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Building the Direct Care Workforce Movement: The Essential Jobs, Essential Care Multi-State Initiative

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March 8, 2022
Building the Direct Care Workforce Movement: The Essential Jobs, Essential Care Multi-State Initiative

In 2020, PHI launched a multi-state advocacy initiative focused on the direct care workforce in Michigan, New Mexico, and North Carolina. The aim of this brief report is to summarize progress on Essential Jobs, Essential Care, celebrate our successes so far, and preview next steps. We will release a final report on this initiative in Spring 2023.

Key Takeaways

Advocates from across sectors are coming together like never before to promote policy reforms that improve direct care jobs.
PHI launched the Essential Jobs, Essential Care multi-state advocacy initiative in 2020.
PHI's Essential Jobs, Essential Care partners are IMPART Alliance in Michigan, the New Mexico Caregivers Coalition, and the North Carolina Coalition on Aging.
 
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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