The mission, work, and advocacy of the eldercare workforce alliance

Jessica Nagro, Michèle J. Saunders

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In 2008, thirty-one national organizations joined together to form the Eldercare Workforce Alliance (EWA) to address the workforce crisis in caring for older Americans. In this article, we describe the EWA's work as a go-to source for evidence-based policy analysis, and successes implementing recommendations of the 2008 IOM report Retooling for an Aging America, to support geriatric workforce education and training and represent the needs of family caregivers in Washington, DC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18-21
Number of pages4
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Caregivers
  • Eldercare workforce
  • Eldercare workforce alliance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies


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