Other: Direct Care Workers
Workforce Development Focus
Improving the quality of healthcare workforce
Workforce Issue 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.