Our Vision

What We Believe

  • Caregiving is a profession deserving of respect and recognition.
  • Everyone should be able to access training.
  • Training improves the quality of life for caregivers.
  • Training promotes improved quality of life for seniors and people with disabilities.
  • The benefits of training extend to the systems of care.
  • Training is one element of a larger, complex system of long-term care.

What We Do

  • Building the workforce of highly trained caregivers that Californians can’t live without
  • High-quality Training
  • Research
  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Communications
  • Community Building

How We Do It

  • We champion the underserved, particularly immigrant women of color who comprise the majority of the workforce.
  • We welcome all communities, languages, genders, and ages.
  • We center our work in race and health equity.
  • We design educational offerings that promote
    cultural and linguistic competence.

What We Seek

  • Boost in confidence, self-efficacy, and job retention. Changes in knowledge and skills, increased self-efficacy, increased confidence, decreased stress and isolation, decreased depression
  • Caregiving as a respected and recognized profession. Increased public awareness of the value of training, public policies promote and incentivize career pathways
  • Seniors and people with disabilities living longer, healthier, and happier lives. Increased access to health services, decreased isolation, decreased institutionalization, decreased emergency room visits, decreased hospitalizations, decreased fall rates
  • Higher standards of care. Caregivers can recognize systems of care and other resources, decreased costs, caregivers seen as invaluable members of the care team, increased diversity in health professions

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