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PHI National Policy Agenda: Training & Support

September 1, 2012

A significant investment in training standards, curricula, and infrastructure is needed to prepare greater numbers of workers for direct care jobs in order to keep up with the demand for eldercare and disability services. Good training is critical to ensure the quality of services and maintain independence for people with disabilities and chronic care needs.

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Key Takeaways

Policymakers should enhance the content of training for direct care workers by identifying required competencies.
Policymakers should revise training requirements to align with competencies and set consistent standards.
Policymakers should provide funding to expand and improve state systems for training direct care workers.
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