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

03/19/2020 09:00 AM - 03 /19/2020 12:00 PM

Video Conference: Meeting ID: 776 019 560 Toll-Free Audio: 1-844-708-2571 Meeting ID: 776 019 560, N/A, WI- 53703


Agency: Department of Health Services
Contact: Faith Russell

Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving Direct Care Paid Workforce Workgroup Thursday, March 19, 2020 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participation via Video Conference or Audio Only Video Conference: Meeting ID: 776 019 560 Toll-Free Audio: 1-844-708-2571 Meeting ID: 776 019 560 AGENDA 9:00 a.m. Welcome • Approve minutes from 3/5/20 meeting of the Direct Care Paid Workforce Workgroup • Discussion of potential recommendation for immediate actions related to COVID-19 and impact on the workforce • Follow-up questions: discussion with state agency staff • Next steps • Public comments 12:00 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 Faith Russell at (608) 266-7723 or

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