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On October 20th, 2016 the Task Force met for its inaugural meeting. At this meeting, Task Force members used a Nominal Group process3 to identify key priority issues. Members agreed upon six priority areas to guide their work (summarized in Appendix A):

  • Integrated approach to care management
  • Comprehensive array & continuum of services
  • Caregiver compensation
  • Data on caregivers and services
  • Access to affordable & accessible services
  • Education and training


In addition to these priority areas, Task Force members identified several values to consider as they developed recommendations. Key values included:

  • Supporting diverse needs, including cultural awareness, cultural competency, and sensitivity
  • Person- & family-centered care
  • Work-life balance
  • Choice & options for caregivers (e.g., capacity to be a caregiver)
  • Supporting paid caregivers


This Interim Report elaborates on the priority areas identified by Task Force members and describes next steps toward creating recommendations.

Click here to read the full report.