Sunday, June 16, 2024

πŸ₯ IMSPARK.: a Thriving Pacific: Navigating the Future of CareπŸ₯

πŸ₯ Imagine... a Thriving Pacific: Navigating the Future of CareπŸ₯

 

πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate: 

A Pacific community where every individual, regardless of age or ability, receives the care they need to lead a dignified and fulfilling life, supported by robust policies and a dedicated workforce.

πŸ”— Link: 

πŸ“š Source: 

Valle-Gutierrez, L., Kashen, J., Jalango, F., Mendes, K., & Worker, J. (2024). Care Matters: A 2024 Report Card for Policies in the States. The Century Foundation.

πŸ’₯ What’s the Big Deal: 
The “Care Matters: A 2024 Report Card” is a pivotal document that assesses the state of care policies across the United States. It highlights the essential nature of care work and the historic undervaluing of this sector⏱️. Despite the critical services provided by care workers, the report reveals a fragmented and insufficient system that fails to support care workers and families adequately.
In the Pacific, where community and 'ohana (family) are deeply valued, the report’s findings resonate profoundly. The Pacific Islands face unique challenges🌊, such as geographic isolation, limited resources, and cultural diversity, which can complicate the implementation of care policies. However, these challenges also present opportunities for innovative approaches tailored to the Pacific context.

The report card serves as a call to action for Pacific leaders to prioritize care infrastructure, recognizing that it is not just a social good but an economic imperative🌱. By investing in care, the Pacific can create jobs, promote equity, and ensure that all members of the community can live with safety and dignity🀝. The end goal is a care system that reflects the values of aloha and malama (to care for), ensuring that the Pacific leads the way in caring for its people.


#PacificCare, #CommunityHealth, #Aloha, #IslandInnovation, #Ohana, #DignifiedLiving, #CareEconomy, #IMSPARK,

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