State Policies to Strengthen the Direct Care Workforce

July 13, 2023

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This presentation was made to the Lifespan Respite Grantee and Partner Learning Collaborative on Implementing the National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers. The focus of this presentation is on Strengthening the Direct Care Workforce to help improve respite capacity.

Dr. Kezia Scales, Vice President of Research & Evaluation, with PHI, Quality Care through Quality Jobs, was the guest presenter. Dr. Scales leads the work at PHI on building the evidence base on state and national policies and workforce interventions that improve direct care jobs, elevate this essential workforce, and strengthen care processes and outcomes.  She provided expert guidance on best state practices on strengthening the direct care workforce that may guide your own expansion of partnerships and programs at the state level to grow the respite care workforce.


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