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Cooperatives: A growing strategy for strengthening the home and community based services direct service workforce

June 7, 2011

National Direct Service Workforce Resource Center

Defines the concept of a cooperative and explains how the cooperative model could lead to better-quality jobs for home care workers. The cooperative model gives workers literal ownership over their employment situation, leading to increased job satisfaction and lower turnover rates. The report cites several examples of cooperatives that employ direct service workers in the U.S., including Cooperative Home Care Associates, the country’s largest worker cooperative (and a PHI affiliate).

Contributing Authors
Wright, Bernadette

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