CCA is proud to share the outcomes of our Caregiver Resiliency Teams training program pilot, which we developed through a California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) High Road Training Partnership (HRTP). In just 13 months, we successfully trained over 500 long-term care workers in foundational knowledge on climate change and essential emergency planning and response techniques.
As you can see in this Report, the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers and nursing home workers who completed the six-week comprehensive course showed substantial gains in skills and knowledge. These caregivers now possess the critical skills to act swiftly and effectively during times of crisis, ensuring that our seniors and people with access and functional needs receive the assistance they need, when they need it most.
We also hosted an Impact Study Briefing to accompany this Report. During the presentation and subsequent panel discussion, we underscored the importance of investing in caregiver workforce training, which plays a pivotal role in building a climate-resilient California.
Our primary goal for the webinar and the Impact Report was to demonstrate, based on the outcomes of our Caregiver Resiliency Teams project, that investing in permanent, compensated training programs aimed at equipping caregivers with emergency preparedness skills can serve as a critical component of California’s response to climate change.