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Profiles of the Direct-Care Workforce and PHI

April 1, 2013

This report provides brief background on the direct care workforce, highlighting wages, benefits, demographics, working conditions, hours, education and advancement opportunities, and employment projections. It also provides a short profile of PHI, focusing on its workforce and curriculum development team, policy team, and strategy to improve direct care job quality by engaging employers and the direct care industry from within.

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Key Takeaways

The low quality of direct care jobs contributes to high turnover and impacts quality of care.
By 2020, approximately 1.6 million direct care jobs will be added.
PHI improves job quality through training programs; working with stakeholders; and improving public policy.

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