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Feeling Valued Because They Are Valued

Report Training & Advanced Roles
July 1, 2021

This report shares policy recommendations for improving the direct care workforce, with examples of state-level policies from across the U.S. To view the original source, click here.

Key Takeaways

Direct care workers are undervalued for the work they do.
It is critical to target policy levers to improve long-term services and supports.
There are multiple strategies for strengthening the long-term services and supports workforce. These include increasing the pipeline of workers entering the field, improving training and education, building career ladders, raising wages and compensation, creating a "universal worker" category that enables work across care settings, and changing the compensation structure for them.

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