CSWE, through the Gero-Ed Center, is an active member of the national Eldercare Workforce Alliance (EWA), composed of 31 associations representing consumers, families, direct care workers, and health care professionals from a wide range of disciplines.
EWA aims to improve quality of life for older adults and their families, address workforce shortages, and provide quality, culturally sensitive, person-directed, family-focused care. Believing that a strong eldercare workforce is central to real health care reform, EWA seeks to mobilize its constituencies to influence federal policies related to geriatric workforce development and care coordination. The Gero-Ed Center informs CSWE members of action alerts relevant to the geriatric workforce and long-term care.
EWA's Older Americans Month Toolkit (released May 2014) shares publications, programs, and personal stories from EWA member organizations that focus on the health and safety of older Americans.
EWA's monthly family e-newsletter provides the latest updates on member research, activities, and news.
- EWA's issue briefs help frame and provide information on issues affecting the workforce caring for older Americans.