IMPART Co-I, Clare Luz, participates in panel at the Alliance for health policy summit in washington, d.c.: "caring for an aging population"
The work of IMPART Alliance has been getting attention at the national level! IMPART Co-PI, Clare Luz, recently participated in a panel discussion ”Caring for an Aging Population” in Washington D.C. at the Alliance for Health Policy (AHP) summit on Care Delivery in the Future: The Role of the Health Care Workforce. AHP summits provide a venue for legislators and media to get briefed on major issues facing the nation. The “Aging” panel focused heavily on the need to support family caregivers and paid direct care workers to make homecare viable. Reasons for the workforce shortage and strategies to address it were highlighted, including comprehensive training, diversifying funding, higher wages/benefits, placing higher value on the work, and policy changes such as allowing pre-employment training to be covered by Medicaid. These are all issues and strategies that our IMPART Alliance Board has been discussing and is now working on to make a difference! We are on the front lines and can be a model for the nation. Great work everyone! www.IMPARTalliance.org