Illustrated History of Maine PASA: Establishing an Association for Direct Care and Direct Support Workers in Maine
The history of Maine PASA, how it started and grew, is illustrated in this report as a timeline of activities, challenges, and outcomes. Over the grant period of 2001-2005, the project went from an idea to address the workforce shortages by building a worker organization to a nationally recognized incorporated non-profit 510 (c)(3) worker association with statewide membership of over 600. This germination and growth is illustrated in this report. This is one of two reports about Maine PASA produced following the completion of Maine's Real Choices Systems Change grant, awarded by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The second report, Our Stories Project, is an oral history of the workers and their work.
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New Report on Dual Eligibles
The integration of services and benefits for people who are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare is a critical challenge for states and the federal government. Learn more about the situation in Maine through the Cutler Institute report Members Dually Eligible for MaineCare and Medicare Benefits: MaineCare and Medicare Expenditures and Utilization, State Fiscal Year 2010.
With the aging of Maine’s population and its status as the “oldest” state in the nation, the use of long term services continues to be a critical public policy issue in the state and nationally. Learn more in the Cutler Institute's new chartbook Older Adults and Adults with Physical Disabilities: Population andService Use Trends in Maine