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IMPART Alliance

Healthcare Industry

4-Year IHE

Organizations Involved


Occupations Involved

Other: Direct Care Workers

Workforce Development Focus

Improving the quality of healthcare workforce

Workforce Issues Addressed

Increasing the training available to current healthcare professionals; Training current healthcare professionals in new techniques or practices


IMPART Alliance is a coalition of researchers, direct care workers (DCWs), clients and agencies that are working together to strengthen the direct care workforce in Michigan. It is run out of MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine. The mission of IMPART Alliance is to help Michigan develop an infrastructure to build and support the direct care workforce through comprehensive training and advocacy. Some of their workforce development efforts include compiling a database of trained workers, designing and promoting a standardized DCW training program that can be used to teach DCWs statewide, and professionalizing the DCW workforce.

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