The Nursing Home Workforce Stabilization Council was created by Governor Whitmer's Executive Order No. 2021-15. The Council will act as an advisory body within the Department of Health and Human Services. The Council must review, develop, and recommend policies, administrative actions, legislative changes, and other approaches to support nursing home quality care.
The following objectives must guide the Council's recommendations:
(1) Increase staffing levels across the industry, with particular focus on recruitment and retention;
(2) Support workforce development and stabilization;
(3) Develop career pathways, including credential attainment, and increase the professionalization of the workforce;
(4) Address barriers to entry and retention in the field;
(5) Prioritize jobs that provide living wages and benefits;
(6) Advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workforce;
(7) Ensure the sustainability of quality care; and
(8) Promote transparency and accountability within the industry.
The Governor will appoint five representatives of the nursing home workforce, five representatives of nursing home employers--including not-for-profit, for-profit, and county goverment administered nursing homes--and three representatives of nursing home residents, which may include family and other representatives.
Interested applicants must apply here. Please select "Nursing Home Workforce Stabilization Council" from the drop-down menu. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 7, 2022.