UMMS Affiliation

Commonwealth Medicine, Center for Health Policy and Research; Commonwealth Medicine, Center for Health Law and Economics

Publication Date


Document Type



Health Economics | Health Law and Policy | Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research


This presentation provides an overview of the innovative approaches and lessons learned from the Massachusetts Personal and Home Care Aide State Training (PHCAST) grant, a project managed by UMass Medical School for the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. PHCAST defined core competencies for direct care workers, and developed a standardized training in those competencies


community-based support, disabilities, elders and aging, long-term services and supports, workforce development, home care, direct care workers, training, Massachusetts

DOI of Published Version


Journal/Book/Conference Title

American Society on Aging Conference


Client/Partner: Executive Office of Health and Human Services Presented at the American Society on Aging Conference.



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