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Supporting Direct Care Workers: Recruitment and Retention Strategies

Brief Expanding Access & Cultural Competence
April 1, 2022

This brief speaks to state and federal policy approaches to improve direct care workforce recruitment and retention. To view the original source, click here.

Key Takeaways

Some states, such as Tennessee and Washington, have adopted legislation that has established training and apprenticeship programs.
States can adopt legislation and minimum wages for direct care workers through their state Medicaid programs. Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Indiana have adopted such measures in recent years.
States should consider multifaceted approaches to address recruitment and retention efforts of direct care workers. Wisconsin is one such state that has done this through thie Governor's Task Force on Care Giving.

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