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Placing a Higher Value on Direct Care Workers

Report Data Collection & Quality
July 1, 2021

This report summarizes the challenges facing direct care workers and highlights workplace innovations and organizations that have implemented programs to improve working conditions for direct care workers. To view the original source, click here.

Key Takeaways

Innovative approaches to solving workforce challenges at the organizational level, such as improved training, guaranteed workplace benefits, and demonstrated career growth opportunities, have successful track records.
State policy interventions have had some success and more are needed to support the direct care workforce.
There needs to be more and better data collection on the direct care workforce to inform strategy to improve direct care worker jobs.

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.