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Governor's Task Force on Caregiving Direct Care Paid Workforce Workgroup

03/05/2020 01:00 PM - 03 /05/2020 04:00 PM

Community Living Alliance, 1414 Mac Arthur Rd., Madison, WI- 53714


Agency: Department of Health Services
Contact: Faith Russell

Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving
Direct Care Paid Workforce Workgroup

Thursday, March 5, 2020
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Community Living Alliance
1414 Mac Arthur Rd.
 Madison, WI 53714

Video Conference:
Meeting ID: 647 034 260

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Meeting ID: 647 034 260

1:00 p.m.	Welcome 
•	Approve minutes from 2/20/20 meeting of the Direct Care Paid Workforce Workgroup
•	Complete discussion on initial priorities
•	Follow-up on questions: discussion with state agency staff
•	Next steps
•	Public comments

4:00 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.
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