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Strengthening the Direct Care Workforce in Rural Areas

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January 1, 2023

This brief report discusses state strategies to help the direct service workforce in rural communities. To view the original source, click here.

Key Takeaways

Rural communities face unique direct service issues, such as limited public transportation, and have different needs than urban areas.
Rural areas have a higher concentration of older populations than urban areas.
There are various strategies and workarounds to support direct care in rural areas.

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