We Need You for the Home Care Workforce Action Alliance!

The Home Care Workforce Action Alliance (HCWA), a collaboration between the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, the Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) and other stakeholders, met on Thursday, August 4 for an official kick off in Washington, D.C., following the announcement of the alliance earlier this year.

NAHC President, Bill Dombi, along with Executive Director of Private Duty at NAHC, Kristen Wheeler, joined NAHC and HCAOA board members to speak with the US Department of Labor’s Rhonda Basha about the Office of Disability Employment Policy’s (ODEP) federal workforce priorities and to learn about PHI’s recently released Caring for the Future Report.

Attendees were assigned as co-chairs and broken into four workgroups that will focus on:

  • Wages, Benefits, Supply and Demand for Direct Care Workers;
  • Wages, Benefits, Supply and Demand for Home Care Nurses;
  • Education, Career Paths and Elevation of the Profession for Direct Care Workers; and
  • Education, Career Paths and Elevation of the Profession for Home Care Nurses

Each workgroup is tasked with developing actionable recommendations regarding opportunities and challenges in these areas with a target date of December 2022.

Both NAHC and HCAOA welcome volunteers that are members in good standing to join a workgroup, noting that each group will contain approximately ten members, including the co-chairs.

Contact Kristen Wheeler at kwheeler@nahc.org if you are interested in getting involved.

Please stay tuned for more information on this issue.