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Caregiver Pipeline

  • Recruitment and Retention of In-Home Caregivers

There is a national shortage of Direct Care Workers (DCWs). The Caregiver Career Pipeline is a collaborative grant project working to increase the number of in-home DCWs across the Central U.P. Through development of a recruitment matrix, standardized screening tool, formal orientation, and processes for directing individuals to training and resources, the Caregiver Career Pipeline will support state and national efforts to improve recruitment and retention of in-home DCWs and help end the caregiver crisis.

This project is coordinated by the Caregiver Incentive Project, IMPART Alliance and NMU Center for Rural Health with support from community partners representing caregiving agencies, academic institutions, workforce development agencies, tribal communities, and veteran groups.

Initial grant work will be open to the public with special emphasis on:

  • High school students
  • Under- and unemployed
  • Tribal community members
  • Individuals who have served in the military and their partners

Screenings and orientations will be held at sites in the Central U.P. in early 2024. Additional caregiver groups will be explored following the initial grant work.

Upcoming trainings include:

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Starting at 5:30 pm
Virtually or at Peter White Public Library, Marquette MI
Registration Required https://qfreeaccountssjc1.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9MobElDpmN5nRt4
(Dinner Included)

To learn more about the Caregiver Career Pipeline, email shenae.kreps13@gmail.com or call 208-318-6985.