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Defining Historical Moments for the Direct Care Workforce Movement

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May 10, 2022
Defining Historical Moments for the Direct Care Workforce Movement

As with the wins of other social movements, today’s direct care policy victories are due to decades of hard-fought struggles led by workers, older adults, people with disabilities, and a growing constellation of organizations and advocates that have dared to imagine a new reality for the direct care workforce—and then made it happen. This report describes the key historical moments that have defined the direct care workforce movement.

Key Takeaways

For decades, a growing constellation of advocates and other leaders have dared to imagine a new reality for direct care workers.
Today's progress for direct care workers was paved by decades of hard-fought struggles led by visionary leaders across the spectrum.
Here are our thoughts on the key historical moments that have defined the direct care workforce movement.
 
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