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Strengthening the Direct Care Workforce: Scan of State Strategies

Brief Training & Advanced Roles
December 1, 2021

This brief report gives an overview of 11 states’ recent legislation that is aimed at strengthening the direct care workforce. To view the original source, click here.

Key Takeaways

States are putting forth efforts to support and bolster the direct care workforces in their state through pay raises and enhanced training.
States are creating career pathways and ladders for direct care workers.
American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds are being used to support direct care workers in many states.

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