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State Strategies for Sector Growth and Retention of the Direct Care Health Workforce

Report Training & Advanced Roles
September 1, 2021

This report outlines state strategies to improve recruitment and retention of direct care workers. The strategies cited in this report draw upon tactics used in workforce development planning. To view the original source, click here.

Key Takeaways

Governor-level decisions about state policies can make a significant difference for direct care workers in their states.
Key state strategies to improve the direct care workforce include creating inter-sector planning boards, which can oversee training, credentialing, and career pathways.
Wage pass-through policies can improve the financial positions of direct care workers and may help with retention for the workforce.

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