The State of America’s Direct Support Workforce Crisis 2022

The longstanding direct support workforce crisis, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has led to closures of critically needed services and a denial of access to community-based supports.
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Capitol Correspondence - 10.18.22

Public Health Emergency Declaration Extended

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On October 13, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) declaration. The PHE is now extended for another 90 days. The extension of the PHE also extends the 6.2% increased federal match authorized under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which is tied to the PHE.