WATCH: Equity in our Healthcare Workforce by Dr. David Jordan
Throughout the past ten weeks of a raging pandemic across the globe, we have heralded the selfless heroism of our health care workforce and first responders. The doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, EMT’s, firefighters and police continue to rise to the challenges we face, and we are awed by their performance and are forever grateful. But there is another group of heroes we must add to the list to thank – our Human Services Direct Support Professionals. It is time to sound the call to recognize and honor the valuable work of our DSP’s and stop the inadequacies of reimbursement for this workforce. Let’s come together to secure the funding and pay a living wage to honor heroes among us – our human services professionals.