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Report July 14, 2021

Federal Policy Priorities for the Direct Care Workforce

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Federal Policy Priorities for the Direct Care Workforce This report offers an extensive and detailed set of federal policy recommendations to strengthen the direct care workforce across eight issue areas: financing, compensation, training, workforce interventions, data collection, direct care worker leadership, equity, and the public narrative. The report offers nearly 50 concrete recommendations for the White House, Congress, and key federal departments and agencies. It also includes recommendations for navigating and learning from COVID-19.

Key Takeaways

Federal leaders—the White House, Congress, and key federal departments and agencies—can institute a broad range of actions that will improve economic security for direct care workers.
More than ever, a significant federal investment in the direct care workforce is desperately needed.
This report offers an extensive and detailed set of federal policy recommendations for the direct care workforce.
 

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