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Federal Policy Priorities: Strengthening the Direct Care Workforce

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March 21, 2017
Federal Policy Priorities: Strengthening the Direct Care Workforce

A federal investment in the direct care workforce would promote better wages and benefits, enhance training, and create advanced roles. This report speaks to a new presidential administration and a new Congress about the needs of direct care workers.




Key Takeaways

A federal investment in this workforce is an investment in economic development; direct care will create more jobs than any other occupation in the next 10 years.
This report provides analysis and recommendations across five federal policy areas critical to the stability of the direct care workforce.
PHI has worked successfully on bipartisan policy initiatives for decades.
Private: Robert Espinoza (he/him)
About The Author

Robert Espinoza (he/him)

Executive Vice President of Policy
Robert Espinoza oversees PHI's national advocacy and public education division on the direct care workforce, and contributes vision and leadership to the organization's strategies.

Caring for the Future

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

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