This webinar, held Oct 14, 2021, discusses the NGA publication “State Strategies for Sector Growth and Retention of the Direct Care Health Workforce”
Direct care workers, including nursing assistants, home health aides, personal care aides, and direct support professionals, are a critical component of the health care workforce serving older adults and people affected by disabilities. COVID-19 has heightened awareness of existing challenges to the recruitment and retention of direct care workers and created urgency for solution development. Several states and employers have made great strides in developing strategies to support their direct care workforce.
The National Governors Association (NGA) publication, “State Strategies for Sector Growth and Retention of the Direct Care Health Workforce“, presents timely information and considerations for states and stakeholders working on developing solutions to address recruitment and retention of direct care workers. NGA is pleased to host this webinar to initiate conversations on this important topic.
- Ryan Martin, Deputy Director, NGA Center
- Kathryn Brothers, Public Health Analyst, HRSA
National Lens on the Direct Care Workforce (Watch)
- Dr. Alice Bonner, Institute for Health Improvement
Framing of the Resource (Watch)
- Amanda Winters, Workforce Program Director, NGA Center
- Dr. Shelby Hockenberry, Health Program Director, NGA Center
- Healthcare / Care Delivery | Linda Wolford, Interagency Coordinator, State of Minnesota (Watch)
- Workforce Development | Dr. Mardy Leathers, Director of Office of Workforce Development, Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development (Watch)
- Employers/Providers | Dr. Lindsay Schwartz, American Health Care Association & National Center for Assisted Living (Watch)
Panel Discussion (Watch)
Moderator: Amanda Winters, NGA Center
Participants: All speakers
The NGA would like to thank the Health Resources and Services Administration in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for their generous support in the development of this publication under National Forum Cooperative Agreement No. U98OA09028. The contents of this publication are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HRSA or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.