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CNA Staffing Summit Announced

The National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA) and CNAs for Quality Care have announced the first-ever CNA Staffing Summit to be held on Oct. 20, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Click here to register for the virtual event.

A panel of nine career CNAs from nursing homes around the country will be moderated by NAHCA CEO Lori Porter and Skilled Nursing News Editor Alex Spanko. Harvard Professor David Grabowski, PhD, will examine the state of the research on COVID-19 and direct care staff. Medical Epidemiologist for Long-Term Care at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Nimalie Stone, MD, is invited to speak.

In addition to education, CNAs and others will address what matters most to direct care staff: engagement, recognition, and recruitment. “The purpose of this is to not only bring together the entire nursing home workforce ecosystem but also to dig into the unfettered truth about what CNAs and their team members need to be more effective, more engaged, and, frankly, more appreciated,” says Porter, who recently served on the Coronavirus Commission as the voice of CNAs everywhere. “I want to share with the long-term care community what we can do to take steps to resolve the workforce crisis and create a unified nursing home team that offers better care to elders.”

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