APA participates in Eldercare Workforce Alliance Advocacy Day

PI-GRO worked with the Eldercare Workforce Alliance (EWA) to coordinate federal advocacy trainings and Capitol Hill visits in Washington, DC, on September 21 and October 21, 2010
These events built on a series of prior federal Advocacy Days sponsored by this coalition of 29 national organizations, joined together to address the immediate and future workforce crisis in caring for an aging America.  Advocacy Day participants included an interdisciplinary group of health professionals, direct-care workers, family caregivers, and consumers from around the country.  Advocates met with key congressional leaders to discuss funding for EWA priorities authorized under the health reform law, including federal health professions education and training programs and integrated interdisciplinary models of health care.  To learn more about the EWA, please visit the Eldercare Workforce Alliance website.