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WV Legislative Interims: Committee on Health hears Direct Care Taskforce recommendations on workforce recruitment and retention

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Legislature’s Joint Committee on Health on this week heard Direct Care Taskforce recommendations on methods to drive workforce recruitment and retention.

Industry experts asked lawmakers to consider policy recommendations geared toward improving overall healthcare-delivery for West Virginians. 

Gaylene Miller

Gaylene Miller, AARP state director, first discussed the need to address the state’s direct care workforce, saying, “Family caregivers provide much of the care their . . .

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