Disability Service Provider Network: Commends Health Services Agency Budget Request Commitment to investing in the long-term care workforce

DSPN commends Health Services Agency Budget Request Commitment to investing in the long-term care workforce

The Disability Services Provider Network (DSPN) was made aware that a continuation of the Family Care “Direct Care Workforce Funding Initiative” is included in the Governor Walker administration’s Department of Health Services agency budget request.

DSPN CEO Lincoln Burr stated, “Long-term care programs serving persons with disabilities have been facing a severe caregiver shortage crisis. In 2017 the Wisconsin Legislature and Governor Walker recognized this crisis and created an initiative targeting funding increases to caregivers in Family Care. We understand that the Department of Health Services (DHS) recent agency budget request provides a continuation of this much needed funding – and for that we are very grateful.”

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