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Caregiver Career 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 focus on:
- High School Students
- Tribal Community Members
- Miliary & Military Spouses
- Under- and Unemployed
Screenings and orientations will be held at sites throughout the Central U.P. in 2023. Additional caregiver groups will be explored following the initial grant work.
To learn more about the Caregiver Career Pipeline, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (906) 250-0682.