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Governor's Task Force on Caregiving

10/25/2019 10:00 AM - 10 /25/2019 03:00 PM

Dane County - UW Extension, 5201 Fen Oak Drive, Suite 138, Madison, WI- 53718


Agency: Department of Health Services
Contact: Lynn Gall

Friday, October 25, 2019 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dane County-UW Extension 5201 Fen Oak Dr., Suite 138 Madison, WI 53718 Video Conference Link: Meeting ID: 486 450 971 Toll Free #: 844-708-2571 AGENDA 10:00 a.m. Welcome and Approval of 9/25/19 minutes 10:15 a.m. Direct Support Workforce – Promising Practices Presenters: Barbara Kleist, Program Director, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota and Steven Campbell, Data and Policy Analyst, PHI 11:15 a.m. Break 11:30 a.m. Wisconsin Family & Caregiver Support Alliance Survey Findings and Discussion Presenter: Kristin Litzelman, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, School of Human Ecology; State Specialist, Youth, Family & Community Development Program, Division of Extension, University of Wisconsin-Madison 12:30 p.m. Break/Set Up for Working Lunch 1:00 p.m. Workgroup Organization 2:30 p.m. Review and Next Steps 2:45 p.m. Public Comment 3:00 p.m. Adjourn The purpose of this meeting is to conduct the governmental business outlined in the above agenda. The Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving was created under Executive Order #11 and has the following mission: a. Analyzing strategies to attract and retain a strong direct care workforce; b. Supporting families providing care for their loved ones through respite services and other supports; c. Assessing compensation and fringe benefits for caregivers including ways to make healthcare affordable for the caregiving workforce through employer -sponsored plans, Medicaid buy-in plans, or other health insurance coverage options; d. Establishing one or more registries of home care providers and developing a plan to provide referral or matching services for individuals in need of home care; e. Developing a plan to implement recruitment and retention programs to expand the pool of providers; and f. Exploring and developing solutions, in collaboration with other relevant departments and agencies, to support and strengthen the direct care workforce, increase access, and improve the quality of caregiving in Wisconsin. DHS is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. If you need accommodations because of a disability, if you need an interpreter or translator, or if you need this material in another language or in alternate format, you may request assistance to participate by contacting Lynn Gall at (608)266-5743 or

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