Research and Resources


With the complexities that exist in the field of direct care, it is essential that Iowa CareGivers ROC work with other stakeholders in order to make the slow, but necessary changes to the health and long term care system In building these partnerships, many valuable resources are available. Please explore the following links for additional information related to the direct care workforce.

Direct Care Worker Education and Certification

Important work is being done by the Direct Care Worker Advisory Council to help make the system better for direct care workers in regards to educational standards and certifications. For more information, visit the Iowa Department of Public Health:  Direct Care Worker Advisory Council

Click here to view Reports.

Direct Care Worker Registry

DIA Hosts New Web Page for Direct Care Workers 
Click here to view the Direct Care Worker Page.

If you are a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or other direct care worker and you have questions about your certification or your status on the Registry, click here to link to the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals Direct Care Worker Registry Website. To check your status or update your mailing address or name change click on the following link:

The Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, Health Facilities Division, Direct Care Worker Registry also provides a useful frequently asked questions document for direct care workers.


Health Care for Direct Care Workers

  • Health Care for Health Care Workers is a national effort to keep on top of what is going on in national health care reform. It is a program of the PHI. 
  • Health Care For Health Care Workers
  • In 2007, the Iowa CareGivers joined the Divided We Fail coalition as an Iowa team member in response to the critical need to raise the voices of millions of Americans who want to see substantial changes in health care and lifetime financial security issues. Click here for more information. 


Direct Care Workforce