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New research project: National Dementia Workforce Study (USA)

New research project: National Dementia Workforce Study (USA)


28 May 2024

The National Dementia Workforce Study (NDWS) was established in Fall 2023 through a cooperative agreement with the National Institute on Aging to field the first large, national surveys of the professional dementia care workforce in the U.S.

This collaborative, interdisciplinary endeavor is led by teams at the University of Michigan and the University of California, San Francisco, with several other university-based and non-profit partners.

NDWS will field annual surveys of physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, direct care workers, and other health care professionals in four key practice settings: community clinicians, nursing home staff, assisted living staff, and home care staff.

Survey data have the potential for linkage with a host of other data sources, including patient outcomes and facility data, to create an unprecedented data resource to answer critical questions about the large and diverse workforce caring for persons living with dementia (PLWD) in the U.S.

You can read more here.