May 17, 2023
Last year, the groundbreaking NASEM report on nursing home quality laid out a host of recommendations for improving the broken long-term care system in the U.S. While none of those suggestions is necessarily more important than the others, the topic of improving the LTC workforce is probably the one garnering the most attention from providers and policymakers.
This week on the podcast, Dr. Kezia Scales and Dr. Jasmine Travers – the co-chairs of the Moving Forward Nursing Home Quality Coalition committee dedicated to finding ways to implement the NASEM report’s workforce recommendations – dive into their work with host Penny Cook. Both bring unique and vital perspectives to the Coalition; Scales serves as the senior director of policy research at PHI, an organization dedicated to strengthening the care workforce, while Travers is an assistant professor of nursing at the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing.
You’ll learn about the federal and state policy levers that the committee is exploring, and how workforce improvement relies on a complex network of factors, from state Medicaid funding to training standards to federal staffing regulations.
Learn more about the Moving Forward Coalition committees and members: https://movingforwardcoalition.org/committees/
Read the Biden administration’s fact sheet on reform: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2022/02/28/fact-sheet-protecting-seniors-and-people-with-disabilities-by-improving-safety-and-quality-of-care-in-the-nations-nursing-homes/
Register for the CFI conference, bringing together the Green House and Pioneer Network communities in Pittsburgh July 23-26 – hurry, early bird rates end May 31: https://thegreenhouseproject.org/2023-conference/