Presentation on theme: "Ambassador Webinar Orientation November 30, 2012 10 am – 12 pm."— Presentation transcript:
Ambassador Webinar Orientation November 30, 2012 10 am – 12 pm
How to Participate Today Open and close your Panel View, Select, and Test your audio Submit text questions Raise your hand
Welcome Introductions –Name –Town/city –Where do you work and what is your role? –Why were you interested in becoming an ambassador?
Why are we here today? To become part of an outreach network Grassroots advocacy and information sharing YOU are the experts! Handouts are available at: http://iowadirectcare.wikispaces.com/Ambassadors http://iowadirectcare.wikispaces.com/Ambassadors
Overview of the Initiative Questions about the presentation? Questions about the Initiative? What surprised you? What did you know that was reinforced by the information in the webinar?
The Direct Care Worker Advisory Council counted how many different job titles for direct care professionals? A. 10 B. 20 C. 40
The Direct Care Worker Advisory Council counted how many different job titles for direct care professionals? ANSWER C. 40 – The Direct Care Worker Advisory Council identified more than 40 unique titles for individuals providing direct care services in Iowa.
Where do the majority of direct care professionals work? A. Nursing Homes B. Home and Community Based Settings C. Hospitals
Where do the majority of direct care professionals work? ANSWER B. Home and Community Based Settings By 2018, home- and community-based direct care professionals will outnumber facility workers by nearly two to one.
How many more DCPs will Iowa need by 2018? A. 5,000 more B. 10,000 more C. 15,000 more
How many more DCPs will Iowa need by 2018? ANSWER C. 15,000 more – Demand for direct care services is growing rapidly, especially among older Iowans. The number of Iowans over age 65 is increasing – by 2030 they will be 22.4% of population.
With an estimated 73,000 workers in 2012, DCPs are Iowa’s largest workforce. A. False B. True
With an estimated 73,000 workers in 2012, DCPs are Iowa’s largest workforce. ANSWER B. True - The Iowa Direct Care Worker Advisory Council was charged with estimating the size of the workforce and worked closely with Iowa Workforce Development to identify the number of DCPs in Iowa. This is likely an under- estimation.
What was the estimated cost of turnover in the Iowa direct care workforce in 2012? A. $75 Million B. $143 Million C. $193 Million
How many more DCPs will Iowa need by 2018? ANSWER C. $193 Million – This estimate is based on a turnover rate of 64%! This is a huge burden on employers that this system is seeking to address.
Audience - Who Are You Talking To? Peers – DCPs, employers Other organizations & companies in your area Legislators Public Media – newspaper, radio Who else?
Legislators Legislators want to hear from their constituents Many hold regular forums in their home district Advocacy template on Wiki We will help you connect with your legislators
Message Message may be a little different depending on audience What are the differences?
Main Messages Building a quality and stable workforce Ensuring quality care and support Professional recognition and paths to advance and specialize Statewide standards and consistent training = cost savings Flexibility and Portability
Ambassador Expectations Goal: at least one activity per month –More is great! Submit mileage/stipends Submit activity reports
Ambassador Activities Roundtable discussions Lunch and learns Presentations Meetings with providers Meetings with Legislators Emails or letters to Legislators Letters to the Editor Newsletter or magazine articles
Ambassador Activities We may call on you for an activity You can ask us to join you for activities
Reimbursement, Reporting & Stipends Stipend and mileage request form –Stipends for people who aren’t able to do activities on work time Complete the Activity Reporting Form –Even if you don’t need a stipend or mileage –Helps us know what’s happening and how many people we are reaching
Wrap-Up We want to introduce you to people interested in the Initiative –Please send a photo of yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com –If your contact information has changed recently, send any changes to Indira Stipend for today’s orientation - $50
Congratulations, New Ambassadors! Welcome to the Iowa Direct Care Workforce Initiative