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PHI to Host DC Briefing on Personal Care Aide Training

August 23, 2012

PHI and the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging will convene a roster of long-term services and supports experts to discuss personal care aide (PCA) training on September 24 in Washington, DC.

Dorie Seavey, PHI Director of Policy Research, will present PHI’s new research on current PCA training requirements in all 50 states.

Additionally, representatives from three states awarded grants through the Personal and Home Care Aide State Training project (PHCAST) will speak about the progress they have made developing PCA training and credentialing programs.

In addition to Dr. Seavey, the event’s featured speakers will include:

  • Anne Montgomery and Cara Goldstein, U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging
  • Dr. Marcia Brand, Deputy Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration
  • Mary Adney, Project Coordinator, Personal and Home Care Aide State Training Program, California
  • Erin Drinnin, Project Manager, Direct Care Workforce Initiative, Iowa Department of Public Health
  • Susan Harmuth, Senior Program Manager, North Carolina Foundation for Advanced Health Programs

There are currently no minimum federal training standards for PCAs, the fastest-growing occupation in the nation.

The PHCAST project, created by the Affordable Care Act, is administered through the Health Resources and Services Administration.


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– by Matthew Ozga

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