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Direct Care Workers Count: Why Data Matters to Advance Workforce Equity

August 1, 2022
This report details direct care workforce data issues through the lens of equity. It discusses how data has been collected in the past and how these collection practices have perpetuated systemic inequities. This report makes multiple recommendations to improve data collection that would help address inequities commonly faced by direct care workers.

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Key Takeaways

Data collection practices are not equitable and more intentionality needs to be put into making the practices equity-based.
Data should be collected in such a way that allows for disaggregation to honor the identities of direct care workers.
The federal government can play a critical role in helping advance equitable data collection practices for direct care workers.

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