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State Policy Strategies for Strengthening the Direct Care Workforce

Report Data Collection & Quality
April 11, 2022
State Policy Strategies for Strengthening the Direct Care Workforce

Recognizing the urgency of the crisis in direct care, states are taking action—collaborating with diverse stakeholders to tackle entrenched workforce challenges in bold, innovative ways. To leverage this historic moment, PHI has compiled 24 specific policy strategies—with concrete examples—for improving direct care job quality and stabilizing the workforce. The strategies are organized according to the eight comprehensive solutions outlined in PHI’s signature report, Caring for the Future: The Power and Potential of America’s Direct Care Workforce.

Key Takeaways

This guide provides 24 specific policy strategies for improving direct care job quality and stabilizing the workforce.
State leaders around the country are taking action to tackle entrenched workforce challenges in direct care.
By implementing a tailored combination of strategies, state leaders will help resolve the direct care workforce crisis in their own states.
 
Kezia Scales, PhD
About The Author

Kezia Scales, PhD

Vice President of Research & Evaluation
Kezia Scales leads PHI’s strategy for building the evidence base on state and national policies and workforce interventions that improve direct care jobs, elevate this essential workforce, and strengthen care processes and outcomes.
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