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Direct Care Workforce Policy and Action Guide

Report Expanding Access & Cultural Competence
May 18, 2022
This report describes the challenges in the direct care workforce and then provides policy solutions, with concrete examples from states that are already implementing mechanisms to improve the direct care workforce.

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Key Takeaways

There are multiple policy interventions and avenues that states can take to improve job quality for direct care workers.
States should take a multifaceted approach to improving the direct care workforce to meet the increasing need for the critical care direct care workers provide.
States are making efforts to improve racial and economic disparities within the direct care workforce as part of their efforts to improve direct care job quality.

Caring for the Future

Our new policy report takes an extensive look at today's direct care workforce—in five installments.

Workforce Data Center

From wages to employment statistics, find the latest data on the direct care workforce.