North Carolina leaders released a new report on the state’s caregiving workforce, announcing the next steps in strengthening this critical group of workers. The report comes from the Caregiving Workforce Strategic Leadership Council, a group convened by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the North Carolina Department of Commerce of leaders from government agencies, educational institutions and other key organizations deeply engaged in health care. The new report offers a roadmap of initiatives the state will take to strengthen and support its health care workforce.

“Caregivers are critical to the health of North Carolina and provide life-changing and live-saving care to thousands of people, whether they need help daily, or during an emergency or crisis,” said NC Health and Human Services Secretary Kody H. Kinsley. “This collaborative work of state leaders is building a caregiver workforce pipeline and addressing financial strategies, so workers earn the competitive wages they deserve.”

Read the full press release here.