Policy Research Centre, March 2013)

Link to Behavior Analysis Certification Board


Reference Documents:

National Examples of Direct Support Professional Training and Initiatives

Federal Commission on Long-Term Care Final Report - September 2013

American Association of People with Disabilities Response to Federal LTC Commission Final Report - September 2013

Alaska Complex Behavior Collaborative - Executive Summary

Case Manager Best Practices




Workforce Subcommittee Participant Contact List - February 19, 2014 





The initial meeting of the subcommittee was held on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.  Future meetings will be held on the 1st Thursday of the month at 1-3 pm unless otherwise posted and noticed in advance.



Date Agenda / Notes Handouts
July 3, 2014 Agenda
June 6, 2014
May 1, 2014 Agenda
April 3, 2014 Agenda
March 6, 2014 Agenda / Notes
February 6, 2014 Agenda / Notes
January 2, 2014 Agenda / Notes
December 11, 2013 Agenda / Notes