The IMPART Alliance Advisory Board recently reached consensus on key issues that they will be addressing over the next 18 months in their effort to build and support the PCA workforce. Look for exciting action and progress as they commit themselves to the following statement:
The IMPART Alliance Advisory Board, a highly diverse statewide group of stakeholders, is committed to the common goal of building, stabilizing and supporting the personal care assistant (PCA) workforce. The Board supports the core IMPART team in achieving long-term goals such as advancing the PHI Nine Elements of a Quality Job (https://phinational.org/9-essential-elements-quality-job), endorsed certification, and development and dissemination of the Building Training…Building Quality (BTBQ) training program. As part of their work, the Board will focus specifically on creating positive momentum in the following two areas:
1. Increasing the value placed on PCA work and respect for the PCA profession by changing public perceptions through coalition work, recruiting/developing champions, and crafting a persuasive marketing campaign.
2. Identifying a fuller range of financing mechanisms and sustainable business models for supporting PCA training and wrap around services.
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